Steve Klesaris

Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: ‘Sacalo’ Sings And Listens

Paulick Report is introducing a new monthly feature by Tom Pedulla, “Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care,” a behind-the-scenes look at some of the men and women who work in anonymity on the backstretch of racetracks across the country but play an integral role in the sport. Exercise rider Finley Bishop has no vision […]

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Dead Heat Declared At Parx After Photo Finish Equipment ‘Malfunction’

A lengthy review of the finish in Sunday’s first race at Parx resulted in a ruling that Promise the Sky and Joywave had dead-heated for the victory. There is no official photo finish for the $7,500 claiming race, because, as noted in the chart on Equibase, there was a “malfunction” of the photo finish equipment. In […]

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Tormenta De Oro Surprises At 44-1 In Claiming Crown Glass Slipper

Tormenta de Oro pulled a 44-1 upset in Saturday’s $110,000 Claiming Crown Glass Slipper on the Opening Day program of Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet, surprising virtually everyone except owner/trainer Patrick Marcondes. “I was super confident. She breezed (Tuesday) in 45-and-4 (seconds for a half-mile) and galloped out (six-furlongs) in 1:12. She was ready to win […]

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Gulfstream, Palm Meadows quarantine disrupts racing, training

Gulfstream Park officials have quarantined one barn at the track and four others at its Palm Meadows training facility (including one where Todd Pletcher’s horses are stabled) over concerns with an unnamed Thoroughbred trained by Jonathan Sheppard that showed symptoms similar to those of neurological disease, Daily Racing Form reported Thursday morning. According to Daily […]

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