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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: PEGRAM UNPLUGGED PART 2

By Ray Paulick There is a serious side to Thoroughbred owner Mike Pegram, especially when he talks about the current state and future of the racing industry. Pegram’s success in the sport has been well documented through such stars as Thirty Slews, Real Quiet, Silverbulletday, Captain Steve, Pussycat Doll, Midnight Lute, and this year’s Preakness […]

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ICE BOX DRAWS SIX HOLE IN BELMONT

Expected favorite Ice Box draws the six hole and 3-1 morning line with Jose Lezcano aboard. First Dude, after an impressive second in the Preakness, drew post 11 and comes in as the 7-2 second choice and Fly Down is 9-2 in post 5. Read it at the Daily Racing Form Then come back […]

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JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL COMES TO MONMOUTH PARK THIS WEEKEND

PRESS RELEASE After a long stand in Red Bank, the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival will find a new home this weekend, Monmouth Park Racetrack. Featuring dozens of musicians, including John Pizzarelli and Smokin’ Joe Kubek featuring Bnois King, the festival goes from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 5 and […]

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SUMMER BIRD RETIRED

Just days before this year’s Belmont Stakes, the reigning Belmont champion and winner of the Travers and Jockey Club Gold Cup was retired due to complications of a fracture suffered last fall before the Japan Cup Dirt. “We’ve been in racing for 30 years and he gave us our greatest thrills, especially when he won […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: GIRL POWER!

By Ray Paulick Though they aren’t among the leaders in the American Graded Stakes standings, two young female jockeys, Inez Karlsson and Anna “Rosie” Napravnik, each registered noteworthy accomplishments over the Memorial Day weekend. “This is my first win in a graded stakes race,” an excited Inez Karlsson was quoted by Arlington Park publicists as […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

In anticipation of a huge Memorial Day weekend—18 graded stakes!—there will be only three graded stakes races presented this weekend, all on Saturday. Belmont has the Grade 2 Sheepshead Bay, a 1 3/8-mile turf marathon for fillies and mares, three and up. Christophe Clement has an uncoupled entry of The Gaillimh Girl and Tarrip, […]

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MONMOUTH MAGIC?

Having visited many of the top farms in Kentucky this week, Ray and I can attest that nothing has captured the hopes of industry folks quite like the Monmouth Park meet opening today. There are many in the industry hoping this formula may be the new way of doing business for the country’s ‘A-tracks’. […]

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A MONMOUTH SUCCESS

From all indications, Monmouth Park’s first of 50 days was a complete success. On Saturday, 17,903 fans showed up (10,292 last year) and they more than doubled the handle. “I’m thrilled,” said New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority CEO Dennis Robinson. “It sends a great message to the rest of the racing industry.” […]

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TALE OF TWO TRACKS: MONMOUTH BUSINESS SOARS OPENING WEEKEND, HOLLYWOOD CANCELS WEDNESDAY CARD DUE TO LACK OF ENTRIES

Monmouth Park’s experimental 2010 race meeting of shorter weeks, bigger fields and higher purses got off to a rousing start this weekend, with substantial increases in on-track attendance and overall handle for both the Saturday and Sunday programs. After a record-breaking opening day on Saturday, pari-mutuel wagering on Sunday jumped 126% from 2009 levels. The […]

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LANE’S END brings you THE WEEKENDER PEDIGREE: ICE BOX

By Frank Mitchell Since his dramatic run from far back in the 10-furlong Kentucky Derby to grab second behind classic winner Super Saver, the Pulpit colt Ice Box has been considered a super play for the 12-furlong Belmont Stakes. That daring manner of charging home from far back had helped the colt claim […]

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