Paulick Report Staff

UPDATE: SADLER SCRATCHED FROM ‘DONUT DAYS’

By Ray Paulick Del Mar’s publicity office put out an updated press release Friday afternoon saying that  Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella will appear at Del Mar’s “Donut Days” fans forum Saturday morning. There was no mention made of trainer John Sadler, Del Mar’s leading trainer who was originally scheduled to appear at […]

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TRAVERS: IT’S THE COLONEL BY A NOSE

By Ray Paulick WinStar Farm homebred Colonel John won Saturday’s Grade 1 Travers Stakes by a nose in a head-bobbing finish with William S. Farish and Mrs. William Kilroy’s Mambo in Seattle. Pyro, the 7-2 favorite, finished third, 5 1/4 lengths back, with Harlem Rocker fourth in the 139th running of the $1-million “midsummer […]

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COLONEL JOHN: NO SYNTHETIC HORSE

By Ray Paulick Turns out that wasn’t an illusion earlier this year when Colonel John seemed to catch another gear just as the wire was approaching in the 1 1/8-mile Santa Anita Derby. The rest of the field looked to be in deep water and the muscular bay son of Tiznow was skipping along on […]

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GO BETWEEN TAKES PACIFIC CLASSIC

By Ray Paulick Garrett Gomez capped a huge weekend Sunday at Del Mar, winning the $1-million Pacific Classic aboard Peter Vegso’s Go Between, who wore down Well Armed in the final sixteenth of a mile to win by a neck. Mast Track finished third and Zappa was fourth in the 18th running of the mile […]

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MINOR TAKES ON MAGNA

By Ray Paulick While CNET founder Halsey Minor continues his efforts to purchase Hialeah Park from current owner John Brunetti, he also has contacted financially troubled Magna Entertainment about the possible sale of Santa Anita Park near Los Angeles and the company’s two Maryland Jockey Club tracks, Pimlico and Laurel. But after speaking with […]

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LOST IN THE FOG…A HORSE OF A LIFETIME

John Corey wrote the following piece about how he came to meet the late Harry Aleo and produce a documentary film about Lost in the Fog, Aleo’s champion sprinter of 2005 who had a glorious racing career before he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer in August 2006. He died the following month The documentary, […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: JULY 28-AUG. 2

By Ray Paulick Somewhere down the road we hope Ginger Punch and Zenyatta meet. It truly will be a championship bout. On Saturday, one week after reigning female champion Ginger Punch fought through an opening to win the Go for Wand at Saratoga, Zenyatta floated like a butterfly and then stung like a […]

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BIG BROWN GETS UP LATE TO WIN HASKELL

By Ray Paulick Big Brown got it done in Sunday’s $1-million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park in New Jersey, but it wasn’t easy, as the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner was in an all-out drive to get past long shot pacesetter Coal Play in the final 70 yards of the 1 1/8-mile race to win […]

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QUESTIONS FOR SALE

By Ray Paulick   Ten questions about the Fasig-Tipton sale of select yearlings that begins tonight at the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.?   Question 1: Now that Fasig-Tipton is owned by an associate of Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai, will the sheikh’s chief bloodstock agent, John Ferguson, be more active than he […]

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FERGUSON PACES FIRST-NIGHT BUYERS

By Ray Paulick   John Ferguson, bloodstock advisor to Sheikh Mohammed and responsible for putting the deal together for Dubai-based Synergy Investments to purchase Fasig-Tipton earlier this year, led the way among buyers — signing five tickets for a total of $3,100,000 — at Monday night’s opening session of the company’s two day-select yearling […]

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