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Toby, Wall Highlight Upcoming Keeneland Library Lecture Series

The Keeneland Library Lecture Series returns tonight with renowned Turf historian Milt Toby and continues tomorrow with Eclipse Award-winning journalist Maryjean Wall and award-winning writer Jamie Nicholson in the Keeneland Library. Toby, an attorney who has been writing about Thoroughbred … Continue reading

John T. Ward Jr. Named Chairman of RCI

A well-established Thoroughbred trainer, long time horse owner, and a leading regulatory veterinarian are the new officers of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) for 2014-2015, RCI President Ed Martin announced today. John T. Ward, Jr., the Executive Director … Continue reading

Ocala Planning Commission Denies Zoning Change That Would Permit Development Near Area Farms

The Ocala Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday evening denied an application to change the zoning on Ocala Stud and Red Oak Stud that would allow potential commercial development on those sites. According to a report in the Ocala Star … Continue reading

USADA, Water Hay Oats Alliance Meet to Discuss Anti-Doping Rules

Travis Tygart, the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) was invited today to meet with members of the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) as well as other stakeholders, to discuss clean and safe sport, and the importance of uniform … Continue reading

Meadow, Matties Talk “Money Management” in Tuesday’s Night School Lesson

Night School, the racing industry’s national online fan education program, puts its money where the mouth is this Tuesday when “Money Management” is the subject of discussion. The 90-minute lesson begins at 8:30 p.m. ET and will feature professional horseplayer and racehorse … Continue reading

Race for Education to Host Race to Read 5K/10K

The Race for Education (RFE) is taking to the streets of downtown Midway, Kentucky, this Saturday, April 19th. The 11th Anniversary Race to Read was first run in 2002, in memory of Karri Casner who was killed in a terrorist … Continue reading

Painting Returned to Family After Being Stolen on Hollywood’s Closing Day

Months after its disappearance, a painting that walked away on Hollywood Park’s closing day has been located. The Paulick Report brought you the story of the missing painting, which depicts former exercise rider Cheri Iozzia Von Platen, in January. Von … Continue reading

Turfway Park Earns High Marks From HANA

Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) has ranked Turfway Park ninth among 84 racetracks across the continent in wagering value to bettors. Released annually by HANA, the rankings are based on an algorithm that weighs such elements as takeout (the … Continue reading

West: ‘Calmer Heads’ Must Prevail in Path to Medication Reform

In the weeks since the New York Times broke the story of PETA’s undercover investigation into trainer Steve Asmussen’s racing stable, reactions have been intense, to say the least. Many people would like to “blow up the sport and start … Continue reading

Large Crowd Expected for 2014 Asian Racing Conference

With just over three weeks to go until the 35th Asian Racing Conference gets underway in Hong Kong, many of the most prominent leaders in the horse racing industry around the world, and expert presenters on a wide range of … Continue reading