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Paulick Report 10/27 News Minute

The Paulick Report (www.paulickreport.com) sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn’t stop after you’ve had your morning coffee. Each weekday afternoon, the Paulick Report brings you a video News Minute to let you know what’s happening around the Thoroughbred racing world: news we […]

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Spendthrift Australia entrance
Tales From Australia: Down Under With Spendthrift Farm

In 2004, billionaire entrepreneur B. Wayne Hughes purchased historic Spendthrift Farm near Lexington, Ky. In the ensuing years, Hughes got it in his mind to expand — in particular, he took a liking to Australia, and a decade after buying Spendthrift, he acquired a farm in the state of Victoria. In the 18 months since Spendthrift […]

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The New York Racing Association has handled massive crowds for the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in June but has not hosted a Breeders' Cup since 2005
‘Disappointing And Frustrating,’ New York Frozen Out Of Breeders’ Cup Since 2005

New York, a key host site in the early years of the Breeders’ Cup world championships, has not been used since 2005. And there is no return in sight, much to the chagrin of owners and trainers based there. They are not sure whether to blame West Coast-leaning Breeders’ Cup officials or the New York […]

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Flemington Racecourse sign in mounting yard
Tales From Australia: Everything’s Coming Up Flemington Roses

Roses are such an integral part of the Melbourne Cup that when the current members’ grandstand is replaced soon, it will supposedly be redesigned in the shape of a rose. For this Cup, at least15,000 blooms will be in place by the time the race goes off a week from today. Planting the flowers is […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton October Sale: Recognizing Problem Hooves At Auction

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the sales grounds at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Fall Yearlings Sale in Lexington, Ky. In this edition of the PR Special, Denise Steffanus examines problem hooves with advice from experts on how auction buyers can recognize cosmetic alterations. Frank Mitchell explores […]

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Hugh Bowman celebrates aboard Winx after her 2nd consecutive Cox Plate victory
Tales From Australia: The Stuff Of Cox Plate Legends

While the windy, rainy weather was forgettable, there’s little chance Australian racing fans will ever erase from their minds the performance of Winx in Saturday’s Group 1, $3 million Cox Plate. While I still have other things to explore Down Under, the nearly 10,000 miles I traveled to Melbourne were all made worth it when I […]

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PR Special Maryland Million: A Proud Event’s Hall of Fame History

It’s Maryland Million day at Laurel Park and the Paulick Report is pleased to present a special print publication for the 31st edition of the event that was the brainchild of broadcast legend Jim McKay and led to similar events in virtually every other racing state. In this edition of the PR Special, Cindy Deubler highlights the numerous Hall […]

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Winx was all alone at the wire, breaking the Cox Plate record for margin of victory
World-Class Winx Demolishes Field For Second Straight Cox Plate Victory

Australia’s superstar mare, Winx, put on a breathtaking display Saturday at Moonee Valley Racecourse as she sailed home by eight lengths to win her second consecutive Group 1 Cox Plate and capture her 13th victory in a row. If the issue was ever in doubt, the 5-year-old daughter of Street Cry vanquished her opponents’ hopes […]

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Spring has arrived in Melbourne, and the city is once again alive with Melbourne Cup fever
The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Paulick Report Goes To Australia

While U.S. racing is celebrating the fall colors at Keeneland and preparing for the year-end championships of the Breeders’ Cup, Australia is bursting into spring. And that means one thing: the Melbourne Cup is fast approaching. The Paulick Report’s Scott Jagow has traveled to “the lucky country” to explore and share the experience of Australian […]

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One of the new 150-stall barns at Laurel Park
For Laurel Park And Maryland Racing, The Best Is Yet To Come

There are so many good things going on at Laurel Park on the eve of Saturday’s Jim McKay Maryland Million, I almost don’t know where to begin. Laurel was on the endangered species list only six years ago after its parent company failed to make a required payment on a license application for slot machines. […]

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