thoroughbreds

Up-And-Coming Trainer Saffie Joseph Finding ‘Room To Get Better’

His mother, Kathleen, by his side, Saffie Joseph Jr. was filled with emotion as they watched Chance It power to a 9 ½-length maiden victory without extending himself June 29 at Gulfstream Park. “It brought tears to my eyes,” said Joseph, a 32-year-old Barbados native. “My mom was right next to me. She rarely comes […]

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First Thoroughbreds Of Remington Pre-Season Step On Track

Thoroughbreds arrived to the Remington Park stable area yesterday and this morning the main track opened for training as the pre-season is officially underway. Popfly Two Six was the first horse to the step on the track, out of the barn of trainer Veronica Griggs. Cool temperatures in the low 60s greeted those going to […]

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Kentucky Horse Park, Horse Country Tours Announce Partnership

The Kentucky Horse Park has announced a partnership with Visit Horse Country, the premier resource for equine-related tours in Kentucky.  The Park will serve as a convenient location for guests to purchase one-of-a-kind equine tours based on their specific interests. “The Kentucky Horse Park was developed to get people close to the horse, and for […]

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Faster Fillies? Average Race Times Decrease For Filly Stakes, But Not Colts

A look at the average winning times of four Grade 1 stakes races produced a startling revelation: in both the Mother Goose and the Kentucky Oaks, final times have decreased by between one to two seconds since 1960. According to thoroughbredracing.com, the equivalent races for colts (Belmont and Kentucky Derby) initially showed via the average final […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: So Long But Not Goodbye

“The future depends on what we do in the present.” – Mahatma Gandhi It was about seven years ago that I wrote the first installment of what would become known as the “Aftercare Spotlight” series for the Paulick Report, and it’s fitting that, for me, the journey ends where it all began. It was about […]

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Bloodlines: Size And The Thoroughbred

Several times over the past weeks, readers have commented on the look of the contemporary Thoroughbred in comparison with horses of past years. In particular, readers have noted that racers today appear to have lighter bone than the horses of yesteryear who raced so successfully season after season. From my personal experience in measuring horses […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Warmblood With A ‘Thoroughbred Work Ethic’

Usually the horses featured in Aftercare Spotlight have found second careers under saddle in non-racing disciplines. Some of them jump or perform dressage; others run barrels, chase cattle, do police work or play polo. This week’s featured horse found her calling in a different arena. Actually, her calling is not in an arena at all, […]

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Derby Dispatch: Instilled Regard, Mourinho, And The Japan Road To The Kentucky Derby

There is one “sure thing” on this year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby: compelling drama will be abundant. Over the next nine weekends, 3-year-old Thoroughbreds will continue their quest for points in select races to secure a berth in the starting gate for the 144th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve […]

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Jockey Green Taking Advantage Of Fair Grounds ‘Learning Experience’

Jockey Aubrie Green took a leap of faith when she decided to ride full-time at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the winter. Said leap has proven to be a good decision as the native of Boise, Idaho has been competitive on the circuit. “It’s been really good so far,” Green, 30, said. “I was […]

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‘Equine Idol’: Melbourne Cup Winner Delta Blues Enjoys Showjumping For His Fans

The first Japanese winner of Australia’s Melbourne Cup, Delta Blues developed a large fan following in his native country. The son of Dance In The Dark (Sunday Silence) can still be seen by those fans, reports thoroughbredracing.com, in showjumping demonstrations at Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Horse Park in Japan. Not only does the 16-year-old enjoy showing off for […]

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