Myra Lewyn, Author at Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Looking Back At Normandy Farm

Behind Normandy Farm’s limestone rock fences along Paris Pike in Lexington, horses were sustained by luxuriant green fields and paddocks long before it was cleaved from famed Elmendorf Farm 70 years ago. A handful of dedicated owners have maintained this land’s hallowed tradition of yielding fine Thoroughbreds ever since the 19th century. This year, as […]

Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Roots of Lane’s End Trace To ‘Princely’ Estate Of Colorful, Tragic Soldier

“Kentuckians are a peculiar people and their like cannot be found elsewhere in the new world or old.”—a 1905 article in the Nashville Banner on some notable Kentuckians Brig. Gen. Abe Buford, a superior soldier, public servant, distinguished gentleman, brawler, and an authority on all matters pertaining to the Thoroughbred during the 19th century, was one such […]

Elite Power Pours It On In The Stretch For Breeders’ Cup Sprint Win

Storming down the stretch with ground-devouring strides, Elite Power reeled in front-runners C Z Rocket and Jackie’s Warrior to win the $2-million Qatar Racing Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) Saturday at Keeneland. Ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. for trainer Bill Mott, Elite Power surged clear for a 1 ¼-length triumph while completing six furlongs 1:09.22 on […]

Caravel Springs 42-1 Upset In Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

As favorite and two-time Breeders’ Cup winner Golden Pal missed the break, Caravel launched powerfully from the gate and lead nearly every step to pull a 42-1 upset $1-million Breeders’ Turf Sprint (G1) Saturday at Keeneland. The Pennsylvania-bred Mizzen Mast mare, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione for trainer Brad Cox, won by a half-length from Emaraaty […]

Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Unsolved 1934 Murder Of Famed Breeder Adds Mystery To Historic Ramsey Farm

Old mysteries linger over green pastures and black fences that enclose Ramsey Farm, intertwined with the deep roots of the famed Jessamine County property nestled along the most historic road in Kentucky roughly 11 miles from Lexington. Almost forgotten amidst the farm’s rich annals encompassing both outstanding Thoroughbred and Standardbred runners is a real whodunit, […]

Tampa Bay Downs’ Festival Card Shatters Track Wagering Records

Wagering on the Festival Day 42 card Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, highlighted by the $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2), shattered the previous single-day track record by more than $5.5-million. The total handle of $20,778,222, a 36% increase from last season’s Festival Day/Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby program, was the most of any […]

As Time Goes By Romps Away With Beholder Mile

Superbly bred As Time Goes took charge soon after the start and was unchallenged en route to an easy win Saturday in the $500,000 Beholder Mile Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park. The 5-year-old daughter of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah out of multiple Grade 1 winner and 2013 Broodmare of the Year Take […]

Cezanne Dispatches Rivals For Clear San Carlos Win

Lightly raced Cezanne, the 3-5 favorite, drove clear in the stretch and took the $200,000 San Carlos Stakes (G2) for older runners Saturday at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Eager to start, Cezanne was first from the gate with Flavien Prat aboard, but Canadian Pride asserted himself to narrowly lead through a half mile in […]

One-Eyed Longshot Un Ojo Springs Unlikely Rebel Win

Un Ojo, sent off at 75-1 odds, overcame limited vision and gave a stunning, career-defining performance to prevail in the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2), a Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) points race, Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Un Ojo, whose name means “one eye” after the colt lost an eye in an accident […]

Pinehurst Strong In Front-Running Saudi Derby Win

Pinehurst, winner of the Runhappy Del Mar Futurity (G1) last summer, scored a front-running triumph in the $1.5 million Saudi Derby Presented by Al Rahji Bank (G3) Feb. 26 at King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh. Coming off a second in the San Vicente Stakes (G2) Jan. 20 at Santa Anita, Pinehurst overcame his wide post […]