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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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PAULICK PREAKNESS INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: GOOD TO BE A PIMLICO FAVORITE

After a strong victory in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, it is no surprise that our voters ranked Super Saver a dominating number one, receiving 16 of 22 available first place votes. (Next week, the Paulick Preakness Index brought to you by Vinery LTD will feature a 23rd vote from the fans) Despite another […]

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AIKENITE, ODYSSEUS ARRIVE FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS

PRESS RELEASE AIKENITE HERE FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS   Dogwood Stable’s Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) hopeful, Aikenite, arrived at Keeneland Sunday afternoon with five other horses trained by Todd Pletcher. Aikenite, who turned in his final work for the Toyota Blue Grass on April 3 at Palm Meadows in Florida, galloped on Monday […]

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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: 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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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: DELAYS HURTING THE TRAIL

By Ray Paulick Is it just me, or is this year’s Triple Crown trail looking more and more like a Winter Olympics short-track speedskating race, with lots of false starts, problems with the racing surface, unpredictable results, and a narrow focus on two principals from the East and West.   In short-track it was Apolo […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: BANKING ON SOME UPSIDE

The saga of Ahmed Zayat’s Zayat Stables and the Fifth Third Bank that sued the stable took an interesting turn over the weekend when Eskendereya ran away and hid from nine rivals in the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Just as Fifth Third was pushing for the authority to take over and […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by VINERY LTD: SHINY METAL OBJECTS

  As far as three-year-old races are concerned, last weekend proved to be a bit of a…washout (pardon the pun). Santa Anita postponed their Saturday card where PDI top ten contenders American Lion and Tiz Chrome were scheduled to go against each other in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. Additionally, the Las Virgenes was to […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by VINERY LTD: LET THE POLLS BEGIN

It’s that time of year again. Turf writers, handicappers and bloggers get an extra early start on predicting who will be in the final field of 20 on that first Saturday in May. Is it premature? No doubt. Is the field set in any way? Not on your life. But part of the […]

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