Lenny Shulman

  • Duel classic winner I'll Have Another <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2012-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-138/22650475_kRGdZF#!i=1831523251&k=CrgHdGF">Order This Photo</a>

    Champion 3-Year-Old Male: I'll Have Another

    Being the leader in the clubhouse is a mixed blessing. You've left your marker out on the course, and now everybody gets to take a shot at beating you. It all worked out fine for I'll Have Another in 2012.

  • Groupie Doll won nearly $1.4 million in 2012.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Filly-Mare-Sprint/26130154_jMQwM9#!i=2192722587&k=pgvpGJT">Order This Photo</a>

    Champion Female Sprinter: Groupie Doll

    A catchy name. Distinctive running style. The right connections. Quirky physical attribute. Talent. Personality. Intangibles. All factor into the elusive concept of charisma. One either has it or doesn't. Groupie Doll has it.

  • Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Classic received a 2.0 national rating on NBC.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Classic/26128658_j8xsjs#!i=2194603847&k=jVZgqdP">Order This Photo</a>

    BC Classic TV Ratings Rise; Undercard Falls

    Viewership numbers for the Breeders' Cup Classic nearly doubled from 2011 as NBC got a 2.0 rating for its primetime coverage of the 2012 event, up from a 1.0 rating the Classic received on ESPN a year ago.

  • Groupie Doll
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    Groupie Doll Becoming California Girl

    According to assistant trainer Maria Kabel, Groupie Doll is making the adjustment from her Kentucky home to her California digs just fine in advance of her run in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.

  • Awesome Feather

    Brown Hopes For Awesome Encore

    Five years after Chad Brown slapped the saddle on Stronach Stables' Ginger Punch to win the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff while subbing for Bobby Frankel, he is back with another top Stronach filly.

  • Ocala Stud Sets 2013 Stud Fees

    Leading Florida second-crop stallion High Cotton will see his fee rise 50% after leading the state's freshman sire list a year ago, when the 2013 breeding season commences at Ocala Stud.

  • Delegation wins the Durham Cup Stakes.

    Delegation Meets For Durham Cup Score

    Favorite Delegation ran like a 6-5 choice should, taking the Durham Cup field wire-to-window to win the grade III Polytrack race over nine furlongs by 1 1/4 lengths over defending champ City Wolf.

  • Divine Park Colt Tops Session at Keeneland

    Divine Park colt brings $110,000 to top the 10th session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 20. With one session remaining, business has remained strong compared to year-ago numbers.

  • Kauai Katie wins the Adirondack Stakes.
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    Kauai Katie Surfs Home In Adirondack

    After breaking her maiden by 12 lengths opening day at the Spa, Kauai Katie returned Aug. 12 to win the grade II Adirondack Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by daylight for undefeated Stonestreet Stables.

  • Winter Memories

    Grade I Winner Winter Memories Retired

    Phillips Racing Partnership's Winter Memories, a millionaire daughter of El Prado, has been retired from racing due to a degenerative bone condition in her ankle and will begin a broodmare career at Darby Dan Farm.

  • Grace Hall won the Gulfstream Oaks earlier this year.

    Grace Hall Headlines Delaware Oaks

    Anthony Dutrow will send out three of the seven runners in the July 14 Delaware Oaks (gr. II), including likely favorite Grace Hall, who has already banked $900,000 in her young career.

  • Gantry dominates the Smile Sprint Handicap at Calder.

    Gantry Proves Gallant in Smile Sprint

    Gantry remained perfect at six furlongs, winning his sixth straight at that distance and winning easily in the Smile Sprint after a third to monsters Shackleford and Amazombie at Churchill Downs.

  • I'll Have Another
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    Another Sunday Silence?

    There are several eerie similarities between I'll Have Another and Sunday Silence, both dual classic winners that were sold to Japanese interests to begin their stallion careers.

  • Mario Gutierrez at the June 6 Press Briefing

    Gutierrez Displays Calm Before Belmont Test

    Jockey Mario Gutierrez appeared calm and collected at a June 7 press briefing, noting that he had galloped horses around Belmont Park that morning and would ride in the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) the day before the Belmont.

  • Paynter at Belmont Park 6/7/2012
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    Zayat Hopes Paynter is His Masterpiece

    Ahmed Zayat has come close repeatedly in racing's 3-year-old classics, including with Bodemeister in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. He hopes Paynter can put him over the top in the Belmont Stakes.

  • Street Life<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2012-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-144/23333063_3WZKbw#!i=1888183350&k=xGNxVQ3">Order This Photo</a>

    McNairs Shoot for Repeat With Street Life

    Robert McNair hopes history repeats itself June 9 when Street Life, whom he co-owns, seeks to spoil the Triple Crown party of I'll Have Another. McNair owned part of Touch Gold, who denied Silver Charm the 1997 Triple Crown.

  • JD Howard with Better Than Honor

    Two for the Show - by Lenny Shulman

    Equine veterinarians typically treat thousands of patients throughout their years in practice, making it highly unlikely that they will be remembered for their work with a certain horse. Meet Dr. JD Howard

  • Dullahan works at Belmont Park.
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    Dullahan Looks To Turn Tables On 'Another'

    Dullahan, rested after his third-place showing in the Kentucky Derby, will be seeking vindication when he tackles I'll Have Another in the Belmont Stakes for Jerry Crawford's Donegal Racing partnership.

  • Approximately 8.1 viewers saw I'll Have Another win the Preakness.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2012-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-137/23013252_TrG3NS#!i=1856016041&k=ZTHMFMq">Order This Photo</a>

    National TV Ratings For Preakness Decline

    More than eight million viewers tuned into the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 19, as ratings declined for the second leg of the Triple Crown. I'll Have Another figures to attract more viewers for the June 9 Belmont Stakes.

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    Preakness Overnight Ratings Dip Slightly

    Preliminary numbers for NBC's telecast of I'll Have Another's Preakness (gr. I) victory indicate a slight dip from 2011 figures, although that could change when national numbers are released May 22.

  • Kentucky Derby 138
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    NBC National TV Ratings Climb for KY Derby

    Television viewership was up 2% for the 2012 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), while the share of viewers watching the race rose 6%, making I'll Have Another's victory the third-highest watched since Sunday Silence in 1989.

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    NBC Derby Overnight TV Ratings Dip Slightly

    NBC Sports Group announced overnight TV ratings for the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) were off slightly from 2011 numbers but remained relatively strong compared to other premium sports events.