breeders’ cup classic

WHAT NEXT FOR Z?

After stretching her undefeated streak to 18, the connections for Zenyatta seem unsure about the next step in her campaign that looks to end in a repeat Breeders’ Cup Classic win. The two possibilities look to be the Beldame Stakes at Belmont Park or the newly named Zenyatta Breeders’ Cup Stakes at Santa Anita both […]

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HASKELL HEATING UP

Trainer Bob Baffert is revved up about running Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky in the IZOD Haskell Invitational Sunday at Monmouth Park, writes bloodhorse.com’s Steve Haskin. “He’s such a gritty little horse and tries so hard,” Baffert said. “He’s always showed signs of greatness…he looks fantastic now and is really in the zone.” […]

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VEITCH ON RACHEL AND Z: IT SEEMS AT THIS POINT THE BEST CHANCE IS THE BREEDERS’ CUP AT CHURCHILL DOWNS

Michael Veitch of The Saratogian discussed in his column today the possibility of Rachel vs. Zenyatta during the 2010 season. While he admits the most likely meeting will be the Breeders’ Cup Classic, he dreams of a possible matchup at Saratoga this summer. Do you think this is possible? Likely? Should Shirreffs dodge Quality […]

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JAPANESE CHAMPION EYES BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC

By Ray Paulick Espoir City, front-running winner of the 2009 Japan Cup Dirt and this year’s February Stakes, is being pointed for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, sources in Japan told the Paulick Report. The Japanese champion dirt horse, a 5-year-old by the Sunday Silence stallion Gold Allure out of Eminent City, a daughter of […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY’S PEDIGREE REPORT: ESKENDEREYA

The Paulick Report is pleased to once again offer the pedigree insights of Edwin Anthony in the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Ed has lifelong experience in the Thoroughbred industry, has practical experience planning matings for his family’s stable and formerly as a pedigree adviser to Three Chimneys Farm. His perspective is straightforward […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you Breeders’ Cup: SYNTHETIC TRACKS? NO MOSS

By Ray Paulick Jerry Moss has been living a dream since moving to California from his native New York in 1960. In 1962, with trumpeter and band leader Herb Alpert, he formed A&M Records and over the next quarter century produced music for a diverse group of recording artists ranging from The Carpenters, Joan Baez, […]

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CALLING JACKSON’S BLUFF

By Ray Paulick Jess Jackson could have waited until Friday night at 9 o’clock or so to send out a press release anouncing his regrets for not pointing Rachel Alexandra to the April 3 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park. Oaklawn owner Charles Cella had proposed increasing the Apple Blossom’s purse to $5 million if Jackson’s […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by THE BREEDERS’ CUP: CHANGE CAN DO US GOOD

  We are pleased to introduce a new weekly feature today, the Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup. Every Wednesday, we’ll talk with a Thoroughbred industry player about the game we all love, trying to get a better understanding of where we’ve been and where we may be headed. One thing I’ve […]

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COULD THERE BE MORE RACING LEFT FOR ZENYATTA?

Due to three recorded workouts in the last six weeks, there is speculation that Breeders’ Cup Classic champion and Horse of the Year finalist Zenyatta may not be retiring after all. Asked for an answer as to why she is still working out in trainer John Shirreffs barn, Shirreffs told the Daily Racing Form, “That […]

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HANDS DOWN, IT’S ZENYATTA

While Ray is traveling back from Osaka (hopefully we won’t have to hear too much about jet lag once he returns to the United States), he wanted to reignite the debate over Horse of the Year. The following piece was submitted by Jeff Shapes, a marketing communications consultant, freelance writer and horse racing enthusiast, not […]

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