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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: A.P. Indy’s Profound Influence

Veteran California racing secretary Tom Robbins said recently in the Paulick Report’s Breeders’ Cup Forum discussing the World Thoroughbred Rankings that the Experimental Free Handicap no longer carries the cachet it once did in the evaluation of the best 2-year-olds of a given crop of Thoroughbreds. There are many more performance evaluation tools available today […]

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First foal for Dunkirk

Dunkirk, who finished second in the Belmont Stakes and Florida Derby in 2009, produced his first foal on Jan. 10 at Dromoland Farm. Dunkirk stands for $10,000 at Ashford Stud near Lexington, KY

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Giant’s Causeway tops 2010 sires’ list

For the second year-in-a-row, Ashford Stud’s Giant’s Causeway was the United States’ leading stallion according to figures by Equineline. His runners earned $8,806,163 which was down significantly from 2009. The leading sire will stand for $85,000 in 2011. The top five included WinStar Farm’s Distorted Humor ($100,000), Spendthrift Farm’s Malibu Moon ($60,000), the deceased Maria’s […]

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Ashford tops 2010 progeny earnings, Vinery has leading freshman sire

Coolmore’s Ashford Stud had three stallions in the top five on the list of 2010 progeny earnings for North America-based sires. Fusaichi Pegasus and Giant’s Causeway led the way with more than $11 million each in earnings by their runners.  Ashford’s Tale of the Cat also made the top five. Third on the list was […]

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Breeders’ Cup or Bust Day Seven: Owning Up

To make a donation to Breeders’ Cup Charities, benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, Thoroughbred Charities of America and the V Foundation for Cancer research, please click here now. By Ray Paulick Hundreds of owners anxiously await news on entries and post-positions today for the 14 Breeders’ Cup championships races to be held at Churchill […]

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Breeders’ Cup or Bust Day Two: Let’s Go Farm Hopping!

By Ray Paulick Best intentions. We had wanted to watch the WinStar Farm horses train at 5 o’clock this morning, but it took me 15 minutes to hobble down the guest house stairwell out the door and into our Breeders’ Cup or Bust RV to search for the bottle of Advil I packed in one […]

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Breeders’ Cup or Bust Day Three: Give Us a Break

By Bradford Cummings Today will be a light day for the Paulick Report’s Breeders’ Cup or Bust walk with us only needing to walk six miles in preparation for our interview tomorrow at the state capitol building. Of course, this is just a cover up for the fact that my 32-year-old body is acting […]

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Breeders’ Cup or Bust Day Four: Mr. Paulick Goes to Frankfort

By Ray Paulick 8:30 AM … That Ed DeRosa is a funny guy. Our friend at Thoroughbred Times sent out a Tweet this morning shortly after 6 a.m. saying, “I wonder if I’ll pass Ray Paulick on my drive to Louisville.” Ed, we may be crazy, but we’re not that crazy. With temperatures in the […]

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COOLMORE VS. JAMGOTCHIAN PART II

By Ray Paulick When the Paulick Report wrote on Monday about the Irish arbitration ruling in favor of Coolmore Stud against California owner and breeder Jerry Jamgotchian over 280,366 euros in disputed stud fees, Jamgotchian responded that the arbitration had been conducted “surreptitiously” and that “they didn’t even notify me. I was never personally served…never […]

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