Paulick Report Staff

SANAN INDICATES BC LEANING TOWARDS PERMANENT HOST SITE

According to Tom LaMarra at the Blood-Horse, Satish Sanan discussed the possibility of a permanent host site for the Breeders’ Cup on the satellite radio show ‘At the Races with Steve Byk’. Suggesting that Santa Anita Park will change surfaces, Sanan explained the Southern California track has everything needed to become the permanent site. However, […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: SILVER HITS GOLD AT NYRA.COM

By Ray Paulick In the 10 months since Dan Silver was named director of communications and media relations for the New York Racing Association, NYRA.com has become an innovator and leader in racing’s digital world. Part of the association’s  marketing department since January 2008, Silver and NYRA marketing director Neema Ghaza have become the sport’s […]

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FARISH ‘DISAPPOINTED’ WITH COMMENTS; SANAN EXPRESSES REGRET

The following statement was emailed to the Paulick Report today regarding the comments yesterday from board member Satish Sanan. Statement from Breeders’ Cup Chairman, Bill Farish The Breeders’ Cup board is extremely disappointed with recent statements from board member Satish Sanan with regard to host sites and those views in no way reflect the official position of […]

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ERNIE PARAGALLO TO TESTIFY IN CRUELTY TRIAL

New York owner Ernie Paragallo, whose Center Brook Farm allegedly engaged in severe abuse of its horses, will take the stand today in his own trial. According to Paul Post, he is facing up to two years in jail and $35,000 in fines after being indicted on 35 counts of animal cruelty. Setting the […]

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DRAFT DREW?

Jennie Rees of the Courier-Journal makes the case to bring Drew Brees, Super Bowl Champion and MVP for the New Orleans Saints, to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby. She rightly states that he would be a perfect grand marshall for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Pegasus Parade and smart addition for the Barnstable Brown party. Owning […]

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OAKLAWN ANNOUNCES PURSE INCREASES

PRESS RELEASE Once again bucking national economic trends, Oaklawn Park announced across-the-board purse increases of approximately $10,000 per day for the second half of its 54-day racing season.   The increase of $500 in all claiming races and $2,000 in all allowance and maiden special weight races – approximately five percent – goes into […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: AURORA LIGHTS UP BIG ‘CAP MEMORIES

By Ray Paulick Every now and then you see a pedigree that brings back great memories, and that was the case for me when looking at the results of last Saturday’s Grade 3 Sabin Stakes on the main track at Gulfstream Park. The winner, Aurora Lights, was winning her first American Graded Stakes in […]

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LIEBMAN TO CA TRAINERS: GET OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN!

In a column he apparently started writing a month ago, Dan Liebman of the Blood-Horse throws down the panic gauntlet. After several weeks of patience, Liebman is calling on all California trainers with aspiring 3-year-olds to ‘GET OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN’. Perhaps trying to get a free plane ticket to New Mexico, he […]

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PLENTY OF OFFERS, BUT NO DEAL ON ESKENDEREYA

By Ray Paulick Bradley Weisbord, recently named the finance and stallion manager for Ahmed Zayat’s financially troubled Zayat Stables, told the Paulick Report no deal has been struck to sell all or any portion of Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth winner Eskendereya, a leading candidate for this year’s Kentucky Derby. “Mr. Zayat has said he […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: CDI’S UNDERCOVER BOSS

By Ray Paulick Those who think all the “suits” in racing’s ivory towers know nothing about the people who put on the show at racetracks across the country should talk with Churchill Downs Inc.’s chief operating officer Bill Carstanjen. He had a crash course for 10 days last September working incognito alongside employees on the […]

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