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  • Starry Dreamer wins the 1997 Regret Stakes

    BackTrack: Starry Dreamer Pays Dividends for Allen

    This week is a stakes report on Starry Dreamer after her victory in the 1997 Regret Stakes on the Churchill Downs turf. Written by David Schmitz, the report appeared in the May 17, 1997 issue.

  • Citation takes the 1948 Triple Crown with this classic stretch drive in the Belmont.

    BackTrack: Added Distance no Problem for Citation

    BackTrack is in the eighth of 12 weeks looking back at the Belmont Stakes (G1) victories of the Triple Crown winners in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the New York classic.

  • Bill Nack at Churchill Downs on Derby day 2008.

    Nack BackTrack: Reliving That First Kentucky Derby

    And then, suddenly, there came this comber of sound rolling across the Downs as 157,770 soul mates—the second largest crowd ever to witness a Kentucky Derby—cheered the horses leaping from the gate.

  • D. Wayne Lukas and Todd Pletcher at Churchill Downs in 2007

    Nack BackTrack: Lukas Looks for One More Score

    "See all those people down there?" D. Wayne Lukas was saying as he surveyed the tumultuous scene below. "What they are having is an out-of-body experience. It's an experience that changes you forever."

  • War Admiral and his trainer George Conway

    BackTrack: War Admiral's Record-Breaking Belmont

    BackTrack is in the fourth of 12 weeks looking back at the Belmont Stakes (G1) victories of the Triple Crown winners in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the New York classic.

  • William Woodward Sr. leading Gallant Fox

    BackTrack: Gallant Fox the Second 'Triple Event' Winner

    This week is a recap of the Belmont Stakes win of Gallant Fox that ran in the June 14, 1930 issue of BloodHorse. Note the writer declaring Sir Barton and Gallant Fox the first two "Triple Event" winners.

  • Sir Barton, after winning the 1919 Kentucky Derby, on his way to racing's first Triple Crown.

    BackTrack: The Story of Sir Barton

    For the next 12 weeks, BackTrack will recall the Belmont Stakes (G1) victories of the Triple Crown winners in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the race.

  • Ribot

    BackTrack: Ribot Repeats in Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

    This week's BackTrack offers a recap of the Oct. 7, 1956 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp where Ribot won the race for a second straight year. The story, headlined "Champion of the World," was written by BloodHorse staff. 

  • Seattle Slew's Kentucky Derby victory story from the pages of BloodHorse magazine is one of the features on the new channel

    BloodHorse.com Launches BackTrack Channel

    Before this year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), BloodHorse.com readers will have a chance to relive some of the most memorable editions of the Louisville classic at its new "BackTrack" channel that focuses on racing history.

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    Dean's Kitten Tepid Choice in Hawthorne Derby

    Dean's Kitten, owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, has been installed as the lukewarm 7-2 morning line favorite in the $150,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT). Eight 3-year-olds were entered in the 1 1/8-mile turf event.

  • Ron the Greek won the Lecomte Stakes on Jan. 23 at Fair Grounds.

    Full But Unproven Field Contest La. Derby

    The field for this weekend's Louisiana Derby (gr. II) is similar to the recently concluded Florida Derby (gr. I) in one important way: Both major Kentucky Derby preps drew full fields of promising but unproven 3-year-olds.