Joe Nevills, Author at Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

The 2022-23 All-Value Sire Team: Part 1 – Choosing A Team Captain

Stud fees aren’t real. Every autumn, farms bombard us with announcements of their advertised stud fees for the upcoming breeding season, but the key word there is “advertised.” There are always exceptions, but that number is often just the starting point for negotiations; whether demand for a hot sire drives the price up, urgency to […]

Spendthrift Farm Doubles Down On Sons Of Uncle Mo In 2023

Champion Uncle Mo got off to a historic start at stud, and he cemented his place as an upper-echelon sire when his own sons entered the breeding shed to rave reviews. Spendthrift Farm added its first son of Uncle Mo for the 2022 breeding season, during which Grade 1-winning sprinter Yaupon became North America’s second-most […]

Honor Roll Presented By Kentucky-Breds: Kentucky Downs Stakes Winner Private Creed ‘A Gentleman Of A Horse’ For Mason Springs

Private Creed has quickly emerged as one of North America’s leading 2-year-old turf sprinters, including a breakthrough victory in the listed Global Tote Juvenile Sprint Stakes at Kentucky Downs in September and a third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint. A year earlier, he caught the eyes of Marcus and Crystal Ryan in the […]

Which Stallions Saw The Biggest Spikes In Popularity In 2022?

There is no limit on methods to slice and dice the sire lists to prove one is better than their peers, but few of them are attainable unless a stallion gets mares during the breeding season. Commercial stud farms make their money by getting mares in the books of their rosters and producing foals. For […]

‘It’s Really Starting To Catch On Now’: Caravel’s Breeders’ Cup Win Gives Online-Only Wanamaker’s Its Biggest Graduate

By just about any metric, Liza Hendriks had a good day at the office during Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup card at Keeneland. She had a seat in one of the owner’s boxes. Good seat, good day. Her mother, Elizabeth Merryman, bred the Pennsylvania-born Caravel, and they sat together to watch the mare upset the Breeders’ Cup […]

‘When You’re Dealing With Top Quality, You’ve Got To Pay’: Share In Flightline Sells For $4.6 Million At Keeneland November

With his stock as high it could possibly be following a historic victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic two days earlier, a 2.5 percent share in the stallion career of the indomitable Flightline sold for $4.6 million on Monday at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The stake in the 4-year-old son of Tapit was […]

The Back Ring: Checking In With One Of Secretariat’s Final Living Foals

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS ISSUE OF THE BACK RING The latest issue of The Back Ring is now online, ahead of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The Back Ring is the Paulick Report’s bloodstock newsletter, released ahead of, and during, every major North American Thoroughbred auction. Seeking to expand beyond the usual pdf presentation, […]

The Back Ring: Whose Stock Is Rising In The Stallion Ranks?

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS ISSUE OF THE BACK RING The latest issue of The Back Ring is now online, ahead of the Fasig-Tipton November Sale. The Back Ring is the Paulick Report’s bloodstock newsletter, released ahead of, and during, every major North American Thoroughbred auction. Seeking to expand beyond the usual pdf presentation, the Back […]

Goodnight Olive Shines In Breeders’ Cup Filly And Mare Sprint

Last fall, Goodnight Olive earned her first career victory in a maiden special weight Keeneland Race Course. In the year that followed, the 4-year-old Ghostzapper filly has never lost a race, and she returned to Keeneland victorious on Saturday with a convincing victory in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. Goodnight Olive broke alertly […]