Lady and The Track | May 23, 2017

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Stakes Recaps

Cloud Computing Proves Patience Is a Virtue With Preakness Win

May 20, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom During the springtime, Kentucky Derby (GI) fever is a real affliction. Ask anyone involved in racing. The connections of a handful of horses do their respective Derby points dances, say prayers to the Twin Spires Gods and perform all kinds of other odd behaviors, all in hopes of earning one of the […]

Kentucky Derby Week 2017 Photo Gallery

May 16, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Following are images from the mornings and afternoons during Kentucky Derby week 2017 at Churchill Downs, including thrilling racing moments, morning training, paddock schooling and some backside fun. Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy! Photos ©Lady and the Track/Jordan Sigmon  

Kentucky Derby Winner Living Proof ‘Dreams’ Do Come True

May 6, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom MeB Racing Stables, Brooklyn Boys Stables, Teresa Viola, St. Elias Stable’s and Siena Thoroughbreds’ Always Dreaming turned Kentucky Derby dreams into amazing realities on Saturday with his 2 ¾-length score in the $2 million running of the historic race held the first Saturday in May for 143 consecutive years under the Twin […]

Wild Shot Romps in Pat Day Mile

May 6, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 6, 2017) – Calumet Farm’s homebred Wild Shot rocketed by pace-settingUncontested at the head of the stretch and romped to a four-length victory over No Dozing to win the 93rd running of the $250,000 Pat Day Mile for 3-year-olds. Trained by Rusty Arnold and ridden by Corey […]

Roca Rojo Edges Believe in Bertie to Win Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

May 6, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 6, 2017) – Sheep Pond Partners, Newport Stables and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Roca Rojo (IRE) edged a game Believe in Bertie by a head to win the 32nd running of the $300,000 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (GII) for fillies and mares. Trained by Chad Brown and ridden by […]

Paulassilverlining Prevails in Humana Distaff

May 6, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 6, 2017) – Juddmonte Farms’ Paulassilverlining moved past pacesetting Super Humor on the far turn and then held off a prolonged bid from Breeders’ Cup winner Finest City by a neck to win the 31st running of the $300,000 Humana Distaff (GI) for fillies and mares. The […]

Abel Tasman Squishes to Kentucky Oaks Victory

May 5, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom China Horse Club and Clearsky Farm’s Abel Tasman on Friday unleashed an impressive last-to-first performance over a main Churchill Downs track that can be best described as a quagmire to win the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (GI). The daughter of Quality Road defeated a field of 13 of the best in her […]

Benner Island Scores in Eight Bells

May 5, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) BENNER ISLAND HOLDS OFF UNION STRIKE TO WIN EIGHT BELLES LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 5, 2017) – Shortleaf Stable’s Benner Island held off the fast-closing Union Strike by a head and survived a rider’s objection to win the 62nd running of the $200,000 Eight Belles presented by Kentucky Trailer (GII) for […]

Green Mask Reveals Talent In Twin Spires Turf Sprint Win

May 5, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 5, 2017) – Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask collared pace-setting Latent Revenge inside the sixteenth pole and drew off to a two-length victory in the 14th running of the $150,000 Twin Spires Turf Sprint presented by TwinSpires.com (GIII). Trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Javier Castellano, […]

Big World Shows Big Heart in La Troienne Victory

May 5, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 5, 2017) – Maggi Moss’ Big World took the lead shortly after the start and posted a 1 1/4-length victory over Romantic Vision to win the 32nd running of the $300,000 La Troienne Presented by Spirited Funds (GI) for fillies and mares. Trained by Tom Amoss and […]