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PR Special Keeneland January: ‘Always Loved A Fighter, Man Or Horse’

The first session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale opens Monday at 10 a.m., and the Paulick Report once again offers a print publication online and on the sales grounds. In the Keeneland January Book 1 edition of the PR Special, Joe Nevills enters the Kentucky Farm Time Capsule to examine the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Baffert Trainees In Search Of Derby, Oaks Points

With 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby on offer, Saturday’s Sham Stakes drew a field of seven newly-turned 3-year-old colts trying to take their first step toward the roses. Trainer Bob Baffert will send out a pair in the Santa Anita feature, including the highly-touted Coliseum who is the even-money favorite on […]

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The Friday Show: What Should Happen In Horse Racing This Year?

A new year is upon us, and with it comes a combination of new challenges and old ones for the business of Thoroughbred racing. In our first Friday Show of 2019, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss five topics they’d like to see some progress on in the coming year. Watch the Friday Show below […]

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Ask Your Insurer Presented By Muirfield Insurance: Coverage For In-Utero Foals Purchased At Auction

Question: What options are available to insure the in-utero foals that are purchased with a broodmare at auction? Bryce Burton: In Utero, or Prospective Foal Insurance (PFI), can be put into effect once a mare has been declared 42 days in foal or more. This coverage can be effected not only during the breeding season […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Dreaming With ‘Perfection’

From the saddle of a red roan mustang with a “little streak of craziness in him” to following Spiced Perfection into the winner’s circle after the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes, Michael Faber just keeps daring himself to dream a little bigger. Or in this case, maybe Faber was dreaming a little smaller, but it […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Indiana Horse Racing: California Eyes Are ‘Smiling’

With a victory in the Dec. 26 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita, Spiced Perfection became the first Grade 1 stakes winner for her sire Smiling Tiger (Hold That Tiger). The fast bay filly also is from the stallion’s first crop of runners, which propelled him into 19th place among freshman sires in 2017, and the […]

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Weekend Lineup: American Oaks

North American graded stakes action this weekend is highlighted by Saturday’s Grade 1 American Oaks at Santa Anita Park. Last out winner of the G2 Sands Point Stakes at Belmont Park, Californiagoldrush is the 5-2 morning line favorite for this field of eight 3-year-old fillies. Paved will be looking to rebound from a poor Breeders’ […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Disabled Hotwalker’s Lament – ‘I Don’t Know Anything Else’

When Raymond Lyle approached William H. “Jinks” Fires about working for him as a hotwalker at Churchill Downs in 1988, the trainer hired him while assuming their business relationship would be short-lived the way so many backstretch associations are. He did not know Lyle. Lyle had just kept a pledge to his mother, Frances, by […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Do You Need To Supplement A Mare’s Progesterone During Pregnancy?

QUESTION: If some progesterone is good, is more better? Should you be supplementing with progesterone during pregnancy? DR. CHARLIE SCOGGIN: Speed or stamina? Pedigree or performance? Regu-MateTM or redundant?  These are all questions to ponder as the breeding stock sales season approaches.  And, for each one of these questions, opinions will abound by the boatload. Now, some […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: The Strait Is Strong At Valor Farm

“Cowboys like us sure do have fun, “Racin’ the wind, chasin’ the sun, “Take the long way around back to square one.” The juvenile filly Cowgirls Like Us demonstrated her continuing dominance with a 3 ¼-length win in Sunday’s $100,000 Trapeze Stakes at Remington Park, marking her third stakes victory in a row. For general […]

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