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TWIRLING CANDY: TO DQ OR NOT?

By Ray Paulick Jenny Craig’s Candy Ride colt Twirling Candy wired the Del Mar Derby field as the 1-5 favorite to run his record to 4-for-4 for trainer John Sadler, but this victory was not without incident. Early in the run down the backstretch, Twirling Candy ducked out sharply under Joel Rosario, causing Summer […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: NOT AN EASY CLUB TO JOIN

By Ray Paulick In this week’s American Graded Stakes standings brought to you by Keeneland, we’ll take a quick mid-season look at the Grade 1 stakes winners. There have been 38 G1 races run in the United States thus far this year, won by 33 different horses, the only repeat winners being Zenyatta, with three, […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE REPORT: SIDNEY’S CANDY

SIDNEY’S CANDY (Candy Ride—Fair Exchange, by Storm Cat) By Edwin Anthony Candy Ride was an undefeated racehorse (6 for 6), being the champion miler in his native Argentina before moving to California, where he won the American Handicap (G2) on turf and then proceeded to defeat Medaglia d’Oro in Del Mar’s Pacific Classic (G1), […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC HORSE SUPPLIES

UPDATE: Santa Anita has cancelled its Saturday racing program due to heavy rain and ongoing drainage problems with its main track Pro-Ride surface. On Saturday, Santa Anita’s 10-race program will feature five stakes races, including the Grade 1 Las Virgenes and a pair of Grade 2s, the Strub and the Robert B. Lewis. The Las […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland – OVER THE MOON

By Ray PaulickWhat does a former longtime editor of Blood-Horse magazine have to do with one of the leading sires of American Graded Stakes winners of 2009? Plenty, if you ask Josh Pons, who helps run his family’s Country Life Farm in Maryland, where top sire Malibu Moon got his start at stud […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES brought to you by Keeneland – RACHEL’S DOMINATION

By Ray Paulick How good is Rachel Alexandra? There are several ways to marvel at her extraordinary ability. To the naked eye, she is an impressive combination of grace and power that is seldom seem, her long, smooth strides simply too much for her overmatched competitors to keep up with. To followers of […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE REPORT: CHOCOLATE CANDY

Pedigree consultant and author Edwin Anthony examines the bloodlines of Chocolate Candy, second to Pioneerof the Nile in the Santa Anita Derby, in the latest installment of the Paulick Report’s series of pedigree profiles of contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby. Previously, Anthony looked at Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, Florida Derby winner Quality Road, […]

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