Lady and The Track | November 17, 2019

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Breeders’ Cup Saturday 2019 Has Arrived

November 2, 2019 |

  Saturday Offers Nine Amazing World Championship Races By Margaret Ransom With the second Future Stars Friday successfully in the books, the early Kentucky Derby and Oaks favorites established (Storm The Court and British Idiom, respectively, in case we all haven’t been paying attention), all eyes now turn toward the nine Saturday main event races. […]

Future Stars Friday Kicks Off Breeders’ Cup 2019

October 31, 2019 |

  Juveniles Take Friday Breeders’ Cup Spotlight By Margaret Ransom Breeders’ Cup Friday – known as Future Stars Friday – kicks off Thoroughbred racing’s world championship weekend with five of the 10 races on the day on the carrying the prestige of the signature purple and gold colors. The concept of highlighting the juveniles on […]

Keeneland’s Fall Meet is Here And Loaded With Breeders’ Cup Preps

October 4, 2019 |

  First weekend stacked with stakes races, a  Sunday rematch, Breeders’ Cup talent, and some early Kentucky Derby points By Augusta Hosmer It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Fall is finally in the air (for how long? Who knows?), the leaves are turning golden, the Road to the Kentucky Derby 2020 has begun […]

Bast Looks Best in Chandelier Stakes

September 26, 2019 |

  Short, Talented Field For Juvenile Fillies Test By Margaret Ransom Baoma Corp’s Del Mar Debutante (G1) winner Bast was labeled the early 3-5 favorite in a field of six juvenile fillies in Friday’s $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (GI), a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge race guaranteeing the winner a spot in the gate […]

Pennsylvania Derby Lures Top Sophomore Stars, Local Favorites

September 19, 2019 |

Cotillion, Gallant Bob Complete Graded Stakes Lineup Saturday By Margaret Ransom The $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (GI), held every September at Parx, is for many a last-ditch effort to get a rich Derby win for the best of the year’s sophomore crop. With the title for who is the top of the division remains firmly […]

Twelve For 150th Travers At Saratoga

August 23, 2019 |

Saratoga’s Feature Attracts Competitive Field By Margaret Ransom Juddmonte Farms’ grade 2 winner Tacitus was labeled the 5-2 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1.25 million Travers Stakes (GI) at Saratoga and the gray colt will face off against 11 rivals for the 150th running of the Saratoga summer racing season feature. The Bill Mott-trained son […]

Pacific Classic Will Guarantee One Of Ten A Spot In Breeders’ Cup Classic Gate

August 16, 2019 |

  Shippers Seeking The Soul, Quip, Tenfold Stand Out By Margaret Ransom This year marks the 29th running of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (GI) at Del Mar, a race that has historically drawn some of the best stars from the older handicap division since Best Pal won the inaugural running in 1991. Since […]

Point Of Honor, Ulele Square Off In Alabama

August 16, 2019 |

  Budding Rivalry Takes Center Stage In Saratoga Feature Brian Bohl/NYRA Press Release After Point of Honor won a thrilling stretch-drive duel against Ulele in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan in May at Pimlico, the two talented foes will rematch as part of an accomplished nine-horse field of 3-year-old fillies in the Grade 1, $600,000 […]

Arlington’s International Festival Of Racing Lures World-Class Runners

August 8, 2019 |

  Robert Bruce Seeks Million Repeat By Margaret Ransom The fields have been set for Saturday’s annual Arlington Racecourse’s International Festival of Racing, which is highlighted by the 37th running of the Arlington Million (GIT), a race that has traditionally drawn some of the best turf horses in America and around the world year after […]

Seven Juveniles Ready For Del Mar’s Best Pal

August 8, 2019 |

  Schrodinger Is 2-1 Morning Line Favorite By Margaret Ransom A field of seven 2-year-olds are set to race six furlongs in Saturday’s $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (GII) at Del Mar, the winner claiming the title as the West Coast’s top juvenile and leading contender for the September 2 Del Mar Futurity (GI). Formerly known […]