sunday silence

PR Special OBS April: Sunday Silence Makes History

The Paulick Report returns to Central Florida, with a pair of special print publications for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training, available on the sales grounds and online. In the Book 1 edition of the PR Special, Joe Nevills looks ahead to the Kentucky Derby by looking back at Sunday […]

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Trombetta Still Weighing Options For ‘Valiant’ Win Win Win

Live Oak Plantation homebred Win Win Win, who finished third in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby in his most recent start, will target either the Grade 2 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets or the Grade 2 Blue Grass at Keeneland for his next start. Conditioner Michael Trombetta said that a decision will be […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Japan Racing And Breeding A Global Force For Years To Come

A recent visit to Tokyo marked the 25th anniversary of my first Japan Cup experience in 1993, when Japanese-bred Legacy World claimed the top prize by defeating Kotashaan, a five-time Grade 1 winner in the U.S. who would be voted that year’s North American Horse of the Year. Legacy World became only the fourth Japanese-trained horse […]

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Filly Superstar Almond Eye Takes Japan Cup In Record Time

Getting a perfect trip under jockey Christophe Lemaire, Japanese filly Triple Crown winner Almond Eye dominated her male rivals in the 38th Japan Cup at Tokyo Racecourse as the 2-5 favorite on Sunday, winning the Group 1 race in record-setting time of 2:20.60 for 2,400 meters (about 1 1/2 miles) on firm turf. Pacesetter Kiseki […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Whipping Up A Frenzy

It’s all good. On Saturday, NBC devoted a full hour to the unforgettable 1989 Triple Crown rivalry surrounding Sunday Silence and Easy Goer with the airing of a documentary film “Dark Horses” (encore presentations can be seen on NBCSN June 6 at 8 p.m., June 8 at 7 p.m., and June 9 at 8 a.m. […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Tackling Belmont Stakes History?

When it comes to debating Belmont Stakes history, there are varied and strong opinions in the racing world. But we can all agree, the Test of the Champion has produced many memorable stories and propelled humans and equine athletes to remarkable feats. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss […]

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Sunday Silence-Easy Goer Rivalry Focus Of ‘Dark Horses’ Documentary On NBC

NBC Sports presents the broadcast debut of Dark Horses, the story of the most unlikely rivalry in Triple Crown history, this Saturday, June 2 at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. Dark Horses brings viewers back to 1989 and the thrilling showdown between Easy Goer and Sunday Silence. For a preview of “Dark Horses,” click here. […]

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Sunday Silence Grandson Yoshida Takes Turf Classic At Churchill

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott’s 4-year-old charge, Yoshida, let loose in the stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Old Forester Turf Classic at Churchill Downs. Under jockey Jose Ortiz, Yoshida turned on the speed coming off the far turn, overtaking the favorite Beach patrol, and prevailing by a length over that rival. Synchrony finished […]

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In Their Own Words: Easy Goer ‘Saved His Best For Last’ In 1989 Belmont

The New York Racing Association is presenting a weekly series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Belmont Stakes on June 9 at Belmont Park. “In Their Own Words” features prominent owners, trainers and jockeys as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of the “Test of the Champion.” The […]

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Hong Kong International Races Have A Deepening Impact On Japanese Bloodstock

The 1990s was a defining period for the Japanese thoroughbred. It was the decade in which imported stallions like Sunday Silence, Tony Bin, and Northern Taste set Japan’s horses on the path to international prominence on the race track and in the breeding shed. As the progeny of these three stallions, especially the offspring of […]

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