international horse racing

Tattersalls reports second day of price gains at October sale

Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continued in the bullish fashion on the second day with increases in average and median and impressive clearance rate. The three highest prices for the day were fillies and like yesterday, Badgers Bloodstock and a GALILEO filly were the common factor in the session topper. In total […]

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Dubai World Cup adds turf race, expands carnival

The Dubai World Cup, recognized as the “world’s richest day in racing,” will surpass its own record in 2012 as Meydan officials announced the addition of the newly renamed Dubai Gold Cup to the programme, a move that will increase the racecard to nine events with overall prize money to US$27,250 million. The Dubai Gold […]

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Field of 16 set for Arc de Triomphe Sunday

Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp will feature a field of 16 runners, highlighted by So You Think, Reliable Man and Galikova – half-sister to Goldikova.  Promising three-year-old Nathaniel, who beat Workforce in the King George, will not start for trainer John Gosden. The field also includes Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach and […]

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Racing journalist fined again for criticizing industry

When is a horse racing journalist out of line for criticizing the people who run the sport?  The National Horseracing Authority in South Africa says it’s when that same journalist is also a licensed horse owner and is expected to follow certain rules of conduct. The Racing Post reports that, for the second time in […]

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JAPAN DIARY, DAY ROKU: DEALING WITH DISAPPOINTMENT

By Ray Paulick TOKYO, Japan—I’ve been coming to the Japan Cup every year but one since 1993 and have yet to see an American-trained horse win. The first couple of years were promising: Kotashaan finished second, a length and a quarter behind Legacy World in 1993, and Paradise Creek was nosed out by Marvelous Crown […]

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SOLUTIONS FROM ACROSS THE POND

Gina Rarick and I grew up as neighbors of sorts – she on a Wisconsin dairy farm and I amidst the cornfields on the Prairie State side of the Illinois-Wisconsin border. We both gravitated toward journalism and the Thoroughbred industry, though her life’s work carried her across the Atlantic Ocean to Paris, France, while mine […]

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SCREEN HERO UPSETS JAPAN CUP

By Ray Paulick Teruya Yoshida’s Screen Hero pulled off a huge upset in the 2,400-meter Japan Cup at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday, taking the lead in the final 100 meters and holding off a fast-closing Deep Sky, winner of this year’s Japanese Derby. The 4-year-old filly Vodka, winner of the Japanese Derby of 2007 and […]

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KONNICHIWA…THE PAULICK REPORT GOES TO TOKYO

By Ray Paulick I knew I wasn’t in Kentucky anymore when I went out for an early morning walk and came across a group of about 20 people standing at a nearby intersection. It was only a two-lane road, and there wasn’t a car in sight in any direction, yet everyone stood patiently for what […]

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THE BIG QUESTION: CAN RACING SURVIVE?

By Ray Paulick The challenges that confront racing seem to be the sport’s universal language, and potential solutions, it seems, are similar from one continent to another. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and chairman of the Asian Racing Federation, outlined those challenges and proposed some solutions during his opening address of the […]

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