Lady and The Track | February 18, 2019

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Kentucky Derby Road: Eleven Set For Southwest On Presidents Day Holiday

February 17, 2019 |

  Favored Smarty Jones Winner Gray Attempt Draws Rail By LATT Staff (edited press releases) Dwight Pruett’s Gray Attempt drew the rail Friday morning for the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds, part of a stakes tripleheader Monday at Oaklawn. The 1 1/16-mile Southwest is Oaklawn’s second of four major preps for the Kentucky Derby and offers 17 points […]

Kentucky Derby Road: Shippers Tackle Tough Locals In El Camino Real Derby

February 15, 2019 |

BAFFERT’S KINGLY & LOCAL ANOTHERTWISTAFATE HEAD FIELD OF 13 SOPHOMORES IN SATURDAY’S 38TH RUNNING OF THE $100,000 EL CAMINO REAL DERBY AT 1 1/8 MILES By LATT Staff (edited press release) A deep and competitive field of 13 sophomores has signed on to compete in the 38th running of the $100,000 El Camino Real Derby, to be […]

Kentucky Derby Trail Leads To Risen Star Stakes At Fair Grounds

February 15, 2019 |

  War of Will Back As Favorite After Impressive LeComte Win By LATT Staff (edited press release, by Ryan Martin) A competitive and wide open field of 14 sophomores will chase their Kentucky Derby aspirations in Saturday’s the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford – the second Road To The Kentucky […]

Inside Racing: Got Time For Some Times?

February 8, 2019 |

  What Is Time And Distance In Horse Racing And Why Is It So Important? By Christina Lee For this installment of “What the Heck Are They Talking About” this former exercise rider and racing official will attempt to simplify terms of distance and time used in North American flat racing and how they may […]

Ten Set For Sam Davis At Tampa

February 8, 2019 |

  Knicks Go Leads Field Looking For Valuable Derby Points By LATT Staff (edited press release) Grade I winner Knicks Go heads a field of 10 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 39th edition of the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, the centerpiece of Festival Preview Day 39 Presented by Lambholm South at Tampa Bay Downs. […]

Kentucky Derby 2019 Leaderboard (Points & Non-Restricted Earnings)

February 2, 2019 |

  Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Winner Game Winner Currently Leads Field By Margaret Ransom Following are point totals for runners looking to make the gate for the May 4 Kentucky Derby (GI), with non-restricted stakes earnings. Updated 2/11/19 All runners are Triple Crown nominated unless otherwise noted by an asterisk (*). Horse Trainer Pts  Earnings (non-restricted) […]

Inside Racing: Walk, Jog, Gallop, Work

January 28, 2019 |

Why Do Racehorses Train The Way They Do? by Christina Lee For simplicity, this segment will focus on a few training terms — walk, tack walk, jog, gallop and breeze all pertain to the physical activity of the horse in “training.” These terms are used every day, from the first light of day when horses […]

Oaklawn Park Set For 2019 Racing Season

January 24, 2019 |

  Rich Overnight And Stakes Purses Lure Top Horses, Trainers, Jockeys To Arkansas By Margaret Ransom Oaklawn Park near Hot Springs, Arkansas, kicks off its 115th live racing season on Friday with a nine-race card and a post time of 12:30 p.m. CT. This year the meet will be contested over 57 days and offers […]

Accelerate Favored In Pegasus For Final Career Start

January 22, 2019 |

  Breeders’ Cup Classic Hero Caps Career In $9 Million Feature (Gulfstream Park Press Release) Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate will face 11 rivals in Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park in an attempt to become the third straight Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner in a row to capture North America’s […]

Inside Racing: A Bit About Bits

January 3, 2019 |

The Two Most Commonly Used Bits In Thoroughbred Racing Explained By Christina Lee New fans to horse racing – and even sometimes veterans and handicappers — often wonder about the intricacies of both training and racing Thoroughbreds. Questions like, “What’s the difference between galloping and breezing?” Or, “How do you become a trainer?” And even, […]