Average Field Size, Handle Up Significantly At Hawthorne’s Fall Thoroughbred Meet

Despite a rain-filled opening two months of the fall thoroughbred meet at Hawthorne and a cancellation of the closing day card due to extreme cold temperatures, both handle and field size saw significant increases as the meet concluded on December 29. Total daily handle for 36 day fall meet averaged $1,708,081, up 9.17% from the […]

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Walsh: Scuba ‘Really Put His Head Down,’ Honorable Duty Out For Two Months

While a trainer would always prefer all of his horses to be running well concurrently, it is never a bad thing for one to come to form just as another falls out of it. Such is exactly what has happened with DARRS, Inc.’s two Brendan Walsh-trained handicapping stars Honorable Duty and Scuba.  Within roughly 24 hours, Walsh went […]

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Scuba Returns To Form For Hawthorne Gold Cup Win

Multiple graded stakes winner Scuba showed the form that made him the Grade 2 Marathon winner last year as he returned to the winner’s circle for the first time since that race in winning the Grade 3 Hawthorne Gold Cup on Saturday. Trainer Brendan Walsh capped a fine year at Hawthorne as well as he […]

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Scuba, Eagle Headline 80th Running Of Hawthorne Gold Cup

Saturday marks the 80th running of the most historic race on Hawthorne’s calendar as the $150,000, Grade 3 Hawthorne Gold Cup returns. To be contested at 1 ¼ miles over the Hawthorne main track, a field of eight has assembled with a mix of locals and out of towners. A trio of graded stakes winners […]

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Madefromlucky Blows Away Greenwood Cup Field

Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol’s Madefromlucky found the winner’s circle for the first time in over two years on Monday, galloping home the facile victor in the G3 Greenwood Cup at Parx Racing. The 5-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky, ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Todd Pletcher, sat behind Scuba’s early pace and took […]

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Melmich Repeats In Dominion Day Stakes At Woodbine

Melmich overcame a slow pace and rallied from last to record a second straight Dominion Day Stakes victory at Woodbine on Saturday. The Grade 3 Dominion Day, a 1 1/4-mile race for 3-year-olds and upward, attracted a field of six which also included Are You Kidding Me, winner of the Sovereign Award for top older male in […]

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Paulick Report 11/4 News Minute

The Paulick Report ( sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn’t stop after you’ve had your morning coffee. Each weekday afternoon, the Paulick Report brings you a video News Minute to let you know what’s happening around the Thoroughbred racing world: news we […]

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Scuba Repels Pressure, Streaks Away From Marathon Field

Pressured throughout the 1 3/4-mile contest while on and off the lead, DARRS’ Scuba managed to repel the bids of his fellow frontrunners to win the G2 Marathon Stakes going away by 4 1/4 lengths. A 5-year-old son of Tapit trained by Brendan Walsh, Scuba covered the distance over Santa Anita’s fast main track in […]

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Scuba Leads All The Way In Greenwood Cup

David A. Ross’ Scuba took the lead shortly after the break and never relinquished it in Monday’s Grade 3 Greenwood Cup at Parx, earning his first graded stakes victory. The 5-year-old son of Tapit and Kendrick Carmouche covered 12 furlongs over the fast main track in 2:32.76 for trainer Brendan Walsh. Nieto Mireyo broke very […]

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