Weekend Lineup

Weekend Lineup: Madness In March

A busy weekend of graded stakes action is topped by a pair of Kentucky Derby prep races on the East coast, the second and third 50-point races to be offered. Last weekend, Girvin took home the prize in the Fair Grounds’ G2 Risen Star to rise to the top of the Derby leaderboard, but this […]

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Weekend Lineup: Rising Stars At Fair Grounds

The next race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby is Saturday’s G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds. It kicks off the start of the races in which the winner will receive 50 points toward a spot in the starting gate on the first Saturday in May. Kicking off the graded stakes action […]

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Weekend Lineup: ‘Winter’ Carnival, Oaklawn Highlight 3-Day Holiday

Monday is Presidents’ Day, and as such, many people will be enjoying a three-day weekend due to the national holiday. Highlights of the weekend’s racing include the Monday card at Oaklawn Park, which features the G3 Southwest Stakes, offering 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby to the winner. Also, at Laurel Park, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Strong Sam F. Davis Field Vies For Derby Points

The journey to the first Saturday in May continues this weekend, with points on offer in Tampa Bay Downs’ Sam F. Davis Stakes. Solid 2-year-old contender McCraken will attempt to retain his form in his 2017 debut, while a field of eight others have will try to dethrone him. Kicking off the graded stakes action […]

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Weekend Lineup: Back On The Triple Crown Trail

Following the exciting weekend of the world’s richest horse race, the action refuses to slow down as we head into another weekend chock-full of graded stakes action. Across the country on Saturday there are three prep races for the Kentucky Derby this weekend, each offering 10 points to the winner. Kicking off the action is […]

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Weekend Lineup: The World’s Richest Horse Race

Saturday’s racing action will bring the eyes of the entire racing world onto Gulfstream Park, as the world’s richest horse race takes flight. The inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup features the rematch of titans California Chrome and Arrogate, though there are other runners with a chance to upset the 12-horse field. […]

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Weekend Lineup: Eclipse Awards

The whole of horse racing will celebrate the 2016 Eclipse Award winners Saturday evening at Gulfstream Park, but up first in south Florida is the Sunshine Millions series of stakes races for Florida-breds. The weekend’s stakes action also includes a pair of points races for the first weekend in May:the Silverbulletday offering points toward the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Oaklawn Opening Kicks Off Holiday Weekend

A particularly exciting event in the state of Arkansas every year, the well-attended meeting at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs is scheduled to begin on Friday. The race toward the Kentucky Derby continues as well, with Oaklawn’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes offering 10 points to the winner on the holiday Monday. Kicking things off on […]

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Weekend Lineup: New Year, New Derby Contenders

Happy New Year, readers! This weekend features another 10-point prep race for the 2017 Kentucky Derby, the Grade 3 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Saturday afternoon. The road to the Kentucky Oaks continues as well, with the G2 Santa Ynez on Sunday at Santa Anita. Kicking off the graded stakes action is the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Happy Holidays

Happy holidays to you and yours from everyone at the Paulick Report! There will be no graded stakes action over the holiday weekend until Monday, Dec. 26, which features four stakes at Santa Anita Park. Keep in mind that Laurel Park has organized a special nine-race holiday card on Dec. 24, making it the only […]

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