Lady and The Track | October 16, 2018

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Flower Bowl Offers Turf Distaffers One Last Chance For Breeders’ Cup Glory

October 7, 2018 |

Best Of The East’s Ladies Turf Division Set To Race 1 1/4 Miles at Belmont By Margaret Ransom Seven fillies and mares, whose connections hope make the gate for the Nov. 3 Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (GIT) at Churchill Downs, are set to race 1 ¼ miles in Belmont Park’s $500,000 […]

Breeders’ Futurity Lures Full Field Searching For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Slot

October 6, 2018 |

Hopeful Winner Is Early Favorite By Margaret Ransom Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Hopeful Stakes (GI) winner Mind Control is the early 7-2 favorite for Saturday’s $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (GI) at Keeneland. Overall, the names of 14 juveniles were dropped into the entry box, all with connections who hope a victory in the 1 1/16-mile race will […]

Alcibiades Field Overflowing With Talent

October 5, 2018 |

Race Draws Talented Fillies From Both Coasts By Margaret Ransom Three Chimneys Farm and Fern Circle Stables’ Restless Rider is the early 3-1 favorite for Friday’s 67th running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland. The Spinaway Stakes (GI) runner-up will face a full field in her attempt to secure her first graded stakes score, having previously captured […]

Sprinters Search For Breeders’ Cup Spot In Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes

October 5, 2018 |

Two Previous Qualifiers, Sophomore Share Top Billing By Margaret Ransom The Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (GII), a six-furlong test which secures a spot in the gate for the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI), takes place at Keeneland on Friday. The two headliners are Whitmore and Limousine Liberal, who have previously qualified for the World Championships by […]

It’s All About Breeders’ Cup Qualifying At Santa Anita Saturday

September 28, 2018 |

FOUR GRADED STAKES OFFER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BERTHS By Margaret Ransom The Breeders’ Cup will certainly be the focus of racing on the opening Saturday of the fall race meeting at Santa Anita Park, with four Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” events scheduled. The Southern California oval will feature a 12-race card with the […]

Final Major Derby Draws Full Field At Parx

September 22, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom The Pennsylvania Derby (GI), held every September at Parx Racing, is for many a last-ditch effort to get a rich Derby win for the best of the year’s sophomore crop. With Triple Crown winner Justify safely tucked away at Ashford Stud in Kentucky, ready to embark on his next career as a […]

Cotillion Features Best Sophomore Fillies In Training

September 22, 2018 |

  Top Three Kentucky Oaks Finishers Back For Rematch By Margaret Ransom Though the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win & You’re In” series is taking a brief respite this weekend, that’s not to say that the World Championships won’t be front and center, especially at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania where a rich 13-race card with more than $2.55 […]

Godolphin Goes to $2.2 Million To Secure Session Topping American Pharoah Colt at Keeneland

September 10, 2018 |

  Hammer Falls On Impressive Colt From The First Crop Of Triple Crown Winner By Mary Perdue A total of 12 American Pharoah yearlings passed through the historic Keeneland sales ring and reported as officially sold on Monday during the first session of book one of the annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale, headlined by Hip […]

Dancing in the Rain: American Pharoah Yearlings Set To Shine at Keeneland

September 9, 2018 |

  Triple Crown Winner’s Yearlings Continue to Impress Buyers at Public Auction By Mary Perdue Heavy rain over the weekend thanks to Tropical Depression Gordon, including a flash flood warning for central Kentucky, will delay the start time for first four sessions of the the annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale marathon for two hours, allowing […]

Kentucky Downs: Turf Racing’s September Place To Be

August 31, 2018 |

  Franklin, Kentucky Track Offers Big Purses For Grass Stars By Noel Michaels Blink and you’ll miss it! High stakes turf racing is back at Kentucky Downs to begin the month of September, but you’ll have only five racing days over the course of two weeks to get in on the racing and wagering at […]