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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Derby Index: Risen Star Coming Up Strong

Trainer Kathy Ritvo decided to send Mucho Macho Man to New Orleans for last Saturday’s Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes to see where the son of Macho Uno stood as a legitimate Triple Crown contender.  He was coming off a disappointing fourth-place finish as the favorite, beaten by the new hotshot Dialed In on Jan. […]

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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Derby Index: Field Makes Its First Shift

We learned a few things from a trio of Grade 3 races in Florida and California on Saturday, were saddened to see the top-class Boys At Tosconova sidelined, and look forward to a couple of interesting horses running in Grade 2 races this weekend. Brethren strengthened his position in the Paulick Derby Index top 10 […]

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Is this the year for the A.P. Indy line to win the Derby?

There are probably no two more important stallions over the past two decades than Storm Cat and A.P. Indy. Yet neither has yet to produce a Kentucky Derby winner despite a combined 49 starts. A.P. Indy has five Derby contenders this year in To Honor And Serve, Dialed In, Stay Thirsty, Astrology and Tapizar.

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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Derby Index: Switching Gears

It’s that time of year again. Nearly everyone in horse racing gets Derby Fever, and the Paulick Report is no exception. The debate over Horse of the Year between Zenyatta and Blame was the No. 1 story from the time the two crossed the finish line heads apart in the Breeders’ Cup Classic until the […]

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The Pletcher Factor

Until last year, the story line following Todd Pletcher was simple. Would arguably the country’s top trainer finally breakthrough and win the Kentucky Derby? Fortunately for Pletcher and every journalist not wanting to write the same story line again, he won the 2010 Derby with WinStar Farm’s Super Saver. Now it’s a new year and […]

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