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JESS JACKSON AND PARTNER BUY RACHEL ALEXANDRA

From Stonestreet Stables Press Release/Caroline Shaw Public Relations    LEXINGTON, KY (May 6, 2009) – Stonestreet Stables, majority owner of two-time Horse of the Year, Curlin—and Harold T. McCormick of Birmingham, Alabama together with Dolphus Morrison and Mike Lauffer of L and M Partners, LLC announced today the purchase of Rachel Alexandra, the […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY: THE RACE FOR EDUCATION

By Ray Paulick “I have to say ‘no’ to 500 families each year, and it breaks my heart,” says Elisabeth Jensen, president and executive director of the Race for Education scholarship program. “I hate saying ‘no.’” Jensen is hoping she can say “yes” to an increasing number of deserving and needy students in years to […]

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STARDOM BOUND SIDELINED; OUT OF KENTUCKY OAKS

TVG reports that Stardom Bound will not go in the Kentucky Oaks following her third-place finish in the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland. The Ashland was her first loss since finishing second as a maiden in the Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar last August. She had won five consecutive Grade 1 races prior to the Ashland, […]

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UPDATED: COULD MULLINS (AND JONES) SUSPENSION MOVE MORNING-AFTER PRESS CONFERENCE?

By Ray PaulickUPDATED 1:10 P.M.:  If Jeff Mullins serves a seven-day suspension from New York authorities scheduled to begin May 3, he could be the first winning trainer in Kentucky Derby history who isn’t able to go to the stable area at Churchill Downs to check on his horse the morning after the […]

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HEY COMMISH! YOUR CHANCE TO BE HEARD

By Ray Paulick Are you happy with the job racing regulators are doing? Could these individuals who serve on commissions, boards, or government agencies, many of them as unpaid political appointees, be doing a better job? What about the paid staff at the commission level, or the racing commission stewards or veterinarians? That’s what […]

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LIVE BLOG: RCI FEATURING NICHOLSON, WALDROP

By Ray Paulick A couple of horse racing regulators, a politician and some industry leaders. What more could a fella ask for–ducks in a barrel? That’s the starting line-up for this morning’s 75th annual convention of the Association of Racing Commissioners International from Lexington, Ky. To paraphrase from one of my favorite movies, “Apocalypse […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: A TIGHTENING AT THE TOP

Last weekend was the final opportunity for Derby hopefuls to make their case. As a result, this week’s Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment had two new entries with Square Eddie in a tie for 15th and Advice all alone in the 18th spot. The only other newbie on our list was a vote for […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE REPORT: CHOCOLATE CANDY

Pedigree consultant and author Edwin Anthony examines the bloodlines of Chocolate Candy, second to Pioneerof the Nile in the Santa Anita Derby, in the latest installment of the Paulick Report’s series of pedigree profiles of contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby. Previously, Anthony looked at Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, Florida Derby winner Quality Road, […]

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RCI: OPENING THE DOOR TO CONGRESS

By Ray Paulick There was a table-pounding moment Tuesday afternoon at the annual convention of the Association of Racing Commissioners International when Ed Martin, president of the group seen widely as a do-nothing organization, admonished its members to do something. I felt, for the first time in over 20 years of reporting on the […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by LIBERATION FARM: MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY

By Ray Paulick Christa Marrillia said she always keeps some tissues handy on Military Appreciation Day, held on the third Sunday of both the spring and fall meetings at Keeneland, where she has served as special events coordinator for the last five years. They are afternoons often filled with emotion and special moments. First conceived […]

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