Street Cry

Favored Southdale Captures G3 Durham Cup at Woodbine

Four-year-old Southdale found a seam on the rail and cruised to a victory in the Grade 3, $150,000 Durham Cup stakes at Woodbine Sunday. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> The Street Cry colt closed into a fairly slow pace in the 1 1/8 mile race to record the second graded stakes victory of his career for trainer Ian […]

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American Graded Stakes Standings brought to you by Keeneland: Grade 1 Winners

Let’s take a look at Grade 1 winners in the U.S. this week in several key categories, beginning with trainers. It’s no surprise that Todd Pletcher, the runaway leader in overall American Graded Stakes wins and winners, is also the leader among the winners of G1 races. So far this year, he’s won 10 of […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: A GOLDEN AGE FOR MARES

By Ray Paulick We are trained to believe that journalists are impassionate observers who report on what they see without feelings or personal thoughts. But when America’s most-trusted newsman, the late Walter Cronkite, told American television viewers in 1963 that President John F. Kennedy had been killed by an assassin’s bullet, weren’t those tears he […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: NOT AN EASY CLUB TO JOIN

By Ray Paulick In this week’s American Graded Stakes standings brought to you by Keeneland, we’ll take a quick mid-season look at the Grade 1 stakes winners. There have been 38 G1 races run in the United States thus far this year, won by 33 different horses, the only repeat winners being Zenyatta, with three, […]

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HOW DOES ZENYATTA’S 17-IN-A-ROW COMPARE TO OTHER WINNING STREAKS?

By Ray Paulick They all get beat, or so the saying goes. Eclipse never did though. In fact, the English colt retired in 1771 with a perfect record of 19-for-19 because there was no competition left to take him on. You know the saying: “Eclipse first, the rest nowhere.” Colin was undefeated, too, winning 15 […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: BARGAINS THERE ARE APLENTY

By Ray Paulick There are auction bargains aplenty in the list of American Graded Stakes winners thus far is 2010. No horse was a bigger sale bargain than the unbeaten, two-time champion Zenyatta, who was purchased on behalf of Jerry and Ann Moss for just $60,000 in 2005 at the Keeneland September yearling sale. The […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: BREEDERS’ CUP WRAP UP

By Ray Paulick There is no question who the biggest star was at the 26th Breeders’ Cup world championships, held at Santa Anita Park Nov. 6-7. It was Zenyatta, who thrust herself squarely into the Horse of the Year debate by becoming the first filly or mare to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic while putting […]

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