Frank Mitchell

Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: ‘Computing’ First-Crop Success

One of the signal facets of the contemporary commercial market is a fascination with first-crop sires. One prominent consignor even went so far as to declare that if sellers weren’t offering stock by first-crop sires or by proven sires, then potential buyers just walked on by. As perplexing as this situation is for breeders, not […]

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PR Special: Preakness And Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Edition

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of Pimlico on Preakness Stakes Day and Fasig-Tipton for the Midlantic 2-Year-Olds-In-Training Sale. In this edition of the PR Special, Ray Paulick examines the prospect of the Preakness moving from Pimlico to Laurel Park.  In the […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Infused With Speed And Something More

The Irish-bred mare Zhukova turned the Grade 1 Man o’ War Stakes at Belmont Park into a procession with her six-length victory on Saturday (May 13). Rating in front over the soft course, Zhukova kicked for home with an impressive turn of foot and won the day. The 5-year-old mare’s sire, Australian champion Fastnet Rock, […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Having Ties To Last Two Derby Winners ‘Above Perfection’

When Always Dreaming pulled away from his opponents to win the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, two of the people cheering loudest for the elegant bay were Irishmen from different counties of the Emerald Isle. Those two were Mike Ryan and Gerry Dilger. Operating under the name of Santa Rosa Partners, […]

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PR Special: The Kentucky Derby 143 Edition

It’s Derby week, so that means it’s time for a special print edition presented by the Paulick Report, focusing on the 143rd running. This edition of the PR Special was distributed at Tuesday night’s Kentucky Derby Trainers’ Dinner and is available here. Ray Paulick looks back in time at Calumet Farm’s success in the Derby. […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: A Filly With A Derby Pedigree

This Kentucky Derby week column won’t feature a Derby horse because there are no remaining preps to the Run for the Roses. So the question for an avid writer is how many references to the Kentucky classic can we come up with, anyway? Naturally, it’s a filly who allows me to get into the spirit […]

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PR Special OBS April: The ‘State’ Of Racing, Part 2

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the OBS Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. In this edition of the PR Special, Ray Paulick examines the state of Thoroughbred racing and breeding across America in the second of a two-part series. He […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Collecting Wins For City Zip

Collected is snorting fire in his desire to become the leading son of sire City Zip (by Carson City). Collected would be within sniffing distance of the earnings leadership for sons of City Zip, except for a quintet of millionaires, and the glamorously good-looking Collected moved his earnings to $600,500 with victory in the Grade […]

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PR Special OBS April: A Snapshot Of Racing, Region By Region

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the OBS Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. In this edition of the PR Special, Ray Paulick examines the state of Thoroughbred racing and breeding across America in the first of a two-part series.  In […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Inside Straight Laced With Power Of Native Dancer

Inside Straight (by Super Saver) won the Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap over the weekend. It was neither the most important race, nor the most impressive performance of the weekend, but Inside Straight has a pedigree with some exceptional distinctions, as well as a nearly universal commonality. The great majority of all the top-tier racehorses today […]

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