Lady and The Track | September 16, 2019

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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 […]

Vasilika Favored In Yellow Ribbon, Comical Faces Five in Sorrento At Del Mar Saturday

August 3, 2019 |

Turf Distaffers, Juvenile Fillies In Seaside Track Spotlight Saturday By Margaret Ransom Multiple grade 1 winner Vasilika will carry highweight of 125 pounds and likely lower odds than her morning line of 7-5 when she heads postward and faces eight in Saturday’s $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (GIIT) at Del Mar. The 5-year-old Jerry Hollendorfer-trained daughter of […]

Jim Dandy At Saratoga Draws Short But Talented Field

July 25, 2019 |

Four Triple Crown Race Veterans Square Off Again By Margaret Ransom Gary Barber’s Preakness Stakes (GI) winner War of Will, who ran in all three legs of the Triple Crown before getting a short break following his ninth-place finish in the June 7 Belmont Stakes, is back in action and is one of six who […]

Seven Set for Haskell; DQd Derby Winner Maximum Security Heavily Favored

July 19, 2019 |

With Heat Safety Protocols In Place, Monmouth Park Determined To Run By Margaret Ransom A field of seven talented 3-year-olds will go postward in the 52nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Saturday. The 1 1/8- mile Haskell guarantees the winner a spot in the $6 million Breeders’ […]

Ten Set To Close Out Triple Crown 2019 In Belmont Stakes

June 7, 2019 |

  Tacitus Favored In Final Jewel By Margaret Ransom Juddmonte Farms’ Tacitus has been labeled the 9-5 favorite for Saturday’s 151st Belmont Stakes (GI) in what will be the colt’s first start since a fourth-place finish (third after the DQ) in the Kentucky Derby (GI) five weeks ago. Should the handsome gray son of Tapit […]

Nine Probable For Belmont Stakes

May 29, 2019 |

  Four Derby Runners Remain For Last Jewel Of The Triple Crown By Margaret Ransom With the two winners of the Kentucky Derby – the disqualified Maximum Security and elevated Country House – sidelined and waiting for the big summer races for sophomores, a wide open field of eight – possibly nine — is expected […]