George Krikorian has enjoyed success from limited opportunities with his sire Mr. Big
Krikorian Thinking ‘Big’ With Dynaformer Stallion Now Standing In California

When Big Score rallied from more than seven lengths back under jockey Flavien Prat to win a one-mile maiden race for 2-year-olds on turf at Del Mar on Sunday, I glanced down at my program to look at the colt’s pedigree. Bred in Kentucky by George Krikorian and carrying his magenta, black and silver silks […]

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Long on Value wins the Lucky Coin Stakes
Long On Value Scores Big In Lucky Coin Stakes; Undrafted Third

Long On Value, making his first start sprinting since his juvenile campaign, circled the field at the top of the stretch and outkicked Successful Native to the wire to win Monday’s $100,000 Lucky Coin at Saratoga Race Course by a length. Leaving from post position 9, the 5-year-old son of Value Plus sat perched outside […]

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Dolphus breaks his maiden at first asking for trainer Joe Sharp.
Regally-Bred Dolphus Returns To The Races In Friday’s Curlin Stakes

Less than a week after the announced retirement of the legendary Rachel Alexandra’s 3-year-old daughter, Rachel’s Valentina, the 2009 Horse of the Year’s half-brother Dolphus will try to pick up the family mantle in his Spa debut on Friday in the $100,000 Curlin for 3-year-olds. Trained by Joe Sharp, Dede McGehee’s homebred Dolphus will be […]

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New York Rules Changed To Allow Topical DMSO On Race Day

On Monday the New York State Gaming Commission adopted two rule changes, according to the Daily Racing Form. One will allow the use of topical DMSO on race day, and the other expands claim void powers. DMSO, or Dimethyl sulfoxide, is a topical, liniment-type liquid or gel. Traditionally used as a solvent, DMSO is renowned […]

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Irad Ortiz Jr. was leading jockey at the 2015 Saratoga meet
Hot Start At The Spa Nets Irad Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. won four races on opening day at Saratoga Racecourse on Friday and captured two graded stakes in the first three days of the meet on his way to this week’s Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week award for July 18- July 24.  The award is voted on by a panel of […]

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Creator galloped through the Saratoga fog on Sunday, July 23
Creator Breezes ‘Really Well’ In Final Prep For Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Belmont winner Creator took to at Saratoga Race Course’s Oklahoma training track early Monday morning to wrap up his major preparations for the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy Saturday, the 1 1/8-mile local prep for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 27. The gray Tapit colt breezed solo shortly before 6 […]

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Del Mar: Recent Rash Of Equine Injuries Raises Concerns, Draws Protest

Several equine injuries – a few of them fatal – have raised concerns at this year’s Del Mar meet, which is just entering its second week. On Saturday, three horses suffered injuries during morning training hours, causing trainer Richard Mandella to postpone Beholder’s scheduled work until Sunday. In a recent news segment for San Diego’s CBS 8, Dominic […]

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California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza, left, hold off a persistant Dortmund (Gary Stevens up), to win the Grade II San Diego Handicap
‘Chrome’ Retains Top Spot In Latest NTRA Poll; Dortmund Breaks Into Top 10

California Chrome the leading Thoroughbred in North America remains in first-place after his half-length victory over Dortmund who broke into the top-ten from twenty-second and climbed into the tenth slot after finishing a game second to California Chrome in the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap this past Saturday at Del Mar in this week’s NTRA […]

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Stradivari (Medaglia d'Oro) seen training for the Belmont Stakes
Report: Stradivari Scheduled For Surgery On Tuesday

Stradivari, the 3-year-old Medaglia d’Oro colt that was injured during a workout July 22, is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday to repair his right front ankle. The Daily Racing Form reported that the surgery will take place at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga. The Todd Pletcher trainee suffered a lateral condylar fracture and an axial fracture […]

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Paulick Report 7/25 News Minute Presented By Saratoga Live

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn’t stop after you’ve had your morning coffee. Each weekday at mid-day, the Paulick Report will bring you a video News Minute to let you know what’s happening around the Thoroughbred racing world: news […]

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