Lady and The Track | August 8, 2020

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Tiz The Law Tiz The One To Beat In Travers

August 6, 2020 |

  New York Bred Colt Is Even-Money Favorite By Margaret Ransom Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law, currently the overwhelming favorite for the Kentucky Derby (GI) in a month, will square off against seven others in this year’s 151st running of the $1 million Runhappy Travers Stakes (GI) on Saturday at Saratoga. The Barclay Tagg-trained son […]

Champion Maximum Security Finally Returns in Delayed San Diego

July 23, 2020 |

  Champion Meets Five In California Debut By Margaret Ransom It looks like Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security finally will make his long-anticipated return to racing in Saturday’s $150,000 San Diego Handicap (GIII) at Del Mar, a week later than anticipated after the race was delayed due to 15 jockeys in the San Diego […]

Filly Stands Out In Delayed Blue Grass Stakes

July 10, 2020 |

  Thirteen Will Run In Search Of Derby Points By Margaret Ransom A field of 13 was entered for Saturday’s $600,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (GII) at Keeneland, the signature event at the Lexington, Kentucky, oval every spring and though slightly delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic remains a significant stop on the Road to […]

McKinzie Set To Make History In Already Historical Met Mile

July 3, 2020 |

      Baffert Runner Seeks Rare Grade 1 Win in fourth consecutive year By Margaret Ransom There’s an old saying in racing about horses known as milers eventually becoming top stallions. It’s hard to attribute the sentiment to anyone in particular, but theories seem to bounce from John Nerud to John Gaines and even […]

Belmont 2020 Still a Classic Despite the Different Look

June 19, 2020 |

      Ten To Contest The First Leg Of The Triple Crown By Margaret Ransom Saturday marks the 152nd running of the $1 million Belmont Stakes (GI) at Belmont Park, which thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic and the suspension of all three Triple Crown races, will for the first time serve as first leg […]

Authentic Favored Against Six In Santa Anita Derby

June 5, 2020 |

    San Felipe Winner Returns In Rematch By Margaret Ransom Better late than never. Saturday’s $400,000 Santa Anita Derby (GI) is certainly a classic example of the old cliché, but even though the race was delayed two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it drew a strong and talented field of seven talented sophomores […]

Split Arkansas Derby Highlights Saturday At Oaklawn Park

April 30, 2020 |

      Arkansas’ Signature Event Makes Impressive Substitute For Rescheduled Kentucky Original By Kaeli Bartholomew Sporting events all over the world have been postponed or canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but thankfully the horse racing show will go on this weekend at Oaklawn Park. Since the Kentucky Derby will longer be held on […]

Pegasus World Cup Down To Ten As Omaha Beach, Spun To Run Will Scratch

January 22, 2020 |

  **UPDATED 10/23/20 Formidable Foes Take Aim At Retiring Favorite By Kaeli Bartholomew The Pegasus World Cup (G1) has been an exciting addition to the sport of horse racing since its inaugural running in 2017 as the race has attracted the best horses in the world with its large purse and prestigious reputation. The Gulfstream […]

Los Al’s Starlet, Futurity Provide Last Hurrah For Southern California Juveniles

December 6, 2019 |

  Baffert Seeks To Extend Domination In Both Races By Margaret Ransom With Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) and likely champion British Idiom tucked away for the rest of 2019, a handful of races remain to be claimed in the division, including Saturday’s $300,000 Starlet Stakes (GI) at Los Alamitos. Both Donna Veloce and Bast, […]

Maximum Security, Spun To Run Lead Cigar Mile

December 5, 2019 |

Eleven Will Line Up For Aqueduct Saturday Feature By Margaret Ransom Multiple grade 1 winner and disqualified Kentucky Derby (GI) hero Maximum Security will face off against a talented field of ten others, including Breeders’ Cup Mile (GI) hero Spun to Run, in Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct. The Jason Servis-trained […]