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Firing Line To Miss Training Due To Illness

Firing Line, winner of the G3 Sunland Derby and 2015 Kentucky Derby runner-up, has been taken out of training after being diagnosed with an illness. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 4-year-old son of Line of David underwent a thorough exam after a dull fifth-place finish in an optional claiming race July 9 at Santa Anita. […]

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Beholder, Stellar Wind Back On Work Tab At Santa Anita

Champions Beholder and Stellar Wind, one-two in the Grade I Vanity Mile on June 4, could meet again in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff “Win and You’re In” Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar on July 30. Each worked four furlongs early Sunday morning at Santa Anita, Beholder getting the distance in 48.60, […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware Ireland: Catching Up With Past Preakness Runners

This week, the Paulick Report debuts a new monthly feature called Lost and Found, in which we check in on horses and humans who may have disappeared from the public eye. Sometimes, like this month, we’ll give you brief updates on several individuals, while other times we might take a more in-depth look at what […]

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‘The Right Thing To Do’: Firing Line To Get Rest Of Year Off

Firing Line, winner of the G3 Sunland Derby and runner-up to American Pharoah in the G1 Kentucky Derby, will not race for the remainder of 2015, according to a report in the Blood-Horse. The 3-year-old colt by Line of David instead will be brought back next year, with his first goal the 2016 G1 Dubai […]

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Pharoah, Dortmund, Firing Line Lead Nominees For Los Alamitos Derby

Headed by the Bob Baffert-trained pair of American Pharoah and Dortmund; along with such outstanding sophomores as Firing Line, Kentuckian and Texas Red, a total of 42 horses have been nominated to the Grade II, $350,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby. The Derby, which was won last year by Shared Belief, will be decided on Saturday, July […]

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Preakness Runner-Up Tale Of Verve Pointing To Belmont

TALE OF VERVE – Before heading to the airport to catch an 8:30 a.m. flight bound for Kentucky , trainer Dallas Stewart stopped by the Pimlico Stakes Barn to check on his Preakness runner-up, Tale of Verve. “He looked good. We got him out and gave him a couple of turns (around the shed row) […]

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Most Churchill Horsemen Like ‘Pharoah’ To Win Preakness

Saturday’s 140th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (Grade I) – headlined by the Top 3 finishers in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands: American Pharoah, Firing Line and Dortmund – dominated conversations on the Churchill Downs backstretch Friday morning. Several locally-based horsemen offered their opinions on the 1 3/16-mile middle jewel of […]

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Equibase Analysis: American Pharoah Vs. Seven In Preakness

The 140th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Preakness Stakes features Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah, winner of five straight races since last summer. Only four horses that faced him in the Derby return on two weeks rest for the second jewel of the Triple Crown, with many of the rest freshening up […]

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The Friday Show: No Backing Down In Baltimore

One of the most thrilling aspects of the Triple Crown has always been the rivalries that develop between top horses. Occasionally, those horses happen to live in the same barn. If American Pharoah wins Saturday’s Preakness, he will have earned the right to compete for the Triple Crown in New York, having defeated his chief […]

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