Chelsea Hackbarth

Creator Brings The Rain In 2016 Belmont Stakes

WinStar Farm and Bobby Flay’s Creator nosed out Destin to win the 148th running of the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, covering the 12 furlongs in 2:28.51 over Belmont Park’s fast main track. Just after the son of Tapit crossed the wire, rains began to fall over the Belmont oval, drenching the connections in the winner’s […]

Continue reading
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Wild’ Bullards Alley Rewards Glyshaw’s Patience

He may be a bit blunt, often sarcastic, and disparagingly enough in Kentucky, an avid Indiana University fan, but Tim Glyshaw is a trainer that takes time to understand and appreciate each of the horses in his barn. Moments after achieving his long-time goal of winning a graded stakes race, Glyshaw took to Facebook to […]

Continue reading
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Apprentice Castrenze Scores With First Four Mounts

“It’s supposed to take you a long time to win five races, so that you get experience before you start being a bug rider,” said Ashley Castrenze. The 19-year-old freshly-minted jockey is already almost there; she’s ridden five races thus far and was victorious in the first four, finishing third in her fifth start. Yet […]

Continue reading
Bellocq Vs. Sharp: ‘Equicizer Race’ Benefits Retired Racehorse Project

The Retired Racehorse Project is proud to announce that its “Hoedown at Hagyard” event, held in conjunction with the Rolex 3-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park, successfully raised over $12,000 for the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover. “It was billed as getting a bunch of racehorse people and a bunch of eventers together, who all love […]

Continue reading
‘Always That Next Goal’: Pletcher’s Take On The Derby And Career Achievements

Walking into Todd Pletcher’s stable office at Churchill Downs is akin to entering a different world. Yes, there are race bridles hung neatly on the wall, and there are several win photographs and even a freshly pressed set of silks adorning the window sill. Unlike most other offices on the backside, the entire 12 by […]

Continue reading
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Venezuelan Trainer Hopes Derby History Repeats With Majesto

The last time a Venezuelan trainer, jockey, and owner teamed up in the Run for the Roses, they came away victorious. It was in 1971 that Pedro Baptista’s little colt with a crooked front leg arrived in Miami, only to faint after exiting the airplane. Trainer Juan Arias had only brought along $800, so the […]

Continue reading
Mor Spirit’s ‘Anteater’ Action Reminds Gary Stevens Of A.P. Indy

Hall of Famer Gary Stevens is excited to ride Bob Baffert’s occasionally temperamental colt Mor Spirit in the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. The son of Eskendereya has earned the reputation in recent months, as evidenced by an aborted work at Santa Anita in late February. Stevens was on board for the planned breeze, afterward calling […]

Continue reading
‘Best Friends’: College Students Team Up For First Win At Keeneland

Hemmed in behind horses at the top of the lane, Expected Ruler did not appear a likely winner of the fifth race last Friday at Keeneland. Carrying odds of 16-1, jockey Didiel Osorio managed to improvise, bulling through traffic to get the 3-year-old colt racing room. The pair surged forward to win by three-quarters of […]

Continue reading
‘Rope-A-Dope’ Ride: Jockey Gets First Stakes Win In Unusual Fashion

It’s not every day a horse draws out to a 20-length lead in the early stages of a race. Even rarer is for that horse to go on and win once the pack catches up to him. But that’s exactly what happened April 2 at Turf Paradise, when jockey Natasha Coddington rode Blue Bomber to victory […]

Continue reading
Wow Filly: 3-Year-Old Enola Gray Romps By 16 In Debut, Nearly Sets Track Record

Santa Anita’s meet-leading trainer Phil D’Amato debuted 3-year-old California-bred filly Enola Gray to a crushing 16 ¼-length victory in Sunday’s seventh race, nearly eclipsing the track record for 6 ½ furlongs under a hand ride from Tyler Baze. “I didn’t know much about her,” said Baze after the maiden special weight for Cal-bred or California-sired […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram