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Classic Contender Improbable Leads Sunday Breeders’ Cup Works

November 1, 2020 |

    By LATT Staff/Press Release Breeders’ Cup Classic hopeful Improbable, riding a three-race win streak heading into next Saturday’s $6 million main event at Keeneland, bullet worked six furlongs in 1:11.40 at Saturday morning at Santa Anita and will ship to Kentucky on Tuesday. The Bob Baffert trainee is riding a three-race win streak […]

Louisiana Derby Draws Full Field To Elevate Derby Fever

March 19, 2020 |

    Fair Grounds Soldiers On Through Global Crisis, Offers Fans Exceptional Card By Margaret Ransom Lecomte Stakes (GIII) winner Enforceable was labeled the early 7-2 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Twin Spires Louisiana Derby (GII) at Fair Grounds in New Orleans. John Oxley’s well-bred son of leading sire Tapit and the multiple […]

Jim Dandy At Saratoga Draws Short But Talented Field

July 25, 2019 |

Four Triple Crown Race Veterans Square Off Again By Margaret Ransom Gary Barber’s Preakness Stakes (GI) winner War of Will, who ran in all three legs of the Triple Crown before getting a short break following his ninth-place finish in the June 7 Belmont Stakes, is back in action and is one of six who […]

Country House Elevated To Winner Of Kentucky Derby 145

May 5, 2019 |

  Following Disqualification of Maximum Security, Bill Mott Trainee Earns Victory Photos by Jordan Thomson

Eleven With Kentucky Derby Aspirations Set For Florida Derby

March 28, 2019 |

  Field Stretches Out To Nine Furlongs In The Sunshine State’s Final Derby Prep by Margaret Ransom Juddmonte Farm’s Hidden Scroll was installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby (GI) at Gulfstream Park and is one of 11 whose connections are hoping for the lion’s share of the Road to […]

Fountain Of Youth Draws 11 Seeking Derby Points

March 1, 2019 |

  Impressive Maiden Winner Hidden Scroll Named Morning Line Favorite By Margaret Ransom Eleven 3-year-olds are expected to head postward in Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (GII) Stakes, which headlines a 14-race program featuring nine graded stakes at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/16-mile main track feature offers 50 points to the winner to make […]

Elate Takes On Elders In Beldame

September 29, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon With Abel Tasman’s loss in the Cotillion Stakes (G1) last Saturday, the 3-year-old filly championship could still be up for grabs. Elate will look to add to her credentials for that award by facing her elders for the first time in the Beldame Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park this Saturday. Elate comes […]

Elate Rolls To Easy Alabama Victory

August 22, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon The expectations had always been high for Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider’s Elate, and the 3-year-old filly finally lived up to them in winning the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (G1) on Saturday at Saratoga. Elate sat a few lengths off of a swift pace set by eventual runner-up It Tiz Well throughout […]

Talented Field Of Nine Set For Alabama

August 18, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Going down the list of Alabama Stakes (G1) winners since its inception in 1976 is like reading a who’s who list of great fillies in racing. From Our Mims to Go For Wand and Sky Beauty, all the way up to Royal Delta and Songbird in more recent editions of the race […]

Belmont Derby Stars in Stars and Stripes Festival at Belmont

July 7, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Saturday’s talent-filled Stars and Stripes Racing Festival at Belmont Park, which offers an amazing five graded stakes worth purses of $3.7 million, takes the thoroughbred racing spotlight on Saturday. The internationally popular event is led by the featured $1.2 million Belmont Derby (GIT) and $1 million Belmont Oaks (GIT) and is supported […]