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Field Set For 147th Kentucky Derby, Essential Quality Favored

April 30, 2021 |

  2021 Kentucky Derby Marks Return to May, Some Spectators Back For Live Race By Margaret Ransom Champion Essential Quality will break from position 14 for Saturday’s 147th edition of the Kentucky Derby (GI) and the undefeated son of Tapit was labeled the early 2-1 morning line favorite in the full field of 20 set […]

Oaklawn Set for 2021 Opening on Friday

January 21, 2021 |

2021 Season Opens With Similar Look, Some Important And Significant Changes By Margaret Ransom Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, will open for its 117th season of live racing on Friday with a nine-race card featuring the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds, the first stop on the state’s lucrative path to the Kentucky Derby (GI), […]

Fields Set For Breeders’ Cup 2020

November 2, 2020 |

    By LATT Staff/Breeders’ Cup Images The fields for the 14 races making up 37th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships have been set and the action gets underway with the five races that make up Future Stars Friday this Friday, November 6. The first race of the day at Keeneland will break […]

Breeders’ Cup Challenge 2020 “Win & You’re In” Races

September 25, 2020 |

    Breeders’ Cup Challenge 2020 “Win and You’re In” Races By LATT Staff The 2020 Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” series, despite some cancellations and delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will end up featuring 81 races from racetracks around the world, the connections of each runner in each division hoping for […]

Kentucky Derby 146 is Here! Finally!

September 4, 2020 |

    Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz The Law Favored In Fan-Free Classic After Four-Month Delay By Margaret Ransom Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law was installed as the 3-5 morning line favorite in a field of 18, which has now been cut down to 16 thanks to the late scratches of King Guillermo and Finnick he Fierce, entered for Saturday’s […]

146th Kentucky Oaks Silks Colors And Patterns (2020) – FINAL

August 26, 2020 |

    NINE SET FOR FOR OAKS 146, WORTH $1.25 MILLION By Margaret Ransom Following are the silks for the owners of the contenders for this year’s Kentucky Oaks (G1), in post position order and with morning line odds. Each is listed with with links to their individual Equibase profiles. The 1 1/8-mile event will […]

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 […]