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Zenyatta Takes a Sunday Stroll

PRESS RELEASE Two-time champion Zenyatta, on target to defend her 19-0 record and Breeders’ Cup Classic title, enjoyed a quiet Sunday and just walked the shedrow, one day after completing her major preparations for the November 6 Classic on Saturday by working six furlongs in 1:11 4/5. Shirreffs reported that the 6yo Street Cry mare […]

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Godolphin Quartet Works at Belmont Before Shipping to Louisville

PRESS RELEASE Godolphin Racing will have a strong hand in the Breeders’ Cup on Friday and Saturday as Girolamo, Sara Louise, Gayego, and Vineyard Haven are bound for Louisville after breezing at Belmont Park this weekend. Godolphin’s contenders for the Dirt Mile, Vineyard Haven and Gayego, turned in separate breezes on Sunday. […]

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Churchill Opening Day: Astrology Takes Grade 3 Iroquois

By Scott Jagow On a day devoted to two-year-olds at Churchill Downs, Astrology showed he could be a bright star of the future, winning the Grade 3, $100,000 Iroquois Stakes. Under Garrett Gomez, Astrology stalked the pace, took the lead before the quarter pole and widened his lead, winning by almost four lengths […]

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Dancinginherdreams Romps in G2 Pocahontas at Churchill

By Scott Jagow Dancinginherdreams proved her impressive first-out win was no fluke by crushing a field of two-year-old fillies by open lengths in the Grade 2, $150,000 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs Sunday. With Julien Leparoux aboard, Dancinginherdreams rode the rail in the stretch and ran away from her six rivals, completing the one […]

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Briecat Goes Gate to Wire to Win Las Palmas Handicap at Hollywood

By Scott Jagow At 13-1, Briecat led all way to capture the Grade 2, $150,000 Las Palmas Handicap on closing day of the Oak Tree at Hollywood Park meet. With Patrick Valenzuela riding, Briecat was game down the stretch, holding off two late challengers to win the one mile race by a neck.  The winning time was 1:34.77. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); […]

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Breeders’ Cup or Bust Day Five: Paging Dr. Allday

By Ray Paulick Breeders’ Cup or Bust day 5 was a tough one. Not so much in the miles logged; we walked another 96 furlongs Sunday on the road from Lexington to Louisville to help raise money for Breeders’ Cup Charities. But as Brad Cummings and I ambled down U.S. 60 through Shelby County, we […]

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Zenyatta: Best Racehorse Ever?

The much-anticipated 60 Minutes profile was aired tonight on CBS. Whether you believe she will win or not Saturday, it is hard to doubt this sort of publicity is a great thing for the sport of horse racing. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Watch it at 60 Minutes

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60 Minutes of Love

By Ray Paulick So “60 Minutes,” the long-running newsmagazine on CBS that averages over 13 million viewers a week, tried to do horse racing a favor by featuring unbeaten racing superstar Zenyatta in a segment last night, just six days before her final career start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. How did some in the […]

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Breeders’ Cup or Bust Day Six: A Late Scratch

An arduous walking trip from Lexington to Louisville has its unforeseen pitfalls and the Paulick Report experienced its first major setback last night. Blame it on conditioning, bad conformation, or trying to read his BlackBerry while walking down a narrow two-lane highway, but Brad Cummings twisted his ankle and well, watch the video below to […]

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