Lady and The Track | May 23, 2017

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Horses We Love

Cloud Computing Proves Patience Is a Virtue With Preakness Win

May 20, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom During the springtime, Kentucky Derby (GI) fever is a real affliction. Ask anyone involved in racing. The connections of a handful of horses do their respective Derby points dances, say prayers to the Twin Spires Gods and perform all kinds of other odd behaviors, all in hopes of earning one of the […]

Ten Set for Racing’s Second Triple Crown Jewel

May 20, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Today, a field of ten 3-year-olds, including the reigning Kentucky Derby (GI) winner, will race 1 3/16 miles in the 142ndrunning of the Preakness Stakes (GI), well known as the second jewel to the coveted Triple Crown. Always Dreaming shipped to Maryland to prepare for Pimlico’s most historic and prestigious race two […]

Will Always Dreaming’s Sloppy Kentucky Derby Win Thwart His Preakness Hopes?

May 18, 2017 |

By Derek Simon There is a common perception among horse racing fans that an “off” track (one labeled anything other than “fast”) is a breeding ground for upsets. When this belief took hold is hard to pinpoint, but surely Jim Dandy’s 100-1* upset of Triple Crown champion Gallant Fox — by a resounding six lengths, […]

2017 Preakness Stakes Field Owner Silks Colors and Patterns (UPDATE 5/17)

May 16, 2017 |

Following are the owners silks for the this year’s 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes (GI), set to be held on Saturday, May 20 at Pimlico Race Course near Baltimore, MD. Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Always Dreaming will be back to attempt to annex the second jewel of the Triple Crown and was labeled the […]

Stallion (Gelding) Stories: Funny Cide

May 13, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Fourteen years ago, a humble New York-bred gelding named Funny Cide burst onto the national racing scene with his mild upset victory in the 2003 Kentucky Derby (GI), becoming the first gelding to accomplish the feat since Clyde Van Deusen in 1929. Though Mine That Bird would go on to win the […]

Kentucky Derby Winner Living Proof ‘Dreams’ Do Come True

May 6, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom MeB Racing Stables, Brooklyn Boys Stables, Teresa Viola, St. Elias Stable’s and Siena Thoroughbreds’ Always Dreaming turned Kentucky Derby dreams into amazing realities on Saturday with his 2 ¾-length score in the $2 million running of the historic race held the first Saturday in May for 143 consecutive years under the Twin […]

Wild Shot Romps in Pat Day Mile

May 6, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 6, 2017) – Calumet Farm’s homebred Wild Shot rocketed by pace-settingUncontested at the head of the stretch and romped to a four-length victory over No Dozing to win the 93rd running of the $250,000 Pat Day Mile for 3-year-olds. Trained by Rusty Arnold and ridden by Corey […]

Roca Rojo Edges Believe in Bertie to Win Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

May 6, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 6, 2017) – Sheep Pond Partners, Newport Stables and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Roca Rojo (IRE) edged a game Believe in Bertie by a head to win the 32nd running of the $300,000 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (GII) for fillies and mares. Trained by Chad Brown and ridden by […]

Paulassilverlining Prevails in Humana Distaff

May 6, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 6, 2017) – Juddmonte Farms’ Paulassilverlining moved past pacesetting Super Humor on the far turn and then held off a prolonged bid from Breeders’ Cup winner Finest City by a neck to win the 31st running of the $300,000 Humana Distaff (GI) for fillies and mares. The […]

Abel Tasman Squishes to Kentucky Oaks Victory

May 5, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom China Horse Club and Clearsky Farm’s Abel Tasman on Friday unleashed an impressive last-to-first performance over a main Churchill Downs track that can be best described as a quagmire to win the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (GI). The daughter of Quality Road defeated a field of 13 of the best in her […]