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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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Grade 1 Winner Sharp Azteca Retired To Three Chimneys Farm

Three Chimneys announced on Saturday that 2017 Cigar Mile (G1) winner Sharp Azteca will take up stud duty at Three Chimneys Farm for a fee of $10,000 LFSN. The model of consistency as a racehorse, Sharp Azteca was on the board 14 times in 17 starts, with career earnings of $2,406,740. A five time Graded […]

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‘Superb’ Secretariat Stakes Winner Carrick Takes On Elders In Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Donegal Racing’s Grade 1 Secretariat winner Carrick exited his Saturday breeze at Belmont in fine fettle, said trainer Tom Morley, who confirmed Sunday morning that the 3-year-old Giant’s Causeway colt would make his next against older horses in the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic on Saturday. Morley said he was satisfied with how Carrick […]

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‘You Can Always Count On Him’: 8-Year-Old Cammack Still Going Strong

Team Block’s old warrior Cammack is still highly competitive at age eight and backed his ambitious nature when scoring his twelfth career victory in Friday afternoon’s third race over the turf at Arlington International Racecourse. In doing so, he made amends by defeating Zulu Alpha who narrowly beat the son of Giant’s Causeway the last […]

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Carrick Upsets Analyze It In Hard-Fought Secretariat Victory

Donegal Racing’s Carrick provided a 38-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes, besting the talented 4-5 favorite Analyze It by a half-length at the wire. A 3-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, Carrick covered 1 1/4 miles over Arlington Park’s “good” turf course in 2:01.04. Ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Tom Morley, Carrick earned […]

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Free Drop Billy Could Switch To Turf For Secretariat Stakes

Trainer Dale Romans indicated that 2018 Triple Crown contender Free Drop Billy could make the switch over to grass for the Grade I $400,000 Secretariat Stakes on Saturday, Aug. 11. The 1 1/8-miles turf event for 3-year-olds is just one of five stakes carded for the Arlington International Festival of Racing. The Bruce D. Memorial Stakes, Grade […]

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Smiling Causeway Takes MATCH Lead In Filly & Mare Turf Sprint Division

Mr Amore Stable’s Vision Perfect and Audley Farm Stables’ Smiling Causeway were both sharp in victory in two MATCH Series turf sprints July 7 at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania. Vision Perfect, trained by Jason Servis, took the grade III, $200,000 Parx Dash, while Smiling Causeway captured the $100,000 Turf Amazon Stakes for trainer Arnaud Delacour. […]

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