Lady and The Track | June 28, 2017

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Stakes Recaps

A Yank’s Reflections on Royal Ascot

June 27, 2017 |

By Mary Perdue Why American horse racing fans should make this a bucket list item and what to expect  For the first time ever, NBC Sports televised the entire five-day Royal Ascot meet June 20 through 24, giving American audiences a unique, in-depth experience of this annual one-of-a-kind event up close and personal. The on-site […]

Highland Reel Proves Best in Prince of Wales’s at Royal Ascot

June 22, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Magnier, Tabor and Smith’s Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (GI) hero Highland Reel, who may be the most well-traveled racehorse in the world, having been to America, the Far East and Australia, returned home to Great Britain and captured the richest race of the current Royal Ascot meeting, taking top honors by 1 […]

Royal Ascot Opening Day Sees Records, Local Favorites Fall; American Favorite Wins

June 20, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Day one at Royal Ascot brought out all things for the racing fan — from course records, to the best miler in Europe winning in record time, to the American Lady Aurelia returning to England, and the upset of Europe’s reigning king of the turf. And, for the first time, American racing […]

Gun Runner Wins For Funner in Foster

June 18, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner broke alertly from the gate, sped straight to the lead and never looked back en route to an impressive seven-length romp in Saturday’s $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) at Churchill Downs. With regular jockey Florent Geroux in the irons, the chestnut son of Candy […]

Tapwrit Closes Out 2017 Triple Crown Trail With Belmont Score

June 10, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Robert LaPenta’s Tapwrit closed out the 2017 Triple Crown series in style, capturing the $1.5 million NYRABets Belmont Stakes (GI) by two lengths over a field of nine sophomores that mostly represented a group of what amounted to the last men standing after a grueling sophomore […]

Songbird Soars in 4-Year-Old Debut

June 10, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Seven months after suffering her first defeat by a short nose to the great mare Beholder in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI), two-time champion Songbird returned to the races brilliantly, cruising to a deceivingly easy one-length victory in the Ogden Phipps Stakes (GI). After her heartbreaking loss at the Breeders’ Cup, Songbird […]

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 […]