Thiskyhasnolimit

Thiskyhasnolimit retired from racing, recovering from surgery

Thiskyhasnolimit, who was vanned off due to an injury in Saturday’s Mineshaft Handicap at Fair Grounds, has been retired from racing and undergone surgery on a fractured right front fetlock.  The five-year-old son of Sky Mesa finishes his career for trainer Steve Asmussen with six wins from 20 starts, including victories in the 2009 Iroquois […]

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Thiskyhasnolimit gets up in Texas Mile

Thiskyhasnolimit outdueled game rival Gladding to take the Grade 3, $200,000 Texas Mile Stakes at Lone Star Park Saturday. With Justin Shepherd riding, Thiskyhasnolimit angled outside at the top of the stretch and came after Gladding, who helped set the pace.  The two horses separated from their three rivals and surged to the wire neck-and-neck.  […]

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Gladding, Friesan Fire, Thiskyhasnolimit head short Texas Mile field

It’s another short field for older male route runners as Gladding, Friesan Fire and Thiskyhasnolimit represent a strong group of five at Lone Star this weekend.

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It Happened Again beats stablemate in Razorback

Trainer Steve Asmussen owned the exacta Saturday when It Happened Again beat stablemate Thiskyhasnolimit in the Grade 3, $125,000 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park. The half-length victory at 1 1/16 miles was the third straight win for It Happened Again, out of Quiet Lucky by Quiet American.

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by VINERY LTD: THE PAULICK JINX?

  Back when magazines mattered, there used to be this thing called the “Sports Illustrated cover jinx.” I’m starting to worry that it might be replaced by the Ray Paulick “Paulick Derby Index jinx.” When we launched the 2010 edition of the Derby Index two weeks ago, my top choice three months out from the […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by VINERY LTD: SHINY METAL OBJECTS

  As far as three-year-old races are concerned, last weekend proved to be a bit of a…washout (pardon the pun). Santa Anita postponed their Saturday card where PDI top ten contenders American Lion and Tiz Chrome were scheduled to go against each other in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. Additionally, the Las Virgenes was to […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by VINERY LTD: LET THE POLLS BEGIN

It’s that time of year again. Turf writers, handicappers and bloggers get an extra early start on predicting who will be in the final field of 20 on that first Saturday in May. Is it premature? No doubt. Is the field set in any way? Not on your life. But part of the […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: JUVENILE HALL

  By Ray Paulick With the Experimental Free Handicap released today, it seems the appropriate time to take a look at the 2-year-old winners of 2009 American Graded Stakes. There are a few trends among the 33 individual 2-year-old AGS winners that jumped off the data pages compiled by the Paulick Report. Among them: homebreds […]

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

The upcoming long holiday weekend provides an opportunity for three tracks–Hollywood Park, Aqueduct and Churchill Downs—to run a combined total of 16 graded stakes, many with entrants coming out of the Breeders’ Cup Championships held earlier this month at Santa Anita. Churchill Downs has carded the 1 1/8-mile G2 Falls City as […]

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