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Weekend Lineup: Pacific Classic

A trio of Grade 1 races highlight the stakes action in North America this weekend, topped by the “Win and You’re In” Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Saturday. Up first is the G1 Alabama at Saratoga, in which Santa Anita Oaks winner Midnight Bisou will take on a field of seven other sophomore fillies […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Square Peg, Round Table?

Last weekend’s Jockey Club Round Table generated some thought-provoking ideas, as it usually does. Afterwards, the question always seems to be: how can the racing industry implement some of them? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick sort through this year’s proposals and identify the ideas that would be good […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Insta’-Success Was 20 Years In The Making

Terri Burch was living in California when her father first hatched a plan to bring her back home to Kentucky. A politician, he helped pass the legislation to create the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program in 1986. A long-professed horse lover, Burch was excited about the new program, which would be attached to the […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: You’re Using That Thoroughbred For What?!

Thoroughbreds can excel at anything, I truly believe that. So often after racing they’re asked to perform over jumps on the cross-country course, in the dressage ring or on the polo field. They enjoy having a job and a routine, and time and time again they prove to be incredibly adaptable to new challenges and […]

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Bloodlines: Best Picks Another Impressive Winner With Instagrand

A wide-margin victory in the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar confirmed the grand-looking bay colt Instagrand (by Into Mischief) is a force of significance among the current 2-year-olds racing on the West Coast, a group which appears freakishly loaded with quality and talent. In both his debut on June 29 and in the Best […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale: Hitchin’ A Ride To The Horse Business

The final session of Fasig-Tipton’s New York-Bred Preferred Yearling Sale gets under way Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and the Paulick Report is pleased to offer this PR Special newsletter for distribution both on the sale grounds and online. In this edition, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale: Collier Not The Retiring Type

Fasig-Tipton’s New York-Breds Yearling Sale – coming off a record year in terms of gross receipts, average, median and top price – kicks off a two-night run Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and the Paulick Report is pleased to offer the first of two PR […]

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Weekend Lineup: Arlington Million

A quartet of Grade 1 races feature on this weekend’s stakes schedule, three of which are run in conjunction with Arlington Park’s International Festival of Racing on Saturday. The first G1 to be contested is the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. The always-venerable Heart to Heart will be the one to catch on the front end, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Jackpot Blues?

One of the biggest trends in racehorse wagering is the jackpot wager, where it takes one single winning ticket to score the entire pot. Recently, it’s clear these wagers are often won by high-volume, rebate shops that employ computer wagering to take down the score. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Uncle Sigh Has Found Another Gear

It’s not often a horse rises to run in an American classic race, falls to a claimer, and then comes back up into the stakes ranks again. But that’s exactly what Uncle Sigh has done. On the eve of Whitney Stakes Day at Saratoga, the 7-year-old gelding finished a respectable second in his 31st career […]

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