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Authentic Favored For Last Triple Crown Leg in Preakness 2020

September 24, 2020 |

      Baffert Seeks a Record Eighth Preakness Victory With Derby Winner By Margaret Ransom As expected, Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic is the 9-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. The $1.5 million Classic, which is the final jewel in the Covid-19 Triple Crown this year, […]

Stallion Stories: Affirmed

June 4, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom (originally published March 22, 2017) Lexington, Kentucky native Wes Lanter has spent most of his life surrounded by some of the best thoroughbreds of the last generation. The veteran horseman served as both stallion groom and/or stallion manager at the most successful and popular breeding farms in the Bluegrass, including Spendthrift Farm, […]

Stallion Stories: Seattle Slew

May 2, 2018 |

  Remembering the last undefeated Triple Crown winner (Originally published April 27, 2018) By Margaret Ransom This year marks the 40th anniversary of Seattle Slew’s Triple Crown. The big, black stallion was the first and remains the only undefeated Triple Crown winner in history and ranks as one of the most beloved racehorses and stallions […]

Beholder Caps Brilliant Career With Narrow Distaff Victory

November 5, 2016 |

By Laura Pugh In a race billed as the “Meeting of Champions” – Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI) – the champions within gave racing fans all had hoped for and more. After a standout career that included multiple grade 1 wins and three Eclipse Awards, Spendthrift Farms’ Beholder on late Friday afternoon had only nine […]

Beholder, Songbird Work at Santa Anita for Distaff

October 20, 2016 |

by Ed Golden, Santa Anita Park Beholder and Songbird, two-thirds of the Fearsome Threesome scheduled to square off in the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff for fillies and mares, three and up at 1 1/8 miles on Nov. 4, worked about an hour apart on a picturesque Thursday morning at Santa Anita, undefeated champion […]

Spendthrift’s New Opportunities: Race Day and Wicked Strong

January 11, 2016 |

Spendthrift’s New Opportunities: Race Day and Wicked Strong–  The New Year is here, and the breeding season is starting soon. 2016 promises to be very competitive among new stallions to the breeding shed. Aside from the humongous hype that surrounds American Pharoah, as he is to begin his lavish second career as a stallion, there […]

Breeders’ Cup Classic 2015 Odds and Post Positions

October 26, 2015 |

Breeders’ Cup Classic 2015 Odds and Post Positions: The Breeders’ Cup Classic, worth $5,000,000, is set to take place at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Post time for the prestigious Grade I race is slated for approximately 5:35 pm ET. The Breeders’ Cup Classic is run by thoroughbred horses […]

Beholder Fits in Pacific Classic at Del Mar

August 4, 2015 |

Beholder Fits in Pacific Classic at Del Mar: Stunning can only describe how Beholder looks when winning races with her “A” game. Last weekend, the star mare took down the Clement L. Hirsch (GI) at Del Mar by seven lengths, while poor Yahilwa settled for second. Another four lengths behind the runner-up, Warren’s Veneda was left […]