breeders’ cup classic

LOOKIN AT LUCKY HAS FIRST BREEZE SINCE HASKELL

By Ray Paulick Lookin At Lucky, last year’s 2-year-old male champion and the current leader of the 3-year-old division coming off victories in the Preakness Stakes and Haskell Invitational, had his first breeze since the Haskell this morning at Del Mar, going an easy half-mile without company. Trainer Bob Baffert said the work was accomplished […]

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ZENYATTA HALF BROTHER SOUPER SPECTACULAR BREAKS MAIDEN AT SARATOGA

Souper Spectacular, a 3-year-old half-brother to undefeated Breeders’ Cup Classic heroine Zenyatta, broke his maiden in Saturday’s fifth race at Saratoga Race Course, a mile turf maiden special weight.   The Giant’s Causeway colt, purchased by current owner Live Oak Plantation for $1.15 million in the 2008 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, had run off the […]

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ZENYATTA TO STAY HOME AT HOLLYWOOD PARK UNTIL BREEDERS’ CUP

Last year’s Breeder’s Cup Classic winner Zenyatta will stay in California to run in a stakes race at Hollywood Park as her final race until the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs. This news comes after speculation that her connections were possibly looking at trying her in the Beldame at Belmont Park. “It’s home,” said […]

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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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