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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: 2023 Turkey Awards

The annual Paulick Report Turkey Awards, a Thanksgiving Day tradition that dates way back to 2016, are upon us once again. It’s a chance to reflect on the past season and reminisce about the good, the bad, and the absurd in our game. There are some new categories this year as we were unable to […]

Weekend Lineup Presented By Del Mar: Holiday Feast For Racing Fans

There is plenty of stakes action on offer this holiday weekend, from Thanksgiving Day on Thursday all the way through Sunday on the West Coast. A trio of Grade 3 races will be held on Thursday, two at Churchill Downs and one on the grass at Del Mar. Perhaps the most intriguing race of the […]

Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Farrier To The Stars

Ian McKinlay has emerged as one of the world’s pre-eminent farriers, one so skillful that he can take horses with significant foot problems and transform them into stars. When track veterinarians at Santa Anita became so concerned with the way White Abarrio was travelling ahead of the Breeders’ Cup Classic that they forced Rick Dutrow […]

Weekend Lineup Presented By Del Mar: Select Stakes Will Whet Bettors’ Appetites For Holiday Action

With a bit of a lull ahead of next week’s holiday, this weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the Grade 2 Hill Prince at Aqueduct. The contest showcases 10 sophomores (including one also-eligible) going nine furlongs over the turf course; morning-line choice is Integration is the last-out winner of the G3 Virginia Derby for […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Rich Perloff’s Next Act

Rich Perloff remembers well his first day at the races, going with his father to Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., where they saw future Hall of Famer Ack Ack suffer his lone defeat in a 1971 Horse of the Year campaign that included Eclipse Awards as champion sprinter and champion older male. Fast forward […]

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Goodnight Olive Gave Owners Much More Than A Ghost Story

There’s an old black-and-white photo of an early 1900’s actress hanging on the wall of a theater in New Amsterdam, N.Y., with which half the members of the Thoroughbred ownership group First Row Partners have taken a “selfie.” Following the back-to-back success of First Row-owned racemare Goodnight Olive in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly […]

Pennsylvania Leaderboard: Northview Stallion Station Continues Dominance Over Stallion Owner Division

Though it closed its Pennsylvania branch at the close of the 2020 breeding season, Northview Stallion Station still has a massive presence in the Keystone State’s breeding program through the sons and daughters of the stallions that resided there. Through the end of September, Northview Stallion Station leads all entities by Pennsylvania stallion award earnings, […]

Stallion Spotlight Presented By New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc.: Warrior’s Charge Brings ‘Consistency And Durability’ To Empire State

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they plan their future matings. In this edition, Bill Leak of Irish Hill and Dutchess Views Stallions discusses Warrior’s Charge, a multiple Grade 3-winning son of Munnings whose first foals arrive in 2024. Warrior’s Charge Dk. b. or br. h., […]