Lady and The Track | March 29, 2017

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Horses We Love

Arrogate Becomes World’s Richest Racehorse With Dubai Win

March 25, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom In a performance that will no doubt go down in history as one of the most impressive of all time, Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate captured the 2017 Dubai World Cup (GI) at Meydan Racecourse with a jaw-dropping last-to-first rally that left little doubt as to who the best horse in the world is. […]

Mind Your Biscuits Takes Aim at Golden Shaheen Glory

March 25, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon The New-York-bred star has found himself very far from home, but Mind Your Biscuits is right where he belongs, competing with the best the world has to offer in the Dubai Golden Shaheen (GI). The colt was joined on his journey to Dubai by fellow American sprinters Stallwalkin’ Dude and St Joe […]

King and His Court, Kitten’s Cat Headline Spiral Stakes

March 24, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon While the Spiral Stakes (GIII) has only come up with two Kentucky Derby (GI) winners in its 41-year history, it has proven to be a useful starting point overall for many top horses such as Hard Spun, Broad Brush and the filly Serena’s Song. The 2017 edition of the race has drawn […]

Arrogate Headlines “Duel in the Desert”

March 24, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Since the first running of the Dubai World Cup (GI) and Cigar’s amazing victory at Nad Al Sheba in 1996, some really talented American-based horses have taken their best shot in the great “Duel in the Desert.” Half of the winners over the last decade have been Americans, including dual Horse of […]

LATT’S Top Kentucky Derby Contenders – 3/22/17

March 22, 2017 |

By Casey Laughter This year’s Kentucky Derby (GI) picture is as cloudy as it has ever been. On this list, there are four undefeated horses, but there are questions surrounding every single one. Is the eventual winner on this list? Possibly, but who? Gunnevera (Dialed In – Unbridled Rage, by Unbridled) – This colt from […]

Zenyatta’s Son Ziconic Second in Long-Awaited Return

March 20, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss’ homebred Ziconic, the second foal out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, made his long-awaited return to racing on Sunday at Santa Anita, posting an impressive second-place finish in the afternoon’s fourth race, a one-mile maiden special weight turf event for 4-year-olds and up. The John […]

Malagacy Officially a Derby Contender With Rebel Win

March 19, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Sumaya U.S. Stable’s Malagacy catapulted himself right into the center of the Kentucky Derby (GI) picture with an impressive two-length victory in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (GII) at Oaklawn Park. The son of 2011 Preakness Stakes (GI) winner Shackleford, who is trained by Todd Pletcher and was ridden to victory by Javier […]

Gunnevera: The Hope of a Nation

March 17, 2017 |

By Ramon Brito When Gunnevera stormed home in the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (GII), exultation was the feeling a few minutes later in the winner’s circle at Gulfstream Park. It was the same feeling among several hundreds of Venezuelans present at the Hallandale track. A horse with all-Venezuelan connections had just reached the top […]

In the Breeding Game, Sometimes Love Is More Important Than Money

March 15, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Sam Britt and Mike House’s grade 1 winner Gabriel Charles was retired late last year after re-injuring a tendon that previously kept him sidelined for more than a year and is now standing his first season at stud at Dave and Sommer Smith’s Nexstar Ranch near Temecula, CA, for a fee of […]

Mastery Wins San Felipe, Derby Dreams Dashed With Condylar Fracture

March 11, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Cheyenne Stables LLC’s Mastery won Saturday’s $400,690 San Felipe Stakes (GII) in impressive wire-to-wire fashion, digging in for a gritty stretch drive after being challenged on the turn for home before drawing away to victory. But the colt’s 6 ¾-length victory was marred when jockey Mike Smith pulled the bay son of Candy […]