Lady and The Track | December 14, 2018

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Pacific Classic ‘What If’ Game For All Runners

August 18, 2018 |

Tidbits For Each Runner, Should They Win By Hank Wesch, Del Mar Publicity (in post position order; Beach View has been scratched) If The Lieutenant wins – It would make a first-try winner out of trainer Mike McCarthy, jockey Drayden Van Dyke and owners Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren…The Lieutenant would become the 18th Kentucky-bred, the […]

Arlington’s International Festival Day Looking Strong As Ever

August 10, 2018 |

Top Horses Converge on Arlington For Exciting Day Of Racing By Noel Michaels Arlington’s International Festival of Racing is set to be contested on Saturday, Aug. 11. Headlined by the 36th running of the Arlington Million (G1), along with the Beverly D. (G1) and the Secretariat Stakes (G1), the International Festival of Racing will encompass […]

Five Set To Race Six Furlongs In Del Mar’s Best Pal

August 10, 2018 |

OXO Colt Stands Out After Maiden Score By Margaret Ransom Saturday’s $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (G2) at Del Mar is the first main graded stakes event for 2-year-olds in Southern California and also a first glimpse into the future star quality of the juvenile crop racing in the Golden State and, perhaps, a first look at an […]

Pletcher Seeks Sixth Adirondack Victory With Talented Duo

August 10, 2018 |

Juvenile Fillies Will Race 6 1/2 Furlongs By Margaret Ransom Trainer Todd Pletcher, who has won five previous editions of the $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (G2) at Saratoga (including the last two), will send out a pair of talented fillies in search of his sixth winner in the 6 ½-furlong feature for juvenile fillies. Four other […]

Sorrento Cuts Back In Distance, Draws Ten

August 5, 2018 |

Maiden Bellafina Is Early Favorite By Margaret Ransom A field of ten 2-year-old fillies will race 6 furlongs in the 33rd running of the $200,000 Sorrento Stakes (GII) at Del Mar on Sunday — a race which serves as the traditional prep for the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (GI) on Sept. 1. Hall of Fame trainer […]

Test A Strong Undercard Feature For Whitney

August 4, 2018 |

  Nine Fillies Set For the Seven Furlongs By Margaret Ransom A field of nine sophomore fillies is expected to head postward and tackle the seven-furlong distance of the $500,000 Test Stakes (GI) Saturday at Saratoga. The Whitney Stakes (GI) undercard feature serves as the primary prep for the main event for fillies at the […]

Unique Bella Towers Over Hirsch Rivals

July 29, 2018 |

  Tapit Filly Seeks Third Grade 1 And A Breeders’ Cup Distaff Berth By Margaret Ransom A compact but talented field of six will square off in Sunday’s $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (GI) at Del Mar, the 2018 meeting’s second Breeders’ Cup Championship “Win and You’re In” event — this one guaranteeing a spot […]

Race Of The Week: Haskell Invitational

July 29, 2018 |

  Champion Good Magic Is Early Favorite By Derek Simon This week’s US Racing Race of the Week is the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. This is a race that some thought might be a landing spot for Justify, given trainer Bob Baffert’s eight previous wins in the $1 million event, including five in the last eight […]

Eleven Attempt To Sing Winning Tune In Bing Crosby

July 28, 2018 |

  Defending Champ Ransom The Moon Faces Tough Test, Including Champion Roy H By Margaret Ransom There may not be a single name more synonymous with summer racing at Del Mar than “Bing”. Academy Award winner, singer and legendary entertainer Bing Crosby built the beautiful ocean-view racetrack with a few of his celebrity pals. And […]

Race Of The Week: Coaching Club American Oaks

July 22, 2018 |

Compact Field Of Fillies Pursuing Historic Win By Derek Simon OK, so here’s the deal: When I picked the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) to be the US Racing Race of the Week, I did so based solely on name recognition. I mean, this is an event that has been won by champions Ruffian, Davona […]