Lady and The Track | December 12, 2017

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Cigar Mile Offers Last Chance For Grade 1 Win In New York

December 1, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom There’s a saying in racing that goes something like this: “Great milers make great stallions.” When it comes to the Cigar Mile Handicap (GI) at Aqueduct, it’s ironic that one of the most important one-mile dirt events in the country is named after a horse who, despite a legendary career, did not make a […]

Arrogate Seeks Racing Immortality In Breeders’ Cup Classic

November 4, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom When Juddmonte Farm’s Arrogate heads postward for the final time in Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) at Del Mar, he will do so as the richest horse to ever grace thoroughbred racing’s world championship event with $17,302,600 in earnings so far. The 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song currently ranks as […]

Talented Euros Invade for Breeders’ Cup Turf

November 4, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom A full field of older turf stars will race the 1 1/2 miles over the Del Mar turf in the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (GIT), including a sea of strong contenders from Across the Pond and the best based in North America, which makes for an interesting and compelling race, […]

Bolt d’Oro Looks To Cap Perfect Season With Breeders’ Cup Win

November 4, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Since the Breeders’ Cup was first held in 1984, 24 winners of the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) have been crowned Champion Two-Year-Old Male Horse. Should Bolt d’Oro stretch his record to 4-for-4 in this year’s edition of the race, he would likely ensure himself the divisional championship. Purchased for $630,000 at the […]

Will Keen Ice Add His Name To List Of Legends In JCGC?

October 7, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom The prominence and reputation of the Jockey Club Gold Cup (GI), set to be contested at Belmont Park Saturday, almost goes without saying. Any racing fan, from the newbie to the professional, knows what winning the Jockey Club Gold Cup means to the career of a handicap star, as well as his […]

Breeders’ Futurity Draws Nearly Full Field

October 7, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom In a month from now, a full field of juveniles will race in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) at Del Mar in what will likely be the contest that decides who the division’s Eclipse Award winner will be. The reality, though, is that the race starts the incubation period for full-on Kentucky […]

Alcibiades Lures Ten Searching For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Berth

October 5, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom This year marks the 66th running of the Alcibiades Stakes (GI), the signature fall destination race for 2-year-old fillies at Keeneland. Always a major prep for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI), it now serves as the second-to-last Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” event for the juvenile fillies division and runners hoping to guarantee a spot […]

Elate Takes On Elders In Beldame

September 29, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon With Abel Tasman’s loss in the Cotillion Stakes (G1) last Saturday, the 3-year-old filly championship could still be up for grabs. Elate will look to add to her credentials for that award by facing her elders for the first time in the Beldame Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park this Saturday. Elate comes […]

Diverse Field Of 11 Lining Up For Joe Hirsch

September 29, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Since the Breeders’ Cup came to fruition in 1984, US horses have used the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes (G1) as a springboard to Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) success, including two in the past four years. This year, a talented and diverse field of 11 has lined up to contest the “Win […]

Six Set For Zenyatta Stakes

September 29, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom It’s hard to believe it’s been nine years since the great Hall of Famer Zenyatta first won the race that would one day bear her name. Inaugurated in 1993 as the Lady’s Secret Stakes (GI) and originally named for the Hall of Famer and 1986 Horse of the Year, Santa Anita in […]