My Visit to Goldmark Farm

Life has been way too busy for blogging since my last installment seventeen months ago. The Retired Racehorse Training Project has become to me like a growing child. My wife, my kids, and the farm are no less important, but all have sacrificed for this new kid on the block. So has this blog.

Energy’s T. Paul Bulmahn Innovates, And Wins, At His Goldmark Farm

By Teresa Genaro

When T. Paul Bulmahn was a little boy, his mother offered him an incentive for doing a good job with his family’s sharecropping chores on an Indiana farm. If he raked and hoed and planted well, she said, he could climb over the fence and hang out with the draft horses next door. “I loved them,” he said this week. “And they seemed to really like me as well. It began a love affair.”

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Belmont: Jockey Club Gold Cup a distance test for Cross Traffic

By David Grening

ELMONT, N.Y. – By virtue of his victory in the Whitney Invitational, Cross Traffic earned a fees-paid berth into the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. In Saturday’s $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, Cross Traffic must prove that’s the race in which he belongs.To date, Cross Traffic has been brilliant in victory – and perhaps more…

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Jockey Club Gold Cup Runners Tighten Screws

By Blood-Horse Staff

Several New York-based contenders for the Sept. 28 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) turned in their final works Sept. 20-21. At Belmont Park, trainer Todd Pletcher worked GoldMark Farm’s Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) winner Cross Traffic and Dogwood Stable’s Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Palace Malice on the training track, while Chad Brown…

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Saratoga: Cross Traffic, Mucho Macho Man tune up for Woodward Stakes

By Mike Welsch

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Cross Traffic and Mucho Macho Man, the first- and third-place finishers in the Grade 1 Whitney here Aug. 3, turned in their final workouts Sunday for their scheduled rematch in Saturday’s Grade 1 Woodward. Mucho Macho Man, who was narrowly beaten by To Honor and Serve despite an unlucky trip in the 2012 Woodward, was the…

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Cross Traffic Lookin’ Good

By Dan Illman

At 5:37 pm on Saturday afternoon, 10 minutes before post time for the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap, I received a text from DRF Handicapper Mike Beer. “Cross Traffic is the best looking horse I’ve ever seen.” Cross Traffic ran to his looks in the Whitney and finally achieved a well-deserved graded victory. In his two prior races, the Grade 3…

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Whitney win puts Cross Traffic into top 10

By The Sports Network

Cross Traffic, a 4-year-old colt owned by GoldMark Farm, won for the
third time in just five career starts as he notched his first stakes
victory after seconds in the Westchester Handicap and Met Mile. “This was a real quality-filled race,” said Pletcher. “To beat the Breeders’ Cup winner (Fort Larned) and runner-up (Mucho Macho Man)
from last…

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Cross Traffic Takes Fast Lane to Whitney Win

By Claire Novak

GoldMark Farm’s Cross Traffic sprung a wire-to-wire victory in the $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 3, kicking away at odds of 7-2 while 2012 winner Fort Larned finished fifth (VIDEO). The 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song earned his first stakes score by three-quarters of a length and also picked up…

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Whitney: Cross Traffic holds off Successful Dan at Saratoga

By David Grening

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – At the three-sixteenths pole of Saturday’s 86th Whitney Invitational Handicap, Cross Traffic had turned back Fort Larned and Mucho Macho Man – the 1-2 finishers from last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic – and opened up a two-length lead. In the middle of the track, however, Successful Dan was continuing a bid that had begun…

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Sports Horse Racing: Mylute primed for Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

By Michael Veitch

Refreshed and ready for a return to action, Mylute could be sitting on a big effort in Saturday’s $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga. The Grade 2 event at 1 1/8 miles is the traditional local prep for the $1 million Travers Stakes on Aug. 24, and has drawn one of the toughest fields of recent years.

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