Weekend Lineup: Stars & Stripes

An exciting weekend of graded stakes action is on tap for racing fans, with NBC coverage of the Stars & Stripes card at Belmont Park on Saturday. The two features are the Belmont Oaks and Belmont Derby, but international intrigue extends to the Dwyer Stakes on the undercard as well. Aidan O’Brien and jockey Ryan […]

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Mendelssohn Tries To Rebound From Derby Debacle In Belmont’s Dwyer

Mendelssohn will look to recapture the form that led to his 18 1/2-length win in the Group 2 UAE Derby, taking aim at a seven-horse field in the 101st running of the Grade 3, $300,000 Dwyer for 3-year-olds on Saturday, Stars & Stripes Day, at Belmont Park. Carded as Race 6 with an approximate post […]

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O’Brien Invaders, Led By Mendelssohn, Arrive At Belmont For Stars & Stripes Saturday

Four runners trained by the venerable Aidan O’Brien arrived at Belmont Park on Tuesday, each targeting a race on Saturday’s Stars & Stripes card. According to, those four include Athena, Hunting Horn, Threeandfourpence, and Mendelssohn. Expected to be entered in the G1 Belmont Oaks, Athena is a 3-year-old daughter of Camelot. She has just one […]

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Paulick Report 7/3 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack

The News Minute helps you stay up-to-date during the day with the latest developments in the horse racing industry. In today’s edition, Scott Jagow has news about one of last year’s champions, plus a look ahead to a big weekend of racing and who we might see on the track. Watch below.

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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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