Lady and The Track | December 12, 2017

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Twelve Take On Last Triple Crown Jewel in Belmont Stakes

June 9, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom This year marks the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes, the final jewel of the Triple Crown and the oldest of the three races. This race is known for a lot of things — from being the crowning glory of a grueling five-week race series to being a crushing spoiler for runners […]

Belmont Stakes: Rested Horse Rubbish

June 8, 2017 |

By Derek Simon Mere moments after Tonalist thwarted California Chrome’s quest to become the 12th Triple Crown champion in thoroughbred racing history, Steve Coburn, one of the colt’s owners, blasted the Belmont Stakes winner. “It’s all or nothing,” Coburn said. “… It’s not fair to these other horses that have been running their guts out […]

Why A Longshot Will Win the Belmont Stakes

June 2, 2017 |

By Noel Michaels The 2017 Belmont Stakes lacks the drama of a Triple Crown bid and does not have the star power of either the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winner as a headline attraction, but what the race does have is a world of great betting opportunities afforded by a large wide-open field of contenders. […]

Born for the Belmont Stakes

May 31, 2017 |

By Derek Simon When American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes in 2015, he did something that had been accomplished just eight times since 1941. No, I’m not talking about winning the Triple Clown — that’s statistically easy by comparison. I’m talking about annexing the Belmont Stakes as a February foal. A dozen horses have won […]

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.