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Jockey Club Records Indicate Florida Derby Winner Materiality Is Deceased

According to the records at The Jockey Club, Grade 1 Florida Derby victor Materiality has been reported as deceased. The 4-year-old colt by Afleet Alex had been battling laminitis for the past year, treated by Dr. Scott Morrison, an equine podiatrist at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. Bred by John Gunther in Kentucky, Materiality was […]

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Florida Derby Winner Materiality Retired

Alto Racing LLC (Alto Racing) today announced that its three year old colt, Materiality, will retire with a record of three wins in five starts, winning the Grade 1 Florida Derby in his third start. “Materiality was a very special racehorse, winning from 6 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles against the best of his generation,“ […]

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Frosted ‘All Set’ For Jim Dandy Start

Godolphin Stable’s Frosted put in his final work before the Jim Dandy on Saturday morning, going four furlongs in 47.91 seconds over the main track under exercise rider Rob Massey. The work was the fourth at Saratoga for Frosted, winner of the Grade 1 TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial in April, since his runner-up finish to Triple […]

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Absorbine Presents Eric Kalet’s Triple Crown Photo Blog: Two Days From A Crown?

The Paulick Report welcomes back photographer Eric Kalet as he shares his unique perspective on-site at the track in the days leading up to the Belmont Stakes. Each day, we’ll see through Eric’s eyes the preparations, festivities, and important moments leading up to the American Pharoah’s attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner. Preparations […]

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The Friday Show: Never A Dull Moment In Bid For Triple Crown

With one of the toughest feats in all of sports at stake, you’d think the tension on the racetrack would be enough, but that’s rarely the case with horse racing’s top honor. Human drama often takes center stage in the Triple Crown saga. In this edition of the Paulick Report’s Friday Show from New York, […]

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Being Todd Pletcher: A Day Behind The Scenes

Trainer Todd Pletcher has taken plenty of ribbing about his 1 for 43 record in the Kentucky Derby, but it’s only because he’s been so successful everywhere else in the sport. The winner of a record seven Eclipse awards for Outstanding Trainer operates the all-time leading stable by money won. Saturday, he’ll try to upset […]

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Absorbine Presents Eric Kalet’s Triple Crown Photo Blog: Belmont Build-Up

The Paulick Report welcomes back photographer Eric Kalet as he shares his unique perspective on-site at the track in the days leading up to the Belmont Stakes. Each day, we’ll see through Eric’s eyes the preparations, festivities, and important moments leading up to the American Pharoah’s attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner. American […]

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Pletcher To Announce Belmont Riding Assignments Tuesday

Trainer Todd Pletcher said his Belmont contenders, Carpe Diem, Madefromlucky, and Materiality, walked the shedrow Sunday morning. This is typical for Pletcher horses who breezed two days prior. The day after the work, they all jogged on the track. Pletcher indicated that he will announce his finalized rider assignments on Tuesday. The Belmont Stakes has […]

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Trio Of Belmont Contenders Turn In Workouts

Belmont Stakes hopeful Tale of Verve took to the Belmont main track early Saturday morning to log his final breeze in advance of the $1.5 million race on June 6. With exercise rider and jockey Kortez Walker up for the work, the son of Tale of Ekati went five furlongs in 59.02 seconds, the fastest […]

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Pletcher Intending To Run All Three Belmont Hopefuls

Following the workouts Friday morning from a trio of Todd Pletcher-trained horses for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, it appears the two-time Belmont Stakes winning trainer will be represented by all three in the final leg of the Triple Crown on June 6. “I need to talk to all the connections, but I’m sure everyone […]

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