Paulick Report Staff

Derby Notes, April 29: Workouts, Arrivals And Departures

Two Grade 1 Kentucky Derby hopefuls worked Saturday morning in the state: Albaugh Family Stables’ J Boys Echo breezed five furlongs in 1:01 after the morning renovation break at Churchill Downs and, 75 miles to the east, Brad Grady’s Girvin worked five furlongs in :59.60 at Keeneland. At Santa Anita, Jerry and Ann Moss’ Gormley […]

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Godolphin’s UAE Derby Winner Thunder Snow Confirmed For Kentucky Derby

Leading 3-year-old colt Thunder Snow will run in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, America’s most famous race, at Churchill Downs  on Saturday, May 6. The son of Helmet, trained by Saeed bin Suroor, will remain on dirt following two victories on the surface at Meydan, UAE, earlier this year including a last-gasp success in the […]

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Keeneland Meet Shows Increases In Daily Average Attendance, Handle

Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., successfully concluded its 2017 Spring Meet on Friday as exceptional racing, enhanced food and hospitality offerings, one-of-a-kind special events and warm, sunny weather yielded robust attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering results. On-track attendance for the 15-day spring meet, held April 7-28, totaled 252,247 compared with 262,197 recorded during last year’s […]

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Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred’s Clancy To Be Presented With David F. Woods Memorial Award

Eclipse-award winning writer Joe Clancy, editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, will be awarded the David F. Woods Memorial Award for excellence in journalism Thursday, May 18 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. Clancy will be recognized by the Maryland Jockey Club for “Preakness-winning Desormeaux brothers fueled by early days in Maryland,” a feature on […]

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Timothy T. Capps Memorial Scholarship Established At University Of Louisville

The University of Louisville College of Business has established a memorial scholarship in memory of Timothy T. Capps, who died April 22, 2017, following a stroke. Capps, 71, a highly regarded consultant in the horse racing industry, had been director of the Equine Industry Program since 2011. “Several graduates and graduating seniors suggested creating this […]

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CHRB Meeting: Combined Fair Race Meeting Approved, Santa Anita Handle Down

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, April 27, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair George Krikorian, Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper and Araceli Ruano also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) […]

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Derby, Oaks Security Measures To Include Magnetic Wand Scans, 24-Hour Supervision

Churchill Downs Racetrack today re-emphasized its annual enhanced security measures for horses competing in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and ongoing safety and integrity measures included in its “Safety from Start to Finish” program. “Integrity and maximizing the safety and welfare of our athletes are of great importance to us, and […]

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Deputed Testamony, Good Night Shirt Elected To Maryland Thoroughbred Hall Of Fame

The Maryland-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame’s newest inductees are millionaire steeplechaser and 2017 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame steeplechase electee Good Night Shirt and classic winner Deputed Testamony, the most recent Maryland-bred to win the Preakness Stakes-G1. The selections were made by a committee of Maryland racing industry members coordinated by the […]

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Old Friends Announces Passing Of Veteran New England Campaigners Swan’s Way And Duke Ora

Within just a few days of each other, we lost two tough old New England Campaigners: Duke Ora, 23, and Swan’s Way, 28. They each made 81 starts and died within a few days of each other–Dukie from a neurological disorder and Swannie from inoperable colic. And anyone who thinks Thoroughbreds are the equine version […]

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Always Dreaming ‘Exceptional,’ Classic Empire Gives Casse ‘Chills’ In Final Derby Preparations

Florida Derby (GI) winner Always Dreaming turned in the work of the morning Friday with a five-furlong drill in :59.60 with jockey John Velazquez aboard for trainer Todd Pletcher. The first horse to work after the renovation break, Always Dreaming produced fractions of :13, :24.40, :35.80, :47.60 and :59.60 with gallop-outs of 1:12.60 for six […]

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