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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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UPDATED DERBY ODDS 12:00 PM EDT: LOOKIN AT LUCKY, SUPER SAVER CO-FAVORITES

Nearly 24 hours after our last post on current Kentucky Derby odds and there has been some subtle changes. As of 12:00 PM EDT, Lookin at Lucky is now a co-favorite with Super Saver at 8-1. Nick Zito’s Ice Box is now the third choice at 9-1 followed closely by Sidney’s Candy at 10-1. The […]

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GOOGLE TRENDS TOWARDS THE DERBY

Despite racing’s troubles, the Kentucky Derby remains a major event for any sports fan. Nothing shows how true this is in 2010 than a look at the Google Trends sheet. Six of the top ten most searched terms are Derby or racing related. For those of you not in the know on Google Trends, it’s […]

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DERBY DAY HANDLE UP 4.3%; SINGLE RACE KENTUCKY OAKS HANDLE UP 54.6%

In what seems to be part of continuous good news out of last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, the Blood-Horse reports that Derby Day handle of all 13 combined races was up 4.3%. As John Asher said, “This easily was our best wet-track Derby.” Perhaps even more remarkably, the single race handle for the Kentucky Oaks […]

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