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NYRA FEATURES RACING CARTOON ‘TOP OF THE STRETCH’ IN PROGRAM

The New York Racing Association has shown some love for cartoonist John Daly’s ‘Top of the Stretch’ racing cartoon by including his work in their summer program. To learn more about the cartoon, click here for the article in today’s Saratogian. Neema Ghazi, NYRA’s Director of Marketing, generously supplied the Paulick Report a copy of […]

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BOREL LOSES MINE THAT BIRD MOUNT TO MARAGH IN WOODWARD

After working Mine That Bird for the last two weeks with Rajiv Maragh, D. Wayne Lukas made the move to switch the 2009 Kentucky Derby winner from Calvin Borel to Maragh for Saturday’s Woodward Stakes. Will this make a difference in the result for Mine That Bird who hasn’t won since his unexpected victory […]

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CALIFORNIA: PUTTING THE CART AHEAD OF THE HORSE

By Ray Paulick The California Horse Racing Board’s process of licensing betting exchanges in California will be lengthy, so I am very skeptical why the amendment to Assembly Bill 2414—authorizing exchange wagering–was furtively inserted as the clock was ticking down to midnight on the 2010 legislative session, which ends Aug. 31. Exchange betting is a […]

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ZENYATTA TO STAY HOME AT HOLLYWOOD PARK UNTIL BREEDERS’ CUP

Last year’s Breeder’s Cup Classic winner Zenyatta will stay in California to run in a stakes race at Hollywood Park as her final race until the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs. This news comes after speculation that her connections were possibly looking at trying her in the Beldame at Belmont Park. “It’s home,” said […]

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DEBUSSY UPSETS GIO PONTI IN MILLION

By Ray Paulick American champion Gio Ponti surged to the lead with a powerful move at the top of the stretch, but Debussy ran him down nearing the wire to post a half-length upset at 11-1 odds in the 28th running of the Grade 1 Arlington Million at Arlington Park on Saturday. Tazeez finished […]

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LANE’S END brings you THE WEEKENDER PEDIGREE: BLIND LUCK

By Frank Mitchell The flashy chestnut filly Blind Luck took her fifth Grade 1 victory with a game success in the Alabama Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday and is the leader of her division. The Alabama was the filly’s third G1 this season, following the Las Virgenes and Kentucky Oaks. Her immediate victim […]

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BAFFERT PUTS PRESSURE ON DEL MAR TO DITCH POLYTRACK

Perhaps chief among the outspoken critics of Del Mar’s Polytrack surface has been Bob Baffert. Now that Santa Anita has said it will revert back to dirt, he is putting the pressure on Del Mar to follow suit or lose his stable of horses to another track starting next summer. “They always say they’re […]

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RACHEL TO RUN 10 FURLONGS FOR FIRST TIME IN CAREER

Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra will make her 2010 Grade I debut in the Personal Ensign at Saratoga. It will also mark the first time she has run 10 furlongs in her career. “I think it’s time,” trainer Steve Asmussen said. “It’s still a big question and Sunday’s the best time to […]

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BELMONT 2012?

Ed Fountaine of the New York Post reports that ‘fruitful discussions’ were had over the weekend between the Breeders’ Cup and the New York Racing Association, leading to speculation that Belmont Park will return to the Breeders’ Cup rotation as soon as 2012. Read more at the New York Post

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