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Six For Santa Anita Derby

April 8, 2022 |

By Margaret Ransom The field of six for Saturday’s Runhappy Santa Anita Derby (GI), which traditionally serves as the Golden State’s final and most significant Kentucky Derby (GI) prep, has been set and again in its traditional spot four weeks out from the Run for the Roses, which will be held on May 7 this […]

Morello Favored in Eight Runner Wood Memorial

April 8, 2022 |

by Margaret Ransom Eight sophomores whose connections have Kentucky Derby (G1) dreams will race 1 1/8 miles over Aqueduct’s main track in Saturday’s $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes (GII) presented by Resorts World Casino. Two years ago, as the Covid-19 pandemic bared down on the world and tossed everyone, including the nation’s horse racing calendar, into […]

Full Field For 98th Blue Grass Stakes

April 8, 2022 |

By LATT Staff This year marks the 98th running of the Blue Grass Stakes (GI), the Bluegrass State’s most prominent prep for the Kentucky Derby (GI) every year and a consistent producer of top racehorses, whether they win under the Twin Spires or not on the first Saturday in May. The Keeneland spring meet feature […]

Eleven Set for 26th Dubai World Cup

March 25, 2022 |

By Latt Staff/Press Release For a race in the middle of the Arabian desert, the Dubai World Cup (GI) has always managed to draw fairly full fields of the world’s top handicap stars and this year is no different as 11 are set to race under the lights of Meydan Racecourse for the winner’s share […]

Risen Star Winner Epicenter Favored in Louisiana Derby

March 25, 2022 |

By Margaret Ransom So far, just two horses in history have completed the Louisiana Derby (GII)/Kentucky Derby (GI) double yet the Pelican State’s premier prep for the Run for the Roses still is one of the most important stops on the Triple Crown trail. Even before points determined who would make the gate or before […]

Eight For 2021 Belmont Stakes

June 4, 2021 |

Essential Quality Favored Over Preakness Winner Rombauer By Margaret Ransom A talented group of eight sophomores, which includes last year’s juvenile champion Essential Quality and this year’s Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Rombauer, will race the 1 ½ miles over Belmont Park’s main track in Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park in New […]

Derby Winner Medina Spirit Favored For Preakness Stakes 146

May 15, 2021 |

  Despite Medication Controversy, All Systems Go For Rags-To-Riches Colt By Margaret Ransom Ten runners were entered for the 146th running of The Preakness Stakes (GI) at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland, including controversial Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Medina Spirit and his stablemate Concert Tour, both for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. The pair underwent […]

Field Set For 147th Kentucky Derby, Essential Quality Favored

April 30, 2021 |

  2021 Kentucky Derby Marks Return to May, Some Spectators Back For Live Race By Margaret Ransom Champion Essential Quality will break from position 14 for Saturday’s 147th edition of the Kentucky Derby (GI) and the undefeated son of Tapit was labeled the early 2-1 morning line favorite in the full field of 20 set […]

Oaklawn Set for 2021 Opening on Friday

January 21, 2021 |

2021 Season Opens With Similar Look, Some Important And Significant Changes By Margaret Ransom Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, will open for its 117th season of live racing on Friday with a nine-race card featuring the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds, the first stop on the state’s lucrative path to the Kentucky Derby (GI), […]

Fields Set For Breeders’ Cup 2020

November 2, 2020 |

    By LATT Staff/Breeders’ Cup Images The fields for the 14 races making up 37th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships have been set and the action gets underway with the five races that make up Future Stars Friday this Friday, November 6. The first race of the day at Keeneland will break […]