Paulick Report Staff

Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Unusual Suspect

By Frank Mitchell In a world gone wild, at least the designation of races makes a bit of sense, doesn’t it? For the past three-day weekend, there were 31 races designated stakes, according to Bloodstock Research Information Services. Of those, four were graded, including the Grade 1 Hollywood Turf Cup; 20 were restricted; four were […]

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Z: Better to Have Loved and Lost

By Steve Montemarano There’s a fine fine line between a lover and a friend, And there’s a fine fine line between reality and pretend. And you never know when you reach the top if it was worth the uphill climb, There’s a fine fine line between love and a waste of your time. –Lyrics from […]

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“Wives” Spat Set for Round Three at Monmouth Sunday

PRESS RELEASE Eddie Broome’s Thewifedoesntknow finished two lengths behind famous adversary Mywifenosevrything in their first match-up on August 22. When the two met again on October 3, Thewifedoesntknow finished fourth to her rival’s eighth. On Sunday, the “wives” return for round three of Monmouth Park’s own marital spat.  Broome, who also trains Thewifedoesntknow, says his […]

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Aqueduct: Mekong Melody Rides Rail in Upset of G3 Long Island Handicap

By Scott Jagow Mekong Melody scooted through an opening on the rail and surged clear to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Long Island Handicap at Aqueduct Saturday. Under Alex Solis, the five-year-old mare pulled away from Daveron, Tarrip and heavy favorite Changing Skies to win by five lengths in the 1 1/2 mile race on […]

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Yankee Fourtune Stays Undefeated on Turf, Wins G3 Commonwealth at Churchill

By Scott Jagow Yankee Fourtune stalked the pace, then led throughout the stretch run to take the Grade 3, $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs Saturday. With Victor Santiago riding, the three-year-old colt held off a late run from 40-1 Guy’s Reward to win by a length in 1 1/16 mile race.  The victory […]

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Foreign Buyers Seize Opportunity at Kentucky Sales

The U.S. dollar’s weakness against other global currencies is a major reason the fall Kentucky sales have lured so many foreign buyers this year.  A weaker dollar means their money goes a lot further. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Buyers from Europe, Australia and Japan are bidding aggressively at the Keeneland November sale, and the story was […]

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MAUREEN DOWD: Zenyatta and Cleopatra

The legend of Zenyatta grows with every colorful word that is written about her. In her latest New York Times column, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Maureen Dowd compares Queen Z to the legendary Egyptian queen, Cleopatra: “In an era when it’s hard for women to be powerful and flamboyant at the same time, to […]

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Thoro-Graph President: We’re Not Burying Our Heads in the Dirt

Jerry Brown, president of Thoro-Graph, which provides performance figures for horseplayers and horsemen, took exception to a recent column in England’s Sporting Life by former jockey Richard Dunwoody entitled “Burying Their Heads in the Dirt” in which Dunwoody said the American Thoroughbred has been in decline in part because of the reliance on dirt racing […]

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