Living Up to Her Name

At dawn yesterday, Kiaran McLaughlin might have been a pretty happy man. He and his staff were trying to get their Grade 1-winning filly It’s Tricky ready to run in the Coaching Club American Oaks, trying to get her out of her stall and stalk her, but the notoriously difficult filly was having none of…

Twilight Tear’s Coaching Club

Today’s Belmont feature is the 93rd running of the venerable Coaching Club American Oaks. Though this Grade I race has undoubtedly lost some of its luster (true of so many of American’s great races), its history merits an acknowledgment of its notable runnings. It is the third leg of the Triple Tiara, won by such…