Garrett O’Rourke

Juvenile Toledo Shows Promise In Maiden Special Weight At Aqueduct

Juddmonte Farms’ well-bred Toledo showed promise in the Saturday finale at Aqueduct when sliding up the rail to break his maiden second time out for trainer Chad Brown. The Kentucky homebred by Into Mischief is out of the Bernardini broodmare Endless Chat, who also produced dual turf stakes winner Seismic Wave. “He did it easily. […]

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‘Hard-Luck’ Tacitus Ready To Try Again In Travers

An old saying goes, ‘It’s better to be lucky than good’. It’s clear by his five starts this year that Juddmonte Farms’ Tacitus is definitely good, but in his most recent two outings, he has been anything but lucky. A wide trip in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets and a stumbled […]

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Tacitus: Juddmonte ‘Doubling Down’ On Dirt Sires In Quest Of Elusive Derby Win

If Tacitus’ blood was any bluer, it would be cerulean. By America’s top dirt sire, 2004 Wood Memorial winner Tapit, out of five-time Grade 1-winning New York heroine and Eclipse champion Close Hatches, the flashy gray colt is owned by Prince Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud’s global powerhouse Juddmonte Farms, and trained by Hall of […]

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Foal And Stallion Nominators Elect 20 Breeders’ Cup Members

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that 20 individuals have won election to serve as Breeders’ Cup Members.  Voting by Breeders’ Cup 2017 foal and stallion nominators was concluded at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 15. The following individuals received the most votes of the Breeders’ Cup nominators to fill 20 Member seats having four year […]

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‘Beyond Equine Capability’: Juddmonte Reflects On Arrogate’s Dubai World Cup

It has been nearly 11 months since a big silver train of a horse named Arrogate came rolling through the desert of Dubai and wowed the globe with a Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) performance that will be remembered for decades to come. Owned by the iconic Juddmonte Farms, trained by America’s premier classic-race conditioner […]

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Dubai World Cup? What’s Next For Pegasus Champion Arrogate

When Arrogate was announced as the Longines World’s Best Racehorse on Tuesday, trainer Bob Baffert told The National that he had no plans to take the 4-year-old superstar son of Unbridled’s Song overseas for the $10 million Dubai World Cup in March. “We’ll give him a little break after the Pegasus as usually we would […]

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Prince’s Patience Pays Off With ‘Rambunctious’ Arrogate

“He was a little rambunctious,” trainer Bob Baffert said of his record-setting Travers victor Arrogate, thinking back to when the horse first arrived in his barn last year. Bred by Clearsky Farm, Arrogate made it onto Baffert’s short list at the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling sale, where the veteran is aided by Donato Lanni. Baffert […]

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UPDATED: Breeders’ Cup board candidates discuss organization’s role, challenges

Six candidates are running for three positions with newly configured four-year terms on the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors, which consists of 13 individuals elected by 48 members (themselves elected by Breeders’ Cup stallion and foal nominators), past presidents, and founding members. All six candidates have been elected as members by stallion and foal nominators.Terms […]

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Trio of Breeders’ Cup board seats up for grabs

Six individuals are running for three open positions on the Breeders’ Cup board of directors in voting that begins today on-line and continues until next Wednesday, when the organization holds its annual members meeting in Lexington.  The Paulick Report has learned the candidates are incumbent board members Robert Manfuso and Richard Santulli, along with Bret […]

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WILLMOT TOP DOG IN BREEDERS’ CUP TRUSTEES ELECTION

By Ray Paulick David Willmot, the former CEO and current chairman of Canada’s Woodbine Entertainment Group, received the most votes from stallion and foal nominators of  28 candidates running for the Breeders’ Cup board of members and trustees, it was announced by the Breeders’ Cup on Wednesday. Willmot is one of 13 individuals–four of them […]

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