John Scheinman, Author at Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Pierre And George Lorillard: Kings Of The Preakness In The Gilded Age

In the three decades following the Civil War, rich men with outsized ambitions began to shape the future of America. Captains of industry or robber barons, depending on your perspective, they built a country on industrialization, steel, railroading and untethered capitalism. With all the miserable North-South bloodshed out of the way, the wealthiest Americans got […]

Scheinman: An Everlasting Bond That Ties Horses And Humans Together

When I worked at the long-gone Montgomery Journal newspaper in Rockville, Md., having switched over to the copy desk from sports, an old horse trainer named Bernie Bond died in 1993. I had the picture cut out of his obituary in the Daily Racing Form taped to a drawer underneath my desk, and there it […]

Quality Runs Deep In Penn Mile Field; A Thread Of Blue Favored

After suffering a heartbreaking loss by less than a length to undefeated Digital Age in the Grade 2 American Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day, rising 3-year-old grass star A Thread of Blue will seek to resume his speedy dominance Saturday in the 7th running of the Grade 2, $500,000 Penn Mile at Hollywood […]

241 Horses Nominated To June 1 Penn Mile Day Stakes At Penn National

Klaravich Stables, Inc.’s undefeated Digital Age, upset winner of the Grade 2 American Turf Stakes on Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs, headlines an overflowing list of 47 top 3-year-old turf runners nominated to the Grade 2, $500,000 Penn Mile, the marquee race of the year at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in […]

Rising Turf Star Maraud Among 8 Contesting Penn Mile

With three victories in his past four starts, two of them in graded stakes company, Treadway Racing Stable’s Maraud streaks into the sixth running of the Grade 2, $500,000 Penn Mile, for 3-year-olds on the grass this Saturday as one of the leading young turf stars in the country. Conditioned by Todd Pletcher – seven […]

Rushing Fall Nominated to Penn Mile, Penn Oaks At Penn National June 2

eFive Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall, runner-up in the 2017 Eclipse Award balloting for champion two-year-old filly honors, headlines a glistening list of 43 nominations for the Grade 2, $500,000 Penn Mile, the richest race of the year at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Trained by Chad Brown, runaway Eclipse Award winner as the […]

Andrew Beyer: Rebel With A Cause

There was no fanfare, no rapturous odes, no good riddance or heartfelt goodbyes. There wasn’t even a traditional gathering in the newsroom, where a ranking editor might offer a rousing speech followed by a round of applause and icing on a cake spelling out the words “Thank You.” When Andrew Beyer ended his career as […]

Close Hatches Prevails in Gazelle

With just two prior starts on her resume, a fast and determined Close Hatches proved she belongs among the leaders of the 3-year-old filly division Saturday, turning back a strong challenge by Princess of Sylmar to win the 118th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Gazelle at Aqueduct Racetrack. Ridden by Joel Rosario, the daughter of […]

Scheinman: New Derby qualifying plan a bad idea

The Kentucky Derby, the most important and exciting race in the country now, without question, has the most byzantine, dictatorial rules ever applied to a horse race.   At the highest levels of stakes racing, there are few entry restrictions other than sex or age. Trainers decide if their horses fit. The Kentucky Derby became […]

Scheinman: Charles Town Classic Notes

For trainer Kory Owens, Uh Oh Bango represents yet another fruit from the family giving tree. A leading contender Saturday in the fourth running of the $1 million Charles Town Classic at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, the 5-year-old Uh Oh Bango is out of the mare French Debutante, whose first four foals all […]