Lady and The Track | November 17, 2018

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Stakes Recaps

Accelerate Argues Case For Horse Of The Year With Classic Victory

November 3, 2018 |

Lookin’ At Lucky Horse Is First Breeders’ Cup Win for Sadler After Lengthy Drought In a year with a rare Triple Crown winner, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate made his own case for Horse of the Year with a one-length victory in the 35th running of the $5,358,000 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) at Churchill Downs. In […]

Justify Achieves Immortality As Racing’s 13th Triple Crown Winner

June 10, 2018 |

  Chestnut Colt Joins Exclusive and Legendary Club By Margaret Ransom There was a good reason why there were only 12. Since Sir Barton in 1919 became the first winner of the three races now known as horse racing’s Triple Crown – The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes – only 11 […]

Two Down, One To Go For Justify

May 20, 2018 |

Baffert Colt Will Seek Triple Crown In Belmont Stakes After Derby, Preakness Victories By Margaret Ransom By the time the Kentucky Derby (GI) winner makes it to the second jewel of the Triple Crown in the Preakness Stakes (GI) every year, it’s no secret he wears a giant bullseye on his back — the target […]

Justify Defies, Makes History In Kentucky Derby 144

May 6, 2018 |

Colt Breaks Curse Of Apollo Giving Trainer Bob Baffert A Fifth Derby WInner By Margaret Ransom For such a highly regarded Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite, WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing’s Justify sure had a lot of people asking a lot of questions about whether he was up to […]

Justify Does Just That For Kentucky Derby With Santa Anita Derby Win

April 7, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm’s Justify may have been a bit late to this year’s Kentucky Derby (GI) party, but proved he certainly should be one of the guests of honor after winning the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (GI) by three easy lengths. Under regular […]

Good Magic Back In Top Form For Blue Grass Score

April 7, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom E Five Racing and Stonestreet Stables’ champion Good Magic on Saturday returned to top form and reminded everyone exactly why he earned the crown as last year’s top juvenile with his 1 ½-length victory in the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (GII) at Keeneland. Trained by Chad Brown, the son of […]

Vino Rosso Toasts To Kentucky Derby Qualifying With Wood Memorial Win

April 7, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom Trainer Todd Pletcher added yet another powerful runner to this year’s Kentucky Derby picture on Saturday with Repole Stable and Elias Stable’s Vino Rosso, who captured the $1 million Wood Memorial Stakes (GI) at Aqueduct. Under jockey John Velazquez, the chestnut son of Curlin made a bold move from of the pace […]

Audible Sounds Final Kentucky Derby Notice In Florida Derby

April 2, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and WinStar Farm’s Audible on Saturday silenced any doubters as to whether he was Florida’s leading candidate for the Kentucky Derby (GI) with his three-length victory in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1). In doing so, he provided trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez […]

Thunder Snow Blows Away Competition In Dubai World Cup

April 2, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom For the better part of the last year, Godolphin’s Thunder Snow was mostly known as the horse who did his best bucking bronco impression shortly after the start of the 2017 Kentucky Derby (GI), but all that changed on Saturday as the Saeed bin Suroor-trained son of Helmet left his bucking ways […]

Noble Indy Guarantees Kentucky Derby Slot With Louisiana Derby Win

March 26, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom WinStar Farm and Repole Stable’s Noble Indy punched his ticket into the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby with a neck victory in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (GII) at Fair Grounds Race Course. The 3-year-old Todd Pletcher-trained son of Take Charge Indy earned 100 points for his initial stakes victory and added to […]