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Warrior's Club wins the Spendthrift Stallion Stakes
Churchill Downs Racing Club Poised For Big Day On ‘Stars Of Tomorrow II’ Program

Saturday’s “Stars of Tomorrow II” program could be an exciting one for the several hundred members of the Churchill Downs Racing Club as both of the Racing Club’s 2-year-olds, Warrior’s Club and Dial Me, are slated to race that afternoon. On Opening Day’s “Stars of Tomorrow I” Program, Warrior’s Club took the Racing Club members […]

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This is the certificate that will accompany a membership in Charismatic's "Inner Circle" (photograph by Barbara Livingston)
Old Friends Invites Fans To Join Charismatic’s ‘Inner Circle’

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, is inviting fans to become a member of Kentucky Derby winner Charismatic’s “Inner Circle”. On October 26, Old Friends announced that the dual-classic winner and 1999 Horse of the Year would be returning to the United States from Japan, where he has stood as a stallion […]

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Will Take Charge at Three Chimneys
Equiade Presents In The Stud: Will Take Charge, First Crop Weanlings Of 2016

The Paulick Report is pleased to bring back a new 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 have either just entered stud in 2016, or stallions that have not yet had their first crop […]

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Warrior's Club wins the Spendthrift Stallion Stakes
Churchill Racing Club Wins Inaugural Spendthrift Stallion Stakes With Warrior’s Club

In a dominant front-running performance, the Churchill Downs Racing Club’s Warrior’s Club was the 2 1/2-length winner of Sunday’s inaugural $300,000 Spendthrift Stallion Stakes at Churchill Downs. Open to juveniles sired by any stallion that stood at Spendthrift Farm, the race is the first of its kind, and inspired a full field of 12 to […]

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Charismatic, as shown in his most recent JBBA conformation photo
‘Dream Come True’: Charismatic Returning Stateside, To Live At Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY, is proud to announce that Charismatic, 1999’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner and  Horse of the Year, is coming home. The now 20-year-old stallion will return to the United States from the JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan, where he has stood since 2002, sometime in […]

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Graham Motion
Motion On The Verge Of Meet Record At Keeneland

If trainer Graham Motion wins Sunday’s Rood & Riddle Dowager (G3) with Bill Crager’s Rachel Wall, he will earn his fifth stakes victory of Keeneland’s Fall Meet and set a record for the most stakes wins by a trainer during any racing season at the track. His four stakes victories tie him with Racing Hall […]

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Todd Pletcher
Pletcher Within Striking Distance Of Keeneland Stakes Record

Multiple Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher began his career in 1996 and earned his first Keeneland stakes victory during that year’s Fall Meet when he sent out Turkappeal to win the Valley View (now the Grade 3, $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View to be run Oct. 21). Now Pletcher is Thoroughbred racing’s all-time leading trainer […]

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Seattle Dancer in the ring at Keeneland
Back to the 80s: The Record-Setting Yearling

Although attendees likely didn’t know it at the time, the 1985 Keeneland July Sale was the beginning of one era and the end of another. The bullish numbers sellers enjoyed in the early part of the 1980s were over, but they went out with a bang as a bidding war resulted in a record sale […]

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Churchill Downs Racing Club's Dial Me breaks her maiden at Ellis Park
Churchill Downs’ Racing Club Breaks Maiden At Ellis Park

“Was that a maiden race at Ellis or the Kentucky Derby?” trainer D. Wayne Lukas asked by phone from Saratoga minutes after Dial Me won Ellis Park’s seventh race for 2-year-old fillies Saturday afternoon. It was Dial Me’s second start and also reflected the first victory for the Churchill Downs Racing Club, a pair of […]

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Racing at Ellis Park
Churchill Downs Racing Club Takes Road Trip To Ellis Park Sunday

Gary Palmisano, Churchill Downs’ VIP player-services manager, expects between 100 and 150 people to be at Ellis Park to watch the 2-year-old colt Warrior’s Club run for the second time in Sunday’s seventh race. The son of Warrior’s Reward was the first horse to start for the Churchill Downs Racing Club, with 200 people putting […]

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