News

Nick Alexander's Enola Gray and jockey Tyler Baze win the $200,000 Melair Stakes
Enola Gray Stretches Out To Easy Melair Victory

Nick Alexander’s homebred Enola Gray made her stakes debut a winning one in Saturday’s listed $200,000 Melair Stakes, restricted to California-bred or sired 3-year-old fillies. Stretching out to two turns for the first time, the gray daughter of Grazen coasted home the 2 1/4-length winner in a final time of 1:42.64 for 1 1/16 miles […]

Continue reading
Alan Garcia guides Are You Kidding Me to victory in the Grade II, $200,000 dollar Eclipse Stakes
Are You Kidding Me Leads Gate To Wire To Defend Eclipse Title

Are You Kidding Me, with a prominent performance, successfully defended his title in Saturday’s Grade II $209,200 Eclipse Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield for owners Ronald K. Kirk, John C. Bates and Michael Riordan, the Run Away and Hide bay was named Canada’s champion older male in 2015 on the back of Grade […]

Continue reading
SURGICAL STRIKE winning the Arlington Classic at Arlington International on 5/28/16. James Graham up
Surgical Strike Just Up For First Graded Victory In Arlington Classic

Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson’s homebred Surgical Strike captured Saturday’s Grade 3 Arlington Classic by a head, covering the 1 1/16 miles in 1:47.51 over the yielding turf course. This was the first career graded stakes win for the sophomore son of Red Giant trained by Ben Colebrook. Ridden for the first time by James […]

Continue reading
Diva Express (inside) and I'm A Looker dead heat for the win in Churchill's Winning Colors Stakes.
Diva Express, I’m A Looker Dead Heat In Winning Colors Stakes

John Oxley’s Diva Express, a 4-year-old daughter of Afleet Express, and Glenmare Farm’s I’m A Looker, a 4-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes, were declared to have dead-heated for the win in Saturday’s Grade 3 Winning Colors Stakes at Churchill Downs. The two fillies, trained by Mark Casse and Patrick Dupuy, respectively, stopped the clock in […]

Continue reading
FLIPCUP winning the Arlington Matron at Arlington International on 5/28/16. Chris Emigh up
Flipcup Turns Away Challengers In Arlington Matron

Team Penney Racing, Wachtel Stable and Brous Stable’s Flipcup was the determined winner by a neck in Saturday’s Grade 3 Arlington Matron Stakes. Restricted to fillies and mares, 3-years-old and up, the race was held over the fast all weather track at nine furlongs. A 5-year-old daughter of Milwaukee Brew, Flipcup covered the distance in […]

Continue reading
Stellar Wind wins the G1 Santa Anita Oaks on April 4, 2015.
Stellar Wind Marks Final Breeze Before Showdown With Beholder

Anticipation is gaining momentum hour by hour for Santa Anita’s Spring Meet showdown between champions Beholder and Stellar Wind in next Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Vanity Mile for fillies and mares, three and up. Three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder, winner of 12 of 13 races at Santa Anita and 16 of 21 overall, eyes her […]

Continue reading
Belmont contender Brody's Cause works at Churchill Downs
Romans’ Cherry Wine, Brody’s Cause Breeze For Belmont

Trainer Dale Romans’ duo of Brody’s Cause, seventh last time out in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), and Preakness runner-up Cherry Wine put in breezes for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (Grade I) on June 11 at Churchill Downs. Brody’s Cause worked one mile in 1:42.00 while Cherry Wine went a half […]

Continue reading
Tepin's connections celebrate her Derby Day victory
‘It’s A Big Concern’: Tepin’s Trip To Royal Ascot Uncertain Due To Nasal Strip Rules

Trainer Mark Casse reported Saturday morning that Tepin’s trip to Royal Ascot is being reevaluated; the team recently found out that she would not be able to wear her customary nasal strip overseas. Working without the strip at Churchill Downs, as well as without Lasix, jockey Julien Leparoux suggested to bloodhorse.com that the mare made […]

Continue reading
Tapeta Footings synthetic racing surface
‘Something Of A Surprise’: NYTHA Members Evenly Divided On Synthetic Track For Aqueduct

An online survey of New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association members was almost evenly divided on whether or not the New York Racing Association should install a synthetic racing surface at Aqueduct. NYRA CEO Chris Kay raised the issue earlier this month at a meeting of the New York Racing Franchise Oversight Board, saying his organization was […]

Continue reading
California Chrome
California Chrome Looks ‘Stronger And Fitter’ In Los Alamitos Breeze

Saturday morning, 5-year-old California Chrome rolled through his third breeze since returning to trainer Art Sherman’s barn at Los Alamitos. Covering a half-mile in :48 4/5, according to the official clocker, with a gallop out to five furlongs in 1:01 4/5. “I’m just really happy the way everything is going right now,” Sherman told bloodhorse.com. […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram