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ENTRY SHORTAGE FORCES HOLLYWOOD TO SCRAP THURSDAY CARD

By Ray Paulick Hollywood Park will not race on Thursday as scheduled after the racing office failed to get enough entries to fill the eight-race program–the second time during the current meeting the track has had to cancel a live program. Only three of the scheduled eight races filled–two with eight horses and another with […]

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JAPANESE CHAMPION EYES BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC

By Ray Paulick Espoir City, front-running winner of the 2009 Japan Cup Dirt and this year’s February Stakes, is being pointed for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, sources in Japan told the Paulick Report. The Japanese champion dirt horse, a 5-year-old by the Sunday Silence stallion Gold Allure out of Eminent City, a daughter of […]

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A TRAVERS SHOWDOWN?

A day after his first Triple Crown win with WinStar Farm’s Drosselmeyer in the Belmont, trainer Bill Mott looked to a future showdown between the three classic winners of 2010. “As Elliott [Walden] said yesterday, the Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont winner have to sort themselves out and see who’s best by the […]

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LANE’S END brings you THE WEEKENDER PEDIGREE: DROSSELMEYER

By Frank Mitchell With his victory in the Belmont Stakes, Drosselmeyer gave owner WinStar Farm an uncommon distinction of winning two Triple Crown races in the same year with different colts. (Fourteen years ago, Overbrook did so with Grindstone and Editor’s Note.) There was an added bonus for WinStar in Drosselmeyer’s victory because the […]

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JIM GAFFNEY JR: THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO CELEBRATE HIS LIFE

Jim Gaffney Jr., the son of Secretariat’s exercise rider Jim Gaffney Sr. who recently passed away, left a heartfelt comment in the story from William Nack featured on the Paulick Report last week. The Paulick Report wanted to take the opportunity to highlight his well wishes and give a fitting ending to the life of […]

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CHANGES IN BREEDERS’ CUP ELECTION PROCEDURES

By Ray Paulick Somewhere in between the old way the Breeders’ Cup was governed and the new method of selecting board members may be the right way. For most of its history, a small group of industry insiders who served on an “executive committee” directed the Breeders’ Cup. There was little to no turnover […]

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STEVE BYK OFF AIR WHILE UNDER CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Those of you who have Sirius/XM satellite radio and look forward to your daily serving of Steve Byk at the Races may have been confused and/or upset when the weekday radio show was not running yesterday at its usual 4-7 p.m EDT time slot. You’ll be happy to find out that the show was not […]

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BC BOARD: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION…

(CLARIFICATION: Thoroughbred Daily News Publisher Barry Weisbord called to ask for a clarification in two areas of the following article on the Breeders’ Cup election. First, while Weisbord acknowledged that Richard Santulli has not personally attended any meetings of the Breeders’ Cup board of directors since being elected, he said Santulli has called in by […]

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RACHEL LOOKS LIKELY FOR FLEUR DE LIS

According to Marty McGee with the Daily Racing Form, 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra looks likely to compete in the Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs. Caroline Shaw, public relations director for Jess Jackson, will discuss by phone with Jackson and have a formal announcement this afternoon. An unnamed source close […]

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TAYLOR MADE’S CLASSIC DOUBLE; KEENELAND’S CLASSIC TRIPLE

Much has been made of the classic double by WinStar Farm with Super Saver winning the Kentucky Derby and Drosselmeyer most recently pulling off the Belmont upset. But beyond ownership, the Blood-Horse’s Deirdre Biles points out the Triple Crown season was also very strong for Taylor Made Sales who consigned Lookin At Lucky for […]

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