Eskendereya

WEST: ESKENDEREYA ‘ALREADY THERE’

After an exciting weekend of racing, Gary West offers a strong analysis of where we are on the Derby Trail so far. Above all, it’s hard to argue with his assessment that Eskendereya’s Fountain of Youth performance puts him on the very short list of elite contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby. Read it at […]

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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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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: A ‘GIANT’ WEEKEND

By Ray Paulick Todd Pletcher isn’t the only who had a big weekend last week, winning three American Graded Stakes races for 3-year-olds on Feb. 20: the Grade 2 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park with Eskendereya, the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds with Discreetly Mine, and the Grade 3 El […]

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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: 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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