Nick Kling

Kling: Tradition Shouldn’t Determine Eclipse Criteria

After the finalists for this year’s Eclipse Awards were revealed Wednesday, there were the typical grumblings – but for a somewhat different reason, Nick Kling writes in the Troy Record. Normally, complaints abound from fans over Eclipse Award issues like, who is deserving, who was excluded, etc. This year, however, voters have debated about the […]

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Nick Kling: The argument for changing the Triple Crown begins again

Nick Kling at The Troy Record writes that the inevitable argument that the Triple Crown is too difficult and must be changed has begun anew now that another year has passed without a horse completing the sweep of the three races.  Other writers have begun to declare the series impossible to sweep. Kling argues that […]

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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Derby Index: Switching Gears

It’s that time of year again. Nearly everyone in horse racing gets Derby Fever, and the Paulick Report is no exception. The debate over Horse of the Year between Zenyatta and Blame was the No. 1 story from the time the two crossed the finish line heads apart in the Breeders’ Cup Classic until the […]

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Kling: Purse levels at Santa Anita are likely to be cut before the meet is concluded

Nick Kling at The Troy Record believes that Santa Anita may need to cut purse levels before the end of the Santa Anita meet due to some tough numbers over the first 11 days of live racing. And he takes umbrage with George Haines’ take that “Maybe the top point-one percent of the handicapping world […]

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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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GUEST COMMENTARY: PLETCHER’S TRIPLE CROWN TROUBLES

Todd Pletcher is almost a cinch to be elected into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame as soon as he becomes eligible for nomination on the ballot. The one-time D. Wayne Lukas assistant has won four Eclipse Awards as outstanding trainer in North America (2003-2007), set records for earnings by a North American […]

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PAULICK PREAKNESS INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: ALEXANDRA THE GREAT?

It has been almost two weeks since Mine That Bird and jockey Calvin Borel shocked the sports world with their improbable long shot victory in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. And as with any Derby aftermath, the question lingers in the air; will this be the year we end the Triple Crown drought? If […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: FINAL POLL LOSES SOME QUALITY

In a week that should have shown little movement in the rankings of the Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment, the Paulick Derby Index has actually shown some fluctuation as co-favorite Quality Road was withdrawn from the race on Monday because of complications resulting from a quarter crack. I Want Revenge, clearly now the favorite […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: MISSING THE ‘MOUSSE

It was a weekend of much consequence for the ever-shaping Derby Trail. In the Santa Anita Derby, Pioneerof the Nile strengthened his credentials as a top pick with an impressive win while Chocolate Candy shot up four places on the Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment on the back of a strong second place finish. […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: ROAD TO TOP PAVED WITH QUALITY

After a very strong Derby prep weekend, featuring races in Dubai and Florida, several winners emerged. Quality Road for the first time makes his ascension to the top of our Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment despite having fewer first-place votes than second-place finisher Friesan Fire. His impressive win in the Florida Derby proved only […]

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