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SUMMER BIRD RETIRED

Just days before this year’s Belmont Stakes, the reigning Belmont champion and winner of the Travers and Jockey Club Gold Cup was retired due to complications of a fracture suffered last fall before the Japan Cup Dirt. “We’ve been in racing for 30 years and he gave us our greatest thrills, especially when he won […]

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PAULICK BELMONT INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: DEFINING GREATNESS

Despite several defections from last week’s projected field, our voters kept the top three of Ice Box, First Dude and Fly Down in order. Dublin’s departure (previously ranked sixth) means that no horse will run in all three Triple Crown races since 2001. And Setsuko ankle inflammation kept what many thought would be a […]

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PLETCHER ON SUPER SAVER: ‘THE TWO WEEKS WAS TOO SHORT’

Trainer Todd Pletcher’s comments following Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver’s eighth-place finish behind Lookin At Lucky in the Preakness: “I thought as well as First Dude hung in there that we were in a good spot. He was able to move himself right outside of (First Dude). It looked like the colt was relaxed. He […]

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PAULICK BELMONT INDEX brought to you Vinery LTD: A SPLIT PERSONALITY

And then there were 18…voters that is. The Paulick Preakness Index has closed but we will be offering the Paulick Belmont Index between now and June 5 when the third leg of the 2010 Triple Crown runs at Belmont Park. Rather predictably, Ice Box leads the poll after his strong finish in the […]

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LOOKIN AT LUCKY TO RUN IN PREAKNESS

According to trainer Bob Baffert, Lookin at Lucky will run in the Preakness this Saturday barring an unexpected occurrence. While no one has specifically been named the beaten Derby favorite’s jockey, Martin Garcia is believed to be favorite to get the mount. Read it at the Blood-Horse Then come back to the Paulick Report […]

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PAULICK PREAKNESS INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: THROW OUT THE DERBY

With just a few days till Saturday’s Preakness, our voters have predictably picked Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver as the favorite to win the second leg of the Triple Crown. Lookin at Lucky picked up a few first place votes and strengthened his footing as second choice once trainer Bob Baffert all but assured […]

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OPPOSITE DAY?

In a Q & A from Pimlico, Calvin Borel says he’s flipping his rail-centric focus for the Preakness. Explaining that the rail at Pimlico is much heavier than it is at Churchill, he seems to believe this race with little pace will set up nicely for Super Saver to go to the lead and perhaps […]

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SCHOOLYARD DREAMS WORKS BULLET AT MONMOUTH; TO ARRIVE MAY 14

PRESS RELEASE Winning the Kentucky Derby is a life changing experience. Capturing America’s most famous race as both an owner and breeder is living a dream. Super Saver’s Kentucky Derby win last Saturday did both for WinStar Farms.   “A friend asked me if I am getting tired of the phone calls,” said […]

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GOMEZ MEET DUBLIN

In a breaking story from the Blood-Horse, Garrett Gomez will ride Dublin for D. Wayne Lukas in next Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. His Kentucky Derby mount, Lookin at Lucky, is only 52% likely to run according to trainer Bob Baffert and Baffert made it clear if they were to run Lucky in the Preakness, a change […]

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WILL THE TRIPLE CROWN GET BACK ON THE SAME NETWORK?

After a five-year split, officials from NYRA, Churchill Downs and the Maryland Jockey Club are working together to put the three race Triple Crown series back on the same network. This comes after NYRA had negotiated its own deal with ABC in 2006. “It’s hard to put together a marketing program for the Triple Crown […]

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