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Weekend Lineup: Sophomores On Display At Parx

This weekend’s graded stakes action features a pair of Grade 1 stakes restricted to sophomores in Pennsylvania, the annual Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Stakes at Parx. Abel Tasman headlines the Cotillion for trainer Bob Baffert. The Quality Road filly has won her last three starts, all in Grade 1 company, and figures to be the […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Making Her Point In The Sands Point

After just coming up short in her previous two races, the Chad Brown-trained Uni finally broke through to earn her first graded stakes when she reeled in La Coronel in the stretch to win the G2 Sands Point Stakes by a half-length at Belmont Park. Uni is campaigned by the partnership of Michael Dubb, Head […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Mounting Frustrations?

Things haven’t exactly been going smoothly in recent days when it comes to process at the races. A case of mistaken identity led to a mare running in a gelding’s place (and winning). A tote freeze-up allowed wagering to continue after the gates opened. One photo finish was misinterpreted; another was called a dead heat […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Barrel Of Surprises

To look at Pat’s Paradise without his tack, you’d be hard-pressed to guess where his specialty lies. Standing every bit of 17.1 hands tall, Pat’s Paradise is a long, leggy dark bay gelding that looks as though he’d be right at home galloping over long distances on the cross-country course or springing over fences. What […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: From ‘Marshmallow’ To Grade 1 Winner

Three days after stepping into the winner’s circle to celebrate her win in the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes, 36-year-old trainer Ashlee Brnjas said the victory by Johnny Bear “still hadn’t sunk in.” Under Luis Contreras, the 6-year-old son of English Channel stalked the pace for just over a mile, then angled out on the far […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Many Questions Of Mike Repole

Despite his humble roots, Mike Repole’s goals have always been lofty, and to his credit, he’s achieved many of them. The kid from Queens who was the first person in his family to attend college turned a small beverage company into a giant worth $4 billion. He dreamed of owning racehorses as a teenager, and […]

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Bloodlines: Animal Kingdom Emerges, Scat Daddy Lives On

Two stakes over the weekend signalled a coming and going within the Kentucky stallion ranks that bears attending to. On the positive side of the ledger, Animal Kingdom (by Leroidesanimaux), winner of the Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup over his preferred 10 furlongs, was represented by his third stakes winner from his first crop […]

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In The Stud Presented By Triacton From KERx: Magician, First Crop Yearlings Of 2017

The Paulick Report is pleased to bring back a popular photo/video feature that will run periodically over the next few weeks and will spotlight stallions standing in Kentucky. The series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, will feature stallions that have either just entered stud in 2017, or stallions that have not yet […]

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Weekend Lineup: Milers And Juveniles

This weekend’s racing action features five North American opportunities to earn automatic berths into the Breeders’ Cup this fall at Del Mar. The G3 Iroquois Stakes Saturday at Churchill Downs is a “Win and You’re In” to the BC Juvenile, and offers a full field of ten 2-year-olds. Saratoga Special runner-up Hollywood Star is the […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Maker, Leparoux Find Success At Kentucky Downs

The graded stakes action was on the light side last weekend, with only four graded stakes contested. Despite the light schedule, there were still a couple of notable changes on this week’s American Graded Stakes Standings charts. Kentucky Downs offered three graded stakes last Saturday, and horses trained by Mike Maker captured two of them […]

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