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Richard’s Kid Rides Rail to Upset in Goodwood at Oak Tree

Richard’s Kid skimmed the rail in the stretch and came away with a victory in the Grade 1, $250,000 Goodwood Stakes at Hollywood Park’s Oak Tree meet. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> The five-year-old Bob Baffert trainee went off at 8-1 in a field that featured the promising, undefeated three-year-old colt Twirling Candy.  Twirling Candy faded in […]

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Oak Tree: At 30-1, Rigoletta Upsets Oak Leaf Stakes for Two-Year-Old Fillies

By Scott Jagow Rigoletta secured her first Grade 1 victory and a spot in the Breeders’ Cup next month by winning the $250,000 Oak Leaf Stakes at Hollywood Park Sunday. With David Flores riding, Rigoletta stalked a reasonable pace and stayed with heavy favorite Tell a Kelly through mid-stretch before pulling away to win […]

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Oak Tree: Champ Pegasus Soars through Lane to take Clement L. Hirsch Stakes

By Scott Jagow Champ Pegasus added another stakes win to his impressive 2010 season, capturing the Grade 1, $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Hollywood Park’s Oak Tree meet. After sitting a few lengths off a soft pace in the 1 1/4 mile race, Jockey Joel Rosario took Champ Pegasus to the outside at the top […]

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HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW: An Engaging Sports Movie about the Greatest Racehorse Ever

According to this early review from The Hollywood Reporter, the production team behind ‘Secretariat’ have yet again successfully hit upon a formula for making inspiring sports movies. They were also responsible for the hit sports movies ‘The Rookie’ and ‘Miracle’. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Read the review at The Hollywood Reporter

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Maybe You Can Drive This Sweet Ride

Last week, the Paulick Report announced we were searching for a driver to assist in a “top-secret” project. Fortunately, we have received much interest from our readers. See Manuel Adum’s highly creative approach below. And John Callahan’s heartfelt, passionate plea to join our cause. While the project has been top secret, we […]

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Zenyatta to face five others in Lady’s Secret

In prep for what is most likely the second-to-last race of her career, Zenyatta will face a field of five other rivals. A victory would extend her unbeaten streak to 19. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Read more at the Daily Racing Form

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BEYER: At the risk of inflaming the blogosphere, I could not put Zenyatta on a list of all-time great racehorses

Basing his conclusion on winning against mostly moderate female competition like this Saturday’s Lady’s Secret and her career as a synthetic-track specialist, Andy Beyer has written a column that will certainly get the attention of the racing community. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Read more at the Washington Post

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BREEDERS’ CUP BRUNCH TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 4 AT GALT HOUSE

PRESS RELEASE The Breeders’ Cup Host Committee announced today the establishment of the Breeders’ Cup Brunch, a very special public welcome celebrating the return of the   Breeders’ Cup World Championships to Louisville. The Brunch will take place on Thursday, November 4, 10:30 a.m., at the Galt House Hotel and Suites (140 N. Fourth St.) with […]

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Oak Tree Goes to Hollywood

The Oak Tree at Hollywood Park meet begins today with 7:05 pm post time, one of six days of night racing during a meet that ends on Oct. 31. Will the night time racing find the same success that Churchill Downs has realized with its last two years of Downs After Dark? Will the meeting […]

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SANTA ANITA TO RETURN TO NATURAL DIRT SURFACE, SYNTHETIC REMOVAL TO BEGIN OCT. 11

PRESS RELEASE Santa Anita officials announced on Tuesday that construction will begin on a new all-natural dirt main track on Oct. 11.  Crews will begin removing the existing synthetic material at that time and it is estimated the track will be ready for training by Dec. 6, with Santa Anita’s traditional winter/spring meeting set to […]

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