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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Rising ‘Approval’

World Approval remained undefeated in two starts this year when he rallied from off the pace to win the G2 Dixie Stakes at Pimlico May 20. The 5-year-old gelding provided his owner, Live Oak Plantation, with its third graded stakes winner of the year, which moves them into a tie for fourth on the American […]

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The Friday Show: Back To Congress, Belmont Shrinking?

A pair of Congressmen reintroduced the Horseracing Integrity Act this week, a bill designed to implement uniform oversight of medication in horse racing. This is the second iteration of the bill, and there are two important changes to this version, which could impact its support and chance of passing. In this edition of The Friday […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Jumping For Des

This past weekend it was time once again for one of my favorite Lexington traditions, the High Hope Steeplechase. Held each May at the Kentucky Horse Park, tailgaters line the track, cheer on the horses as they thunder past and enjoy what always seems to be a more elevated version of tailgate food (and maybe […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Investing In A ‘High-Level Blue Collar Family’

A catalog page for Don Robinson would read like that of one of the blue-blooded Thoroughbreds his Winter Quarter Farm has become known for. His grandmother Mrs. Silas B. Mason operated a farm in Lexington named Duntreath in the 1920s, racing colts like Santa Anita Derby winner He Did — famous for side-swiping Seabiscuit at […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: ‘Computing’ First-Crop Success

One of the signal facets of the contemporary commercial market is a fascination with first-crop sires. One prominent consignor even went so far as to declare that if sellers weren’t offering stock by first-crop sires or by proven sires, then potential buyers just walked on by. As perplexing as this situation is for breeders, not […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: Got Undercard Picks?

While the second leg of the Triple Crown can present excellent betting opportunities, quite often the undercard on Preakness day is the place to look for scores. With that in mind, here are some selections for major races leading up to the Preakness: Race 5: #5 Pretty Perfection (4-1): Kelly Breen is winning at an insane […]

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PR Special: Preakness And Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Edition

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of Pimlico on Preakness Stakes Day and Fasig-Tipton for the Midlantic 2-Year-Olds-In-Training Sale. In this edition of the PR Special, Ray Paulick examines the prospect of the Preakness moving from Pimlico to Laurel Park.  In the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Will The Dream Carry On?

The Preakness Stakes highlights a pair of solid cards in Baltimore this weekend, and whispers of a Triple Crown effort have been floating across the Pimlico grounds all week. Of course, Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming has to win the 1 3/16-mile Preakness before the colt’s connections will begin hoping for racing’s premier triple, at […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: This Year’s Yosemite Sams

Half of this year’s Preakness field consists of horses that didn’t run in the Derby. Every year for some reason, the media likes to call them “new shooters.”  We like to make fun of that. But what about these non-Derby entries? Do any of them have a chance? History suggests they are unlikely to win. Only […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Ready, Willing And ‘Abel’

After a disappointing attempt at going two turns in the G1 Santa Anita Derby, the Bob Baffert-trained American Anthem appreciated the cut back to seven furlongs as he powered to a 1 3/4-length victory in the G3 Lazaro Barrera Stakes last weekend. Not only was it the first graded stakes win for American Anthem, it […]

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