Paulick Report Staff

ZIADIE BLAMES DRUG VIOLATIONS ON ‘CHAOS’

By Ray PaulickSaturday’s Summit of Speed at Calder Race Course near Miami has attracted some of racing’s most successful trainers, including multiple Eclipse Award winners Todd Pletcher and Bob Baffert. But there’s another name on the program, that of Kirk Ziadie, who has become increasingly familiar to South Florida racing fans and horseplayers who […]

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HOLLYWOOD PARK: THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES…AND THE TOTE BAG

By Ray Paulick How appropriate that just a few days before the Hollywood Gold Cup, the signature event of the Southern California racetrack of lakes and flowers, the Inglewood city council has driven the last nail into the track’s proverbial coffin. The once-proud Hollywood, a place where tens of thousands of people would come out […]

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OVERBROOK FARM TO DISPERSE

The following press was distributed by Keeneland Association regarding the dispersal later this year of the breeding stock and a majority of the racing stock of Overbrook Farm, the Lexington Thoroughbred operation founded by the late William T. Young.             Lexington, Ky. (June 9, 2009)—Overbrook Farm, founded and developed by the late William T. […]

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W.T. YOUNG: A PERSISTENT PASSION

By Ray Paulick I have one framed winner’s circle photograph in my possession. It was taken in 2000 at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after William T. Young’s Shawnee Country won the Grade 3 Fair Grounds Oaks carrying his Overbrook Farm silks. I always stayed out of winner’s circle photos, even when invited, because I […]

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KENTUCKY CRISIS: WHAT YOU CAN DO

By Ray Paulick There is no question Kentucky’s horse industry is in crisis, and the special legislative session called by Gov. Steve Beshear and beginning Monday, June 15, may be the most critical five days ever seen by the Bluegrass State’s horse farmers and all others whose businesses and the livelihoods for their families […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR A CAUSE

By Ray PaulickWe’ve all heard of online social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. Some of us have experimented with these web sites to keep in touch with friends and family, make new acquaintances or promote our businesses, charitable activities or social causes. On one extreme there is someone like the University of […]

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BAFFERT TO KY LEGISLATORS: ‘WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO HELP?’

Trainer Bob Baffert, elected to the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame this year, is a native of Arizona who bases his multiple Eclipse Award-winning stable in Southern California. But he’s no stranger to Kentucky, having won the Kentucky Derby three times in addition to the Kentucky Oaks, the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland […]

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KENTUCKY WITHOUT HORSES?

On the eve of the Kentucky General Assembly’s special session, the Paulick Report received the following article, one that takes a look into the future of a Bluegrass State without a horse industry, something many thought was the birthright of a generation.  It was written by Murray D. West, a family physician based in Kentucky’s Bourbon County […]

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HORSEMAN’S GUIDE TO PROTESTING

When horse people are told about demonstrations, they probably think about a salesman or company rep showing them how the newest product or gadget works in order for them to improve their business. But in the proud history of the United States, a different kind of demonstration has been a key part of protest movements […]

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PAULICK REPORT CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY

By Ray Paulick There have been very few dull moments since the Paulick Report was launched one year ago today, June 16, 2008. I guess that’s one of the benefits for a journalist covering an industry in turmoil. Where to begin? We’ve posted 418 of our own stories, most of them written by me, […]

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