Paulick Report Staff

A HOLLYWOOD PARK SHOWDOWN BREWING

Next week, the CHRB will hold its monthly meeting at Hollywood Park and Frank Stronach will be the main event. Stronach will be discussing his future business model for racing and whether or not the future of Santa Anita will include an autumn meeting of the Oak Tree Racing Association. It’s also expected that […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: RACING’S LEADING MEN

By Ray Paulick Overlooked last weekend in all the excitement surrounding unbeaten, two-time champion Zenyatta’s 17th-consecutive victory and Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra’s return to top form were two very impressive performances in the older male category by Blame, winner of the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs and Rail Trip, the […]

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PARAGALLO WALKS OUT ON BAIL

Convicted horse abuser Ernie Paragallo walked out on $10,000 bail today. An appellate court judge ruled he could be released while he appeals his convictions. Paragallo still maintains his innocence. “Were there some horses that were skinny?” asked Paragallo. “Yes, absolutely…but you’ll have that in any major farm.”Read it at Fox23 News Then […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: RACING PARTNERSHIP ‘TEES IT UP’

By Ray Paulick Terry Finley has been in the business of evaluating young racing prospects that he hopes are on the ascension for his West Point Thoroughbreds partnership operation. He’s now doing the same thing in a different sport, women’s professional golf. Finley recently struck a two-year sponsorship deal with aspiring LPGA player Whitney […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

Will Paddy O’Prado get the luck o’ the Irish in Saturday’s Grade 2 Colonial Turf Cup? The Dale Romans trainee got some respect in the Preakness off his third place finish in the Kentucky Derby, but could only manage sixth, beaten about 10 lengths by Lookin At Lucky. Paddy O’Prado’s maiden win came over […]

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NTRA BOARD’S ‘OPEN LETTER’ TO THOROUGHBRED INDUSTRY

The board of directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association has reconfirmed their support of the organization in the form of an “open letter” to the industry being published as an advertisement in Saturday and Sunday editions of the Daily Racing Form. The open letter comes shortly after defections from the NTRA of several […]

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PERSPECTIVE

By Ray Paulick There has been a lot written and said about Zenyatta over the past week since the unbeaten daughter of Street Cry extended her winning streak to 17 races in last Sunday’s Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park—and not all of it was very nice. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> It certainly didn’t start with […]

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FATHERS…AND RACING

By Ray Paulick How many of us were introduced to horse racing by our fathers, and how many fathers have cherished memories of being at the track with their children? Bruce C. Spizler, a Maryland senior assistant attorney general who was part of the legal team that kept the Preakness in Maryland, recalls the […]

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WORLD CUP TUNES OUT ASCOT

In the country of England, where modern soccer was said to have been invented in the 1860s, The World Cup has taken over the news cycle as expected. One of the casualties of this fervor was last week’s Royal Ascot meet, which saw television ratings drop from 18% audience share to 10% over the same […]

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LANE’S END brings you THE WEEKENDER PEDIGREE: LADY SHAKESPEARE

By Frank Mitchell The victory of Lady Shakespeare in the Grade 2 New York Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday reminds attentive breeders that the genes that create a successful racehorse – wherever it comes from – are the best indicators that the colt or filly is likely to be able to transmit similar traits […]

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