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For ‘Big Jim,’ A Simple Act Of Kindness Capped Off Lifelong Affair With Horse Racing

Editor’s Note: With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Paulick Report asked our readers for stories of the hope and resilience that run through the Thoroughbred industry, demonstrating that we are all part of one community. The following was submitted by Michael Serio, a Baltimore school teacher whose family has been engaged in the […]

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Bloodlines: A First Look At New 2020 Sires Catholic Boy, Audible

In the first article on the new sires entering stud in Kentucky at the top end of the stud fee rankings, one point of interest was the large group of well-performed 3-year-olds in 2019 who will remain in training for 2020. This generates increased competition and produces more excitement and anticipation at the racetrack, all […]

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Multiple Grade 1 Winner Catholic Boy Retired From Racing, To Stand At Claiborne Farm

Dual-surface star Catholic Boy has been retired from racing, and will join the stallion roster at historic Claiborne Farm. His 2020 stud fee has been set at $25,000 LFSN, announced farm representative Bernie Sams on October 18. A six-time graded stakes winner, Catholic Boy became only the third American 3-year-old in history to win a […]

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Claiborne Farm Announces 2020 Fees, Led By War Front At $250,000

Claiborne Farm announced on Oct. 16 the stud fees for a number of their stallions for the upcoming 2020 breeding season. Leading international sire War Front will remain at $250,000 next year. War Front has sired 21 Grade 1 winners lifetime, including two-time G1-winner Omaha Beach and Preakness Stakes winner War of Will in 2019. […]

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Catholic Boy, Glorious Empire Top Monday’s Knickerbocker Field

Grade 1-winners Catholic Boy and Glorious Empire headline a competitive field of eight in Monday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Knickerbocker for 3-year-olds and upward going 1 1/8 miles over the inner turf at Belmont Park. A dual Grade 1 winner on dirt and turf as a sophomore, Catholic Boy arrives at the Columbus Day feature off […]

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‘It’ll Answer Some Questions’: Catholic Boy To Prep For Breeders’ Cup In Knickerbocker

A grade 1 winner on turf and dirt, Catholic Boy has been supplemented to Monday’s G2 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park in preparation for a start in the Breeders’ Cup, reports drf.com. The 1 1/8-mile turf race could lead to the 4-year-old son of More Than Ready pointing to the Breeders’ Cup Classic, or possibly the […]

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Return To Turf, Possibly Breeders’ Cup Mile, Could Be In The Cards For Catholic Boy

Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Catholic Boy breezed four furlongs in 47.66 under Hall of Famer Javier Castellano on the Belmont turf on Sunday morning. Trained by Jonathan Thomas, the 4-year-old More Than Ready bay won Grade 1 races on turf and dirt last year with scores in the […]

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Belmont Park: After ‘Subpar’ Breeze, Catholic Boy To Miss Kelso Handicap

Dual Grade 1 winner Catholic Boy would’ve been the likely favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park, but he won’t be in the field, trainer Jonathan Thomas tells the Daily Racing Form. “His last breeze was a little subpar for him,” Thomas told DRF. “We found a little area that he’s a […]

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Catholic Boy ‘Coming Back Into Form,’ Still Under Consideration For Kelso

Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ multiple graded stakes winner Catholic Boy visited the Belmont training track on Saturday, breezing four furlongs in 51.59 seconds. “I thought it was a good workout,” said conditioner Jonathan Thomas. “I feel like he’s coming back into form and so far, so good. This […]

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