Odysseus

ODYSSEUS EUTHANIZED DUE TO COMPLICATIONS FROM LAMINITIS

PRESS RELEASE Tampa Bay Derby (G3) winner Odysseus was euthanized yesterday due to complications from laminitis while receiving treatment for colitis at Hagyard Equine. Odysseus came off the 2010 Triple Crown Trail after hyper extending his knee in the Grade I Blue Grass at Keeneland. Owner Satish Sanan still remained hopeful Odysseus would make a […]

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LANE’S END brings you THE WEEKENDER PEDIGREE: MALIBU MOON

By Frank Mitchell As stallion prospects, horses who do not win stakes manage to succeed as sires only at a rate of less than 1 percent, and in the present state of Thoroughbred breeding, where better stallions have been receiving books in excess of 100 mares for nearly two decades, the opportunities are even more […]

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BONE CHIP SIDELINES ODYSSEUS

By Ray Paulick Padua Stables’ Odysseus is off the Triple Crown trail after coming out of Saturday’s Grade 1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes with a chip in the back of his left front knee, according to Satish Sanan. The son of Malibu Moon led for the first six furlongs but faded to last of […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: COULD THIS BE THE YEAR?

The more things change in the PDI, the more they stay the same at the top as our top three stay in place for another week. After Eskendereya, Lookin at Lucky and Sidney’s Candy, fluctuation is the name of the game. A strange weekend of results have left many of our voters scratching their […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

Two surefire signs of spring—Oaklawn Park’s Racing Festival of the South and Keeneland’s opening day–kick off the weekend stakes action Friday afternoon, and while the Fantasy at Oaklawn and Transylvania at Keeneland are well worth watching, it’s the big Kentucky Derby preps that will get most of the attention one day later. Those two Grade […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE ANALYSIS: ODYSSEUS

Edwin Anthony examines the pedigree of Tampa Bay Derby winner Odysseus in the newest installment of his series of articles spotlighting Triple Crown candidates. While the son of Spendthrift Farm stallion Malibu Moon may not have enough graded stakes earnings to ensure a spot in the starting lineup, Odysseus gets a chance to add to […]

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AIKENITE, ODYSSEUS ARRIVE FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS

PRESS RELEASE AIKENITE HERE FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS   Dogwood Stable’s Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) hopeful, Aikenite, arrived at Keeneland Sunday afternoon with five other horses trained by Todd Pletcher. Aikenite, who turned in his final work for the Toyota Blue Grass on April 3 at Palm Meadows in Florida, galloped on Monday […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by VINERY LTD: A CLEAR FAVORITE

Unlike most polls, the Paulick Derby Index had no change in the top two from last week as we already had Eskendereya in the one position. Of course, the gap widened after Lookin at Lucky’s troubled trip in the Santa Anita Derby. And despite the dominating victory by Sidney’s Candy over Lucky, he was […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: TODD PLETCHER AND THE ’27 YANKEES

Due to nothing that happened on the track, our deadlock at the top has been broken with Eskendereya leading the poll despite Lookin at Lucky’s lead in first place voting. It appears there is a synthetic bias with some of our voters, who despite Lucky’s win on dirt in the Rebel Stakes, undervalue his […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: TIED AT THE TOP

What are the odds that there would be a tie at the top of any poll with 28 participating voters (unfortunately one of our voters was unable to weigh in this week)? Pretty good, it appears. Unlike other polls out there, the Paulick Derby Index shows a dead lock for first with Rebel Stakes winner […]

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