Annals of Time and jockey Javier Castellano win the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Improving Annals Of Time Explodes Late To Take Hollywood Derby

Of the trio of runners that trainer Chad Brown entered in Saturday’s G1 Hollywood Derby, it was the one with the longest odds at 5-1 that came home an impressive winner. An improving type, Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s Annals of Time wove through traffic from the rear of the field, then exploded down […]

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California Chrome
California Chrome ‘Just Right’ In Five-Furlong Breeze

Preparing for a likely start in the recently-created Winter Challenge Dec. 17, California Chrome worked five furlongs in 1:00.40 Saturday morning at Los Alamitos. “Remember that little spider that had all the sayings inside the stall, ‘awesome and terrific’?” said exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, up for the work. “All we need is our own spider […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Upgrades, Downgrades, And Obstacles

Two of the Grade 1 points qualifiers for the Kentucky Derby will downgraded to Grade 2 status for 2017. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the criteria for altering the status of graded stakes and the potential impact of the changes. Plus, the latest on the Pegasus World […]

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Kitasan Black and his connections after his Japan Cup victory
Kitasan Black Leads Start-To-Finish In Japan Cup

Race-favorite Kitasan Black topped the 17-horse field of first-class international runners in this year’s Group 1, approximately $5.4 million (US) Japan Cup by a comfortable 2-1/2-length margin, marking his sixth grade-race and third G1 victory after his 2015 Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger) and 2016 Tenno Sho (Spring) triumphs. Among his eight career-wins, the Black […]

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Connect noses out Divining Rod in the Cigar Mile
Connect Just Noses Out Divining Rod In Exciting Cigar Mile

Paul Pompa’s 3-year-old Pennsylvania Derby winner Connect ran a huge race to get his first Grade 1 win in Saturday’s Cigar Mile at Aqueduct, dueling through the length of the stretch with the year-older Divining Rod and getting the nod by a narrow nose on the wire. Ridden by Javier Castellano, the son of Curlin […]

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Mo Town wins the Remsen
Mo Town States His Case With Remsen Victory

Another son of young sire Uncle Mo is making his presence felt on the Kentucky Derby trail as the Coolmore partners and Team D’s Mo Town dominated the G2 Remsen Stakes on Saturday at Aqueduct, crossing the line 2 1/2 lengths in front of his competition to earn 10 points on the Road to the […]

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Mont Saint Legame wins the Cattleya Sho (video still)
Mont Saint Legame Captures First Leg Of Japan Road To The Kentucky Derby

A juvenile colt by Came Home (Gone West), Mont Saint Legame earned 40 points on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, recording a 1 1/4-length victory in the Cattleya Sho at Tokyo Racecourse. Separate from the Road to the Kentucky Derby, the Japan version awards a single spot in the starting gate […]

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Gun Runner (Candy Ride) wins the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs on 11.25.2016. Florent Geroux up, Steve Asmussen trainer, Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimney's Farm owners.
Gun Runner Makes All To Get Elusive Top-Level Score In Clark Handicap

One of the only sophomore colts still in training when the Breeders’ Cup rolled around, Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner has been knocking at the door for a G1 win his entire career. The consistent son of Candy Ride finally got the job done Friday evening, defeating older horses in his second […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: The 1st Annual Paulick Report Turkey Awards

With the long holiday weekend, The Friday Show presented by Woodbine Racetrack comes early this week, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we present the 1st Annual Paulick Report Turkey Awards. There aren’t really any turkeys involved, but it’s a way to look back on some of the stranger moments of the 2016 season, along […]

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The story of Secretariat was made into a feature film in 2010
Fact And Fiction: Reality And Embellishment In Favorite Racing Films

It isn’t hard to ruffle feathers among horseplayers and racing fans; they argue about which horse is most likely to win a race, which issues the industry should be most concerned to solve, and who should be Horse of the Year. Get them going on movies, though, and you may well discover even deeper rifts […]

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