Australia’s Black Caviar makes case for world’s best

Black Caviar’s phenomenal performance in the Group 1 Lightning Stakes Saturday at Flemington puts her in the conversation of the world’s best runners.  Racing Post has credited her five furlong victory with a 131+ rating.  How good is that?  The Racing Post adds some perspective:  “The winner’s RPR (Racing Post Rating) of 131 is quite […]

Continue reading
Smiling Tiger up in time in San Carlos

Smiling Tiger came from well off the pace this time and got up just before the wire to win the Grade 2, $150,000 San Carlos Handicap at Santa Anita Park Saturday. After fallling behind early, Smiling Tiger, under Joel Rosario, came with a late rush on the outside to win by a head over Captain […]

Continue reading
Mucho Macho Man the best in Risen Star

Mucho Macho Man finally put it all together Saturday, winning the Grade 2, $300,000 Risen Star Stakes for three-year-olds at Fair Grounds. Under Rajiv Maragh, Mucho Macho Man outfinished his rivals in the stretch, winning by nearly two lengths over Santiva in 1:43.98 for 1 1/16 miles.  Rogue Romance finished third, while Machen was fourth. […]

Continue reading
Prince Will I Am streaks to victory in Mac Diarmida

Prince Will I Am exploded late to beat a field of 11 rivals in the Grade 2, $150,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes over the Gulfstream Park turf Saturday. Under Johnny Velazquez, Prince Will I Am stalked the pace, then sprinted clear in mid-stretch for a one-length victory over Rahy’s Attorney.  Musketier was third in the 1 […]

Continue reading
Awesome Maria runs away with Sabin Stakes

Awesome Maria lived up to her name Saturday, pulling away from her rival, Amen Hallelujah, for a five-length victory in the Grade 3, $100,000 Sabin Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The co-favorites separated from the field of seven at the top of the lane, and it looked like it could be a stretch duel to the […]

Continue reading
Demarcation charges home in Mineshaft Handicap

Demarcation outdueled a game Mission Impazible in deep stretch to win the Grade 3, $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap at Fair Grounds Saturday. Mission Impazible helped set the early pace and hung around until the end, but he could not hold off Demarcation’s last-to-first surge in the 1 1/16 mile race.  Jockey Rosie Napravanik got the win […]

Continue reading
Champ Pegasus wins photo in San Luis Obispo

The two favorites both battled gamely through the stretch, but it was Champ Pegasus who prevailed by a nose over Bourbon Bay in the Grade 2, $150,000 San Luis Obispo Stakes at Santa Anita Park Saturday. Under Rafael Bejarano, Bourbon Bay got the jump at the top of the lane, but Joel Rosario and Champ […]

Continue reading
Kathmanblu captures Rachel Alexandra Stakes

It didn’t look as easy as her last couple of victories, but Kathmanblu got the job done Saturday, taking the Grade 3, $150,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair Grounds. Under Julien Leparoux, Kathmanblu stalked the leaders, rolled to the front in mid-stretch and held off a late challenge from Inglorious for a one-length victory in […]

Continue reading
Harissa takes G2 sprint handicap at Laurel

Harissa outdueled Aspenglow in mid-stretch to win the Grade 2, $150,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel Park Saturday. Aspenglow (2-1) set the pace in the seven furlong race, while Harissa (3-2) stalked in fourth under Ramon Dominguez through fractions of 22.44 and 45.20.  Turning for home, Harissa joined the frontrunner and battled neck-and-neck to mid-stretch […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram