richard mandella

‘She Taught Me A Lot’: Prat Bids Farewell To ‘Special’ Mare Vasilika

Flavien Prat had answered the questions and provided comments on his victory aboard Toinette in the Goldikova Stakes on Sunday, November 3, closing day of the Santa Anita fall meeting, when another item of business was brought up. He was asked for his thoughts on the retirement of Vasilika, the 5-year-old mare that Prat had […]

Continue reading
Turf Runner-Up United Could Make Next Start In Nov. 30 Seabiscuit

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella didn’t add to his Breeders’ Cup victory totals during the championship event last weekend. But he came close with runner-up finishes by Omaha Beach in the $1 million Dirt Mile, beaten 2 ¾ lengths by Spun to Run, and United, beaten only a head by Horse of the Year […]

Continue reading
Sharing Could Point For Royal Ascot Start; United Might Return To Race At Del Mar Fall Meet

Connections of two young, surprising performers at the 2019 Breeders’ Cup are eyeing racing plans for the future. Sharing, the 13-1 upset winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, could aim for a start in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot next June, trainer Graham Motion told the Daily Racing Form. The Group 1 […]

Continue reading
‘A Gun To Our Heads’: California Trainers Struggle With What Lies Ahead

The Sunday morning after the Breeders’ Cup dawned over horses working at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., just as they had on Saturday, as they had a year ago, and probably as they had 40 years ago. Exercise riders soothed anxious mounts, grooms gave baths to steaming horses, and horse lovers sipped coffee at Clocker’s […]

Continue reading
Paradise Woods Retired; Ollie’s Candy, Serengeti Empress To Race In 2020

Two-time Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods has officially been retired from racing, according to drf.com. The 5-year-old daughter of Union Rags finished last of 11 in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff, and trainer John Shirreffs indicated that she will be sent to Lane’s End Farm to begin a broodmare career. Paradise Woods retires with earnings of $1,123,890 […]

Continue reading
Dirt Mile Notes: Omaha Beach, Blue Chipper Both Blow Out Three Furlongs

Omaha Beach – Trainer Richard Mandella called an audible Tuesday morning and sent Breeders’ cup Dirt Mile favorite Omaha Beach to Santa Anita’s main track at 9 o’clock for a three-furlong blowout in 36 1/5. “We had set it up to work three-eighths tomorrow three days out, tomorrow. Just something easy in :37 and change. […]

Continue reading
Breeders’ Cup Buzz Presented By TVG: Biggest Betting Score?

The Breeders’ Cup is one of the premiere betting events on the racing calendar, featuring two days of large fields and high-quality competition. For an astute handicapper, this can mean a big day at the betting windows. In the Breeders’ Cup Buzz, we’ll speak to some of the notable Thoroughbred industry names with their eyes […]

Continue reading
Happy or Sad? Connections’ Reactions To Post Position Draw

There were winners and losers in Monday’s draw for post positions for the 14 Breeders’ Cup championship races to be run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday and Saturday. Following is a sample of comments from trainers and owners of many of the contenders. Trainer Bob Baffert (McKinzie, Classic, Post 8) – […]

Continue reading
Omaha Beach Team To Host ‘Meet And Greet’ For Veterans At Breeders’ Cup

Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation company, pioneer in private aviation, and passionate supporter of the thoroughbred racing community, is pleased to announce the extension of its partnership with the American Thoroughbred racehorse Omaha Beach as part of its continued support of Homes For Our Troops, a Veteran nonprofit that builds and donates specially adapted custom […]

Continue reading
Mandella: Dirt Mile A ‘Perfect Fit’ For Omaha Beach, But He Deserved The Classic

In a perfect world, Omaha Beach would be running in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. As it is, and after negotiating through mazes just to get to this point, Richard Mandella will have to settle for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile the same […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram