Racing

MACHO WOMAN! RACHEL TAKES THE WOODWARD

By Ray Paulick Rachel Alexandra won Saturday’s $750,000 Woodward by a diminishing head over Macho Again, making history by becoming the first filly or mare to win the historic Grade 1 race, run over 1 1/8 miles at Saratoga. Jess Jackson and Harold McCormick’s 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro kept her perfect 2009 record intact, winning […]

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A BETTER HALL OF FAME

By Ray Paulick UPDATE: Please see my clarification in the comments section at the end of this article, concerning the Hall of Fame’s acknowledgement of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.. Friday’s induction ceremonies for the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame figures to be a proud and emotional day for jockey Eddie Maple, trainers […]

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SARATOGA, AS GOOD AS LOVE

While Ray Paulick is dipping his toes into the Pacific Ocean and enjoying summer racing at Del Mar, another big race meeting is set to begin in Upstate New York. In fact, Saratoga is more than a race meeting; for many people it’s a tonic to cure, at least temporarily, what ails the racing industry. […]

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GUEST COMMENTARY: PLETCHER’S TRIPLE CROWN TROUBLES

Todd Pletcher is almost a cinch to be elected into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame as soon as he becomes eligible for nomination on the ballot. The one-time D. Wayne Lukas assistant has won four Eclipse Awards as outstanding trainer in North America (2003-2007), set records for earnings by a North American […]

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NO RACHEL IN THE BELMONT

Statement by Jess Jackson on behalf of Stonestreet Stables and Harold McCormick “Rachel Alexandra is an incredible thoroughbred who has proven to be the best three year old in racing today. We are elated by all the attention her wins in the Oaks and Preakness has garnered the sport. The many letters and emails […]

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ALLEN: ‘ARROGANCE AND GREED ISN’T RIGHT’

The following press release was issued on behalf of Mark Allen, co-owner of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, concerning previously publicized comments by Allen to enter the horse Indy Express in an effort to prevent Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra from securing a starting berth in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. — Ray […]

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LIVE BLOGGING THE DERBY POSITION DRAW

Join the Paulick Report as we cover the Kentucky Derby position draw with our live blog feature. Since ESPN has dropped their coverage this year, Ray will fill that void by reporting the facts and allowing you to become a part of the experience with your own commentary. There was a two-step process, a draw […]

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BOREL RIDES MINE THAT BIRD TO 50-1 KENTUCKY DERBY UPSET

By Ray Paulick Calvin Borel took a familiar inside route to victory in the 135th Kentucky Derby, running away from the field to score an unlikely victory at 50-1 aboard Mine That Bird, a $9,500 yearling purchase who was coming off a fourth-place finish in the Sunland Derby at Sunland Park in New Mexico. It was […]

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JESS JACKSON AND PARTNER BUY RACHEL ALEXANDRA

From Stonestreet Stables Press Release/Caroline Shaw Public Relations    LEXINGTON, KY (May 6, 2009) – Stonestreet Stables, majority owner of two-time Horse of the Year, Curlin—and Harold T. McCormick of Birmingham, Alabama together with Dolphus Morrison and Mike Lauffer of L and M Partners, LLC announced today the purchase of Rachel Alexandra, the […]

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STARDOM BOUND SIDELINED; OUT OF KENTUCKY OAKS

TVG reports that Stardom Bound will not go in the Kentucky Oaks following her third-place finish in the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland. The Ashland was her first loss since finishing second as a maiden in the Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar last August. She had won five consecutive Grade 1 races prior to the Ashland, […]

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