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UPDATE: DEVIL WILL DERBY

Todd Pletcher seems torn as to the future of Devil May Care as they consider throwing her back into the Kentucky Oaks fold. After indicating that the filly would enter the Kentucky Derby and forego the Oaks, they are back to cross-entering the daughter of Malibu Moon. Glencrest Farm’s John Greathouse is leaving the […]

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BOND: UNFORTUNATELY, I THINK THE FANS ARE BEING INFLUENCED BY A FEW BAD EGGS

Michael Veitch of The Saratogian started a multi-column series today examining medication in horse racing. He discusses the ‘credibility gap’ that has grown since Rick Dutrow’s use of steroids on Big Brown following breakdowns by Eight Belles and Barbaro. The first column features interviews with New York trainers Jim Bond, Gary Contessa and Pat […]

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AWEZOME BLOZZOM!

After an impressive win in the Apple Blossom Invitational, Oaklawn Park released the following quotes from the connections involved in the race. The release is printed in full below. We have also linked the race story from the Daily Racing Form here. Who do you believe could beat Zenyatta this year? Or do you […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by VINERY LTD: A CLEAR FAVORITE

Unlike most polls, the Paulick Derby Index had no change in the top two from last week as we already had Eskendereya in the one position. Of course, the gap widened after Lookin at Lucky’s troubled trip in the Santa Anita Derby. And despite the dominating victory by Sidney’s Candy over Lucky, he was […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: BAD MEMORIES OF SUPER STABLES PAST?

As we look at another tie at the top of the poll, one thing is clear: after the Fountain of Youth and Rebel Stakes winners, nothing is clear. After some very close races with Lookin at Lucky, Noble’s Promise has slid into the third position in the Paulick Derby Index brought to you by […]

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IS IT GIO’S WORLD?

After this weekend’s big race in Dubai, will it finally be Gio Ponti’s world? Despite a superstar year with four Grade 1 victories and two Eclipse Awards, the country’s top turf horse was consistently overshadowed by top females Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta. A victory in the $10 million Dubai World Cup could go a […]

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RACHEL: SHADES OF SEABISCUIT?

By Ray Paulick There has been a lot of talk since Charles Cella shocked the racing world with his $5 million Apple Blossom gambit comparing the proposed Rachel Alexandra – Zenyatta confrontation at Oaklawn Park with the storied match race between Triple Crown hero War Admiral and the great Seabiscuit. Jess Jackson, the owner of […]

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RACHEL WON’T RUN IN APPLE BLOSSOM

According to Gary West of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Steve Asmussen has confirmed that 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra will not run in the April 9th Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs Arkansas. Read it at West Points UPDATE: The following statement from Jess Jackson was just sent to the Paulick Report […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: AN ‘AWESOME’ JUMP

While the top four stayed the same, there were some interesting developments in the Paulick Derby Index brought to you by Vinery LTD. The most obvious was Awesome Act’s giant leap to number nine in our poll. Last week, the British invader did not receive a single vote from our 29-vote panel. While […]

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OAKLAWN ANNOUNCES PURSE INCREASES

PRESS RELEASE Once again bucking national economic trends, Oaklawn Park announced across-the-board purse increases of approximately $10,000 per day for the second half of its 54-day racing season.   The increase of $500 in all claiming races and $2,000 in all allowance and maiden special weight races – approximately five percent – goes into […]

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