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Half-Brother To Belmont Winner Creator Tops Sunday’s Trade At Keeneland September

The close of Book 2 at the Keeneland September carried on a continued run of accelerated trade that put the auction on the precipice of surpassing last year’s final gross in just six sessions. With six days in the books, a total of 1,144 horses changed hands for $303,926,700, up 19 percent from the same […]

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Keeneland Riding Title Propels Santana To Jockey Of The Week Title

Upon winning his first Keeneland riding title at the close of the fall meet on Saturday, voters unanimously selected Ricardo Santana, Jr. as Jockey of the Week for the week ending October 29, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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Bobby Flay Joins NBC Broadcast Team As Analyst For Saturday’s Whitney

Prominent chef and television personality Bobby Flay will appear for the first time on Saturday’s NBC Breeders’ Cup broadcast of the Whitney Stakes at Saratoga, according to newsday.com. The Thoroughbred owner and breeder, a member of the board of directors for both the Breeders’ Cup and the New York Racing Association, will serve as both a […]

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Lookin At Lee Posts ‘Very Good Breeze’ In Lone Work Before Belmont Stakes

Kentucky Derby runner-up Lookin at Lee is coming into the Belmont Stakes in top form, trainer Steve Asmussen told drf.com. The son of Lookin at Lucky worked a half-mile over the Belmont main track on Sunday in 48.42, his lone breeze since a fourth-place effort in the Preakness Stakes. “That’s a very good breeze for […]

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Irad Ortiz’ ‘Familiarity’ With Course Earns Belmont Mount On Lookin At Lee

Trainer Steve Asmussen, who sent Creator out to win the Belmont Stakes by a nose last year, has tabbed the same jockey to ride this year’s contender, Kentucky Derby runner-up Lookin at Lee. According to drf.com, Irad Ortiz, Jr. has been named to ride the son of Lookin at Lucky in the third leg of […]

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Privman, McNamara Recognized For 2016 Belmont Stakes Coverage

Jay Privman of The Daily Racing Form and Ed McNamara of Newsday earned top honors in the New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) eighth annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest, recognizing the best in print and internet coverage of the 2016 Belmont Stakes, won by Creator. Privman won for his race recap entitled “Creator beats […]

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Untrapped, Lookin At Lee Put In ‘Super Work’ For Arkansas Derby

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen’s two scheduled starters for the Arkansas Derby worked in company just after the track opened Sunday morning in preparation for the $1 million Grade 1 race April 15 at Oaklawn. Untrapped and Lookin At Lee were both credited with 5 furlongs in 1:00.40 and galloping out 6 furlongs in […]

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There Is Life After A Horse’s 3-Year-Old Season: More Owners Should Try It

What made 2016 so memorable for racing fans? With all due respect to the connections of Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, Preakness winner Exaggerator and Belmont winner Creator – it wasn’t the Triple Crown. It would have been difficult to top 2015 in that regard, when American Pharoah ended the 37-year Triple Crown drought with a […]

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Classic Winner Creator Retired, To Stand In Japan

Creator, the 3-year-old colt by Tapit who captured this year’s Belmont Stakes (G1) and Arkansas Derby (G1), has been sold by WinStar Farm and Bobby Flay to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association (JBBA), which intends to retire him from racing to stand stud at Shizunai Stallion Station in Hokkaido, Japan for 2017. “The JBBA approached […]

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PR Special Keeneland September: Darby Dandies

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.  In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss examines how much easier it seemed to sell a horse during the 1980s, when many more yearlings were coming to auction […]

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