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Heavenly Prize, Justify, And The Changing Tides Of Hall Of Fame Inductions

This year’s induction ceremony to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was focused on historical figures in the sport, and a lone modern inductee in top filly Heavenly Prize. Racing fans and insiders reacted with surprise that there was just one inductee from a ballot of four horses, three jockeys, and three […]

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Santa Anita Autumn Meet To Include 26 Stakes In 22 Days

With opening day set for Friday, Sept. 28, Santa Anita Park’s 2018 Autumn Meet stakes schedule will be highlighted by a total of 26 stakes run over the course of its 22-day meeting, including seven Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Races.  Four of these Challenge events will be run on Saturday, […]

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American Pharoah Filly Tops First Session At Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale

A big day for New York-breds on the racetrack turned into a big night for them on Saturday at the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale, after the opening session closed with gains in gross and average sale price, and a near-record-priced filly from the first crop of American Pharoah. Hours before the first horse hit […]

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Medaglia d’Oro, American Pharoah Yearlings Spearhead Record-Setting Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

The biggest Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale catalog in recent memory produced the highest gross in the elite auction’s history and tied the record median sale price, powered by a fervor in the marketplace for offerings by Medaglia d’Oro and American Pharoah. The two-day auction moved 170 horses for record revenues of $62,794,000. That figure surpassed […]

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American Pharoah, Good Luck Charms Dominate Opening Night Of Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

The first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings sale on Monday was a banner night for both American Pharoah offspring and lucky garments. Moments after Hip 26, a filly from the first crop of the Triple Crown winner, sold for $1.2 million, Brian Graves of consignor Gainesway was asked his secret for finding and […]

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Top Of The Market Ready To Shine At Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

Interest in upper-level offerings continues to grow in the Thoroughbred auction market, and nowhere is that more evident than in the size of the catalog for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale. This year’s edition features 253 entries, which is the most on this side of the millennium. Sellers will be looking for more of […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Is Horse Of The Year Race Over?

In this edition of The Friday Show, Ray Paulick and Joe Nevills talk Horse of the Year and wonder if anyone has a chance of unseating the newly retired, undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify from his perch atop all North American Thoroughbreds for 2018. With many 3-year-olds still recovering from the Kentucky Derby and no […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton July: First Crops From American Pharoah, Honor Code?

The yearling sale season kicks off at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday with the July Sale, a day after the venerable auction company holds its annual Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The Paulick Report is pleased to offer its special print publication distributed on the sale grounds and online. This edition of the PR Special […]

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Assistant Trainer Barnes Savoring Baffert Stable’s Second Triple Crown

Appropriately, Bob Baffert was center stage during Justify’s Triple Crown sweep this spring, but on call in the wings, there was Jim Barnes, appropriately playing Jimmy Olsen to Baffert’s Clark Kent. Justify handled the role of Superman just fine, thank you, giving Team Baffert its second Triple Crown triumph in four years, on the fleet […]

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Does Triple Crown Drought Come Down To Foal Crop Sizes?

Just three years after American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, Justify pulled off the feat which, for a stretch of time, seemed impossible. But how much of the Triple Crown drought (and its subsequent end) may have been due simply to the size of the Thoroughbred population? Writing for Kentucky […]

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