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Gun Runner Moves Up To Third In Derby Media Poll

The Courier-Journal’s DerbyHQ Top 20 poll is a collaboration of the top 20 Kentucky Derby selections of 15 high-profile members of the racing media, including the Paulick Report’s own Scott Jagow. Gun Runner’s score in Saturday’s Louisiana Derby moved the son of Candy Ride into third on the poll, just behind Mohaymen and Nyquist, at […]

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Shagaf Moves Into Top Ten On Derby Media Poll

Shadwell Stable’s Shagaf entered the top ten on the Courier-Journal’s DerbyHQ Top 20 Media Poll following his victory in the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes on Saturday. The son of Bernardini is still receiving a number one vote from Jon White, Santa Anita Park’s oddsmaker, and the colt moved up on the other 15 media members’ […]

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Tim Sullivan Wins First Media Eclipse Award For Hub Johnson Story

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that Tim Sullivan has won the 2015 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the News/Enterprise category for “Family, PETA at odds after Horseman’s Death,” an investigative report into the circumstances surrounding the suicide of Hub Johnson, an assistant […]

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Moonshine Mullin Steps Up in Stephen Foster

Last November, owner Randy Patterson and trainer Randy Morse claimed a horse named Moonshine Mullin for $40,000 at Remington Park. According to Jennie Rees of The Louisville Courier-Journal, Patterson was hoping to get “lucky” with the horse. Four wins later, including a score in a graded stakes, they find themselves entered in Saturday night’s Grade […]

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Speculation for Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland Continues

According to The Louisville Courier-Journal, talk of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Racecourse in 2015 continues to grow and develop. British racing commentator Nick Luck, who has previously worked on American Breeders’ Cup broadcasts, appeared on At the Races with Steve Byk on Friday morning and spoke of European horses potentially coming overseas […]

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Lexington Winner Mr Speaker Pointed Towards Belmont Derby

Trainer Shug McGaughey stated after Mr Speaker’s Grade 3 Coolmore Lexington Stakes win on Saturday that the Belmont Derby, not the Kentucky Derby, was the goal for his colt. The Belmont Derby is New York’s new $1.25 million race for three year-olds, run at ten furlongs on the grass and formerly known as the Jamaica. […]

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California Chrome Remains Clear-Cut Leader in Kentucky Derby Conversation

“I think he’s a pretty solid favorite right now,” said Kentucky Derby oddsmaker Mike Battaglia of West Coast star California Chrome, a week after his Santa Anita Derby romp. Despite breakout performances from Dance With Fate and Danza on Saturday, many people’s hopes are still with California Chrome. Picking a second choice is proving to […]

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C-J: Last chance for the KY casino dance?

In yesterday’s Courier-Journal, Greg Hall asked the question “Is this the last chance for casino gambling in Kentucky?” The answer of course is a resonding “maybe” but there is some reason for concern as opponents line up to salivate at the possibility of its defeat. “I think … unless there’s a change in the party […]

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Follow the John Veitch hearing live via Twitter

Ray is off this week so we thought we’d lean on another veteran Kentucky racing journalist to bring our audience a chance to follow the hearings going on at the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The Courier-Journal’s Greg Hall is at the hearing for Kentucky steward John Veitch and his handling of the Life At Ten […]

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Injunction allows Dutrow horses to run

One of the side effects of trainer Rick Dutrow’s license being revoked by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission yesterday were the uncertain immediate futures of Amen Hallelujah and Court Vision who are scheduled to run Thursday and Friday of this week. A judge ruled that the commission could not enforce the order denying Dutrow a […]

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