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Foreman: ‘Spirit Of Cooperation’ In Mid-Atlantic Led To Revival Of MATCH Series

The Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship Series, which had a five-year run from 1997-2001, returns to the racing landscape in 2018. The MATCH Series kicks off on Preakness weekend at Pimlico racecourse in Baltimore, with the Skipat Stakes (for filly and mare sprinters) and Jim McKay Turf Sprint (3 and up, turf sprinters) contested on next Friday’s […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Clean Start Puts Justify In The History Books

It was always about the break. Trainer Bob Baffert has seen how a bad break can cause the best horse in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby to lose. It happened in 2010 with Lookin At Lucky, who had the misfortune of drawing the inside post in a field of 20, then leaving the starting gate […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA’s Loyalty Program: Who’s The Kentucky Derby Winner?

The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby will provide lasting memories to at least one group of people connected to the winner and maybe many more. All week, we’ve been asking connections and others to recall their favorite Derby memory to this point. In this edition of The Friday Show hosted by Scott Jagow and […]

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‘Scalded’ Pitino Will Watch His Kentucky Oaks Runner Coach Rocks From Gulfstream Park

It is possible that no owner’s absence has ever prompted a greater stir, or caused more fans to revisit roiling emotions, than Rick Pitino’s decision to boycott the 144th running of the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks. Pitino has told his trainer, Dale Romans, friends, and his partners in Coach Rocks, a filly with a puncher’s […]

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PR Special Kentucky Derby Edition: Chasing Deer, Derby Longshots?

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special Kentucky Derby week print publication, available here and at the Kentucky Derby Trainer’s Dinner. In this edition of the PR Special, Ray Paulick analyzes the depth and quality of this year’s field. Chelsea Hackbarth tells the story of Bolt d’Oro’s upbringing, part of which included roping […]

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Reinvented Longchamp Enters A Brave New World

The long-awaited official opening of the new Longchamp, rebranded in the best marketing sense as ParisLongchamp to remind Parisians that the world’s most elegant racecourse is, indeed, just a few miles from the center of the French capital, went off with only a few hitches on Sunday afternoon as local racegoers and invited guests braved […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA’s Loyalty Program: Kentucky Derby Questions?

The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is only days away now, and many consider this year’s field to be the strongest in years. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick give their opinions on the prep race results. Who had the most impressive performance? Which colts are being overlooked? […]

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PR Special OBS April: Strong Mandate’s First Crop, Sharp Azteca’s Story

The OBS April Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is underway in Ocala, Fla., and the Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the sales grounds. In this edition of the PR Special, Denise Steffanus looks at Vitamin D and foal health, and in the Ask Your Veterinarian section, a […]

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How Did We Get Here? A Look Back At Breeze Show History

It’s a question our readers ask every time the leaders list is published following a 2-year-olds in training under tack show. It’s also a question some in the bloodstock world have been asking themselves in the past couple of decades, as furlong times get faster and faster. The obvious answer is that speed (like sex […]

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PR Special OBS April: Where Did The Breeze Show Come From?

The OBS April Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training gets underway this morning in Ocala, Fla., and the Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the sales grounds. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss takes a look at the history of breeze shows. Frank Mitchell […]

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