Chocolate Candy

Chocolate Candy dies after stud farm accident

Bar None Ranches in Canada reports that new stallion Chocolate Candy died this week after suffering injuries from crashing into a paddock fence.  Thoroughbred Manager Mike Vanin said the five-year-old was playing in his paddock at the Alberta farm when he slid and suffered a fatal trauma. “I believe the snow on the ground and […]

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Aikenite wins longshot blanket photo in Churchill Downs Stakes

Three longshots hit the wire together in the Grade 2, $300,000 Churchill Downs Stakes, but it was Aikenite, at 12-1, who got his nose down at the right time.  Several horses came with late runs in the seven furlong race, which saw 22.56 and 45.00 fractions early on, but Aikenite, under John Velazquez, won the […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY’S PEDIGREE REPORT: ESKENDEREYA

The Paulick Report is pleased to once again offer the pedigree insights of Edwin Anthony in the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Ed has lifelong experience in the Thoroughbred industry, has practical experience planning matings for his family’s stable and formerly as a pedigree adviser to Three Chimneys Farm. His perspective is straightforward […]

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PAULICK BELMONT INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: ‘BIRD’ FINALLY GETS RESPECT

And then there were 17…while many of our voters have been unable to continue on the index, we are thankful for their contributions to the Paulick Report. The good news of course is the fan vote now has a larger percentage of the poll. So we now present you the Paulick Belmont Index by AmWest […]

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SLOW NEWS DAY: PAULICK LIVE BLOGGING BELMONT TELECONFERENCE

By Ray Paulick I don’t expect Jess Jackson to surprise us and call in with the Rachel Alexandra announcement the racing world has been breathlessly waiting for (you know, will she or won’t she?), but one never knows. Chip Woolley might give us some thoughts about potential jockeys for Mine That Birdor or even talk […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE REPORT: RACHEL ALEXANDRA

Pedigree consultant and author Edwin Anthony examines the bloodlines of Rachel Alexandra, the heavy pre-race favorite for Friday’s Kentucky Oaks, in his final analysis in a series of articles written exclusively for the Paulick Report. Anthony previously looked at leading candidates for the Kentucky Derby: Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, Florida Derby winner Quality […]

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PAULICK’S DERBY ANALYSIS: PIONEER WILL LEAD A CALIFORNIA STAMPEDE

By Ray Paulick (Who do you like in this year’s Kentucky Derby? Please use the comment section below to give us your picks and analysis of the race.) It’s anybody’s guess how wet the Churchill Downs racing surface is going to be on Saturday for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby, although Butch Lehr […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: A TIGHTENING AT THE TOP

Last weekend was the final opportunity for Derby hopefuls to make their case. As a result, this week’s Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment had two new entries with Square Eddie in a tie for 15th and Advice all alone in the 18th spot. The only other newbie on our list was a vote for […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE REPORT: CHOCOLATE CANDY

Pedigree consultant and author Edwin Anthony examines the bloodlines of Chocolate Candy, second to Pioneerof the Nile in the Santa Anita Derby, in the latest installment of the Paulick Report’s series of pedigree profiles of contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby. Previously, Anthony looked at Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, Florida Derby winner Quality Road, […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: FINAL POLL LOSES SOME QUALITY

In a week that should have shown little movement in the rankings of the Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment, the Paulick Derby Index has actually shown some fluctuation as co-favorite Quality Road was withdrawn from the race on Monday because of complications resulting from a quarter crack. I Want Revenge, clearly now the favorite […]

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