Brad Cummings

Cummings: Parting is such sweet sorrow

Four-and-a-half years ago, I couldn’t have told you what a furlong was and had never heard the name Ray Paulick. This month I leave my position as President of the Paulick Report a member of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association and counting this future Hall of Famer as one of my closest friends. I’ve […]

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Damon Thayer’s comeback and the future of gaming in Kentucky

A couple weeks ago, multi-term Kentucky State Sen. Damon Thayer completed an unlikely turnaround of political fortunes when he was elected Majority Leader of the Kentucky Senate. It wasn’t even a year ago that the embattled Republican senator from Georgetown had been tossed aside by his caucus when then-Senate President David Williams effectively squashed Senate […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: A Charity Drive that Went Far from Bust

As we rolled into our Pasadena hotel in anticipation of another great Breeders’ Cup World Championships, our seven day journey across the country came to a bittersweet close. While I’ll admit it will be nice to stay in one place for more than a day at a time (I even was so bold as to […]

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Breeders’ Cup or Bust: The Journey Renews Tomorrow

During the 4 1/2 year existence of the Paulick Report, we’ve had many highlights to celebrate. Breaking big news stories, bringing our readers rare access to behind-the-scenes action and overwhelming support from the industry we serve are all things we are very proud of over the years. But nothing quite compares to the rush and […]

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Betting on a Button

Late on Monday’s Saratoga race card, a steward accidentally closed the betting on the ninth race with still two minutes to post. Carmine Donofrio, a racing board steward, claimed he saw another race on the TV screen, thought it was race 9 and pushed the button that closes all betting. The natural reaction is to […]

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Three Chimneys Farm presents Good News Saturday: Jockeys bring ‘sense of normalcy’ to Ronald McDonald House

NOTE: While this feature is usually titled Good News Friday, it is being featured as Good News Saturday this week due to the unfortunate news yesterday that Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I’ll Have Another has been retired and will not run for the Triple Crown. And quite frankly, we could all use a […]

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The Right Year for a Belmont Spotlight – A Call to Action

Leading up to the 137th Preakness Stakes, my initial fear was that the Doug O’Neill-trained I’ll Have Another would take the second jewel of the Triple Crown and head towards the Big Apple with a chance to become the 12th member of racing’s most exclusive club and the first since 1978. It’s no secret that […]

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Also-Eligibles in the Derby: Where should they stand?

Before yesterday’s post-position draw determining the field of the 138th Kentucky Derby, the small crowd gathering in The Secretariat Lounge was reminded that 2012 would be the first year an Also-Eligible list would be provided for horse racing’s premiere event.  My Adonis, on the outside looking in after hitting the board for a pair of […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Moving Out of the ‘Binocular Era’

It was a passion for snowboarding that brought college classmates Kenleigh Hobby and David Matt together. But it was their entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for horse racing that inspired a student project at the University of Arizona known as EquiSight. “This is our push to move horse racing out of the ‘binocular era’ and […]

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The Winners and Losers of SB 151

Well, that was rough. So many good people fought hard yesterday to block Senate President David Williams’ blatant abuse of power. Phone calls and emails poured into Majority Leader Robert Stivers’ office and other state senators across Kentucky. But at last, it appears the die had been cast and Sen. Williams was able to block […]

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