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Paulick Report Special: What’s in a Number?

Only the most obsessive and committed handicappers take the time to see every race at their primary track, and even then a horse sooner or later will ship in from points largely unknown – say Woodbine, for example – and complicate the understanding of a race. These visual handicappers study trips and styles to create […]

Rapid Redux race investigated by stewards

A race won by Rapid Redux, the 18th victory in the 5-year-old gelding’s record-breaking 20-race winning streak, was investigated for impropriety by the Board of Stewards at the Charles Town racetrack in West Virginia. Owned by Robert Cole Jr., and trained by David Wells, Rapid Redux won the 1 1/8-mile dirt race by 4 3/4 […]

Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Facebook Drives Horse Rescue Efforts

Nine days ago, I put a simple post up on my Facebook page: “I want/need to hear from people who are conducting horse rescue on Facebook. Thanks.”      The response was swift, from many corners, with more than 25 messages sent back leading me in the right direction. Clearly, the world’s primary social media […]

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: ‘Kitten’ Brings Joy, Success to Ramseys

Kenneth Ramsey turns 76 on Nov. 3, but the man is a whirlwind of activity, excitement and enthusiasm. Along with his wife, Sarah, Ramsey is one of the most successful private breeders and owners in Thoroughbred racing.      This past weekend, he launched himself onto the leader boards in the American Graded Stakes Standings […]

The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas

This Saturday, Laurel Park will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a bang-up day at the track, with a full card of racing, giveaways, food specials, Jack Russell terrier races, and probably a whole lot of pomp and circumstance. One of the great, historic races on the Maryland calendar, the Selima for 2-year-old fillies, has been […]

Northview, Ghost Ridge head in different directions

Tarry Bratton’s fatigue with the stallion game became Northview Stallion Station’s gain when Jump Start, E Dubai and Smarty Jones were relocated last month by Ghost Ridge Farm to the Mid-Atlantic breeding powerhouse. At the time of the deal, all three stallions were servicing mares in South America while also ranking 1-2-3 among sires in […]

As sales stabilize, can racing find a way forward?

The results are in from the summer and early fall sales, and they are pretty much boffo. Even as the national economy teeters on the edge of calamity, that top 1 percent of folks President Obama wants to tax harder opened their wallets and found plenty of money to buy prospective race horses.      […]

Del Mar Diaries: Bob Baffert Unplugged

Bob Baffert takes some time to talk with the Paulick Report’s John Scheinman on assignment with the Del Mar Diaries. Among the subjects he tackles are his views on the recent takeout increase, Del Mar vs. Saratoga, the future of “The Dudes” and clip-on ties.

Del Mar Diaries: Day Two, Race Six

Due to a glitch in Brad’s fabled Edison model computer, powered by the same Eli Whitney design that revolutionized the cotton gin, my handicapping tip for today’s card will not be uploaded in time for the sixth race. So, here it is manually: I’m picking No. 6, Meltarib, granddaughter of the brief but great Melair, […]

Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: NBC/Versus Summering at Saratoga

The VERSUS Network doesn’t even have its own website anymore. Type into your Internet address field and get ushered right into NBC Sports. Traffic was minimal at the VERSUS site, according to Adam Freifeld, NBC Sports senior director of communications, so why not give its programming a booster shot from the new parent company? […]