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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Home-Bred Chatterbox

Fletcher and Carolyn Gray are used to watching their homebreds succeed at high levels, but usually they’re doing so from the comfort of their couch at home in Pleasant Hope, Mo. On Feb. 21 though, the Grays were on site at the Fair Grounds when their filly I’m a Chatterbox took home a Grade 3 […]

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Stardom Bound Brother Tops OBS Fall Racing Age Session

Hip No. 532, a son of Tapit consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to Gerald Frankel for $370,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age Section of the  Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Fall Mixed Sale.  The unraced 2-year-old bay colt, a full brother to champion OBS graduate Stardom Bound, breezed three eighths in :33 […]

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Tapit: King of Kegs and the Kentucky Derby?

Guinness-guzzling Tapit may prove his mettle as a sire after this year’s racing season is over. The 12-year-old whose modest race record consists of just three wins, has sons He’s Had Enough, Flashback, and Normandy Invasion vying for Kentucky Derby points, following up crops that included Stardom Bound, Careless Jewel, and Hansen. Tapit’s fee has […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

The upcoming long holiday weekend provides an opportunity for three tracks–Hollywood Park, Aqueduct and Churchill Downs—to run a combined total of 16 graded stakes, many with entrants coming out of the Breeders’ Cup Championships held earlier this month at Santa Anita. Churchill Downs has carded the 1 1/8-mile G2 Falls City as […]

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STARDOM BOUND SIDELINED; OUT OF KENTUCKY OAKS

TVG reports that Stardom Bound will not go in the Kentucky Oaks following her third-place finish in the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland. The Ashland was her first loss since finishing second as a maiden in the Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar last August. She had won five consecutive Grade 1 races prior to the Ashland, […]

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PDI by AmWest Entertainment: FASHIONED GOES UP IN FIRE

We all knew a shakeup was about to occur. Rarely if ever, do the consensus horses at the top of the field continue to impress throughout the Derby prep season and this year has officially proven to be no different. Despite leaving the third-place finisher behind by eight lengths, it is hard to ignore the […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX: SWEET REVENGE

In what is truly becoming a pattern, this weekend’s biggest winner I Want Revenge jumped from the bottom of our poll to the fourth position after romping in the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday afternoon. What should not be overlooked in the wake of his 8 1/2 length win is how much stronger the […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX: THE ARRIVAL OF DUNKIRK

It was a quiet weekend for 3-year-old racing and yet the Paulick Derby Index already had its first shake-up. In only our second week, potential superstar Dunkirk  jumped toward the front of the line, even garnering a first place vote. After an impressive win in a Gulfstream allowance race last Thursday, He makes his first appearance […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX: FROM WORST TO…FOURTH

It seems that a trend is developing in the run up to the Derby. The last two weeks, we have had a contender appear out of nowhere to take the fourth position and even earn a couple of first place votes. Quality Road’s impeccable run to take the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth over some very […]

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FEARLESS ECLIPSE PREDICTIONS

By Ray Paulick There are many questions to be answered at tonight’s Eclipse Awards from Miami Beach, Fla. (from which I’ll be dutifully live blogging starting sometime after the 5:30 p.m. cocktail hour begins and before TVG goes on the air with its 7 p.m. coverage). Who will get the crown as 2008 Horse of […]

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