Lady and The Track | December 14, 2018

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Flower Bowl Offers Turf Distaffers One Last Chance For Breeders’ Cup Glory

October 7, 2018 |

Best Of The East’s Ladies Turf Division Set To Race 1 1/4 Miles at Belmont By Margaret Ransom Seven fillies and mares, whose connections hope make the gate for the Nov. 3 Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (GIT) at Churchill Downs, are set to race 1 ¼ miles in Belmont Park’s $500,000 […]

Breeders’ Futurity Lures Full Field Searching For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Slot

October 6, 2018 |

Hopeful Winner Is Early Favorite By Margaret Ransom Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Hopeful Stakes (GI) winner Mind Control is the early 7-2 favorite for Saturday’s $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (GI) at Keeneland. Overall, the names of 14 juveniles were dropped into the entry box, all with connections who hope a victory in the 1 1/16-mile race will […]

Alcibiades Field Overflowing With Talent

October 5, 2018 |

Race Draws Talented Fillies From Both Coasts By Margaret Ransom Three Chimneys Farm and Fern Circle Stables’ Restless Rider is the early 3-1 favorite for Friday’s 67th running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland. The Spinaway Stakes (GI) runner-up will face a full field in her attempt to secure her first graded stakes score, having previously captured […]

Sprinters Search For Breeders’ Cup Spot In Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes

October 5, 2018 |

Two Previous Qualifiers, Sophomore Share Top Billing By Margaret Ransom The Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (GII), a six-furlong test which secures a spot in the gate for the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI), takes place at Keeneland on Friday. The two headliners are Whitmore and Limousine Liberal, who have previously qualified for the World Championships by […]

It’s All About Breeders’ Cup Qualifying At Santa Anita Saturday

September 28, 2018 |

FOUR GRADED STAKES OFFER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BERTHS By Margaret Ransom The Breeders’ Cup will certainly be the focus of racing on the opening Saturday of the fall race meeting at Santa Anita Park, with four Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” events scheduled. The Southern California oval will feature a 12-race card with the […]

Cotillion Features Best Sophomore Fillies In Training

September 22, 2018 |

  Top Three Kentucky Oaks Finishers Back For Rematch By Margaret Ransom Though the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win & You’re In” series is taking a brief respite this weekend, that’s not to say that the World Championships won’t be front and center, especially at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania where a rich 13-race card with more than $2.55 […]

Kentucky Downs: Turf Racing’s September Place To Be

August 31, 2018 |

  Franklin, Kentucky Track Offers Big Purses For Grass Stars By Noel Michaels Blink and you’ll miss it! High stakes turf racing is back at Kentucky Downs to begin the month of September, but you’ll have only five racing days over the course of two weeks to get in on the racing and wagering at […]

Juvenile Fillies Star On Both Coasts Saturday

August 31, 2018 |

  Del Mar Debutante, Spinaway Will Decide Division Leaders From New York and California By Margaret Ransom After an amazing summer so far, the Labor Day weekend marks the closing days of two of America’s premier racetracks — Saratoga and Del Mar. And, perhaps, the most exciting the thing about closing weekends at both tracks […]

Travers, Four Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races Headline Saturday’s Saratoga Card

August 25, 2018 |

(Breeders’ Cup Press Release) – Saratoga’s prestigious summer meets reaches a crescendo Saturday when the historic $1.25 million Travers (G1) highlights a card that is anchored by four Grade I “Win and You’re In” Challenge races and seven stakes overall. The absence of Triple Crown winner Justify leaves reigning Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) […]

Pacific Classic Undercard Features Offer Tremendous Value

August 18, 2018 |

Del Mar’s Spotlight Race Saturday Supported By Three Top Graded Stakes By Derek Simon Saturday’s Del Mar feature races are the Del Mar Handicap, a 1 3/8-mile turf affair for older horses, and the Del Mar Oaks, a 1 1/8-mile turf event for sophomore fillies. Both offer full fields and both appear to contain vulnerable favorite. […]