Mendelssohn

Paulick Report 6/13 News Minute Presented By Woodbine’s North America Cup June 16

Check out the Paulick Report News Minute presented by Woodbine’s North America Cup this Saturday, June 16. The News Minute features some of the day’s top new stories and other important developments in the world of horse racing. Today, a look at Justify’s slate of appearance, Mendelssohn’s expected race schedule, and big days of racing […]

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BC Clash With Justify? O’Brien Targets Three-Race U.S. Plan For Mendelssohn

Trainer Aidan O’Brien has outlined a tentative schedule for last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Mendelssohn to return to the U.S. and aim for a second Breeders’ Cup run — this time in the Classic. O’Brien told reporters this week Mendelssohn’s been getting some rest after a taxing run in the Kentucky Derby that […]

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Dam Of Beholder, Into Mischief, Mendelssohn Bred To Not This Time

Taylor Made Stallions announced today that Leslie’s Lady, the dam of multiple Eclipse champion and three-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Mendelssohn, and Grade 1 winner and leading sire Into Mischief, has been bred to Not This Time. One of the most influential broodmares in recent history, Leslie’s Lady has […]

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Mendelssohn Headed Back Stateside: O’Brien Plans U.S. Prep For Classic Contender

UAE Derby winner and the celebrated half-brother to Beholder and Into Mischief, Coolmore’s Mendelssohn is now being pointed for a U.S.-based prep race before the Breeders’ Cup Classic, reports Racenews on Twitter. “He’ll have one run on the dirt in America two months before the Classic at somewhere like Saratoga,” said trainer Aidan O’Brien, who invited […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Kentucky Derby Takeaways?

There were several storylines heading into last Saturday’s 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. The one that prevailed was Justify’s demolition of the 136-year-old Curse of Apollo, that a horse failing to start at 2 hadn’t won the Derby since 1882. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Clean Start Puts Justify In The History Books

It was always about the break. Trainer Bob Baffert has seen how a bad break can cause the best horse in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby to lose. It happened in 2010 with Lookin At Lucky, who had the misfortune of drawing the inside post in a field of 20, then leaving the starting gate […]

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‘Different Level Of Intensity’: O’Brien Talks Disappointing Derby 144 With Mendelssohn

After Mendelssohn annihilated the field in the UAE Derby, he was made second choice in the 20-horse field for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. Super-trainer Aidan O’Brien and his top jockey Ryan Moore both made the trip to Louisville for Saturday’s race, skipping out on the 2,000 Guineas in order to do so […]

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Weekend Lineup: Talk Derby To Me

The Run for the Roses is just around the corner! Kicking off the graded stakes action this weekend is a big Friday card at Churchill Downs, highlighted by the Longines Kentucky Oaks. Monomoy Girl and Midnight Bisou are the two top choices in the 3-year-old fillies’ division at this point in the season, and will […]

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Derby Notes: O’Brien Confident Mendelssohn ‘Can Compete,’ Colt Coming In ‘Fresh’

On a warm and breezy Friday morning at Churchill Downs all entrants for Saturday’s 144th running of the $2,192,000 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) stretched their legs. Twenty of the 21 entrants were on the fast track in the 5:45-6 a.m. training window reserved for Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses. Mendelssohn came out at 6:50 a.m. (all times Eastern) […]

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TCI: Kentucky Derby 144 Picks

The time has come. Jon and Joel take you through Kentucky Derby 144 from gate to wire, giving hard opinions, observations and analysis on all of the top contenders in one of the deepest Derby fields in recent history. What are the keys to this year’s Run for the Roses, and which colt is poised […]

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