Tom Pedulla, Author at Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

‘I’m All In’: Rick Dutrow Has Returned, But The Swagger Is Missing

Rick Dutrow, Jr. used to have a unique message on his cellphone. “Yeah, Dutrow!” was all a caller heard before being sent to voicemail. It somehow fit the middle-age trainer, who exulted in his prominent place in  racing. He would walk into the paddock with unbridled enthusiasm. He had overseen the career of 2008 Kentucky […]

Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: The Matchmaker For Cody’s Wish And His Namesake

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and Danny Mulvihill, farm manager at Godolphin’s Gainsborough Farm, were discussing Cody’s Wish after he dominated the May 6 Churchill Downs Stakes in his 5-year-old debut. “Did you know he was going to be this good?” Mott asked. “I wish,” Mulvihill replied. Mulvihill could not have predicted that the […]

Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Sibelius A Life-Changing Horse For Chelsie Raabe

Sibelius needed an exercise rider who could smooth his rough edges and take him to an elite level. Chelsie Raabe needed him much more. Although Raabe had ridden since she was young, she never planned to enter the racing world after her graduation from Miami University in Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in wide-ranging integrative […]

Jockey Junior Alvarado Creating Memories Both On And Off The Racetrack

There are times in the careers of some athletes when everything suddenly comes together. Junior Alvarado is enjoying one of those times. He broke through with his first Breeders’ Cup victory last autumn when Cody’s Wish staged a dramatic last-to-first rally to win the Grade 1 Dirt Mile. He registered his 2,000th victory on Jan. […]