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Ten Set for Racing’s Second Triple Crown Jewel

May 20, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Today, a field of ten 3-year-olds, including the reigning Kentucky Derby (GI) winner, will race 1 3/16 miles in the 142ndrunning of the Preakness Stakes (GI), well known as the second jewel to the coveted Triple Crown. Always Dreaming shipped to Maryland to prepare for Pimlico’s most historic and prestigious race two […]

For Always Dreaming’s Triple Crown Success, Pletcher Holds the Key

May 19, 2017 |

By Derek Simon Jim Thorpe was one of the greatest athletes of all time. In the 1912 Olympic Decathlon he placed in the top four in all 10 events and scored 8,413 points — a record that stood for nearly two decades. Thorpe played professional football, professional basketball and professional baseball. He was inducted into […]

Will Always Dreaming’s Sloppy Kentucky Derby Win Thwart His Preakness Hopes?

May 18, 2017 |

By Derek Simon There is a common perception among horse racing fans that an “off” track (one labeled anything other than “fast”) is a breeding ground for upsets. When this belief took hold is hard to pinpoint, but surely Jim Dandy’s 100-1* upset of Triple Crown champion Gallant Fox — by a resounding six lengths, […]

2017 Preakness Stakes Field Owner Silks Colors and Patterns (UPDATE 5/17)

May 16, 2017 |

Following are the owners silks for the this year’s 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes (GI), set to be held on Saturday, May 20 at Pimlico Race Course near Baltimore, MD. Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Always Dreaming will be back to attempt to annex the second jewel of the Triple Crown and was labeled the […]

Bodemeister Colt Was ‘Always’ Special

April 26, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Expectations are always high when a horse is purchased for several hundred thousand dollars. However, those expectations don’t always come to fruition. For Matthew O’Connor, the 19-year-old nephew of Anthony Bonomo, a part-owner of Florida Derby (GI) winner and leading Kentucky Derby (GI) candidate Always Dreaming under the name of Brooklyn Boyz […]

UPDATED (5/2) — Kentucky Oaks 2017 Silks Colors and Patterns

April 25, 2017 |

By LATT Staff Following is the field for the May 5 Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs, in post position order with owner silks, trainers, riders and morning line odds.

UPDATE (5/3) – Kentucky Derby 2017 Official Field Silks Colors and Patterns

April 24, 2017 |

Kentucky Derby 2017 Silks Colors and Patterns: The Kentucky Derby is nothing if not colorful. From the fashion to the saddle towels and even the red roses draped over the winner of the most prestigious event in horse racing, nothing is more colorful than the silks carried to post by each of the Kentucky Derby […]

Classic Empire Returns in Arkansas Derby With Much to Prove

April 15, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Just three weeks remain between now and the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby (GI) at Churchill Downs and a field of 12, many of which have their connections scrambling to earn enough points to make the starting gate for the Run for the Roses, has been entered for the $1 million […]

Thirteen Take Stab at Wide Open Santa Anita Derby

April 7, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom A nearly full field of 13 sophomores will head postward in the 81st running of the Santa Anita Derby (GI), which has been carded as Saturday’s eighth race at the Great Race Place and will go off at 3:30 PT. The rather large field is filled with runners who otherwise we’d logically […]

Talented Field Assembles For Blue Grass

April 6, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon It’s been nearly 20 years since the Blue Grass Stakes (GII) was run at the grade 2 level, but in its first edition since being downgraded from grade 1 status, possibly the deepest field in a decade will line up. While it’s just a field of seven, four of the entrants are […]