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ARE WILLIAMS AND THAYER ACTUALLY LISTENING?

By Ray Paulick Credit where credit is due. David “Blackjack” Williams, the Republican president of the Kentucky state Senate and the individual most responsible for blocking legislation permitting Kentucky’s horse industry to put slot machines at racetracks, showed up Tuesday afternoon to listen to a presentation entitled “New Business Models for Racetracks” at the […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: BEHIND THE DERBY WITH BAILEY

By Ray Paulick I always considered Jerry Bailey to be a thinking man’s jockey, and when I called him to talk about what it was like to ride in the Kentucky Derby, I wasn’t disappointed. Bailey, a member of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame, hung up his tack in 2006 after […]

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ENDORSEMENT, INTERACTIF WILL NOT RUN IN DERBY; BACKTALK, MAKE MUSIC FOR ME TO RUN

Trainer Shannon Ritter told reporters today that she had noticed an injury after Endorsement’s workout this morning and after X-rays, showed a fracture of the front right ankle. The colt will have surgery in the next few days but it is unclear as to whether this is career-threatening according to WinStar racing manager Elliott Walden. […]

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DERBY POST DRAW LIVE

As the last defections and additions are sorted out this morning (Endorsement and Interactif OUT, Backtalk and Make Music for Me IN) the Paulick Report is readying itself for the Kentucky Derby post draw in the Secretariat Lounge at Churchill Downs. We will have the results of the draw here as they happen starting at […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE REPORT: SIDNEY’S CANDY

SIDNEY’S CANDY (Candy Ride—Fair Exchange, by Storm Cat) By Edwin Anthony Candy Ride was an undefeated racehorse (6 for 6), being the champion miler in his native Argentina before moving to California, where he won the American Handicap (G2) on turf and then proceeded to defeat Medaglia d’Oro in Del Mar’s Pacific Classic (G1), […]

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DOING A LITTLE DERBY DREAMING

By Ray Paulick The Paulick Report has always urged its readers to support the people and businesses who support us, and it’s something we like to do, too. However, there aren’t too many products advertised on our site that two vagabonds like us can afford. We’re not mare owners or breeders, so we haven’t […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: YEAH, WE’VE GOT AN APP FOR THAT

By Ray Paulick So you’ve got an iPhone and you like to play horse racing games. Yeah, we’ve got an app for that. That’s what McKay Smith, the former director of product development for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders’ Cup, told me recently when I asked what he was up to: development […]

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NYC OTB CLARIFIES CONCERNS OVER CLOSURE

PRESS RELEASE In light of press reports and the statement released by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board earlier today, NYC OTB would like to clarify to its customers that all uncashed winning tickets, vouchers or funds on account with NYC OTB are safe and secure. Customer funds are held in a separate […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

With just two weeks to go before the Kentucky Derby, the only prep race this weekend is the Grade 2 Coolmore Lexington at Keeneland. The morning line favorite and overwhelming sentimental favorite is Uptowncharlybrown, whose trainer, Alan Seewald, passed away unexpectedly this week. “Charly” has four career starts, all at Tampa Bay, and most […]

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GILL RACING MANAGER HIT WITH SUSPENSION

By Ray Paulick Anthony Adamo, who worked as racing manager and one of the trainers in one-time Eclipse Award-winning owner Michael Gill’s large Pennsylvania operation in 2009-10 has been suspended for 90 days by the stewards at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa., for an incident that occurred nearly six months ago. Adamo […]

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