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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: SIRES OF SIRES

By Ray Paulick Each week we update the standings for American Graded Stakes winners by a variety of categories, including breeder, owner, trainer, jockey, sale company, consignor, and sire. In the latter category–led by Dynaformer with seven individual AGS winners, followed by Malibu Moon and City Zip with six apiece and then Medaglia d’Oro […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

Two surefire signs of spring—Oaklawn Park’s Racing Festival of the South and Keeneland’s opening day–kick off the weekend stakes action Friday afternoon, and while the Fantasy at Oaklawn and Transylvania at Keeneland are well worth watching, it’s the big Kentucky Derby preps that will get most of the attention one day later. Those two Grade […]

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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 DERBY INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: BANKING ON SOME UPSIDE

The saga of Ahmed Zayat’s Zayat Stables and the Fifth Third Bank that sued the stable took an interesting turn over the weekend when Eskendereya ran away and hid from nine rivals in the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Just as Fifth Third was pushing for the authority to take over and […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: A ‘GIANT’ WEEKEND

By Ray Paulick Todd Pletcher isn’t the only who had a big weekend last week, winning three American Graded Stakes races for 3-year-olds on Feb. 20: the Grade 2 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park with Eskendereya, the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds with Discreetly Mine, and the Grade 3 El […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by THE BREEDERS’ CUP: CHANGE CAN DO US GOOD

  We are pleased to introduce a new weekly feature today, the Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup. Every Wednesday, we’ll talk with a Thoroughbred industry player about the game we all love, trying to get a better understanding of where we’ve been and where we may be headed. One thing I’ve […]

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OFFLEE WILD RIDE TO THE TOP

By Ray PaulickLast spring, before any foals from the first-crop of Offlee Wild had made their way to the track, Lansdon Robbins was convinced the Grade 1 stakes-winning son of Wild Again he raced with partners in the name of Azalea Stable was standing his final year at Darley America in Lexington. “I guarantee […]

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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 STANDING brought to you by Keeneland: LANE’S END WHISTLING DIXIE

By Ray Paulick It’s not the least bit surprising to see horses like Giant’s Causeway, A.P. Indy and Unbridled’s Song among the leading sires of American Graded Stakes winners, a weekly feature brought to you by Keeneland. After all, Giant’s Causeway leads all American-based sires by progeny earnings in 2009, A.P. Indy is fifth […]

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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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