MEETINGS WITH BRUNETTI ABOUT HIALEAH CALLED ‘PRODUCTIVE’

By Ray Paulick Meetings between Hialeah Park owner John Brunetti and a team of advisers representing track suitor Halsey Minor were held last Thursday in South Florida and described as “productive” by individuals involved. Minor, a Virginia-based owner and breeder and  the Internet entrepreneur who founded and later sold the technology Web […]

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TOP TEN REASONS TO NOT SUPPORT THE PAULICK REPORT

It seems we have outrun the PBS lawyers, but with our Top Tens being unveiled we have little doubt that David Letterman’s folks will have us on speed dial in no time at all. For those of you glass half full types, yesterday’s “Top Ten Reasons to Support the Paulick Report” was like a […]

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‘LIVE BLOGGING’ KEENELAND’S EXPANSION FORUM

By Ray Paulick These really must be the dog days of summer! Why else would the Paulick Report decide to “live blog” tonight’s public forum at Keeneland, which will give regular folk in the community a chance to sound off on expansion plans the auction company and racetrack is planning? Keeneland […]

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TOBA TO GIVE AWARD TO…TOBA?

(Note to readers: To quote funnyman Dave Barry, I swear I am not making this up. The following press release from the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announces that the TOBA is giving itself an Industry Service Award for the work of the Sales Integrity Task Force that it formed in 2004. We sincerely […]

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COLONEL JOHN: TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL?

By Ray Paulick WinStar Farm’s Colonel John may have had an advantage over his 11 rival 3-year-olds in last Saturday’s $1-million Travers Stakes when it was learned that jockey Garrett Gomez was carrying an angel on his shoulders. Gomez, who miraculously put Colonel John’s nose on the wire millimeters in front of Mambo in […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP: A NEW HOME?

By Ray Paulick The Keeneland Association cuts no corners when it comes to construction. The many additions that have been made to the racetrack over the years are almost undetectable, as they are done in the same style and quality as the original grandstand/clubhouse structure. It’s no surprise, then, that Keeneland has contracted with the […]

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CURLIN GRINDS IT OUT

By Ray Paulick Reigning Horse of the Year Curlin edged past a stubborn pacesetter, Past the Point, to win the Grade 1 Woodward by a length and a quarter at Saratoga Saturday and move closer to Cigar’s earnings record of $9,999,815 for a North America-based Thoroughbred. (VIDEO, Equibase charts for Saratoga) Under regular rider Robby […]

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PFFT! MCNAIRS VANISH

By Ray Paulick The Labor Day announcement that Stonerside Stables has been sold by Robert and Janice McNair to Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed is troubling news – not over concerns that the sheikh’s Darley operation may become a dominating force in American racing and breeding but because of the symbolism of McNair’s departure from active […]

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SUMMER OF SLUMP

By Ray Paulick Thoroughbred breeders are on pins and needles in the days leading up to the bellwether sale that determines the state of the commercial market and the financial well-being of thousands of people engaged in the business of breeding, raising and selling racehorses. There is always an air of uncertainty as […]

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BREAKING: CURLIN TO JC GOLD CUP

Curlin will be remaining in New York for his next start, the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park Sept. 27. Following is the press release from Jess Jackson’s Stonestreet Farms,  majority owner of the reigning Horse of the Year. — Ray Paulick   Curlin Loves New York Following win in […]

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