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Renata from Alaska is a recent adopter from Second Stride (Photo by Stefanie Cook)
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Second Stride And Good Retirement Planning

The Greater Louisville-based aftercare organization Second Stride had a banner year in 2016, adopting out 147 horses – more than any other year since the group’s inception in 2005. That number includes the typical younger geldings and fillies/mares retired from racing and sent directly to the organization for retraining and placement. It also includes colts […]

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Cathy Schroeder celebrates with jockey Kent Desormeaux in the winner's circle after Blue Tone's victory in the San Gabriel Stakes
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘A Kiss On Each Cheek’

When 8-year-old Blue Tone crossed the wire first in the G3 San Gabriel Stakes, there was not a single person in the grandstand cheering louder than Cathy Schroeder. She and her husband, Paul, race under the banner of Schroeder Farm, and Blue Tone had just become their first graded stakes winner. “For him to be […]

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Lockdown wins the Busanda to earn 10 points toward the Kentucky Oaks
Bloodlines: Lockdown’s Future Appears Wide Open

The 2017 Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct is named for a mare who was born 70 years ago. By Triple Crown winner War Admiral (by Man o’ War) and out of the Blue Larkspur mare Businesslike, Busanda was bred by Ogden Phipps from some of the exceptional stock that he acquired from the estate of E.R. […]

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Racing at Oaklawn Park
Weekend Lineup: Oaklawn Opening Kicks Off Holiday Weekend

A particularly exciting event in the state of Arkansas every year, the well-attended meeting at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs is scheduled to begin on Friday. The race toward the Kentucky Derby continues as well, with Oaklawn’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes offering 10 points to the winner on the holiday Monday. Kicking things off on […]

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Arrogate edges California Chrome to win the BC Classic
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: More Thoughts On The Eclipse Awards

The Eclipse Award ceremony will be held at Gulfstream Park Sat. Jan 21. In last week’s column, we took a brief look at the finalists in both the 2- and 3-year-old divisions. This week we’ll look at the remaining equine categories. Male Sprinter: No surprises among the three horses nominated – Drefong, Lord Nelson, and […]

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Michael Dubb with jockey Jose Ortiz
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Dubb ‘Takes Chances,’ Pleasure In Helping Others

To understand Michael Dubb is to go far beyond his stature as the preeminent owner on the rugged New York circuit. His greatest satisfaction has nothing to do with the 78 wins last season that secured his third consecutive New York Racing Association owner’s title and fifth in seven years. It has everything to do […]

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KEMI students gathered at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute for their orientation this week
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Faces Of The Future

To be a top professional in the horse industry, you’ve got to possess a world of knowledge combined with a wealth of experience. The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program was created to provide just that – to offer college-aged students from around the world hands-on experience at the country’s leading Thoroughbred nurseries, as well […]

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PR Special Keeneland January: Beer For Your Horses

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. In this edition of the PR Special, Denise Steffanus examines the possible benefits of beer for horses through interviews with trainers, farm managers, and a nutritionist.  In the […]

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10 of the last 13 winners of the Golden Slipper juvenile race were sold at Magic Millions
Bloodlines: Magic Millions Formula A Proven Success In Australia

The Magic Millions is a fascinating concept. And dead simple. One of the horses in this sale is going to win a race worth $1 million. As a means of selling horses and promoting racing, the Magic Millions has come a long way since its inception in 1986. From that first catalog came the following […]

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PR Special Keeneland January: Alydar’s Dam, Calumet’s Broodmare Influence

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.  In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss examines the impact of Alydar’s dam Sweet Tooth and of Calumet Farm’s broodmares throughout the recent decades. In […]

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