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Destination Louisville brought to you by Vinery LTD: A Mile Not to Be Missed

The Breeders’ Cup Mile has brought forth some spectacular performances and left so many lasting memories since the year-end championships were first held in 1984. We’ve witnessed the saddle mastery of Yves Saint-Martin aboard Last Tycoon in 1986, the dominance of the great Miesque in her back-to-back wins in 1987-88, the power and sheer speed […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: BREEDERS’ CUP WRAP UP

By Ray Paulick There is no question who the biggest star was at the 26th Breeders’ Cup world championships, held at Santa Anita Park Nov. 6-7. It was Zenyatta, who thrust herself squarely into the Horse of the Year debate by becoming the first filly or mare to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic while putting […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you Keeneland: DARLEY AND GODOLPHIN DOMINATION

  By Ray Paulick It should come as no surprise that Sheikh Mohammed is the leading owner of American Graded Stakes winners in 2009 through his Darley and Goldophin racing stables. The ruler of Dubai has invested far more money in his international racing and breeding operation than anyone else in the world, and his […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX: THE ARRIVAL OF DUNKIRK

It was a quiet weekend for 3-year-old racing and yet the Paulick Derby Index already had its first shake-up. In only our second week, potential superstar Dunkirk  jumped toward the front of the line, even garnering a first place vote. After an impressive win in a Gulfstream allowance race last Thursday, He makes his first appearance […]

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HAVEN NO HEAVEN

By Ray Paulick Desert Party won Thursday night’s UAE 2000 Guineas at Nad Al Sheba racecourse in Dubai, rallying from just off the pace under Lanfranco Dettori to score an “under wraps”  victory over Regal Ransom and pacesetter Redding Colliery. Vineyard Haven, winner of the Hopeful and Champagne Stakes last year and runner-up to Midshipman in […]

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COURT VISION, COCOA BEACH HOLLYWOOD TURF FESTIVAL WINNERS

  By Ray Paulick When IEAH Stables bought an interest in 2007 Remsen Stakes winner Court Vision from WinStar Farm earlier this year, the son of Gulch had the look of a Derby horse. He eventually lived up to that billing, though his Grade 1 Derby victory came not on the dirt at Churchill Downs […]

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RESULTS FROM BIG BREEDERS’ CUP PREP RACES

By Ray Paulick Curlin passed Cigar to become North America’s all-time earnings leader and first $10-million horse with his second consecutive victory in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup on a sloppy Belmont Park track on Saturday afternoon. Ridden by Robby Albarado, Curlin raced in midpack early as Wanderin Boy set the pace under Alan Garcia — […]

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