Lady and The Track | June 26, 2019

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*FINAL – 144th Kentucky Oaks Silks Colors And Patterns – 4/30/18

April 30, 2018 |

In Post Position Order, With Riders and Morning Line Odds: By LATT Staff Following are the silks for the owners of the contenders for the probable field for the May 4 Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs.

The Official US Racing Kentucky Derby Drinking Game

April 28, 2018 |

Fun for all ages, depending on drink of choice. Get your Derby party guests to play along! By Ray Wallen For a race that takes roughly two minutes, the pre-race Kentucky Derby coverage on NBC will be four hours long. That is a lot of time to fill. With a full field, that would be […]

Do Speed Figures Matter In The Kentucky Derby

April 23, 2018 |

By Derek Simon  For whatever reason, some people approach big race days like they would bowling on the moon. In other words, they throw out everything they know about horse racing and handicapping and, instead, prepare themselves for a completely new experience. Take, for example, the notion that speed figures mean nothing in the Kentucky […]

Groom Elite: Making Life Better For Horses And People

April 22, 2018 |

Lifelong equine educator Dr. C. Reid McLellan trains prospective grooms both inside and outside prison walls By Mary Perdue “I teach inmates how to take care of horses, but the horses teach them things they’re not expecting.” Dr. C. Reid McLellan, As a brand new class of inmates begins their first day of training in […]

The Story Of Bet Gold

April 22, 2018 |

By Mary Perdue (Part Two in a series about South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances program at Wateree Correctional Facility) Six years ago, when Kentucky-bred gelding Bet Gold raised his head from grazing in a field with fellow retired thoroughbreds, he could see barbed wire behind the fences surrounding his pasture at Wateree Correctional […]

Ransom Notes: Gronkowski Ownership Good For The Game

April 21, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom Last summer, at the inaugural Equestricon convention at Saratoga, a young, yet high-profile owner intimated that racing needed to attract more celebrity owners. I won’t quote him directly because I wasn’t in attendance and most of what I read was what was posted on social media, but the negative backlash he received was loud […]

Together, OTTBs And Inmates Find A Better Road

April 20, 2018 |

“Horses make me a better man” — Tyrone, Second Chances participant By Mary Perdue On an unseasonably warm South Carolina spring morning, Dogwood and Redbud trees are already in bloom along a stretch of concrete driveway, where a fine yellow dust of tree pollen lingers on car hoods parked near the barn ahead. Turning off […]

Humility And Authenticity: Jockey Pablo Morales Turns A Dream Into Reality

April 17, 2018 |

Peruvian Immigrant Living The Racetrack Dream By Ben Baugh The footprint in the shedrow of a young boy literally following in the footsteps of his father provides insight into the life of someone who would pursue and realize his dreams. Those footsteps are leaving an indelible imprint in the world of thoroughbred racing — and […]

Magnum Moon Rises To Arkansas Derby Victory

April 15, 2018 |

Pletcher-Trained Colt Garners Most Derby Points With Three Weeks Remaining By Margaret Ransom Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum Moon remained perfect in four career starts and clinched a start in the May 5 Kentucky Derby (GI) on Saturday with an impressive wire-to-wire score by four lengths in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (GI) on the […]

Unique Bella Towers Over Six Rivals In Apple Blossom

April 13, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom Champion Unique Bella — in her first start outside of her home state of California — has been installed the favorite for the $700,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (GI) for older fillies and mares today at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Owned by Don Alberto Stable and trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, Unique Bella […]