Natalie Voss

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Chasing Yesterdays And Second Blessings

Chasing Yesterday, the 2-year-old half-sister to Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah, is certainly special to her legion of fans. After watching the homebred Tapit filly earn her first stakes victory at Santa Anita on Sunday, owner Jane Lyon explained the Bob Baffert trainee has a special place in her own heart. “When we started this, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: 26-Year-Old Breeder Defeats 70-1 Odds

At what point does a hobby become a passion? How often does that passion become a career? According to Maryland-based breeder Sabrina Moore, the odds of turning her passion for horses into a career were almost as high as those of her three-strong broodmare band producing a Grade 1 winner: about 70-1. When Knicks Go […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Looking After A ‘Great Friend’

Toast of New York’s incredible journey back to the races after a three-year break has drawn a lot of attention. The 7-year-old is now in Louisville being primed for the Breeders’ Cup, begging the question: “Do we believe in fairytales?” Jimmy McCarthy, the man who has been “Toast’s” transatlantic traveling companion throughout his career, suggested […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Churchill’s Equine Concierge

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships bring together horsemen from across the globe, and this November’s edition at Churchill Downs is expected to include a significant number of foreign contenders in addition to those who will ship in from all over the United States. The man in charge of coordinating that influx must consider not just […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Whole Family’ Celebrates With Sacco

Gregory Sacco, 52, remembers running around a shed row at Monmouth Park when he was small enough to go right under the racehorses’ webbings. Alongside his brother, who is 15 months younger, Sacco started hotwalking at just 8 years of age. His father William Sacco trained New Jersey-bred Thoroughbreds throughout his career, making the circuit […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Thinking Smaller, But In A Big Way’

Everyone responds differently to a national tragedy, like the devastation across Louisiana left by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Some people donate money; others give blood or donate their time and expertise. Jockey Aaron Gryder did something a bit different. His concern was for the children who’d lost everything, and that Christmas was arriving soon. Still […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: A Hopeful Trifecta

Saratoga’s closing day card features the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes for 2-year-olds, and this year’s field offers an eight-colt lineup with several intriguing options. In today’s Weekend Play, let’s take a run at the trifecta. Race 10, G1 Hopeful, 7 furlongs In an effort to get some value here, let’s leave off the 8-5 morning-line […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Insta’-Success Was 20 Years In The Making

Terri Burch was living in California when her father first hatched a plan to bring her back home to Kentucky. A politician, he helped pass the legislation to create the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program in 1986. A long-professed horse lover, Burch was excited about the new program, which would be attached to the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Working For My Big Brother And My Little Brother’

Saturday, July 29, at Monmouth Park, jockey agent Jimmy Riccio “won” the day with his riders Joe Bravo and Jose Ortiz sweeping all six stakes races on the card, including the $1 million Haskell Invitational with Good Magic. “We just were on the right horses that day,” said Riccio, 40. “It looked like a good […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: Saturday’s Grand Slam

The Paulick Report in conjunction with NYRA Bets is pleased to bring back Weekend Play at Saratoga, our weekly handicapping feature for the Spa’s summer meet. Each week, one of our editors will focus on a single wager – could be a Pick 4, Pick 5, exacta, tri or whatever else they might fancy. This […]

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