Schoolyard Dreams

Caixa Eletronica upsets Westchester Stakes

Caixa Eletronica steered clear of an early speed duel and came with a late surge to win the Grade 3, $100,000 Westchester Stakes at Belmont Park Saturday for the connections of Mike Repole and Todd Pletcher. Christmas For Liam smoked through opening quarters of 22.34 and 44.72 for the mile and could not last into […]

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

Will Paddy O’Prado get the luck o’ the Irish in Saturday’s Grade 2 Colonial Turf Cup? The Dale Romans trainee got some respect in the Preakness off his third place finish in the Kentucky Derby, but could only manage sixth, beaten about 10 lengths by Lookin At Lucky. Paddy O’Prado’s maiden win came over […]

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PAULICK PREAKNESS INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: THROW OUT THE DERBY

With just a few days till Saturday’s Preakness, our voters have predictably picked Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver as the favorite to win the second leg of the Triple Crown. Lookin at Lucky picked up a few first place votes and strengthened his footing as second choice once trainer Bob Baffert all but assured […]

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SCHOOLYARD DREAMS WORKS BULLET AT MONMOUTH; TO ARRIVE MAY 14

PRESS RELEASE Winning the Kentucky Derby is a life changing experience. Capturing America’s most famous race as both an owner and breeder is living a dream. Super Saver’s Kentucky Derby win last Saturday did both for WinStar Farms.   “A friend asked me if I am getting tired of the phone calls,” said […]

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PAULICK PREAKNESS INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: GOOD TO BE A PIMLICO FAVORITE

After a strong victory in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, it is no surprise that our voters ranked Super Saver a dominating number one, receiving 16 of 22 available first place votes. (Next week, the Paulick Preakness Index brought to you by Vinery LTD will feature a 23rd vote from the fans) Despite another […]

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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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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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