The Pamplemousse

The Pamplemousse Sires First Winner

Freshman sire The Pamplemousse was represented by his first winner on Friday afternoon at Santa Anita Park when Big Swag kicked clear to win a 4 1/2 furlong maiden special weight. Owned by Jeff Hayes, Jerome Higman, and Mike McGuire, et al., Big Swag won the race by 3 1/4 lengths in a time of […]

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Del Mar Diaries: The Pamplemousse Grille’s Jeffrey Strauss

As a late participant in the sport of horse racing, the 2009 Kentucky Derby Trail was my first foray into the excitement of watching a developing Kentucky Derby field. I knew very little about what to look for in a horse, but I can remember the first horse that gave me that “thrill down my […]

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The Pamplemousse heads California freshman sires

The one-time Kentucky Derby hopeful The Pamplemousse tops the list of California’s freshman sires for 2011.¬† Elusive Warning and Global Hunter are among other sires who will begin their breeding careers in California next year.

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Unrequited ‘Mousse: Zipse at the Track

Brian Zipse mourns the fact that we will never see The Pamplemousse on the racetrack again.

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‘PIONEER,’ ‘REVENGE’ AND MUSKET MAN FIRE BIG IN DERBY PREPS

By Ray Paulick Zayat Stables’ Pioneerof the Nile made an early run for the lead down the backstretch of the Santa Anita Derby, took over from frontrunner Feisty Suances¬†at the top of the stretch, then held off Chocolate Candy by a length to give trainer Bob Baffert his fifth victory in the West Coast’s leading […]

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PDI by AmWest Entertainment: FASHIONED GOES UP IN FIRE

We all knew a shakeup was about to occur. Rarely if ever, do the consensus horses at the top of the field continue to impress throughout the Derby prep season and this year has officially proven to be no different. Despite leaving the third-place finisher behind by eight lengths, it is hard to ignore the […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX: SWEET REVENGE

In what is truly becoming a pattern, this weekend’s biggest winner I Want Revenge jumped from the bottom of our poll to the fourth position after romping in the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday afternoon. What should not be overlooked in the wake of his 8 1/2 length win is how much stronger the […]

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SHAM WOW! PAMPLEMOUSSE DOMINATES ON WEST COAST

By Ray Paulick The Pamplemousse turned in a dominating performance over Santa Anita’s Pro-Ride surface Saturday, winning the Sham Stakes easily by six lengths in a wire-to-wire victory that stamped him as a serious contender for the upcoming Santa Anita Derby and perhaps the Kentucky Derby. Florida shipper Take the Points finished second after chasing […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX: FROM WORST TO…FOURTH

It seems that a trend is developing in the run up to the Derby. The last two weeks, we have had a contender appear out of nowhere to take the fourth position and even earn a couple of first place votes. Quality Road’s impeccable run to take the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth over some very […]

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