Paulick Report Staff

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Turning Left Into A Bright Future?

For as long as she can remember, 32-year-old Kelsey Danner has been making left turns. It began in her father’s barns at Churchill Downs and Oaklawn Park, scrubbing buckets and leading Thoroughbred racehorses around and around the shed row before school each morning. As she got older, she graduated to riding those same racehorses along […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Power’ In Teamwork At Belmont

Extreme weather conditions in New York last week did more than force the cancellation of racing at Aqueduct; on Thursday afternoon, power to the Belmont Park backstretch was lost. Open as a training facility during the winter, Belmont’s power outage left the dorm rooms of approximately 125 stable employees without heat just as the below-freezing […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Edwards Looks Back On Career Of Asking Right Questions

It all started with a question. Throughout her career at ESPN, Jeannine Edwards has learned the greatest stories often begin with the ability to ask the right question. The award-winning reporter may be best-known for covering the sidelines of college football games, but she got her start as a Thoroughbred racing analyst. Edwards’ love affair […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: The ‘University Of Woodbine’

At 15 years of age, Robert Tiller was making left-handed turns around a shed row. The soft, whispery noises of the horses and the smells of hay and straw each morning drew him toward the racetrack life; Tiller was hooked, and quickly left school behind. “I pretty much went straight to the ‘University of Woodbine,’” […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: No Brakes Finds A New Speed

The 12-year-old gelding’s name still suits him. “No Brakes” doesn’t like to do anything slowly, from eating his dinner to moving across his pasture at the Virginia Tech Foundation’s Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MARE). “Brakey” developed quite the fan following during his eight years on the racetrack. In 111 starts, the Maryland-bred son […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: San Luis Rey Horse Rescuer Leo Tapia ‘Rich In Heart’

“Algunos son pobres de dinero pero ricos de corazon.” It means: some people are poor in money, but rich in heart. Leo Tapia shared that quote on his Facebook wall earlier this week, and while he wasn’t referring to himself, the symbolism could not have been more accurate. A groom at San Luis Rey Downs, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Finding The ‘Opportunity’ In A Changing Landscape

His name carries the weight of four generations of horsemen, and it rings out in the Thoroughbred industry just like the names of horses he has worked with: Barbaro, Street Sense, Havre de Grace, Artie Schiller, and Keeper Hill, just to name a few. During the closing weekend at Del Mar, however, Headley Bell’s name […]

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#WeStandWithLiam: Hall Of Famer Velazquez Takes A Stand Against Bullying

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez is collaborating with the New York Racing Association in an effort to promote awareness about the effects of bullying. On Saturday at Aqueduct, the day of the Grade 1 Cigar Mile, the second race on the card will be named “A Salute To Liam O’Brien,” and jockeys will wear […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: The Colors That Make A Good Horse

At age 63, Mike Ryan might be having his best year yet. The bloodstock agent not only co-bred the 2017 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming with 30-year business partner Gerry Dilger, but he also picked out the Preakness winner Cloud Computing from the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. At the Breeders’ Cup this fall, Ryan’s yearling […]

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David Cohen Se Prepara Para Retomar Su Carrera Como Jinete En Oaklawn Park

David Cohen, una estrella en ascenso entre los jinetes hace una década pero inactivo desde Octubre de 2014, regresará a la actividad en el venidero meeting de Oaklawn Park en Hot Springs, Arkansas. El nativo de California de 32 años estará representado por su último agente, Bill Castle, quien dijo que se espera que Cohen […]

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