‘They Start Separating Themselves Now’; Mor Spirit, Songbird Top Saturday Card At Santa Anita

As American Pharoah fades majestically into the sunset, Derby Fever begins anew Saturday at Santa Anita when Bob Baffert takes step one on what he hopes is the path to the Kentucky Derby and beyond with his leading Triple Crown candidate, Mor Spirit, in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. The Lewis is one of four […]

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Nyquist, Songbird Top Experimental Free Handicap

Nyquist, winner of the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), has been assigned the high weight of 126 pounds to top The Jockey Club’s 2015 Experimental Free Handicap. Click here to view the index of males. Songbird, winner of the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), was the highest weighted filly and the […]

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‘She Just Floated’: Connections Sing High Praises After Songbird’s Seven Furlong Work

Champion 2-year-old filly Songbird turned in her final major workout Wednesday leading up to her first start of the year, the G2 Las Virgenes Stakes Feb. 6. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, the Medaglia d’Oro filly worked seven furlongs at Santa Anita in 1:26.60. The workout came after a delay due to an injured horse on the […]

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Bloodlines: Eclipse Award Winners Show Strong Female Influences

One of the consistent points of reference in the highly inconsistent game of breeding the Thoroughbred is that class in the dam, as well as depth in that family, give us a pretty good guide of what to select as breeding stock. Taking the most recent Eclipse Award winners as evidence, both champion 2-year-old filly […]

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The Friday Show: Clean Sweep And A Big Idea?

The Paulick Report’s Friday Show got some pasture rest towards the end of the year, but it’s back for 2016, ready to tackle the new racing season. First order of business — the final judgments of 2015. What’s left of the suspense for Saturday’s Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park? Gulfstream’s ownership group has also been busy this week […]

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Songbird Fires Bullet In Santa Anita Work

Undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Songbird, who will be named champion two-year-old filly of 2015 when Eclipse Award winners are announced on Jan. 16, worked five furlongs in a bullet 58.20 Friday morning under regular rider Mike Smith after the 7:45 renovation break. It was the fastest of 52 drills at the distance, the […]

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Songbird Scheduled For Noon Breeze On Friday At Santa Anita

Undefeated Songbird, a 5 ¾-length winner of the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies in her most recent start Oct. 31 at Keeneland, will work five furlongs at 12 noon on Friday at Santa Anita. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and owned by Fox Hill Farms, Inc., Songbird will be handled in the five furlong breeze […]

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Songbird ‘Professional’ In Half-Mile Workout

Undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Songbird, a likely unanimous choice as two-year-old filly champion of 2015, worked a half-mile under regular rider Mike Smith Friday in 47.20 as she prepares for her three-year-old debut in the Las Virgenes Stakes on Feb. 6. “I’m very happy with where she is at this point,” Jerry Hollendorfer […]

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Songbird Returns To Training; Hollendorfer Aims For Kentucky Oaks

Songbird, the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies runaway winner and undefeated daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, returned to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s barn this week, according to the Daily Racing Form. The filly had been given a month’s rest in Kentucky following her Breeders’ Cup triumph, and will now return to training at Santa Anita. Hollendorfer told the […]

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