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First Foals Arrive For Ashford Stud’s Practical Joke

Multiple Grade 1 winner Practical Joke proved popular with breeders last spring, covering a top-class book of mares and his first foals on the ground are delighting their breeders. Charitable Link, a half-sister to Grade 1 Whitney Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Diversify, foaled a filly on Jan. 20 at Dr. Jerry Bilinski’s […]

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Strong Trade Continues Into Day Three Of Keeneland January Sale

Competition for quality broodmares and yearlings remained spirited during Wednesday’s penultimate session of the four-day Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Keeneland sold 238 horses for $4,074,300, for an average of $17,119 and a median of $8,000. During the third session of the 2018 auction, 236 horses grossed $3,442,700, for an average of $14,588 […]

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$300,000 Into Mischief Weanling Colt Headlines Friday At Keeneland November Sale

Clear Ridge Stables paid $300,000 for a weanling colt by Into Mischief from the family of multiple Grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits to record the highest price paid Friday during the fifth session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale. Keeneland sold 261 horses for $15,315,500 for an average of $58,680 and a median of […]

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Into Mischief, Cupid, Klimt Lead 2018 Jockey Club Report Of Mares Bred

The Jockey Club released Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics for the 2018 breeding season. Based on RMBs received through Oct. 16, 2018, The Jockey Club reports that 1,214 stallions covered 30,274 mares in North America during 2018. The Jockey Club estimates an additional 3,000 to 4,000 mares will be reported as bred during the […]

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PR Special Keeneland January: American Pharoah’s First Yearlings

The Paulick Report in once again pleased to offer a special print publication available here and on the grounds at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale in Lexington, Ky. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss shares attitudes and perspectives from trainers in Great Britain about the use of medication. Frank […]

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Bloodlines: New North American Stallions For 2018

The breeding market is increasingly segmented between the “in-demand” set of stallions who will be covering large books of select mares during the 2018 breeding season and the “rest.” The breakover point in stallion pricing between those heavily in demand is approximately $15,000, and the stallion prospects for 2018 who are priced at $20,000 and […]

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Sharp Azteca Finalmente Logra Su Primer Grado 1 Al Galopar La Cigar Mile En Aqueduct

Luego de tres segundos en sus tres primeras carreras Grado 1, era justo que Sharp Azteca añadiera un triunfo de esta magnitud a su excelente campaña. El zaino hijo de Freud contó con una acertada conducción por parte de Javier Castellano y se llevó por vía de galope la Cigar Mile (G1, $750,000) el pasado […]

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Sharp Azteca Finally Gets His Grade 1 Win In Cigar Mile

It took 16 career starts, but Ivan Rodriguez’ Sharp Azteca has finally earned a Grade 1 victory. The 4-year-old son of Freud easily captured Saturday’s Cigar Mile at Aqueduct, cruising under the wire 5 1/4 lengths in front of Mind Your Biscuits. Off as the 8-5 favorite under Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano, Sharp […]

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Weekend Lineup Presented By DRF Bets: Cigar Mile

This first weekend in December is highlighted by Aqueduct Racetrack’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile, and it features as the 10th and final race on Saturday’s card in New York. The Cigar Mile drew a competitive field of 10, and is joined on the card by the G2 Remsen, G2 Demoiselle and G3 Go For Wand. […]

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Moving Cigar Mile, Boosting Purse Pays Dividends For NYRA

In its 29 years of existence, the stakes now known as the Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets has undergone a world of change. The brain child of then-New York Racing Association President Gerard McKeon, the one-turn race at Aqueduct was originally named the NYRA Mile by McKeon to shine a positive light on […]

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