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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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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: A TIGHTENING AT THE TOP

Last weekend was the final opportunity for Derby hopefuls to make their case. As a result, this week’s Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment had two new entries with Square Eddie in a tie for 15th and Advice all alone in the 18th spot. The only other newbie on our list was a vote for […]

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QUALITY ROAD DERBY STATUS IN QUESTION WITH SECOND QUARTER CRACK

From New York Racing Association Press Office               Quality Road, one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby, has developed another quarter-crack, putting his status for the May 2 “Run for the Roses” in question.               Trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Friday morning at Belmont Park he first noticed the crack, this one on […]

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LIVE BLOGGING THE DERBY TRAINERS DINNER

It’s Tuesday night of Kentucky Derby week and that means one thing: the annual Derby Trainers Dinner, where the trainers of Derby starters have a chance to be grilled by emcees Chris Lincoln, a former host of ESPN racing telecasts, and Paul Rogers, the voice of the Louisville Cardinals and a well-known radio broadcaster. The […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE REPORT: I WANT REVENGE

This is the fifth in a series of articles written by Edwin Anthony examining the pedigrees of leading contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby. Previously, he looked at Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, Florida Derby winner Quality Road, Santa Anita Derby winner Pioneerof the Nile and the talented Dunkirk. This week, Anthony examines the bloodlines […]

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