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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Patience Pays Off With Sadler’s Joy

The fifth choice on the morning line at 8-1, Pegasus World Cup Turf entrant Sadler’s Joy may be a solid price play on Saturday afternoon. The 7-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy has been extremely sharp in his morning training, according to co-owner and breeder Lauren Woolcott, and he is coming off a confidence-building win in […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: Telling The Story Of Sir Barton

A century ago, the leading 3-year-old of 1919, Sir Barton (by Star Shoot), was in winter quarters at this time of year and pointing toward his 4-year-old season. Owner J.K.L. Ross had high hopes for the successes of that campaign because Sir Barton was the stable’s leading money winner, largely from the purses for the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sunshine Millions, Derby Points On Offer In Lecomte

Gulfstream Park is hosting the Sunshine Millions Stakes card this Saturday, a series of four stakes races for Florida-breds highlighted by the $200,000 Classic as the second-to-last event on the card. The nine-furlong contest is topped by Sunshine Millions Classic Preview winner Red Crescent, who was fourth last out in the G3 Harlan’s Holiday. A […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The PHBA: Calling All Champions

Every January, the Thoroughbred industry honors its best from the previous year by bestowing awards in various categories. The ceremony for the 49th Eclipse Awards takes place next week at Gulfstream Park in South Florida. In this edition of The Friday Show, Paulick Report editor-in-chief Scott Jagow and bloodstock editor Joe Nevills reveal their votes […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Reid Looks Forward To His ‘Monday Morning’

As we enter the final weeks of the NFL playoff season, there’s little worse than walking into the office on Monday morning to hear coworkers lamenting the play of their favorite quarterback.  For trainer Robert “Butch” Reid, however, the phrase Monday Morning QB is one of the things that keeps him excited about waking up […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: Snotty Noses At The Sales

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. QUESTION: What can I do to prevent respiratory infections in young sales horses? DR. LILLY HAYWOOD: Breeding stock sales serve as the “perfect storm” for the development of respiratory disease in weanlings and […]

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PR Special Keeneland January Sale: Meet Gainesway’s New Director Of Bloodstock

As the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale rolls toward its halfway point, the Paulick Report is on the scene with an edition of the PR Special. The latest issue leads with a Q&A interview with Alex Solis II, who has set the foundation for a big year as Gainesway’s new director of bloodstock. Solis […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: Racing Class Usually Wins Out In Breeding

As we see once more in the winner of the Grade 3 Marshua’s River Stakes at Gulfstream, better racemares make better broodmares. This was proven nearly a century ago through the august researches of Joe Estes, the first editor of The Blood-Horse magazine when it became a weekly publication, and one of the first undertakings […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Late-Blooming Authentic Makes Good For Harrison

Authentic was born the day before the 2017 Kentucky Derby, and by Bridie Harrison’s recollection, he might have been the last foal born at her Cynthiana, Ky., farm that season. As the Kentucky Derby trail heats up, the Into Mischief colt might give the tired “saving the best for last” cliche another breath of life. […]

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