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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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JACKSON CHALLENGES BIG BROWN’S OWNERS TO RACE

By Ray Paulick Jess Jackson, the majority owner of Curlin, is hoping to shame the owners of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown into challenging the reigning Horse of the Year in the Aug. 30 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga. Jackson said if Big Brown runs against Curlin in the Woodward he will […]

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