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EQUIBASE ANNOUNCES FINAL NORTH AMERICAN EARNINGS LEADERS FOR 2009

Press Release For the first time, female Thoroughbreds occupy the top two spots on the list of leading North American earners in 2009, according to final statistics released today by Equibase Company LLC, the Thoroughbred industry’s official database for racing information. Zenyatta earned $3,330,000 in 2009 to become the fourth filly or mare, and the […]

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JANUARY MADNESS

By Ray Paulick I guess this is what you call serendipity. Only a few minutes after I scraped a couple of high school kids off the hardwood of the YMCA basketball court in Lexington (okay, so maybe they were sixth graders), I received the following email from Elisabeth Jensen at the Race for Education, the […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP OR BUST: HORSING AROUND IN OKLAHOMA

By Ray Paulick Please click here to donate to Breeders’ Cup Charities benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and V Foundation for Cancer Research. Give a minimum of one penny per mile and you will be eligible for a drawing to win one of 10 Breeders’ Cup caps to be signed by the winning jockeys […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY: THE RACE FOR EDUCATION

By Ray Paulick “I have to say ‘no’ to 500 families each year, and it breaks my heart,” says Elisabeth Jensen, president and executive director of the Race for Education scholarship program. “I hate saying ‘no.’” Jensen is hoping she can say “yes” to an increasing number of deserving and needy students in years to […]

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DECEMBER MADNESS

By Ray Paulick WinStar Farm put its home-court advantage to good use Wednesday night, beating a team from Darley and Fasig-Tipton 55-48 to win the first annual WinStar Charity Basketball Tournament and raise more than $10,000 in college scholarship funds for Dara and Chase Mullins, whose father, David Mullins (pictured below), died earlier this […]

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COURT VISION, COCOA BEACH HOLLYWOOD TURF FESTIVAL WINNERS

  By Ray Paulick When IEAH Stables bought an interest in 2007 Remsen Stakes winner Court Vision from WinStar Farm earlier this year, the son of Gulch had the look of a Derby horse. He eventually lived up to that billing, though his Grade 1 Derby victory came not on the dirt at Churchill Downs […]

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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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TRAVERS: IT’S THE COLONEL BY A NOSE

By Ray Paulick WinStar Farm homebred Colonel John won Saturday’s Grade 1 Travers Stakes by a nose in a head-bobbing finish with William S. Farish and Mrs. William Kilroy’s Mambo in Seattle. Pyro, the 7-2 favorite, finished third, 5 1/4 lengths back, with Harlem Rocker fourth in the 139th running of the $1-million “midsummer […]

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GO BETWEEN TAKES PACIFIC CLASSIC

By Ray Paulick Garrett Gomez capped a huge weekend Sunday at Del Mar, winning the $1-million Pacific Classic aboard Peter Vegso’s Go Between, who wore down Well Armed in the final sixteenth of a mile to win by a neck. Mast Track finished third and Zappa was fourth in the 18th running of the mile […]

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