PR Special OBS April: Dealing With Shipping Fever

The Paulick Report is here for the second half of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training with a special print edition that can be found here and around the OBS sales grounds. With so many horses traveling to and from the OBS property, Denise Steffanus examines shipping fever, and how […]

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Khozan, Gentlemen’s Bet Headline 2018 Journeyman Stud Roster

Brent and Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud, located in Ocala, Fla., has set breeding fees for their 2018 stallion roster featuring new stallion Gentlemen’s Bet. A multiple Grade 1-placed earner of $744,155, Gentlemen’s Bet won six of 11 starts during his racing career with victories in the Hot Springs Stakes and Frank J. De Francis Memorial […]

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Royal Delta Half-Brother Khozan To Journeyman Stud

Khozan, a half-brother to champion racehorse Royal Delta, has been retired to Journeyman Stud in Florida, according to a Blood-Horse report. The Distorted Humor colt, who drew $1 million from Al Shaqab Racing at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select 2-year-old sale, retires with two wins from two career starts. Khozan was an early favorite on the Kentucky […]

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Reports: Khozan Off Derby Trail After Injury To Hind Ankle

According to several industry publications, Florida Derby contender Khozan is off the Kentucky Derby trail after injuring his right hind ankle during a routine gallop this week. Bradley Weisbord, U.S. racing advisor for Al Shaqab, reported that the colt, who cost $1 million as a 2-year-old from Fasig-Tipton’s March sale last year, is headed to […]

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Absorbine Presents Photos Of The Week: Making A Splash

Gulfstream Park hosted a huge day of racing on Saturday, with seven graded stakes on the program, highlighted by the G2 Fountain of Youth. In that race, favored Upstart was the first across the wire, but was disqualified and placed second behind Itsaknockout for interference in the stretch of the race. Also at Gulfstream, reigning […]

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Florida Derby Could Be Next Stop For Khozan After Gulfstream Romp

Al Shaqab Racing’s Khozan turned in another eye-catching performance Sunday at Gulfstream Park, a 12 ¾-length victory that may have earned him a spot in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) on March 28. Four weeks after his dazzling debut win from post 14, the sophomore Distorted Humor colt found himself both behind […]

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Top Billing, Khozan Return Sunday At Gulfstream

Top Billing and Khozan, top runners in their respective 3-year-old seasons, return for highly anticipated races on Gulfstream’s Sunday card. W.S. Farish and E. J. Hudson’s Top Billing was hot on the Kentucky Derby trail in 2014 after following up two strong performances in allowance races at Gulfstream with a third-place finish in the Fountain […]

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Pletcher Pleased With Stakes-Winning Trio, Planning Future Starts For 3-Year-Olds

Stablemates Sandiva, Mshawish, and Constitution, winners of Saturdays’ Suwannee River (G3), Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1), and Donn Handicap (G1), respectively, are doing well following their big efforts, according to trainer Todd Pletcher. “So far so good,” Pletcher said. “Everyone looks like they came out of it in good order.” Sandiva and Mshawish, both Al […]

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Royal Delta Half Brother Impresses in Career Debut

Al Shaqab Racing’s Khozan set the tone for Saturday’s sensational stakes action with a dazzling maiden score that lived up to a “big-time pedigree.” A half-brother to three-time Eclipse champion and two-time Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (Distaff) winner Royal Delta, the 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor registered an eye-catching 3 ¾-length victory that was awarded […]

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