American Horse Racing

TCI: Gun Runner Vs Pletcher Duo In G1 Woodward

by Paulick Report Staff | 09.01.2017 | 8:34am Gun Runner (Candy Ride) and jockey Florent Geroux win the Whitney (Gr I) at Saratoga Racecourse 8/5/17. Trainer: Steve Asmussen. Owner: Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC & Three Chimneys Farm The TCI guys recap a huge weekend, including Travers, Drefong, Practical Joke, and Songbird’s retirement. They also look forward to another big Labor Day ...

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Winx Goes For 19th Straight Win In G2 Chelmsford Stakes

by Paulick Report Staff | 08.31.2017 | 8:39am Winx faces 11 rivals in Saturday’s G2 Chelmsford Stakes Eleven challengers are set to take on the mighty Winx in Saturday’s Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick Racecourse. It will be the largest field that the daughter of Street Cry has faced in over a year, although according to, five of the other ...

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Champion Songbird Retired From Racing

Songbird (Medaglia d’Oro) and jockey Mike Smith win the Ogden Phipps (Gr I) at Belmont Park 6/10/17. Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: Fox Hill Farm Two-time Eclipse champion Songbird has been retired from racing, it was announced Thursday morning. After the filly’s second-place finish in the G1 Personal Ensign, owner Rick Porter had her sent to Kentucky to be examined by ...

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Guillot Preparing His Voodoo Dolls For Grade 1 Debutante

Trainer Eric Guillot sat on a bale of hay near where his two fillies for upcoming stakes were stabled and lamented the No. 1 post for Gabrielleelizabeth in Saturday’s Grade I $ 300,000 Del Mar Debutante in a way that reflected his Louisiana roots. “The West Coast mafia done got me and stuck me with the one hole,” Guillot said. ...

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Shaman Ghost Doing Well After Throat Surgery

Stronach Stables’ Shaman Ghost and jockey Javier Castellano win the Grade I $ 750,000 Santa Anita Handicap Stronach Stable’s multiple Grade 1 winner Shaman Ghost is doing well following his throat surgery last week and is recuperating at Jimmy Jerkens’ barn at Belmont Park, the trainer said. Shaman Ghost was forced to miss his title defense in the Grade 1, ...

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‘Road To The Kentucky Derby’ Adds European Series To Points System For 2018

Churchill Downs is eager to stimulate added international interest in next year’s $ 2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) through the creation of a path to gain a berth in America’s greatest race for horses based in Europe and the expansion of its current series for Japan’s top dirt horses. Those initiatives and other adjustments to ...

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Gun Runner Towers Above Rivals In G1 Woodward Stakes

Gun Runner (Candy Ride) and jockey Florent Geroux win the Whitney (Gr I) at Saratoga The Grade 1, $ 750,000 Woodward will mark a year and six days since Gun Runner ran third behind Arrogate’s devastating 13 1/2-length winning performance in the 2016 Travers. Since then, the 4-year-old son of Candy Ride has been no worse than second through a ...

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Phantom Ro Leads Nicks Quartet In Affirmed Division Of FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes

Phantom Ro, winning the Dr. Fager to remain unbeaten in two starts Raroma Stable’s undefeated Phantom Ro, an impressive winner of his stakes debut earlier this month, returns to head a formidable quartet trained by Ralph Nicks in Saturday’s $ 200,000 Affirmed Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Affirmed and $ 200,000 Susan’s Girl for ...

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Catholic Boy Springs With Anticipation Upset, Gives Thomas First Graded Stakes Win As Trainer

Catholic Boy navigated a tough break and late traffic to win the Grade 3 With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga on Wednesday, giving Jonathan Thomas his first graded stakes win as trainer. Jockey Manuel Franco kept the colt tucked along the inside rail in mid-pack for much of the 1 1/16-mile contest after being bumped at the start, then found a gap on the ...

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