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‘I Want To Save The World’: Love Her Or Hate Her, Papp Is Determined To Change Horse Racing For The Better

Veterinarian Dr. Kate Papp is one of those people whose brain is always on overdrive, as if it has its own direct infusion of caffeine. She sometimes has to gulp for air mid-sentence because although she speaks fast, it isn’t fast enough to get one thought out before another one breaks through. She frequently wakes […]

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Stonewall’s Prestige Stallions Under Strangles Quarantine; Some Farm Clients Claim They Were Not Notified

The Florida Department of Agriculture has instituted a quarantine for strangles at Stonewall’s Prestige Stallions in Ocala, Fla., impacting approximately 93 horses on the property. Officials placed the farm under quarantine Dec. 20 after one horse presented with clinical signs of strangles and a positive test result on PCR. At the time of the Department’s […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Castleton’s Prowess Touched Three Breeds

Many subjects of our Kentucky Farm Time Capsule series thus far have seen their development mirror that of Lexington as the top Thoroughbred nursery in the country. The oldest Thoroughbred farms may sometimes trace their roots to a family homestead in the late 1700s, maybe to use as pastureland for cows, and then make the […]

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Seven Months Later, No Consequences For Oklahoma Horsemen Violating 24-Hour Medication Rule

There’s an old saying in politics, originating I think in the Watergate scandal, that the cover-up is always worse than the crime. It’s a phrase that may as well have evolved in horse racing. When I recently reviewed 2018’s top stories on the Paulick Report, I was reminded of Joe Gorajec’s dogged investigation into post-race […]

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What Did You Read? Top Stories Of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of our most popular stories of the year. We’ve done this for the past several years at the Paulick Report. Find previous editions here, here, and here. As usual, the stories that were most important to you this year were a mixed […]

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Big Data And Veterinary Medicine: As Veterinarians Get Busier, Finding Balance Becomes More Important

Veterinary medicine takes many cues from human medicine – diagnostic tools, information about bones and tissue behavior, new drugs. According to one renowned internal medicine specialist and author, there’s something else veterinarians should take away from their counterparts in human medicine: a warning. Dr. Abraham Verghese, vice chairman for the theory and practice of medicine […]

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Microchips: Where Do They Belong? One Researcher Says Under The Lip

It has been nearly two years since the first crop of Thoroughbred foals received microchips at the requirement of The Jockey Club as the group sought better, more reliable identification for horses on and after the track. But while next year’s 2-year-olds will head to U.S. racetracks with a tiny chip implanted in the nuchal […]

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Finding For Cannabidiol Sparks New Rules In Kentucky; THC Also Given Classification By Commission

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission set penalty classifications this week for three new substances after a post-race drug test this fall resulted in a finding for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a constituent of cannabis and industrial hemp plants and the active ingredient in CBD oil. The commission voted unanimously to classify the substance as a Class […]

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Kentucky Racing Commissioners Express Frustration At More Delays For Turfway Park Renovation

Frustrations bubbled up at Tuesday’s meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission as Turfway Park officials revealed yet another delay in plans to overhaul the facility. Earlier this year, general manager Chip Bach revealed plans to the commissions for a $25 million renovation to the grandstand, which was built in the 1950s. Engineers encountered structural […]

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Barn Buddies Presented By Doc’s Products, Inc.: Peaches And Benny The Barn Chihuahua

If you drop by trainer Bret Calhoun’s barn at Churchill Downs and find the long-time conditioner away from his shedrow, you’ll probably run into his assistant, Dennis Geier. Tall, burly and kindly-spoken, Geier is known by one and all at the track by his nickname “Peaches.” If he’s not in the barn checking on horses […]

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