breeders’ cup classic

Adena Springs Announces 2011 Stud Fees for Kentucky, Canada and New York Stallions

Press Release   Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm released their 2011 stallion fees today.    In Kentucky, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Awesome Again will stand for $50,000, and his son, Horse of the Year Ghostzapper will stand for $20,000. Macho Uno’s fee will be $15,000 and Einstein will stand for $7,500. Both Giacomo and […]

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Baffert Weighs in on Horse of the Year

The debate over who should be Horse of the Year started as soon as the result of Saturday’s breathtaking Breeders’ Cup Classic went official. After having a few hours to reflect on it, the big players in the industry are weighing in today.  Hall of Fame Trainer Bob Baffert posted the following comment to the […]

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Turf Writing Greats: Putting the Legendary Classic into Words

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Mark Ratzky, an old friend from Southern California, sent the following email to the Paulick Report on Sunday afternoon, in which he invokes the writing style of two late, greats —  Los Angeles Times columnist Jim Murray and Joe Hirsch of the Daily Racing Form – along with former […]

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Narrowing in on Horse of the Year

By Ray Paulick I thought last year’s race for Horse of the Year was a tough one. Rachel Alexandra, the eventual winner in a vote that wasn’t even close, had accomplished things no filly had done in my lifetime. But, in my mind, she did them against opponents who proved to be not that good […]

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The Power of Zenyatta

Millions of sports fans flock to ESPN.com as their first source for news each day, so the value to their main story placement is important for any sporting industry. But for horse racing, which usually gets shoved off to less featured pages outside of the Kentucky Derby and a potential Triple Crown winner, owning that […]

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Zenyatta Loses a Heartbreaker to Blame in BC Classic

By Scott Jagow It was not meant to be. Zenyatta charged down the stretch like she always does, but she could not catch Blame, who won the Breeders’ Cup Classic by less than a head in a photo finish. Zenyatta broke last and trailed the field by 14 lengths in the early going, […]

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Zenyatta Greets Hundreds of Fans Sunday Morning

PRESS RELEASE Jerry and Ann Moss’ Zenyatta didn’t know, and her fans didn’t care, that their beloved mare had lost the Breeders’ Cup Classic. They still turned out in droves on Sunday morning. Trainer John Shirreffs took down the barricades that had lined Barn 41 all week and allowed media and fans to get […]

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Zenyatta: Comic Relief

If you’re among the many people taking Zenyatta’s loss pretty hard, maybe a little humor will ease the pain. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> From a series of Hitler spoofs on YouTube, Hitler learns that Zenyatta has lost the Breeders’ Cup Classic:

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Horse of the Year Debate Already Raging

Fans, trainers, jockeys, owners – just about everybody who’s in racing or follows it –  is weighing in on who should win Horse of the Year after Saturday’s thrilling Breeders’ Cup Classic. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Should the award go to Blame because he beat Zenyatta and only lost once this year?  Or should Zenyatta win HOTY for […]

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Breeders’ Cup Thursday Notes: The Classic

PRESS RELEASE   An update on the contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Classic:   Zenyatta   The reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic champion left Barn 41 at 9:15 a.m. and was followed by hundreds of adoring fans, including owners Jerry and Ann Moss and trainer John Shirreffs.   With regular exercise rider Steve Willard aboard, the […]

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