Paulick Report Staff

Rajiv Maragh Honored With ‘Comeback Jockey Of The Year’ Award

Rajiv Maragh — who returned to riding at racing’s top level mere weeks after being sidelined for 15 months with career-threatening injuries — is the recipient of JockeyTalk360.com’s third annual Comeback Jockey of the Year Award, presented by Horsemen’s Track and Equipment. Horsemen’s Track and Equipment president Randy Bloch will present the 32-year-old Maragh the […]

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Clay Whitham To Be Keynote Speaker At 2018 HBPA Convention

When Eric Hamelback, the National HBPA’s chief executive officer, sought a keynote speaker for the organization’s 2018 convention in New Orleans, he wanted someone to follow in the steps of other recent headliners who offered inspiration mixed with constructive insight on how to improve the sport. So he asked Clay Whitham. Whitham co-manages with his […]

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David Richardson 2017 Recipient Of Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman Of The Year Award

Dr. J. David Richardson — the prominent Louisville surgeon whose many roles in horse racing include as an owner, breeder, horseplayer, regulator and bloodstock consultant— is the 2017 recipient of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners’ prestigious Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award. Richardson is the featured honoree at the KTO’s 30th annual awards […]

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Gun Runner To Be Shown At Three Chimneys, Rejoin Asmussen Stable In New Orleans

Gun Runner, who virtually secured Horse of the Year honors by taking Saturday’s $6-million Breeders’ Cup Classic by 2 1/4 lengths in front-running fashion over Collected, is scheduled to stay in training this winter in New Orleans, though how much racing that might lead to is yet to be determined. Trainer Steve Asmussen said Sunday […]

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‘Thankful And Blessed’: Stewart Develops ‘Champion’ Of His Own With Forever Unbridled

Dallas Stewart was around numerous champions as an assistant to legendary trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Now the Louisiana product who calls Louisville home has a champ to call his own after the 5-year-old mare Forever Unbridled’s half-length victory over Kentucky Oaks winner Abel Tasman in Friday’s $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Del Mar. […]

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Asmussen: Gun Runner ‘Allowed To Develop’ Into Legitimate Classic Contender

Gun Runner might not have been America’s best 3-year-old last year, though he certainly was on the short list and staked a big claim as the most rugged. But the patience shown by trainer Steve Asmussen and his staff and the belief held by owners Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm has paid off big-time […]

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Younger Casse Preparing To Start His Own ‘Legacy’

When the Breeders’ Cup comes to Churchill Downs next year, Norman Casse hopes he’s trying to beat his dad instead of helping Mark Casse add to the three championship races the sprawling stable has captured the past two years. Norman — the Louisville native and Bellarmine graduate who encouraged his father to add a major […]

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Gun Runner Works ‘Beautiful’ Half-Mile In Final Move For BC Classic

David Fiske spent Monday morning watching the sun rise from the south rim of the Grand Canyon. “Hard to believe this might be the second most-amazing thing I see this week,” tweeted the racing and bloodstock manager for Winchell Thoroughbreds, co-owner of Breeders’ Cup Classic favorite Gun Runner, America’s top-ranked horse and Fiske’s top-ranked wonder. […]

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BC Juvenile Turf: Snapper Sinclair Working ‘Brilliantly’ In Hopes Of Making Field

Bloom Racing’s 2-year-old colt Snapper Sinclair hadn’t even cooled out after capturing Kentucky Downs’ $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Juvenile when the plans were made to send him to Friday’s $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar. Trainer Steve Asmussen said at Kentucky Downs that Snapper Sinclair would not have another race in between, […]

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Romans, Albaugh Family Stables Deep With Juvenile Talent

Dale Romans doesn’t know if the Albaugh Family Stables’ 2-year-olds Free Drop Billy and Hollywood Star are as talented as his 2016 standout Not This Time. But the Louisville-based trainer believes both are good enough and doing well enough to win next Saturday’s $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar — the championship-crowning race that […]

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