Lady and The Track | December 14, 2018

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Memories Of The Diana And How To Bet It In 2018

July 20, 2018 |

  Historic Race Offers Short But Talented Field By Jonathan Stettin The Diana (G1), as is true of most Saratoga stakes races, has a great history and a stellar list of winners. I have seen several of them live. The great Shuvee won the Diana back-to-back in 1970 and ‘71. I was there for both. It is […]

Accelerate Favored To Repeat In San Diego

July 20, 2018 |

  Sadler Trainee Sits Atop The Division Heading Into This Year’s San Diego By Margaret Ransom Nine will go to the gate for Saturday’s $200,000 San Diego Handicap (GII), the traditional prep for the Pacific Classic in a month’s time and a rare event for the older male runner division in that horse are assigned […]

Race Of The Week: Delaware Handicap

July 13, 2018 |

Nine Distaffers Set For Delaware Park Centerpiece By Derek Simon Saturday’s Delaware Park card appears to be loaded with value — and I especially like the two graded stakes races. In the eighth race, the Kent Stakes (G3) for three-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles on the grass, 5-UNTAMED DOMAIN has been made the 5-2 morning line favorite, […]

Short, Talent-Stocked Field Set For Los Alamitos Derby

July 13, 2018 |

  Five Set For Closing Weekend Feature By Margaret Ransom The names of just five runners were dropped into the entry box for Saturday’s $150,000 Los Alamitos Derby, which is now in its fourth year Los Al after being run at Hollywood Park as the Swaps Stakes since its inception in the mid-1970s. Included in […]

Mixed Bag Of Runners Set For Hoosier State’s Derby

July 13, 2018 |

  Nine Expected To Line Up for Indiana Derby by Margaret Ransom A field of nine is expected to line up for Saturday’s for the 24th running of the $500,000 Indiana Derby (GIII) at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, IN, with Thomas Conway’s King Zachary earning early 6-5 morning line favoritism off his impressive 4 ¾-length […]

Millionaires, Shippers Highlight Belmont’s Suburban

July 7, 2018 |

  2017 Belmont Stakes Winner, Baffert Duo Early Favorites By Margaret Ransom It used to be that the Suburban (GII) was a must-stop on the handicap campaigns of all of the best older East Coast stars — the last big race in New York for horses that carried weight before barns shipped north to Saratoga […]

Belmont Sprint Draws Six Looking For Breeders’ Cup Sprint Berth

July 7, 2018 |

Belmont Feature a “Win and You’re In” Qualifier by Margaret Ransom Saturday’s $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship (GII), a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” race offering all fees paid to the winner for the Breeder’s Cup Sprint (GI) in November at Churchill Downs, is just one of five stakes races offered on the […]

Queen’s Plate Kicks Off Canadian Triple Crown

June 30, 2018 |

Overflow Field Set For Woodbine Feature By Margaret Ransom Saturday marks the 159th running of the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine, the most prestigious race for sophomores contested north of the American/Canadian border and also the race with the longest consecutively run streak in North America. Named for the sitting monarch in Britain (currently a Queen, it will […]

Race Of The Week: Eatontown Stakes

June 30, 2018 |

Monmouth Park Race Features Vulnerable Favorite By Derek Simon Saturday’s card at Monmouth Park features three graded stakes races, including the Philip H. Iselin (G3) for three-year-olds and upward racing 1 1/16 miles on the main track, the Eatontown Stakes (G3), a 1 1/16-mile turf event for fillies and mares, and, of course, the biggie […]

Mother Goose Takes Saturday Spotlight At Belmont Park

June 30, 2018 |

Seven Sophomore Fillies Test Second Leg Of New York Filly Triple Tiara By Margaret Ransom This year marks the 62nd running of the historic Mother Goose Stakes (GII), the second leg of the New York Filly Triple Tiara. Since Monomoy Girl, who won the Acorn Stakes (GI) back on June 9, won’t be in the Mother […]