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  • ‘When The Gates Pop, He’s Gone’: What Makes Golden Pal Such A Fast Starter? August 9, 2022
    There may be no horse at the graded stakes level with a more explosive first step out of the gate than Golden Pal. On a regular basis, the son of Uncle Mo has displayed an early turn of foot that made elite turf sprinters appear flat-footed at the jump, akin to high school-era footage of […]
    Joe Nevills
  • Letter To The Editor: Zedan Attorney Responds To Paulick Report Story On Medina Spirit OOCT August 9, 2022
    Dear Editor: This letter is to briefly address the “House of Cards” article by Natalie Voss relating to Medina Spirit's pre-race screening. Ms. Voss focused on the pre-race screening testing for Medina Spirit performed by Industrial Labs on April 18, 2021, preceding the May 1, 2021 Kentucky Derby. As now confirmed by the Kentucky Horse […]
    Letter to the Editor
  • Court Of Appeals Gives HISA Partial Stay Of Louisiana Injunction August 8, 2022
    The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority and Federal Trade Commission were granted partial stays on Monday by the United States Court of Appeals that will allow the Authority to continue to enforce almost all of its racetrack safety rules in all states conducting interstate wagering on Thoroughbred racing. The order follows last week's temporary administrative […]
    Ray Paulick
  • ‘Duke’ And His Colorful Band Ready To Descend On Queen’s Plate August 8, 2022
    Get ready for the Duke of Love show, Queen's Plate edition. When the leggy, robust colt steps onto the racetrack ahead of the 163rd running of the Queen's Plate on Aug. 21, expect a raucous reception from members of his ownership group, MyRacehorse (MRH), which could number up to 40 people that afternoon at Woodbine. […]
    Chris Lomon/Woodbine Communications
  • Flightline Closes As 2-1 Favorite In Pool 1 Of Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager August 8, 2022
    Undefeated Flightline closed as the favorite following the completion of betting on Sunday in Pool #1 of the Longines Breeders' Cup Classic Future Wager. A $2 wager on Flightline will pay $6.98 with Kentucky's penny breakage, which puts him at 2-1 on the final odds board. Winner of the Hill 'N' Dale Metropolitan Handicap (G1) […]
    Press Release
  • ‘Obviously, He’s Proud Of Himself’: Epicenter Posts Big Work Toward Travers August 8, 2022
    Winner of the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes on July 30, Epicenter wheeled back in nine days to record a five-furlong workout in 1:01.92 over Saratoga's Oklahoma training track on Monday morning. Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen told the Daily Racing Form that the 3-year-old son of Not This Time has had “very good […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • ‘Great Game Of Hope’: Runaway Filly, Fire Survivor Bold And Bossy Makes It To The Winner’s Circle August 8, 2022
    Bold and Bossy, the filly whose career debut last summer at Ellis Park was stalled for nearly a year after a headline-making escape escapade and capture followed by her subsequent rescue from a barn fire at the Henderson, Ky., track the next day, made her first trip to the winner's circle in her second career […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • Background Aims To Become Fifth Two-Time Winner Of Longacres Mile August 8, 2022
    Twenty-one older horses led by title defender Background are nominated to the $150,000 Longacres Mile, to be run Sunday, Aug. 14, at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash. The 87th renewal of the region's most famous race headlines a Championship Sunday program co-featuring the $75,000 Emerald Distaff for older fillies and mares, $75,000 Muckleshoot Derby for […]
    Press Release
  • Migliore: Irad Ortiz’s ‘Unnecessary’ Jockeying Took Credit Away From Life Is Good August 8, 2022
    Award-winning retired jockey-turned-broadcaster Richard Migliore was not impressed by the stretch ride that three-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. gave Life Is Good in Saturday's Grade 1 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga. Ortiz looked over his left shoulder at about the eighth pole nearing the finish and saw Happy Saver a couple lengths back on […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • ‘Current Economic Climate’ Pushes Group 1 Winner Harry Dunlop To Quit Training August 8, 2022
    Group 1-winning trainer Harry Dunlop, based in the U.K., has announced that he will quit training at the end of the 2022 flat racing season. “It is something I have thought about over the last few years and my main reason is that it is so hard to keep a business thriving in the current […]
    Paulick Report Staff