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PR Special OBS March Day 2: A Sales Legend, Speightstown, And Itsmyluckyday

The OBS March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training resumes Wednesday in Ocala, Fla., and the Paulick Report is once again on-site to distribute a special print publication for sale-goers, also available here. In today’s edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss tells the story of Sales Legend Harry Mangurian, a prolific owner/breeder who helped found […]

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Talented Field of Nine Set for G1 Cigar Mile

The second, third, and fourth-place finishers from the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint on November 1 at Santa Anita Park are all back for more on Saturday in the Grade 1, $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap – the centerpiece of the fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Cigar Mile – the last Grade 1 race of […]

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Cigar Mile Next Target for Itsmyluckyday

Itsmyluckday, third as the favorite in the G2 Kelso Handicap, will not run in the Breeders’ Cup and will instead target the G1 Cigar Mile Nov. 29. Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. announced the decision on Monday. Itsmyluckyday, who captured the G1 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga, was not originally nominated to the Breeders’ Cup and would […]

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Vyjack Back to Winning Ways in Kelso

Pick Six Racing’s Vyjack scored his first stakes victory in more than a year when he surged past pacesetter River Rocks to take the Grade 2, $400,000 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park on Saturday. Going off at 9-1, Vyjack paid his backers $21.20. After setting brisk fractions, River Rocks finished second, a length behind the […]

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Paco Lopez Eager to Compete at Keeneland This Fall

Paco Lopez, who has dominated the Monmouth Park jockey standings all season, will be moving his tack to Keeneland when the Lexington, Ky., track opens next week. The Daily Racing Form reports that Lopez, who currently has 120 wins at the Monmouth meet, will ride at Keeneland through the Breeders’ Cup. He will then head […]

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Itsmyluckyday Targeting Kelso Handicap for Next Start

Woodward Stakes winner Itsmyluckyday will run in the G2 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park, according to an article in the Daily Racing Form. Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. told the DRF that the one-turn, one-mile Kelso would “open up more options” for the 4-year-old colt, such as a possible start in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt […]

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TCI: Bring on the Two-Year-Olds

Jon & Joel take a first look at the 2014 two-year-olds, always one of the most intriguing divisions leading up to the Breeders’ Cup and next year’s Triple Crown trail. They launch a Top 5 for the Juvenile Colts division and discuss Saturday’s Iroquois (G3) & Pocahontas (G2), two Breeders’ Cup Challenge races at Churchill. […]

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Saratoga Sunset: Pedulla Recalls the Top 10 Moments of the 2014 Meet

Saratoga concluded yet another successful summer meet on Labor Day. The 2014 race meet, like many before it, provided great racing and was a showcase for many talented horses. In his latest column for America’s Best Racing, Tom Pedulla takes a look back at the Saratoga meet, and lists the Top 10 moments he’ll remember. […]

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Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Saratoga Spotlight

The arrival of Labor Day on the calendar brings the curtain down on a tremendous summer of racing at Saratoga. At the Spa, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan made a triumphant return with a determined nose victory in the G2 Bernard Baruch. Stonetastic signaled that she would be a force in the filly […]

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Itsmyluckyday, Moreno Exit Woodward Battle in Good Shape

The trainers of Itsmyluckyday and Moreno, the top two finishers from the Grade 1, $600,000 Woodward, both said their horses came back in good shape following their epic confrontation on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. In a rematch of the Grade 1 Whitney, run August 2, Itsmyluckyday turned the tables and got the best of […]

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