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Moreno Hunting for Second Grade 1 Score in Woodward

What a difference a race makes. Southern Equine Stable’s Moreno has long held a reputation as a fast and dangerous horse that fights hard all the way but gets caught at the end of the biggest graded stakes events. The 4-year-old Ghostzapper gelding changed that way of thinking in dramatic fashion August 2, winning the […]

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Wise Dan Drills Six Furlongs, Inches Closer to Racetrack Return

Two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan, trained by Charlie LoPresti for Morton Fink, took to the Saratoga main track Saturday morning in preparation for a possible start later in the meet. Working in tandem with another LoPresti horse, the champion gelding went six furlongs in 1:13.25. “I thought he went really well,” said […]

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Woodward, Bernard Baruch Possible Comeback Spots for Wise Dan

Two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan worked five furlongs in 1:02.04 on the main track Saturday morning as trainer Charlie LoPresti continues to weigh his options for a run later in the meet at Saratoga Race Course. Under regular exercise rider Damien Rock, Wise Dan began his work at 8:54 a.m. and easily […]

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To Honor and Serve wins Grade 1 Woodward

With nearly two months off to prepare and get acclimated to the upstate New York climate, To Honor and Serve returned to top form Saturday and won the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward for 3-year-olds and up at Saratoga Race Course. In his prior start, the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap on July 7 at Belmont Park, To […]

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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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