Papa Clem

McCarthy: Year-End Destination Set For Ce Ce, But Road There Is Unclear

Ce Ce, winner of Saturday’s $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) for older fillies and mares at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark., was scheduled to leave by van back to Southern California Sunday afternoon, trainer Mike McCarthy said in a text message Sunday morning, adding Elusive Quality filly came out of her narrow victory over Ollie’s […]

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‘Very Impressive’ Ce Ce Ships To Oaklawn For Apple Blossom

The $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) for older fillies and mares has attracted a strong contender for prominent California breeder/owner Bo Hirsch in lightly raced Ce Ce. Trained by Mike McCarthy, Ce Ce is unbeaten in two starts this year, including a 3 ΒΌ-length score over Grade 1 winner Hard Not to Love in the […]

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Hirschy First Stakes Winner for Papa Clem

Hirschy, who was freshman sire Papa Clem’s first winner also became his first stakes winner when the 2-year-old colt won the $64,300 Cavonnier Juvenile Stake on Aug. 11 at the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa, California. Guided by Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze in a similar come-from-behind victory that secured his maiden win […]

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California Stallion Papa Clem Has First Winner

Millionaire and Grade II winner Papa Clem was represented by his first winner when Hirschy, trained by part owner Jerry Hollendorfer for a partnership that includes his breeder Tom Bachman and longtime client John Carver, captured a five-furlong maiden special weight race at Santa Rosa on Aug.1 in come from behind fashion to win going […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY’S PEDIGREE REPORT: ESKENDEREYA

The Paulick Report is pleased to once again offer the pedigree insights of Edwin Anthony in the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Ed has lifelong experience in the Thoroughbred industry, has practical experience planning matings for his family’s stable and formerly as a pedigree adviser to Three Chimneys Farm. His perspective is straightforward […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by KEENELAND: A PARADE OF CHALK

  By Ray Paulick With Santa Anita running extra American Graded Stakes last weekend due to the cancellations the previous week because of drainage problems with the Pro-Ride synthetic track, there were 13 AGS races run over the three-day President’s Day weekend. One stakes, the Southwest at Oaklawn, was lost on President’s Day because of […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC HORSE SUPPLIES

(UPDATED) If you can’t get to the track this weekend, there will be plenty of outstanding races to watch on television both Saturday and Sunday, headlined by a pair of important races for 3-year-olds: Saturday’s West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park and Sunday’s Haskell Invitational. The Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, with its $1,250,000 purse, is […]

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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’S PREAKNESS ANALYSIS: NO DENYING THE NILE

By Ray PaulickGoing into the Kentucky Derby I thought the California-based horses, led by Pioneerof the Nile, would carry the day, but I was worried that rain and a wet track could turn form upside down. That’s exactly what happened, at least as far as the 50-1 winner, Mine That Bird, is concerned. I didn’t […]

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