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Kentucky Derby Winner Sea Hero Dies In Turkey At Age 29

Sea Hero, winner of the 1993 Kentucky Derby, has died in Turkey from the infirmities of old age, according to a report from the Turkish Jockey Club. He was the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner at 29 years old. Born in Virginia the son of Polish Navy raced as a homebred for Paul Mellon’s Rokeby […]

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Hall Of Famer Zito Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance: ‘The Game Is Bigger Than All Of Us’

On April 25, Travis Tygart, the CEO of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), was invited by the Coalition of Horse Racing Integrity (CHRI) to Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Ky., to speak to a group of trainers interested in learning about USADA and its prospective involvement with anti-doping efforts in Thoroughbred racing. During the meeting, […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: ‘Sacalo’ Sings And Listens

Paulick Report is introducing a new monthly feature by Tom Pedulla, “Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care,” a behind-the-scenes look at some of the men and women who work in anonymity on the backstretch of racetracks across the country but play an integral role in the sport. Exercise rider Finley Bishop has no vision […]

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Kentucky Horse Park, Derby Museum Team Up For Legacy And Legend Tour Of Champions

The Kentucky Horse Park and the Kentucky Derby Museum have partnered on an exclusive, guided tour experience for guests to learn more about the legacy and legend of famous Thoroughbreds and Kentucky Derby champions. Called the Legacy and Legend Tour, it includes transportation with Kentucky Tours, lunch, admissions and a guided, behind-the-scenes experience. Guests will […]

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Blackjackcat Holds Firm In Del Mar Mile

Al and Saundra Kirkwood’s homebred Blackjackcat held firm in the lane to win Sunday’s Grade 2 Del Mar Mile, besting Vyjack by a head at the wire. The 4-year-old son of Tale of the Cat marked his first graded win and third victory in a row under the guidance of jockey Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Mark […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Chris McCarron And Derby Winner Go For Gin Reunite

Though the Kentucky Derby is only two minutes, the bond forged between a jockey and his mount can be everlasting, engraining the pair in racing history. One dynamic duo that blazed their way into the history books was Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron and Go for Gin, who won the Derby 23 years ago. […]

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Hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk to appear on HRTV Friday

Eddie Olczyk, former National Hockey League player, current hockey TV analyst and longtime horseracing enthusiast, will serve as guest studio analyst during HRTV’s coverage of live racing this Friday. Olczyk will join Kurt Hoover from Santa Anita on Maximum Horsepower during the 1:30-2:30 p.m. PT time slot. The third overall pick in the 1984 NHL […]

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’94 Derby winner Go for Gin arrives at Kentucky Horse Park

Press Release Go for Gin, the 1994 winner of the Kentucky Derby (G1), has arrived in Lexington, Kentucky, to make his home in the Kentucky Horse Park’s Hall of Champions alongside fellow Derby winner Funny Cide, two-time Breeders’ Cup winner Da Hoss, and racing superstar Cigar. John Nicholson, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park, […]

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Derby-winning owner Cornacchia passes away

Press Release Joseph M. Cornacchia, co-owner of Kentucky Derby winners Strike the Gold and Go For Gin, and a former member of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Board of Directors, passed away on Sunday at the age of 78. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Cornacchia made his mark in the board game […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: LUKAS — LESSONS LEARNED AND A CALL FOR CHANGE

By Ray Paulick With less than two weeks to go before the Kentucky Derby, D. Wayne Lukas is in his element. With television, newspaper, magazine and website reporters arriving each day at Churchill Downs, the Hall of Fame trainer will soon be spinning tales of his career in racing, and in particular his successes in […]

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