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$17,000 Purchase Our Super Freak May ‘Take A Shot’ In 95th Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

Our Super Freak, second or third in five consecutive stakes dating back to last fall, may get her chance at that elusive stakes victory in the 95th running of the $250,000 Xpressbet Black-Eyed Susan (G2) at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Owner and trainer Jamie Ness, who races his own horses as Jagger Inc., named for […]

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Bricks And Mortar Much The Best In Turf Classic

Despite a slow early pace that should have compromised him, Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Bricks and Mortar proved his class in Saturday’s Grade 1 Turf Classic on the Kentucky Derby undercard. Off as the even-money favorite, the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway came from mid-pack to hit the wire a head in front of […]

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Bloodlines: Bricks And Mortar’s Pedigreed Courage Shines Through

Winner of the Grade 1 Pegasus Turf Invitational in his previous start, Bricks and Mortar was odds-on to win the G2 Muniz Memorial at the Fair Grounds on March 23, and the dark bay son of Giant’s Causeway (by Storm Cat) prevailed by the narrowest margin over a fellow 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, Markitoff. […]

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Bricks And Mortar By A Nose In Dramatic Muniz Memorial

Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Bricks and Mortar was heavily favored at 1-5 in his first start since winning the inaugural Pegasus Turf, but the 5-year-old Chad Brown trainee had to work hard in Saturday’s G2 Muniz Memorial H. to get his nose down in front of 62-1 longshot Markitoff. A son of Giant’s Causway, […]

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Eclipse Champions Brown, Irad Ortiz Take Inaugural Pegasus Turf With Bricks And Mortar

On Thursday evening at Gulfstream Park, trainer Chad Brown and jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. were crowned the 2018 Eclipse Award winners in their respective categories. On Saturday, the pair teamed up to take down the inaugural running of the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational with the lightly-raced Bricks and Mortar for owners Seth […]

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‘Wind Issue’ Now Resolved, Broman Homebred Pauseforthecause Headlines La Verdad

A talented field of 10, led by Chester and Mary Broman’s homebred Pauseforthecause, will line up for the second edition of the $100,000 La Verdad on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, the well-bred Giant’s Causeway bay out of the multiple graded stakes placed Spritely has enjoyed a career year in a 4-year-old […]

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What Did You Read? Top Stories Of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of our most popular stories of the year. We’ve done this for the past several years at the Paulick Report. Find previous editions here, here, and here. As usual, the stories that were most important to you this year were a mixed […]

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‘Tremendous Athlete’ Tom’s d’Etat Makes Added-Money Debut In Tenacious

When one thinks of Al Stall Jr., and the top horses he’s trained during a stellar 27-year career, Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame and champion Louisiana-bred Star Guitar immediately come to mind, but when it comes raw talent, the veteran conditioner believes Tom’s d’Etat, who will be making his added-money debut less than […]

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8-Year-Old Point Piper Claimed For $10,000, Will Be Retired To Stud

An 8-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, Point Piper was claimed for $10,000 at Del Mar on Monday by trainer Jonathan Wong on behalf of Willow Tree Farm, and drf.com reports that the Grade 3 winner will be retired to stud in California. Willow Tree is owned by Butch and Lu Thomas, who “are very excited to […]

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Secretariat Winner Carrick To Skip Breeders’ Cup, Aim For Hollywood Derby

Michael Carrick, the professional soccer player who enjoyed stints with West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, was a force to be reckoned with on grass at stadiums across England. “He was the rock that ‘Man U’ were built on,” joked trainer Thomas Morley, a longstanding Spurs supporter. Carrick, the 3-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, […]

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