Racing Greats

HALL OF FAME 2010: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Daily Racing Form’s executive columnist Jay Hovdey writes about the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame class of 2010–Point Given, Best Pal, Azeri, and jockey Randy Romero were elected by voters while 19th Century star Harry Bassett, the late trainer Buster Millerick, and jockey Don Pierce were selected by the Historic Review Committee. But […]

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OGURI CAP: A JAPANESE CHAMPION WHO STIRRED THE EMOTIONS

By Ray Paulick Most American racing fans have never heard of Oguri Cap, but the 1990 Japanese Horse of the Year was and is a legend in his native land. His death, at the age of 25, was announced July 3, and is certain to bring tears to the eyes of fans both young […]

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ARC WINNER THE HORSE OF A LIFETIME?

By Ray PaulickThe late sportswriter and commentator Heywood Hale Broun once told the story of how golfing great Jack Nicklaus was moved to tears while watching Secretariat’s 31-length victory in the 1973 Belmont Stakes—a performance that embodied the perfection that Nicklaus had sought for himself in his own sport. I daresay more than a few people […]

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WITH SIRES, GRASS IS SELDOM GREENER

By Ray PaulickBased on comments from trainer John Oxx, there seems little doubt that Sea the Stars, who ran his consecutive Group 1 win streak to six with a victory in Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp, will be retired to stud for the 2010 breeding season. There has been no indication, […]

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THE BOYS ARE BACK

By Ray Paulick How about this for a 2010 Kentucky Derby dream script? D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert, who have had their share of ups and downs in this sport, come to Louisville with the leading two contenders for the 136 Run for the Roses. Even the old-time Derby impresario Matt Winn would have […]

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A BETTER HALL OF FAME

By Ray Paulick UPDATE: Please see my clarification in the comments section at the end of this article, concerning the Hall of Fame’s acknowledgement of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.. Friday’s induction ceremonies for the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame figures to be a proud and emotional day for jockey Eddie Maple, trainers […]

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JACKSON ACTING LIKE A SPOILED KID?

By Ray Paulick Racing fans have read the superlatives or come up with their own adjectives in the wake of super filly Rachel Alexandra’s dominating victory over a very good field of 3-year-old colts at New Jersey’s Monmouth Park in Sunday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, her eighth consecutive victory. They’ve also heard the declaration by […]

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HOLLYWOOD PARK: THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES…AND THE TOTE BAG

By Ray Paulick How appropriate that just a few days before the Hollywood Gold Cup, the signature event of the Southern California racetrack of lakes and flowers, the Inglewood city council has driven the last nail into the track’s proverbial coffin. The once-proud Hollywood, a place where tens of thousands of people would come out […]

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ZENYATTA … A PERFECT 10, WINS THE MILADY

By Ray Paulick Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Moss’ Zenyatta kept her perfect record intact in Saturday’s Grade 2 Milady Handicap at Hollywood Park, rallying from last in the field of six fillies and mares to win by 1 3/4 lengths over her John Shirreffs-trained stablemate Life Is Sweet, with Allicansayis Wow third. Jockey Mike Smith never […]

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JESS JACKSON AND PARTNER BUY RACHEL ALEXANDRA

From Stonestreet Stables Press Release/Caroline Shaw Public Relations    LEXINGTON, KY (May 6, 2009) – Stonestreet Stables, majority owner of two-time Horse of the Year, Curlin—and Harold T. McCormick of Birmingham, Alabama together with Dolphus Morrison and Mike Lauffer of L and M Partners, LLC announced today the purchase of Rachel Alexandra, the […]

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