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China Horse Club Spends $4 Million At Keeneland September In Its Quest For Racing World Domination

One of the newer buying interests at this year’s Keeneland September yearling sale was China Horse Club, which came back for a second time after first appearing last year. At the 2015 September sale, the group picked up 13 horses for $3.655 million. This year, agent Michael Wallace of Waterford Bloodstock signed the ticket on […]

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Rita Hayworth: A Pin-Up Queen’s Flirtation With The French Turf

Longchamp will be a lonely place this weekend. With the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and 10 accompanying group races transferred to Chantilly while a new grandstand is being built at Longchamp, the great racecourse on the western edge of Paris will be left to the ghosts of Arcs past. The spectral post parade at […]

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Paulick Report 9/28 News Minute

The Paulick Report 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 at mid-day, 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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British Buyers Take Advantage Of BHA-Approved Steroid Tests At Keeneland

This year’s Keeneland September yearling auction was the second edition of the sale held with the auction house’s new rule regarding steroid testing for horses shipping to Great Britain. The British Horseracing Authority announced a new zero-tolerance policy for anabolic steroids, which would ban horses for 12 months if any steroids have been given to […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: May The Force Be With You

The Stronach Group announced this week that trainer Marcus Vitali and a fellow conditioner would no longer be welcome to enter horses at its racetracks. This followed a Paulick Report story concerning Vitali’s appearances at Gulfstream Park while not having a license and eventually being on suspension. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott […]

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Kirk Ziadie Banned, Father Ralph Under Scrutiny By Gulfstream Park Officials

Trainer Kirk Ziadie, who is licensed by the state of Florida while his six-year suspension for 21 medication violations is under appeal, has been denied access to any grounds controlled by The Stronach Group, the company’s chief operating officer Tim Ritvo said on Thursday. Ritvo said Ziadie’s father, Ralph Ziadie, “has to show proof that […]

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"The whole thing just breaks my heart," says Amanda Burke (right) about Borell
Longtime Friend On Maria Borell: ‘She Is Stopping At Nothing’

The list of people looking for former trainer Maria Borell keeps getting longer. On Tuesday, various news outlets reported that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Mercer County Fiscal Court sued Maria Borell and her father, Charles Borell, seeking legal ownership of the 43 horses a state veterinarian said were abandoned and in various […]

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Ritvo: Stronach Tracks Bar Vitali, Hunter From Entry Box

Trainer Marcus Vitali, currently serving a 120-day suspension for multiple medication violations in Florida, has been told by officials with The Stronach Group – owners of Gulfstream Park in Florida, Laurel Park and Pimlico in Maryland and Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields in California – that they will not take entries from him […]

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A horse works out in a saddle towel bearing Vitali's initials this summer at Gulfstream, during which time Vitali was not licensed in Florida
Vitali License Reinstated, Despite Record That Includes Complaint Of Cruelty

UPDATE: Stronach Group executive Tim Ritvo on Tuesday told the Paulick Report that entries from Allan Hunter and Marcus Vitali will not be taken at any of the company’s racetracks and that the former Vitali horses currently running in the name of Hunter must vacate Gulfstream Park within 10 days. Click here for details. The […]

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Paulick Report 9/19 News Minute

The Paulick Report 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 at mid-day, 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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