Lady and The Track | August 21, 2019

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Instagrand Favored In Gotham Return Against Seven

March 8, 2019 |

  OXO Equine’s $1.2 Million Purchase Returns After Seven Months On Shelf By Margaret Ransom Eight top sophomores from around the country are set to race a one-turn mile in the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (GIII) on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, the final prep for the Wood Memorial in a month. Once again this year, the Gotham offers […]

Tampa Bay Derby Draws Eleven Looking For Derby Points

March 8, 2019 |

  Pasco Stakes Winner Win Win Win Is Morning Line Favorite by Margaret Ransom Eleven sophomores were entered for the 39th Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, a 1 1/16-mile Kentucky Derby prep offering a $400,000 purse and points on a 50-20-10-5 scale for the top four finishers toward making the gate in Louisville in two […]

Fountain Of Youth Draws 11 Seeking Derby Points

March 1, 2019 |

  Impressive Maiden Winner Hidden Scroll Named Morning Line Favorite By Margaret Ransom Eleven 3-year-olds are expected to head postward in Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (GII) Stakes, which headlines a 14-race program featuring nine graded stakes at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/16-mile main track feature offers 50 points to the winner to make […]

Kentucky Derby Road: Shippers Tackle Tough Locals In El Camino Real Derby

February 15, 2019 |

BAFFERT’S KINGLY & LOCAL ANOTHERTWISTAFATE HEAD FIELD OF 13 SOPHOMORES IN SATURDAY’S 38TH RUNNING OF THE $100,000 EL CAMINO REAL DERBY AT 1 1/8 MILES By LATT Staff (edited press release) A deep and competitive field of 13 sophomores has signed on to compete in the 38th running of the $100,000 El Camino Real Derby, to be […]

Kentucky Derby Trail Leads To Risen Star Stakes At Fair Grounds

February 15, 2019 |

  War of Will Back As Favorite After Impressive LeComte Win By LATT Staff (edited press release, by Ryan Martin) A competitive and wide open field of 14 sophomores will chase their Kentucky Derby aspirations in Saturday’s the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford – the second Road To The Kentucky […]

Ten Set For Sam Davis At Tampa

February 8, 2019 |

  Knicks Go Leads Field Looking For Valuable Derby Points By LATT Staff (edited press release) Grade I winner Knicks Go heads a field of 10 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 39th edition of the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, the centerpiece of Festival Preview Day 39 Presented by Lambholm South at Tampa Bay Downs. […]

Oaklawn Park Set For 2019 Racing Season

January 24, 2019 |

  Rich Overnight And Stakes Purses Lure Top Horses, Trainers, Jockeys To Arkansas By Margaret Ransom Oaklawn Park near Hot Springs, Arkansas, kicks off its 115th live racing season on Friday with a nine-race card and a post time of 12:30 p.m. CT. This year the meet will be contested over 57 days and offers […]

American Oaks Features Top Fillies in Final 2018 Grade 1

December 29, 2018 |

  Field Draws Runners From All Over The Country By Margaret Ransom In late 2001, the now defunct Hollywood Park presented a unique race to attract international horses and worldwide attention on a competitive level with some of the biggest races around the world, targeting a division that doesn’t exactly get a ton of love […]

Santa Anita Celebrates 82nd Season

December 25, 2018 |

  Legendary Track Nestled Beneath San Gabriel Mountains Offers Great Racing Start To Finish by Margaret Ransom Santa Anita Park kicks off its annual winter/spring season on a Wednesday this year, and while the actual date for opening day of the highly anticipated season remains the same, a lot has changed at the Great Race […]

Eleven Set For Mr. Prospector At Gulfstream Park

December 21, 2018 |

Sprinters Set To Dash Seven Furlongs In Pre-Christmas Feature By Margaret Ransom Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (GII) at Gulfstream Park drew a field of 11 sprinters whose connections are looking to get a last graded stakes victory of 2018 under their belts. The race is named for the great sire Mr. Prospector, who never […]