Lady and The Track | July 21, 2019

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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 […]

Four From Derby, Nine Classic Rookies Set For Preakness 144

May 17, 2019 |

  Baffert Seeks Record Eighth Win With Favored Improbable By Margaret Ransom WinStar Farm LLC, China Horse Club International and Starlight Racing’s Improbable, who crossed the finish line in fifth but was elevated to fourth after the disqualification of the winner in the Kentucky Derby (GI) at Churchill Downs two weeks ago, was installed the […]

Bellafina Favored In Longines Kentucky Oaks

May 2, 2019 |

  California Shipper To Square Off Against Champion Jaywalk Again, New Shooters On The Rise By Margaret Ransom Kaleem Shah’s multiple grade 1 winner Bellafina was named the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Friday’s 145th running of the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs. The $800,000 daughter of Quality Road who drew post position four, will face […]

145th Kentucky Oaks Silks Colors And Patterns – FINAL

April 29, 2019 |

  Full Field Set For Oaks 145, Worth $1.25 million By Margaret Ransom Following are the silks for the owners of the contenders for the 14 fillies who will race in the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs, in post position order, with connections, riders and morning line odds. Multiple grade 1 winner […]

Arkansas Derby Is Last Opportunity For Sophomores To Make Kentucky Derby Gate

April 12, 2019 |

Winner Guaranteed to Run Under Churchill’s Twin Spires In Three Weeks By Margaret Ransom WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and Starlight Racing’s Improbable was installed the 8-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park. The Bob Baffert-trained son of City Zip, who bears a striking physical resemblance to last […]

Coveted Kentucky Derby Points Needed For Two In Lexington Stakes

April 12, 2019 |

  Derby Hopes On The Line For Anothertwistafate, Sueno By Margaret Ransom Contested at 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland’s main track, Saturday’s $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (GIII) represents the very last chance for Kentucky Derby (GI) hopefuls to earn enough points to make the gate for the Run for the Roses. This year, though a […]

Keeneland’s Blue Grass Features Talent, Guarantees Winner A Kentucky Derby Spot

April 5, 2019 |

  Full Field For Kentucky’s Major Derby Prep By Augusta Hosmer On Saturday, racing fans across the globe will be united in anticipation as all eyes turn to the weekend’s stakes races in preparation for the 2019 Kentucky Derby (G1). The winner of the coveted $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2), run at Keeneland […]

Eleven Wood Runners Dreaming Of Kentucky Derby Points (And Roses)

April 5, 2019 |

Talented Field Attempts To Turn Around A 19-Year Derby Drought By Margaret Ransom Eleven runners whose connections have Kentucky Derby (GI) dreams will race nine furlongs over Aqueduct’s main track in Saturday’s $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes (GI) presented by NYRA Bets. The Wood Memorial offers 100-40-20-10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the top-four finishers means […]