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Mo Town (Uncle Mo) and jockey John Velazquez win the Remsen (Gr II) at Aqueduct
Weekend Lineup: Rising Stars At Fair Grounds

The next race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby is Saturday’s G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds. It kicks off the start of the races in which the winner will receive 50 points toward a spot in the starting gate on the first Saturday in May. Kicking off the graded stakes action […]

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Previously one of the track's handicappers, Kevin Schnoor is currently working in Rillito Park's racing office
PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Designs On Management

This is part of a series profiling participants of the PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience (PRISE), a program that allows Race Track Industry Program students the chance to work in paid positions in key roles at Rillito Park. For Kevin Schnoor, horse racing has always been an integral part of his life. His father has owned racehorses […]

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Jockey Mike Smith has a moment with Unique Bella after their victory in the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Be Like Mike

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith had a tremendous 2016, scoring 22 graded stakes wins and earning more than $13 million in purses. Smith has picked up where he left off and has notched graded stakes wins on both coasts in 2017. Less than two months into the new year, Smith has already won eight […]

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One Liner was the 3 1/2-length winner of the Southwest Stakes
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Southwest Winner’s Dam A Keeper For Pinhooker Wachman

For Roderick Wachman and David Egan, the 10-year-old Cherokee Run mare Cayala is a gift that keeps on giving. Egan pinhooked Cayala as a weanling in 2007, paying $75,000 for her at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale and re-selling the filly for $140,000 the following September at Keeneland’s yearling sale – a tidy profit. […]

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Riding under the pines of The Winter Farm OTTB Rescue and Retirement in Southern Pines, N.C.
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Retraining In The Tranquility Of Southern Pines

When one has enjoyed a successful career as an interior designer, what is the natural next step? For Holly Carter, a life-long rider with a penchant for Thoroughbreds both on the track and in the show ring, the answer was easy: create a Thoroughbred adoption facility to honor the memory of those whose backs she […]

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Hillary Neese
PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Neese Is ‘Ready For Anything’

This is part of a series profiling participants of the PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience, a program that allows Race Track Industry Program students the chance to work in paid positions in key roles at Rillito Park. Hillary Neese’s passion for horse racing took a few years to develop, but once it did, she was hooked for […]

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Selectivity of yearling buyers has led to a challenging market for stallions entering stud at the lower end of the stud fee scale
Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Challenging Market For New Stallions On Lower Tier

In an earlier article, I assessed the top tier of entering stallions for 2017, which are led by Horse of the Year California Chrome (by Lucky Pulpit), Grade 1 winner Frosted (Tapit), Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist (Uncle Mo), and Preakness winner Exaggerator (Curlin). In a rational scheme or market, a breeder would expect an upper […]

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Runhappy stands his first season at Claiborne Farm in 2017
In The Stud Presented By KERx: Runhappy, New For 2017

The Paulick Report is pleased to bring back a popular photo/video feature that will run every other week and will spotlight stallions standing in Kentucky. The series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, will feature stallions that are either just entering stud in 2017, or stallions that have not yet had their first crop […]

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Will Uncontested continue his local dominance in Monday's G3 Southwest Stakes?
Weekend Lineup: ‘Winter’ Carnival, Oaklawn Highlight 3-Day Holiday

Monday is Presidents’ Day, and as such, many people will be enjoying a three-day weekend due to the national holiday. Highlights of the weekend’s racing include the Monday card at Oaklawn Park, which features the G3 Southwest Stakes, offering 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby to the winner. Also, at Laurel Park, […]

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Kentucky Thoroughbred farm
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Bluegrass State Shines In 2016

Kentucky-breds once again had a banner year in 2016 as they led the way among winners of North American Graded Stakes and Grade 1 winners. Compared with the previous year, the Bluegrass State was far ahead of other locales in producing horses that won at the highest level. For 2016, there were a total of […]

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