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‘Freak’ Liam’s Map Colt Brings $1.2 Million To Top OBS Spring Sale’s Third Session

Numbers were already tracking safely ahead in both the daily and cumulative returns by the time a Liam’s Map colt lit up the board for $1.2 million near the end of Thursday’s session at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, but the seven-figure transaction ensured the upward trend would continue […]

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Buyers Navigate Muddy Keeneland April Under-Tack Show

It was hard to find a consignor in the barns that wasn’t constantly refreshing the long-term weather forecast in the days prior to Monday’s Keeneland April 2-Year-Olds In Training And Horses Of Racing Age Sale under-tack show, with a looming storm front threatening to put a damper on the proceedings. The worst of the downpour […]

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Duo By American Pharoah Leads Day Two Of Fasig-Tipton October Sale

The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings Sale continued Tuesday with a strong second session, fueled by a steadily rising average and a robust median, both improvements over the first two sessions of 2017. A pair of colts from the first crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah rose to the top of the sale’s second session. […]

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Lane’s End Releases 2019 Fees, Led By Quality Road At $150,000

Lane’s End has released the advertised fees for its 2019 stallion roster, led by Quality Road at $150,000. The 12-year-old son of Elusive Quality heads up an 18-horse roster at the Versailles, Ky., farm. He stood the previous season for $70,000, and has been led in 2018 by runners including Grade 1 winners City of […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings: What’s In A (Stakes) Name?

The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale of Selected Yearlings continues tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and the Paulick Report is pleased to offer the second of two PR Special newsletters for distribution both on the sale grounds and online In this edition of the PR Special, features editor Natalie Voss examines some of the famous […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Is Horse Of The Year Race Over?

In this edition of The Friday Show, Ray Paulick and Joe Nevills talk Horse of the Year and wonder if anyone has a chance of unseating the newly retired, undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify from his perch atop all North American Thoroughbreds for 2018. With many 3-year-olds still recovering from the Kentucky Derby and no […]

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$200,000 Violence Yearling Paces OBS Winter Mixed Sale Preferred Session

Hip No. 30, a yearling daughter of Violence consigned by Gem Racing, Inc. was sold for $200,000 to SBM, Agent for East Hickman Racing, to top the Consignor Preferred Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Winter Mixed Sale on Wednesday. The dark bay or brown filly is out of stakes winner Carphonic, by […]

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PR Special Keeneland November: ‘The Fly On The Wall’

The Paulick Report offers a second special print publication for the Keeneland November Sale, available here and on the sales grounds in Lexington, Ky. In this edition of the PR Special, we learn more about Bill Landes of Hermitage Farm, recently named the Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year. Frank Mitchell turns his Stallion […]

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St. Elias Co-Owner Viola Withdraws Name From Secretary Of The Army Nomination

Vincent Viola, who with wife Teresa operates horse racing’s St. Elias Stables, had been selected by President-elect Donald J. Trump to serve as Secretary of the Army in mid-December, a position which requires Senate confirmation. On Friday, Viola announced that he would be withdrawing his name from the nomination, according to ABC News. “Mr. Viola has […]

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Outside The Ring: Viola’s Fasig-Tipton Punch Garners National Attention

Fasig-Tipton’s premier Saratoga Yearling Sale is getting some national publicity, but not for the reasons company officials would prefer. The New York Times on Wednesday reported on an Aug. 8, 2016,  altercation during the Fasig-Tipton yearling sale that would have been more suited to a boxing ring than the sales ring. It involved an unnamed […]

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