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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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LIVE BLOG: MR. PAULICK GOES TO THE ECLIPSE AWARDS

Hank Aaron hits number 715…Secretariat wins the Belmont by 31 lengths…Brett Favre starts 269 games in a row at QB…and now Ray Paulick liveblogs from the Eclipse Awards without a computer! That’s right, Ray will be entering the pantheon of the unlikely as he attempts to bring you the Paulick Report reader unprecedented coverage of […]

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ECLIPSE VIOLATORS FROM AWARDS

By Ray Paulick Steve Asmussen should not be allowed on the Eclipse Award ballot as North America’s leading trainer this year, no matter how many races or how much money he’s won. I don’t think Todd Pletcher should be, either, or Rick Dutrow, or Larry Jones or any other trainer who in this calendar […]

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CURLIN TO LANE’S END?

By Ray Paulick Lane’s End Farm is expected to announce that reigning Horse of the Year Curlin will enter stud at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2009 for a live foal stud fee of $75,000, the Paulick Report has learned. Lane’s End is owned by William S. Farish, vice chairman of the Jockey Club and former ambassador to […]

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LIVE BLOGGING BREEDERS’ CUP SATURDAY

Ray Paulick will be live blogging Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which begin at 1:10 p.m. Eastern with the first ever running of the 1 1/2-mile Marathon.  Please note that there is a late scratch in that race: Add Heat was withdrawn from the Marathon Saturday morning because of a suspensory injury to his right […]

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LIVE BLOGGING BREEDERS’ CUP PRE-ENTRY TELECONFERENCE

At 1 p.m. Eastern Ray Paulick will be live blogging today’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association teleconference focusing on the 25th Breeders’ Cup from the Oak Tree Racing Association meeting at Santa Anita Park Oct. 24-25, pre-entries for which were announced earlier. Click here to get the list of pre-entries. Scheduled guests on the conference […]

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RESULTS FROM BIG BREEDERS’ CUP PREP RACES

By Ray Paulick Curlin passed Cigar to become North America’s all-time earnings leader and first $10-million horse with his second consecutive victory in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup on a sloppy Belmont Park track on Saturday afternoon. Ridden by Robby Albarado, Curlin raced in midpack early as Wanderin Boy set the pace under Alan Garcia — […]

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CURLIN GRINDS IT OUT

By Ray Paulick Reigning Horse of the Year Curlin edged past a stubborn pacesetter, Past the Point, to win the Grade 1 Woodward by a length and a quarter at Saratoga Saturday and move closer to Cigar’s earnings record of $9,999,815 for a North America-based Thoroughbred. (VIDEO, Equibase charts for Saratoga) Under regular rider Robby […]

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VINERY SACKS ASMUSSEN

Tommy Simon’s Vinery Stable has moved 21 horses from the barn of trainer Steve Asmussen, not long after an allegation of a positive test for traces of the therapeutic anesthetic  lidocaine from an Asmussen-trained  horse that won a maiden race at Lone Star Park in Texas May 10. Tom Ludt, general manager of Vinery, […]

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ASMUSSEN, DUTROW POSITIVES: LIDOCAINE, CLENBUTEROL EXPLAINED

Lidocaine and clenbuterol, the drugs associated with the latest positive tests for Steve Asmussen and Rick Dutrow, are commonly used therapeutic medications with specific uses. Both also have the potential for being abused and are prohibited substances. The positive tests will be widely covered in the mainstream media because Dutrow and Asmussen are trainers […]

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