rick nichols

Brown Has ‘Faith’ In Off-The-Bench Almanaar Ahead Of Arlington Million

After Almanaar (GB) took home his first United States victory in last year’s Grade I Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, owner Shadwell Farms’ Racing Manager Rick Nichols had the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million in the back of his mind for the son of Dubawi (IRE). Unfortunately, some setbacks put him on the shelf for the remainder of […]

Continue reading
Mohaymen Will Race In King’s Bishop, Not Travers

Multiple graded stakes winner Mohaymen is no longer being pointed to the Grade 1 Travers Stakes on Aug. 27 at Saratoga. Instead, Kiaran McLaughlin told the Daily Racing Form that the sophomore son of Tapit will be pointed to the G1 King’s Bishop on the same afternoon. The King’s Bishop at seven furlongs will be […]

Continue reading
Mohaymen’s Jim Dandy Effort ‘A Bit Of A Puzzle’ For McLaughlin

Beaten as the favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy, Shadwell Stable’s Mohaymen emerged from the race in good order, said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, who admitted he was still puzzled by the multiple Grade 2 winner’s third straight defeat. The 1 1/8-mile Jim Dandy was Mohaymen’s first start since a closing fourth in the Grade […]

Continue reading
Shagaf Has Chips Removed After Pulling Up In Derby, Will Miss 2016 Season

Shadwell Stable’s Shagaf was sent to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital for evaluation following an inexplicably poor finish in the Kentucky Derby. Veterinarians there found chips in the both the colt’s left front ankle and knee, according to ESPN. Dr. Alan Ruggles performed the surgery to remove the chips, and believes Shagaf has a strong […]

Continue reading
Royally-Bred Shagaf Cruises To Allowance Victory; Fountain Of Youth ‘Considered’

Making his second career start and first as a 3-year-old, Shadwell Stable homebred Shagaf cruised to a two-length victory in Friday’s featured 10th race at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Chad Brown, the bay son of 2006 champion 3-year-old Bernardini stalked the early pace on the outside, took command turning for home and was unchallenged down […]

Continue reading
$1.65M Distorted Humor colt leads way as Keeneland September yearling sale begins

Five yearlings commanded seven-figure prices – led by the $1.65 million paid by Shadwell Estate Company for a colt by Distorted Humor – during Monday’s opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The sale-topping colt is the first foal of Juddmonte Spinster (G1) stakes winner Mushka, by Empire Maker. “He has a good pedigree, […]

Continue reading
AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: MCLAUGHLIN ON TOP

By Ray PaulickWhen Eye of Taurus and Bluegrass Princess swept the Pin Oak Valley View Stakes last week at Keeneland for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, it vaulted the New York-based native of Kentucky to the lead among trainers of American Graded Stakes winners for 2009. The wins represented the 12th and 13th individual American Graded […]

Continue reading
KEENELAND: CAN THE ELEPHANT LEARN TO DANCE?

By Ray Paulick Two years ago, leading buyer John Ferguson bought 25 yearlings during the two select sessions of the Keeneland September yearling sale for $56,885,000, an average price of $2,275,400. This year, Sheikh Mohammed’s chief bloodstock adviser signed tickets for 19 yearlings, but only spent $15,655,000, an average price of $823,947. Sheikh Mohammed’s commitment […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram