Ray Paulick

Albano proves much the best in the 2015 Maxxam Gold Cup
Iron Fist, Albano Headline Quality Field Of 11 In Sam Houston’s Maxxam Gold Cup

The Maxxam Gold Racing Festival is set for Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park and will feature four stakes. Nationally prominent horsemen are shipping in runners for the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup, which drew an excellent field of 11 horses for the mile and one-eighth main track event. Al Stall, Jr. has saddled two […]

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Churchill Downs, Norton Cancer Institute To Partner On Local Women’s Breast Health Program

Churchill Downs and Norton Cancer Institute Tuesday announced a new charitable partnership to raise funds to help provide care for women in our community who lack access to necessary breast health screenings and services. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, so this partnership presents significant potential to women who can benefit […]

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Souper Tapit wins a maiden special weight at Fair Grounds
Sophomore Souper Tapit ‘Still Learning,’ But Very Impressive On Debut At Fair Grounds

There was a bit of buzz surrounding Live Oak Stud’s homebred Souper Tapit as the good-looking 3-year-old son of leading sire Tapit and Grade I winner Zo Impressive neared his first start at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Sunday— and it was not all positive. Known to be very talented and swift in […]

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Bedford Falls (by Forestry) is a half brother to Harlan's Holiday.
Cuddle Alert Becomes First Stakes Winner For Sire Bedford Falls

California-based stallion Bedford Falls was represented by his first black-type stakes winner on Feb. 19, when his second-crop daughter Cuddle Alert upset Santa Anita’s $100,000 Spring Fever Handicap by a hard-fought head. After breaking from the rail at odds of 8-1 under veteran jockey Agapito Delgadillo, Cuddle Alert stalked the pace in fourth early, moved […]

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Epicharis made a strong move up the rail to win the Hyacinth, qualifying for the 2017 Kentucky Derby.
Undefeated Epicharis Qualifies For Kentucky Derby With Hyacinth Victory

Epicharis (Jpn) defeated Adirato (Jpn) in the Hyacinth at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday to remain unbeaten in four starts; the colt garnered 50 points and an invitation to compete in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 6 at Churchill Downs. The one-mile Hyacinth was the second race in a new two-race […]

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Gun Runner worked five furlongs Feb. 13 at Oaklawn in preparation for the G3 Razorback Feb. 20
Fiske: Racehorses Like Gun Runner Are ‘Few And Far Between’

The winners of last year’s Triple Crown races, Nyquist, Exaggerator and Creator, are off to stud to try and produce classic winners. But, one of the country’s top 3-year-olds from 2016 is still around in Gun Runner, who is scheduled to make his seasonal debut in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses Monday […]

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The Shack Baby Productions ownership group began as a fan club of Shackleford.
Filly Bred By Shackleford Fan Club Debuts Saturday At Penn National

Dawn Newman, managing partner of Shack Baby Productions, LLC and owner of Fox Tale Thoroughbred Stallion Station in Coopersburg, Penn., announced Friday the much anticipated race debut of their 3-year-old filly, Unshackled. Unshackled is by Shackleford out of Suzy’s Mandate (Full Mandate) and is set for a start on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Penn National […]

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Safety Check won consecutive editions of both the G2 Zabeel Mile and G2 Al Fahidi Fort Stakes at Meydan
Group 2 Winner Safety Check To Stud In Argentina

Safety Check (Ire) (Dubawi x Doors To Manual, by Royal Academy), a dual winner of both the G2 Al Fahidi Fort and G2 Zabeel Mile for Godolphin, has been retired from racing to stand at stud in Argentina. Diego Mitagstein, of Turf Diario and Heritage Bloodstock, handled the deal for the purchaser, Diego Franceschini’s Heritage […]

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Study: Irish Racing Fans Spent Over $23.5 Million At 2016 Cheltenham Festival

Racing fans visiting from Ireland spent €22.3 million (about US$23.5 million) at the Cheltenham Festival in 2016 spread across travel, accommodation, tickets and entertainment, according to an Economic Impact Analysis (EIA) carried out by the University of Gloucestershire on behalf of Cheltenham Racecourse. Fans based in Ireland bought 57,375 tickets, or the equivalent of 30 […]

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Australia defeated The Grey Gatsby in the 2014 Juddmonte International
Juddmonte International To Be Worth Record £1 Million

A fifth QIPCO British Champions Series race will be worth seven figures this year after it was announced today that the Juddmonte International at York will carry an increased total prize fund of £1 million. Prize-money for a Group 1 contest, that has been won by stars such as Sea The Stars (2009) and Frankel (2012) […]

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