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  • Bye Bye Makes Stakes Debut A Winning One In Soaring Softly May 16, 2021
    A class boost and increased distance did not faze Bach Stables' Bye Bye, who won by a neck in the fifth running of Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 Soaring Softly for 3-year-old fillies going seven furlongs over the Widener turf course at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Bye Bye came into her stakes debut off a […]
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  • At Age Seven, Arklow Picks Up Graded Win In Louisville May 15, 2021
    Grade 1 winner Arkow has aged well. The 7-year-old horse, who made his first start of the year, won Saturday's 84th running of the G3 Louisville Stakes at Churchill Downs by one length over Red Knight in 2:27.13 – a stakes record for the 1 ½-mile turf marathon. Ridden by Florent Geroux, Arklow was rated in 10th during the early […]
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  • Rombauer Upsets 146th Preakness With Powerful Stretch Run May 15, 2021
    Trainer Michael McCarthy made his first start in a Triple Crown race a big one at Pimlico race course in Baltimore, Md., winning Saturday's 146th running of the Grade 1, $1-million Preakness Stakes with John and Diane Fradkin's homebred Twirling Candy colt Rombauer. Ridden to perfection by Flavien Prat, Rombauer came from off the pace […]
    Ray Paulick
  • Somelikeithotbrown Vindicated In Second Run At Dinner Party Stakes, Sets Course Record May 15, 2021
    The second time in the Grade 2 Dinner Party Stakes was the charm for Somelikeithotbrown, who vindicated last year's runner-up effort in the race on Saturday. Jockey Jose Ortiz tucked the 5-year-old horse in behind 25-1 early leader Flying Scotsman, stalking his pace just outside and poking a nose out in front on the final […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • The Chosen Vron Benefits From Pace Duel In Lazaro Barrera May 15, 2021
    With Laurel River and I'll Stand Taller duking it out on the front-end, trainer Eric Kruljac's The Chosen Vron flew off the turn for home and marched to an emphatic 3 ½-length win in Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Ridden for the first time by Umberto Rispoli, […]
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  • Preakness Saturday Statement From Baffert: I Am ‘Truly Sorry’ For Handling Of Medina Spirit Scandal May 15, 2021
    The following statement was provided exclusively to NBC Sports by Bob Baffert. Baffert was asked to appear on Saturday's Preakness telecast, but declined on the advice of his legal team. As Medina Spirit prepares to run in the Preakness Stakes today, I want to keep the focus on this amazing equine athlete and not me, […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • Special Reserve Gives Red-Hot Maker Another Graded Stakes Win In Maryland Sprint May 15, 2021
    Trainer Michael Maker has a knack for turning claiming horses into graded stakes winners. He did it on Friday when Last Judgment, a $62,500 claim, won the Grade 3 Pimlico Special on the opening day of Preakness weekend at Old Hilltop in Baltimore, Md. He accomplished the feat again on Preakness day Saturday when Special […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • D’Amato Looks To Have Strong Hand In May 22 Honeymoon At Santa Anita May 15, 2021
    Santa Anita's leading trainer Phil D'Amato has two 3-year-old fillies primed for next Saturday's Grade 3 Honeymoon Stakes, streaking Going Global and Majestic Steps. Both bred in Ireland, Going Global is unbeaten in three races in the United States, all stakes, the Grade 3 Sweet Life, the restricted China Doll and the Grade 3 Providencia, […]
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  • Mean Mary Gets It All Her Own Way In Gallorette May 15, 2021
    Mean Mary made her 2021 debut a winning one in the Grade 3 Gallorette on the Preakness undercard at Pimlico Race Course, demonstrating the dangers for her competitors of letting her control the early pace. Luis Saez hustled the Graham Motion trainee out of the gates early and settled her into an easy lead which […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • Training Time, Season, Gender May Play Role In EIPH For Steeplechasers May 15, 2021
    A study completed by the Royal Veterinary College has shown that the amount of training steeplechase horses undergo significantly increases the chance of them suffering from exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH). EIPH is most frequently seen in Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses, and can cause significant performance issues. The exact cause of the condition is unknown, though […]
    Paulick Report Staff