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AN EYE FOR A HORSE

By Ray Paulick Few readers of the Paulick Report have probably ever heard of and fewer still have  probably ever met Japanese photographer Hisae Imai, and that’s too bad. She was an international ambassador for Thoroughbred racing and breeding who helped racing fans in Japan and elsewhere see the magic and mystique of horses through […]

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PAULICK’S ‘ASTOUNDING LACK OF UNDERSTANDING’

I didn’t expect to be roundly applauded by the leadership at the American Association of Equine Practitioners when I suggested last week that their white paper, entitled “Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for the Safety and Welfare of the Thoroughbred Racehorse,” while well-intentioned was a bit naïve in its call for uniformity in an […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX: THE ARRIVAL OF DUNKIRK

It was a quiet weekend for 3-year-old racing and yet the Paulick Derby Index already had its first shake-up. In only our second week, potential superstar Dunkirk  jumped toward the front of the line, even garnering a first place vote. After an impressive win in a Gulfstream allowance race last Thursday, He makes his first appearance […]

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INVESTOR: LET MAGNA GO BANKRUPT

By Ray Paulick The recent press release announcing Magna Developments (MIM) was scrapping its reorganization plan to help debt-ridden racetrack company Magna Entertainment (MEC) has prompted one of Magna Developments’ largest institutional investors to warn the real estate entity’s board of directors that it was prepared to “vigorously protect” its rights as a shareholder if […]

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TAMPA BAY DOWNS: IT’S ALL ABOUT RACING

By Ray Paulick For those racing fans who come to Florida during the winter months and are unhappy with the sterile environment of Calder Race Course or the schizophrenic nature of Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, I have three words for you: Tampa Bay Downs. The little racetrack near Tampa that first opened its […]

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WHO ACTUALLY VOTED FOR TALE OF EKATI?

By Ray Paulick The National Turf Writers Association has released its list of how individual members of the organization voted in 2008 Eclipse Award balloting, helping solve such mysteries as who voted against 2-year-old filly champion Stardom Bound or 3-year-old male champion Big Brown. The NTWA is the only one of the three voting organizations […]

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QUALITY ROAD TAKES FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

By Ray Paulick Edward P. Evans’ homebred Quality Road ran away from the field under jockey John Velazquez to take Saturday’s Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. after sitting just off the pace of This Ones for Phil and seizing command at the top of the stretch to win going away by 4 […]

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SHAM WOW! PAMPLEMOUSSE DOMINATES ON WEST COAST

By Ray Paulick The Pamplemousse turned in a dominating performance over Santa Anita’s Pro-Ride surface Saturday, winning the Sham Stakes easily by six lengths in a wire-to-wire victory that stamped him as a serious contender for the upcoming Santa Anita Derby and perhaps the Kentucky Derby. Florida shipper Take the Points finished second after chasing […]

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WHO’S MINDING THE RULINGS?

By Ray Paulick It may not be searchable, completely accurate or as comprehensive as it could be, but the Association of Racing Commissioners International has put together a web site that includes publication of recent rulings from various racing commissions and stewards throughout North America. It’s the kind of thing the Daily Racing Form did […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX: FROM WORST TO…FOURTH

It seems that a trend is developing in the run up to the Derby. The last two weeks, we have had a contender appear out of nowhere to take the fourth position and even earn a couple of first place votes. Quality Road’s impeccable run to take the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth over some very […]

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