mike maker

Honor Roll Presented By New York Thoroughbred Breeding And Development Fund: Mike Maker’s Brigade For Stallion Stakes Series

Trainer Mike Maker has had major success with New York-breds racing in open company: International Star swept the three open graded stakes for 3-year-olds in 2015 at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La.; and earlier this year, he took the Grade 3 Jeff Ruby at Turfway Park in Kentucky with Somelikeithotbrown. On Dec. 14-15, Maker […]

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PR Special Keeneland November Sale: A Deeper Dive On Radiographs

The marathon Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale is about to start its engine, and the Paulick Report is there with the first of two editions of the PR Special. In this issue, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills examines the perceived selectivity of the buying bench when imperfect radiographs are bought into a young prospect’s assessment, and what can […]

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‘You Don’t Get Many Shots’: Zulu Alpha Taking Hui To Breeders’ Cup Turf

Michael Hui is parlaying some of the money that Zulu Alpha won in taking Kentucky Downs’ $1 million Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup into a $100,000 bet on the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita. Monday was the deadline to pre-enter horses in racing’s world championships. It costs $50,000 […]

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Fighting Seabee, Field Pass Rematched in ‘Win And You’re In’ Bourbon Stakes

Walking L Thoroughbreds’ undefeated Fighting Seabee and Three Diamonds Farm’s Field Pass, the 1-2 finishers in Saratoga’s With Anticipation (G3) in August, head a field of 14 2-year-olds entered Thursday for Sunday’s 29th running of the $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon (G2) at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Run at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, the Dixiana […]

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Fierce Lady Stretches Out For Wednesday’s Joseph A. Gimma Stakes

Nice Guys Stables and Steve Hornstock’s Fierce Lady will look to double up on stakes wins in Wednesday’s $150,000 Joseph A. Gimma for New York-bred juvenile fillies at Belmont Park. Trained by Dermot Magner, the dark bay daughter of Competitive Edge romped on the front end by 6 lengths in her June 22 debut at […]

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11-Year-Old Millionaire Slim Shadey Pensioned To Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement farm based in Georgetown, KY., today welcomed long-time turf hero Slim Shadey. The 11-year-old gelding was pensioned by current owner Michael Hui after a nine-year career. Slim Shadey made his final start on August 2 at Indiana Grand. A two-time graded-stakes winner, Slim Shadey was bred in Great Britain by […]

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Maker Produces Zulu Alpha To Dominate Kentucky Turf Cup

Mike Maker, the winningest trainer in Kentucky Downs history, experienced a frustrating first two days of the current Kentucky Downs meet, going winless with his first 19 starters and feeling unlucky with seven of his horses running second. That frustration was put aside when Zulu Alpha rolled to an authoritative 3 1/4-length victory for the […]

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A Thread Of Blue, Henley’s Joy Ready For Rematch In Jockey Club Derby

Leonard C. Green’s A Thread of Blue and Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy square off in Saturday’s $1 million Jockey Club Derby Invitational, the third and final leg of the Turf Trinity at Belmont Park. The 37-day Belmont fall meet begins Friday, offering 45 stakes worth $11.525 million in purse money and eight Breeders’ Cup […]

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The Black Album, Grey Magician Top Nominees To Caesars Stakes

Indiana’s richest turf race, the $200,000-guaranteed Caesars Stakes (Listed), has drawn 35 nominations. The 14th running of the event will take place Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Indiana Grand. More than a dozen horses on the list have Graded Stakes experience, including the French-bred colt The Black Album from the Rodolphe Brisset Stable. The Wootton Bassett […]

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Eight Juveniles Line Up For Black Type In Saratoga’s With Anticipation

Field Pass and Our Country, both coming off maiden wins at the track and distance, head a field of eight set to line up for Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 With Anticipation at Saratoga Race Course. The 15th running of the With Anticipation for 2-year-olds scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the Mellon turf course serves […]

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