Lady and The Track | June 27, 2019

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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 […]

Flower Bowl Offers Turf Distaffers One Last Chance For Breeders’ Cup Glory

October 7, 2018 |

Best Of The East’s Ladies Turf Division Set To Race 1 1/4 Miles at Belmont By Margaret Ransom Seven fillies and mares, whose connections hope make the gate for the Nov. 3 Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (GIT) at Churchill Downs, are set to race 1 ¼ miles in Belmont Park’s $500,000 […]

Breeders’ Futurity Lures Full Field Searching For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Slot

October 6, 2018 |

Hopeful Winner Is Early Favorite By Margaret Ransom Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Hopeful Stakes (GI) winner Mind Control is the early 7-2 favorite for Saturday’s $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (GI) at Keeneland. Overall, the names of 14 juveniles were dropped into the entry box, all with connections who hope a victory in the 1 1/16-mile race will […]

Alcibiades Field Overflowing With Talent

October 5, 2018 |

Race Draws Talented Fillies From Both Coasts By Margaret Ransom Three Chimneys Farm and Fern Circle Stables’ Restless Rider is the early 3-1 favorite for Friday’s 67th running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland. The Spinaway Stakes (GI) runner-up will face a full field in her attempt to secure her first graded stakes score, having previously captured […]

Sprinters Search For Breeders’ Cup Spot In Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes

October 5, 2018 |

Two Previous Qualifiers, Sophomore Share Top Billing By Margaret Ransom The Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (GII), a six-furlong test which secures a spot in the gate for the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI), takes place at Keeneland on Friday. The two headliners are Whitmore and Limousine Liberal, who have previously qualified for the World Championships by […]

It’s All About Breeders’ Cup Qualifying At Santa Anita Saturday

September 28, 2018 |

FOUR GRADED STAKES OFFER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BERTHS By Margaret Ransom The Breeders’ Cup will certainly be the focus of racing on the opening Saturday of the fall race meeting at Santa Anita Park, with four Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” events scheduled. The Southern California oval will feature a 12-race card with the […]

Cotillion Features Best Sophomore Fillies In Training

September 22, 2018 |

  Top Three Kentucky Oaks Finishers Back For Rematch By Margaret Ransom Though the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win & You’re In” series is taking a brief respite this weekend, that’s not to say that the World Championships won’t be front and center, especially at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania where a rich 13-race card with more than $2.55 […]

Kentucky Downs: Turf Racing’s September Place To Be

August 31, 2018 |

  Franklin, Kentucky Track Offers Big Purses For Grass Stars By Noel Michaels Blink and you’ll miss it! High stakes turf racing is back at Kentucky Downs to begin the month of September, but you’ll have only five racing days over the course of two weeks to get in on the racing and wagering at […]