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What You Need To Know About Betting The Belmont Stakes

June 9, 2018 |

  Handicapping The Longest Triple Crown Race Takes Some Finesse By Derek Simon Of all the Triple Crown races, the Belmont Stakes is probably the most “normal” from a betting standpoint. In Louisville, the emphasis is on improvement — a quest for horses that are ready to deliver a top effort on the first Saturday […]

Gomez ‘Touching The Sky’ With Justify

June 9, 2018 |

Longtime Exercise Rider Living His Dreams With Special Colt By Margaret Ransom The truth is, exercise riders are oftentimes among the unsung heroes of the racing game. While the owners pay the bills and stand proudly in the winner’s circle, the trainers receive the praise for expert conditioning and the jockeys book endorsements and bask […]

Nine Try To Deny Justify A Triple Crown In Belmont Stakes

June 8, 2018 |

Dual Classic Winner Looks To Become 13th Triple Crown Winner By Margaret Ransom It hardly seems like three years since the world witnessed American Pharoah capture the first Triple Crown in 37 years, but here we are again with Justify, as he attempts to become the 13th horse in history to win all three jewels — […]

Why Breeding Doesn’t Mean A Thing In The Triple Crown Races

June 7, 2018 |

  Dosage Not A Predictable Factor For Belmont Winners By Derek Simon Almost since the beginning of time, man has been fascinated by artificial selection — the idea that through careful manipulation of the breeding process, one can achieve a more desirable result, whether that be a better-tasting broccoli, a fatter cow or a seedless […]

Ransom Notes: All Aboard The Justify Bandwagon, I Am Honored To Be Your Driver

June 6, 2018 |

  Who is Ready For a 13th Triple Crown Winner? I Am! By Margaret Ransom I confess, I’m pretty excited. I am excited to think that Justify may be the next Triple Crown winner. And I really believe it, so much so that I am to the point that — against my better judgment and […]

Justify: The Evolution Of A Champion

June 5, 2018 |

  Scat Daddy Colt Went From Maiden to Dual Classic Winner in Three Months By Jim Safford Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Justify’s evolution from an unraced 3-year-old to dual classic winner has been nothing short of remarkable. Following is a photo collage of his evolution from before his first start through his last […]

Stallion Stories: Affirmed

June 4, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom (originally published March 22, 2017) Lexington, Kentucky native Wes Lanter has spent most of his life surrounded by some of the best thoroughbreds of the last generation. The veteran horseman served as both stallion groom and/or stallion manager at the most successful and popular breeding farms in the Bluegrass, including Spendthrift Farm, […]

Three Grade 1 Winners Highlight Beholder Mile

June 2, 2018 |

  Short Field Set For History-Rich Race At Santa Anita By Margaret Ransom This year marks the second official running of the Beholder Mile (GI) at Santa Anita, a race named for B. Wayne Hughes’ four-time Eclipse Award winner and fan favorite Beholder after her victory in the 2016 edition, then known as the Vanity […]

Stallion Stories: Silver Charm

May 26, 2018 |

  Bob and Beverly Lewis Colt Is Perhaps The Most Beloved Dual Classic Winner (Originally published April 4, 2017) By Margaret Ransom “Racing is a funny, interesting sport,” Lanter observes. “It has to be the only sport where you can go to the farms, or the Kentucky Horse Park, or the track and see the […]

Two Down, One To Go For Justify

May 20, 2018 |

Baffert Colt Will Seek Triple Crown In Belmont Stakes After Derby, Preakness Victories By Margaret Ransom By the time the Kentucky Derby (GI) winner makes it to the second jewel of the Triple Crown in the Preakness Stakes (GI) every year, it’s no secret he wears a giant bullseye on his back — the target […]