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PLENTY OF OFFERS, BUT NO DEAL ON ESKENDEREYA

By Ray Paulick Bradley Weisbord, recently named the finance and stallion manager for Ahmed Zayat’s financially troubled Zayat Stables, told the Paulick Report no deal has been struck to sell all or any portion of Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth winner Eskendereya, a leading candidate for this year’s Kentucky Derby. “Mr. Zayat has said he […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY’S PEDIGREE REPORT: ESKENDEREYA

The Paulick Report is pleased to once again offer the pedigree insights of Edwin Anthony in the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Ed has lifelong experience in the Thoroughbred industry, has practical experience planning matings for his family’s stable and formerly as a pedigree adviser to Three Chimneys Farm. His perspective is straightforward […]

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CHAMPION FLANDERS DEAD

By Ray Paulick Flanders, the 1994 Eclipse Award-winning juvenile filly who defeated stablemate Serena’s Song in one of the most exciting editions of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies ever run, was euthanized in mid-February after complications arose following a paddock accident in December at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky. The daughter of Seeking the […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: BANKING ON SOME UPSIDE

The saga of Ahmed Zayat’s Zayat Stables and the Fifth Third Bank that sued the stable took an interesting turn over the weekend when Eskendereya ran away and hid from nine rivals in the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Just as Fifth Third was pushing for the authority to take over and […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland – IT’S A.P. INDY’S WORLD…

  By Ray Paulick In the sale ring, on the racetrack and in the breeding shed, A.P. Indy has been a star. The son of Seattle Slew topped the 1990 Keeneland July yearling sale when he sold for $2.9 million. He was the champion 3-year-old and Horse of the Year in 1992, his victories including […]

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RACHEL VS. ZENYATTA: CHAMPIONS FOR A NEW GENERATION

Although I don’t necessarily buy her conclusion that Rachel Alexandra “must” be elected Horse of the Year for 2009, I can’t disagree with Natalie Voss that we have two very exciting and deserving candidates for the sport’s top honor. Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra are to many in Natalie’s generation what Secretariat, Ruffian, Affirmed or Seattle […]

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HOLLYWOOD PARK: THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES…AND THE TOTE BAG

By Ray Paulick How appropriate that just a few days before the Hollywood Gold Cup, the signature event of the Southern California racetrack of lakes and flowers, the Inglewood city council has driven the last nail into the track’s proverbial coffin. The once-proud Hollywood, a place where tens of thousands of people would come out […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE REPORT: CHOCOLATE CANDY

Pedigree consultant and author Edwin Anthony examines the bloodlines of Chocolate Candy, second to Pioneerof the Nile in the Santa Anita Derby, in the latest installment of the Paulick Report’s series of pedigree profiles of contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby. Previously, Anthony looked at Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, Florida Derby winner Quality Road, […]

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EXCELLER: A CAUSE CELEBRE

By Ray Paulick No horse has ever done what Exceller did 30 years ago when he defeated two Triple Crown winners, Seattle Slew and Affirmed, in the 1978 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park. Given the unlikelihood that the sport will ever see two Triple Crown winners racing at the same time […]

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CONFUSING WEALTH WITH VISION

By Ray Paulick This Sunday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Ogden Mills Phipps  — better known as Dinny throughout the Thoroughbred world – will preside over the 56th Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing. For those who have never attended, there is no “round table” at this annual throat-clearing exercise for many […]

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