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RACHEL’S ENCORE

The headline in the Albany Times-Union reads “Rachel As Popular As Ever,” and the Horse of the Year’s trainer, Steve Asmussen, confirms that, saying “little girls still love her.” Her jockey, Calvin Borel, says Rachel Alexandra can run all day long, but horsemen like Marty Wolfson question whether she is as good this year as […]

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RACHEL ALEXANDRA POINTING TO MARCH 13 NEW ORLEANS LADIES

PRESS RELEASE Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra will make her 4-year-old debut in the March 13 New Orleans Ladies, assuming she continues to progress as expected, owner Jess Jackson of Stonestreet Stables confirmed Thursday. The $200,000 New Orleans Ladies is for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on the main track. […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

  If there has been a stronger and deeper field for a Grade 3 race than Saturday night’s Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes, please tell me what it was. The filly and mare sprint over 6 1/2 furlongs on the Tapeta synthetic surface has attract a field of 12, including four Grade 1 winners. […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm – NOT YOUR DADDY’S NYRA

By Bradford Cummings As I have said many times before on the Paulick Report, I am an outsider looking in on a sport I have grown to love and admire. Like when I had that first drink with my now wife, I could not shake the sentiment “where have you been all my life?” And […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

If you can’t get to the racetrack this weekend, count your blessings if you’ve got TVG and/or HRTV on your satellite dish or local cable carrier. Racing fans with those viewing options are in store for a huge weekend. And if you’re in and out throughout the weekend, set your DVR to record some of […]

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MACHO WOMAN! RACHEL TAKES THE WOODWARD

By Ray Paulick Rachel Alexandra won Saturday’s $750,000 Woodward by a diminishing head over Macho Again, making history by becoming the first filly or mare to win the historic Grade 1 race, run over 1 1/8 miles at Saratoga. Jess Jackson and Harold McCormick’s 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro kept her perfect 2009 record intact, winning […]

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MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: HIALEAH BACK TO HIBERNATION

By Ray Paulick Well, it was fun while it lasted, this dream of someday returning to Hialeah Park to enjoy horse racing in its most beautiful setting. Since making my first trip there in 1988, when the South Florida track already was in severe decline, I’ve held out hope that someone, somehow could restore it […]

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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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BREAKING: CURLIN TO JC GOLD CUP

Curlin will be remaining in New York for his next start, the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park Sept. 27. Following is the press release from Jess Jackson’s Stonestreet Farms,  majority owner of the reigning Horse of the Year. — Ray Paulick   Curlin Loves New York Following win in […]

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CURLIN: WOODWARD NEXT STOP

By Ray Paulick Jess Jackson, majority owner of Horse of the Year Curlin, said the Smart Strike colt will race next in the Woodward at Saratoga Aug. 30 at 1 1/8 miles on dirt. The California winemaker said other races he and trainer Steve Asmussen had under consideration for Curlin were the Pacific […]

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