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  • The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Bloodstock Markets In The Year Of The Pandemic
    Bloodstock editor Joe Nevills joins publisher Ray Paulick on this week's edition of the Friday Show to talk about the state of the Thoroughbred market after completion of the recent Selected Yearlings Showcase at Fasig-Tipton and the early stages of the marathon September Yearling Sale at Keeneland. Like many industries,...
    via Paulick Report Features on September 17, 2020 10:13 pm
  • September 16, 2020
    Meet the two new girls, Mystery Trip and Gold Round. They’re as sweet as they are beautiful. See how Patch and Stormy Liberal are taking to sharing a paddock together, how The Pizza Man and Work All Week are settling … Continue reading →...
    via Old Friends on September 16, 2020 8:41 pm
  • PR Special Keeneland September: The Best Of Book 2
    CLICK HERE TO READ THIS EDITION OF THE PR SPECIAL The Keeneland September Yearling Sale has rolled into Book 2, and the Paulick Report is back with another issue of the PR Special newsletter. This time around, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills counts down the 20 greatest graduates from Keeneland September's...
    via Paulick Report Features on September 16, 2020 9:01 am
  • WEALTHIEST AMERICAN RACEHORSE OWNERS IN 2020
    The annual Forbes 400 for 2020 is out and it includes at least five billionaires who are prominent racehorse owners. Two of them are part owners of recent Kentucky Derby winners. The wealthiest racehorse owner/breeder (with farms in Ireland and the United States) at number 96 on the Forbes 400...
    via Horse Racing Business on September 16, 2020 6:00 am
  • People Love Jackpot Bets, Maybe.
    One of life's many mysteries on gambling twitter is the Jackpot Bet.  Oftentimes people like @shottakingtime, echoed by others, will post a jackpot bet pool (not a mandatory) where $15,000 or $20,000 was bet into it. The resulting discussion revolves around the statement, "who the hell are these people." I...
    via Pull the Pocket on September 15, 2020 3:10 pm
  • Kentucky Downs Race Raises Questions on Entry DQs
    I believe a stewards’ ruling on a recent race at Kentucky Downs failed to follow the state policies in place on disqualifications when an entry is involved, although chief steward Barbara Borden believes the rule gives them latitude on such matters. As it turns out, even when given that latitude—which...
    via Keeping Pace on September 15, 2020 2:50 pm
  • Saratoga and Del Mar Meets: What the Numbers Tell Us
    (published on pastthewire.com, September 14, 2020)          The Saratoga and Del Mar summer meets traditionally mark a bright spot on racing’s long annual calendar. The summer boutique meets have for decades attracted horses and fans from around the country, drawn by high purses, good racing and the vacation atmosphere. So,...
    via The Business of Racing on September 14, 2020 11:47 am
  • PR Special Keeneland September: Keeping Calm With Cordell Anderson
    CLICK HERE TO READ THIS EDITION OF THE PR SPECIAL Book 1 continues on at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and the Paulick Report has the reading material you need in the the latest issue of the PR Special. Today, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills interviews Cordell Anderson, the man whose...
    via Paulick Report Features on September 14, 2020 9:50 am
  • authentic’s kentucky derby victory makes peter blum the happiest breeder in america
    In the normal scheme of Peter Blum’s breeding program, he’s quite as likely to be planning progeny of a female …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on September 14, 2020 9:50 am
  • PR Special Keeneland September: How Canadian Consignors Are Navigating Uncertain Times
    CLICK HERE TO READ THIS EDITION OF THE PR SPECIAL It's opening day of the bellwether Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and the Paulick Report has the insight and analysis you need in today's edition of the PR Special newsletter. In this edition, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills checks in with Canadian-based...
    via Paulick Report Features on September 13, 2020 10:08 am
  • PR Special Keeneland September: What Equine Lending Can Tell Us About The State Of The Marketplace
    CLICK HERE TO READ THIS EDITION OF THE PR SPECIAL In a whirlwind month for the auction season, the industry's attention now turns to Keeneland for the marathon September Yearling Sale, and the Paulick Report has what you need to read in the preview edition of the PR Special. In...
    via Paulick Report Features on September 12, 2020 10:01 am
  • win win win adds an exclamation point to the kentucky stud career of the sunday silence stallion hat trick
    In the Forego Stakes at Saratoga, Win Win Win became the seventh Grade 1 or Group 1 winner for his …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on September 11, 2020 6:48 pm
  • The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Looking Forward To The 2020 Queen’s Plate
    This has been a racing season like no other, with numerous graded stakes races rescheduled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. American racing saw its centerpiece classic delayed from the first Saturday in May to the first Saturday in September, and this weekend, Canada will finally get to experience...
    via Paulick Report Features on September 10, 2020 11:29 pm
  • Taking Stock: Nyquist Off the Grade l Mark
    Spendthrift purchased the breeding rights to Authentic before the Grade l Santa Anita Derby, and the $9 million kicker it agreed to pay Authentic’s former ownership group for winning the Gl Kentucky Derby is indicative of the premium that’s placed on a stallion prospect with North America’s most prestigious Classic...
    via Sid Fernando at TDN on September 10, 2020 3:59 pm
  • September 9, 2020
    Derby week is over, and so is the limited run of Derby week tours at the Georgetown farm. The horses on the front of the farm have let us know how much they’ve enjoyed their week of meeting, greeting, getting … Continue reading →...
    via Old Friends on September 9, 2020 6:47 pm
  • Op/Ed: Owning Horses and ‘Buying’ a Dream
    Sam Hoskins, an owner, breeder, syndicate manager and ROA board member, gives us his view of how the reduced prize-money will impact racing in Britain From where we were back in the spring, to get racing back on was an incredible achievement and obviously everyone understood then that prize-money was...
    via TDN Op/Ed on September 9, 2020 1:10 pm
  • PR Special Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearlings Showcase: Looking Back On The Turf Showcase Three Years Later
    CLICK HERE TO READ THIS EDITION OF THE PR SPECIAL The major yearling season kicks off today at the Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearlings Showcase Sale, and the Paulick Report has the reading material you need in the PR Special. If a Fasig-Tipton Kentucky sale in September feels like déjà vu, one...
    via Paulick Report Features on September 9, 2020 10:01 am
  • ECONOMICS OF THE AMERICAN JOCKEY CLUB 140-MARE LIMIT by ROBERT L. LOSEY, PH.D.
    On May 7, 2020, the Jockey Club issued a rule limiting stallions under its jurisdiction born after 2019 to breeding a maximum of 140 mares annually in North America.  The limits placed on mares bred for stallions born 2020 and later put them at a financial disadvantage relative to stallions...
    via Horse Racing Business on September 9, 2020 6:00 am
  • PR Special Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearling Showcase: Cannizzo On Growing The Brand In New York Breeding
    CLICK HERE TO READ THIS EDITION OF THE PR SPECIAL An unprecedented auction season rolls into more uncharted territory this week with the newly-formed Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearling Showcase Sale, and the Paulick Report is on it with the latest edition of the PR Special newsletter. The Selected Yearling Showcase kicks...
    via Paulick Report Features on September 8, 2020 9:11 am
  • FACTS AND THOUGHTS ABOUT THE 2020 KENTUCKY DERBY
    A few weeks after Tiz the Law’s impressive victory in the 2020 Travers, the daily Saratoga racing show on Fox Sports showed a video of a post-Travers workout by the colt.  On-air personality and former jockey Richard Migliore commented that he thought Tiz the Law was not as energetic and...
    via Horse Racing Business on September 6, 2020 3:01 pm
  • Necker Island, Harbut and Daniels, and Black Owners in Thoroughbred Racing
    Several years ago while researching a story, I called a handful of trainers and asked if they had any clients who were Black. The story was about the history of African-American people in horse racing and I wanted to get their thoughts for it. These trainers had big stables: dozens,...
    via Brooklyn Backstretch on September 5, 2020 1:23 pm
  • 2020 Kentucky Oaks Day picks
    Race 1 – 1. Financial One, 2. Sovereign Appeal, 3. Norma Jean B. Comment: Movie Moxie was the better part of the entry, so Financial One gets the nod. Race 2 – 1. Sianara, 2. Malibu Bird, 3. Quick Munny. Comment: Sianara says goodbye in first start of career. Race...
    via Barn 6A on September 4, 2020 10:48 am
  • This Year’s Derby Horses Bring Added Experience
    Looking at the number of starts in the past performances for horses entered in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), one half expects to see Real Quiet or Thunder Gulch listed among the runners. In terms of starts ahead of the Derby for this year's 3-year-olds, pushing the...
    via Keeping Pace on September 4, 2020 9:53 am
  • 2020 Kentucky Oaks pick is …
    Race 12 | Grade I Longines Kentucky Oaks | 1 1/8 miles Gamine Speech Swiss Skydiver Donna Veloce Shedaresthedevil Comment: Gamine is the pick, but is not the almost mortal lock that Tiz the Law is in the Kentucky Derby. Gamine is unproven at the distance and may have the...
    via Barn 6A on September 4, 2020 6:00 am
  • September 3, 2020
    It’s an Old Friends Blog Derby tradition to present the Old Friends Angle for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks. That is, which of the contenders in America’s top races for three year old colts and fillies are descendants of present … Continue reading →...
    via Old Friends on September 3, 2020 12:15 pm