The 2019 Freshman Sire Yearbook: The Best Of A Deep Class

From the time the freshman sire class of 2019 first hit the breeding shed in 2016, it was clear it had the potential to be a group with historic depth. There was a superstar at the top, in the form of 2015 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah, but the list […]

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Summer Front Colt Tops OBS Winter Mixed Sale’s Final Session

Hip No. 633, a yearling son of Summer Front consigned by Select Sales, agent, went to Renee Dailey / Dailey Bloodstock LLC for $92,000 to top the open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 Winter Mixed Sale. The bay colt is out of Diva Star, by Cherokee Run, a half sister to graded […]

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Good Horses Have Been ‘Scarce,’ But Desormeaux Hoping For Big Things From Zimba Warrior

It’s been a while since Keith Desormeaux developed the likes of Texas Red and Exaggerator from unheralded youngsters into Grade I stakes winners. But the savvy trainer hopes to return to those glory days and raise the status of an as yet unaccomplished colt in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes for three-year-olds at one mile […]

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‘More To Come’: Ralph Nicks Starts Out Hot At Gulfstream’s Championship Meet

Trainer Ralph Nicks celebrated his torrid start for the 2019-2020 Championship Meet in the Gulfstream Park winner’s circle following the first two races on Saturday’s program. Nicks saddled the winners of the early Daily Double – both 2-year-old first-time starters sired by Khozan. The Daily Double sweep gave the 52-year-old Avery, Texas native four wins […]

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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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