Paulick Report Staff

Alternative Antibiotic Combination Showing Promise For Foal Pneumonia

Foals that fall ill with pneumonia, specifically the form caused by Rhodococcus equi, are in grave danger — this form of pneumonia causes abscesses in the lungs that can be difficult to treat. Currently, a combination of the antimicrobials azithromycin and rifampicin are used as treatments as the bacteria rapidly develop resistance to rifampicin if […]

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Nadal Serves Up A Victory In San Vicente, Will Target Derby Prep

George Bolton, Arthur Hoyeau, Barry Lipman and Mark Mathiesen’s Nadal scored a hard-fought victory over Ginobili in Sunday’s Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes, delivering on his 1-5 post time odds with a front-running win. The 3-year-old son of Blame, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Bob Baffert, ran seven furlongs over Santa Anita’s fast main […]

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Impressive Maiden Winner Honor A.P. To Target San Felipe Stakes

C R K Stable’s Triple Crown hopeful Honor A.P., who broke his maiden by 5 1/4 lengths in October at Santa Anita, finally has a target for his 3-year-old debut. The John Shirreffs-trained son of Honor Code will point to the G2 San Felipe Stakes on March 7, which offers the winner 5- points on […]

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Winter Weather And Added Rain Bring Hoof Care Challenges

Though cold weather can cause some horse’s hoof growth to slow, proper hoof care is still imperative to having a healthy horse. Routine farrier care is essential, even during colder months, and picking out feet daily can help prevent thrush and seedy toe. Soggy footing, whether from rain or snow, can lead to rapid development […]

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Sole Volante Shows Dirt Form, Defeats Independence Hall In Sam F. Davis

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Andie Biancone and Limelight Stables’ Sole Volante ended the undefeated streak of 3-5 favorite Independence Hall in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes, racing away by two lengths on the wire. The 3-year-old son of Karakontie ran 1 1/16 miles over Tampa Bay Downs’ fast main track in 1:42.60, adding the […]

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Admiralty Pier Hangs On By A Nose, Survives Inquiry In Tampa Bay Stakes

Hoolie Racing Stable and Bruce Lunsford’s Admiralty Pier may have been headed in the stretch, but he and jockey Samy Camacho fought back gamely to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Tampa Bay Stakes by a nose in a three-way photo over Devamani and March to the Arch. The 21-1 longshot stayed up despite a stewards’ inquiry […]

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23 Entrants In Risen Star: Fair Grounds To Split Derby Points Race Into Two Divisions

With a total of 23 sophomores entered in next Saturday’s Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes, the Fair Grounds racing office made the decision to offer two splits of the $400,000 Kentucky Derby points race. Each division will carry the original $400,000 purse and award full “Championship Series” Kentucky Derby (G1) qualifying points (50-20-10-5). For the […]

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Equine Emotion: Often Overlooked And Challenging To Measure

When talking about “equine welfare,” many people assume that if a horse has access to food, water and shelter, it is being cared for appropriately. New research shows that a horse’s emotional state is often ignored when experts are measuring that horse’s well-being. It can be difficult to objectively assess emotional welfare without precise measurements, […]

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Jehozacat Springs The Upset In Endeavour; Got Stormy Finishes Fourth

Lael Stables’ Jehozacat got away to an easy early lead and had just enough left to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Endeavour Stakes by a head, springing a 16-1 upset on the tote board. It was the first graded stakes win for the 5-year-old daughter of Tapit, ridden by Daniel Centeno for trainer Arnaud Delacour. She […]

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