Stradivari Euthanized After Complications While Recovering From Surgery

Officials at Ashford Stud in Kentucky have confirmed that the talented 3-year-old colt Stradivari, who suffered a career-ending injury while training at Saratoga this summer, was euthanized after taking a turn for the worse following surgery to repair a fracture in his right foreleg. The son of Medaglia d’Oro out of Bending Strings, by American […]

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‘Everything Looks Encouraging’: Stradivari Recuperating After Surgery

Stradivari, who sustained a career-ending lateral condylar fracture of the right front during training hours on Friday, is recuperating at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital after undergoing surgery Tuesday, said trainer Todd Pletcher. “He recovered from the surgery very well and had a good night, and is comfortable today,” he said. “So far everything looks […]

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Report: Stradivari Scheduled For Surgery On Tuesday

Stradivari, the 3-year-old Medaglia d’Oro colt that was injured during a workout July 22, is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday to repair his right front ankle. The Daily Racing Form reported that the surgery will take place at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga. The Todd Pletcher trainee suffered a lateral condylar fracture and an axial fracture […]

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Update: Pletcher Calls Stradivari’s Injury ‘Career-Ending’

Sophomore colt Stradivari, contestant in two of this year’s three Triple Crown races, was injured during training at Saratoga Friday morning. Breezing five furlongs in company with fellow Todd Pletcher trainee and Belmont Stakes runner-up Destin, Stradivari was pulled up sharply during the gallop out by exercise rider Patti Krotenko. He was vanned off the […]

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TCI: Previewing The ‘Test Of The Champion’

The TCI guys preview the final jewel of the 2016 Triple Crown – Saturday’s Belmont Stakes (G1), the “Test of the Champion” at the grueling 1 1/2-mile distance. Can Exaggerator take a big step towards a possible end-of-year championship, or is he set up to be the most recent from a long line of big […]

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Eric Kalet’s Triple Crown Photo Blog: New York, New York

The Paulick Report is excited to have photographer Eric Kalet back in New York this year to share his unique perspective on Belmont Stakes week. Each day, we’ll see through Eric’s eyes the preparations, festivities, and important moments leading up to the 148th running of the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. The Belmont contenders were out in force Wednesday morning, […]

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‘A Bit Like Gold Dust’: Stradivari’s Breeder Has Another Shot At Classic Victory

Kentucky-based breeder John Gunther came very close to knowing what it is like to breed a Classic winner. The Gunther-bred Stay Thirsty was motoring through the stretch of the 2011 Belmont Stakes but couldn’t reel in Ruler On Ice, who posted a three-quarter-length victory. Gunther bred and raised Stay Thirsty at his farm, Glennwood, in […]

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Destin, Stradivari, Governor Malibu Post Final Breezes For Belmont Stakes

Beating the light rain that began to fall at Belmont Park Friday morning, Todd Pletcher worked both his Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes hopefuls, Destin and Stradivari, at 7:45 a.m. on the training track. The notable news coming out of the breezes is that the status of John Gunther, Susan Magnier, Derrick Smith and […]

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Destin ‘In Good Form’ During Latest Belmont Preparations

Destin, who is being pointed to the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 11, breezed five furlongs in 1:01.85 on the Belmont Park training track Friday morning in his penultimate work prior to the June 11 “Test of the Champion.” Sixth in the Kentucky Derby last time out, Destin would be returning to […]

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