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Equibase Analysis: Why Pharoah Won’t Win The Classic

The 32nd edition of the Grade 1, $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic is the first to be run at historic Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. It is also the first to be run in a year Thoroughbred racing has seen a Triple Crown winner. Leading the field of 10 is this year’s Kentucky Derby, […]

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Absorbine Presents Eric Kalet’s Breeders’ Cup Photo Blog: Braving The Elements

The Paulick Report welcomes back photographer Eric Kalet as he shares his unique perspective on-site at the track in the days leading up to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Each day, we’ll see through Eric’s eyes the preparations, festivities, and important moments as the connections of some of the top horses in the world prepare for races […]

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BC Classic Notes: ‘All Systems Go’ For Pharoah

It was “all systems go” on Tuesday morning for the Triple Crown winner and his connections as they were in transit from Southern California to Lexington and on schedule for American Pharoah’s final race in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was on a commercial flight while the Zayat Stables homebred […]

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McGaughey ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ With Honor Code’s Final Classic Work

Multiple Grade 1 winner Honor Code turned in his final breeze for the Grade 1, $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic early Sunday morning at Belmont Park, going four furlongs in 48 seconds under the cover of darkness on the main track. “He did very well, everything is very good with him,” said Honor Code’s trainer, […]

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McGaughey Talks Lasix, USADA Oversight

“I think a lot of us use Lasix as a crutch.” Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey spoke with Karen Johnson of Thoroughbred Racing Commentary in a wide-ranging interview.  McGaughey said he is more than ready to move away from using Lasix, having already done so with 2-year-olds in his barn owned by the Phipps Stable and Stuart […]

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Dirt Mile: Liam’s Map ‘Outstanding’ In Breeze At Keeneland

Trainer Todd Pletcher on Thursday sent out five horses pre-entered in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for their final works before the Oct. 30-31 event at Keeneland. Among them was Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings and Philip J. Steinberg’s Got Lucky (Longines Distaff-G1), working for the first time since she won the Oct. 4 Juddmonte […]

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McGaughey Pleased With Honor Code Work Headed Into Classic

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey was well-pleased Monday morning after Breeders’ Cup Classic candidate Honor Code worked a sparkling five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 over the main track at Belmont Park. Going out at approximately 6:30 a.m. with exercise rider Donna McMullen aboard, the 4-year-old A. P. Indy ridgling went from the half-mile pole […]

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Appealing Tale Wires Kelso Field; Honor Code Closes For Third

Front-running Appealing Tale took the field wire-to-wire Saturday at Belmont Park, splashing home for a victory in the Grade 2, $400,000 Kelso Handicap as heavily favored Honor Code closed on the outside for third-place honors. Trained by Peter Miller for owner Gary Barber, Appealing Tale shipped cross-country for the Kelso after a victory in the […]

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Honor Code Aims To Maintain Streak In Kelso

With sensational back-to-back Grade 1 victories on the NYRA circuit in the Metropolitan Handicap and Whitney, Lane’s End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm’s multiple graded stakes winner Honor Code will headline a field of seven in the Grade 2, $400,000 Kelso for 3-year-olds and up at one mile on Saturday at Belmont Park. Trained by […]

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