Buddy’s Saint

Buddy’s Saint Breaks Down During Morning Work, is Euthanized

PRESS RELEASE Buddy’s Saint, a promising graded stakes winner that had been nearing a return to the races, broke down in a workout Sunday morning on the Belmont Park main track and had to be euthanized.   The 3-year-old son of Saint Liam, trained by Bruce Levine, had a very impressive 2009 juvenile campaign including wins […]

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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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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

  Kentucky Derby preps are in full swing across the country with more than a few contenders from the 2007 foal crop hoping to emerge as stars. Gulfstream Park will present two graded stakes for 3-year-olds, the Hutcheson, at seven furlongs, and the 1 1/8-mile Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth, both Grade 2. In the Hutcheson, […]

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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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TAKING THE FIELD

As Marty McGee says in his column about Derby future wagering, the mutuel field is the favorite in Pool 1 for the 12th time in as many years. Makes sense when you consider how rarely an early favorite even stays on the Derby Trail (can anyone say Old Fashioned?) much less wins the most prestigious […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by VINERY LTD: THE PAULICK JINX?

  Back when magazines mattered, there used to be this thing called the “Sports Illustrated cover jinx.” I’m starting to worry that it might be replaced by the Ray Paulick “Paulick Derby Index jinx.” When we launched the 2010 edition of the Derby Index two weeks ago, my top choice three months out from the […]

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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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