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GUEST COMMENTARY: MAY FOALS THE SECRET TO DERBY TRAIL?

I’ve always been surprised at the habits of many buyers at yearling sales…they sometimes remind me of lemmings marching to the sea, making decisions without logic or rationality. I once asked a leading buyer why he often spent so much money on yearlings by unproven first-year sires, a practice that is common enough to inflate […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY’S PEDIGREE REPORT: FRIESAN FIRE

Between now and the Kentucky Derby, pedigree expert Edwin Anthony will be providing Paulick Report readers with insightful commentaries on many of the leading contenders for the race that most breeders and owners dream of winning. Ed comes from the racing family that bred and owned such classic winners as Temperence Hill and Prairie Bayou […]

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CURLIN STUD DEAL AN UNUSUAL ONE

By Ray Paulick The retirement of reigning Horse of the Year Curlin to Lane’s End Farm may be one of the more unusual stallion contracts with which the Versailles, Ky., farm’s owner, William S. Farish, has been involved. Farish said as much in an interview with the Paulick Report, although he would not go […]

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SARATOGA SALE HOLDS ITS OWN

By Ray Paulick In the face of volatile financial markets, a gloomy world economy and a multitude of publicity problems in the American racing industry, business at Fasig-Tipton’s two-night select yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., performed extremely well in its first year under new ownership, with the average up slightly from 2007 and the median price […]

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