Lady and The Track | April 23, 2019

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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. […]

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, […]

Happy New Year! A Look Back On 2018 In Pictures

December 31, 2018 |

  The Most Exciting Moments In Racing In Picttures For 2018 By LATT Staff The year 2018 was one for the record books from start to finish. We had a Triple Crown winner in Justify who not only went unraced as a 2-year-old, he didn’t make his first start until February, just 2 1/2 months […]

American Oaks Features Top Fillies in Final 2018 Grade 1

December 29, 2018 |

  Field Draws Runners From All Over The Country By Margaret Ransom In late 2001, the now defunct Hollywood Park presented a unique race to attract international horses and worldwide attention on a competitive level with some of the biggest races around the world, targeting a division that doesn’t exactly get a ton of love […]

Santa Anita Opening Day 2018 Numbers And Statistics

December 27, 2018 |

  Track’s 82nd Season Opens With Star Performances And Big Attendance/Handle Figures By Margaret Ransom Santa Anita’s 2018-2019 winter racing season got off to a tremendous start on Wednesday, with increased attendance and handle over a year ago. The 10-race card featured five stakes races, two being grade 1. Attendance: A total of 41,323 racing […]