Paulick Report Staff

FRANKFORT TO HORSE INDUSTRY: DROP DEAD

By Ray Paulick Kentucky’s signature horse industry is in a battle for survival, but its enemy is not the army of slot machines in neighboring Illinois, Indiana, Missouri or West Virginia, or a few hundred miles north in Pennsylvania or south in Louisiana. It is the commonwealth’s own elected officials, beginning with Gov. Steve Beshear, […]

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MAGNA PROPOSES AUCTION FOR SOME OF ITS ASSETS

By Ray Paulick A hearing has been scheduled for April 3 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware to consider a motion requested by bankrupt Magna Entertainment to auction some of its assets on July 16. Included in the proposed auction, tentatively scheduled at the New York offices of Weil Gotshal and Manges, is […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY’S PEDIGREE REPORT: FRIESAN FIRE

Between now and the Kentucky Derby, pedigree expert Edwin Anthony will be providing Paulick Report readers with insightful commentaries on many of the leading contenders for the race that most breeders and owners dream of winning. Ed comes from the racing family that bred and owned such classic winners as Temperence Hill and Prairie Bayou […]

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SKY MESA RECOVERING FROM COLIC SURGERY

By Ray Paulick Three Chimneys stallion Sky Mesa, the leading second-crop sire of 2008, underwent colic surgery Sunday morning and is expected to miss at least a month of the breeding season that got under way this past week. The 9-year-old son of Pulpit out of the graded stakes-winning Storm Cat mare Caress, is recovering […]

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NOW FEATURING…THE PAULICK DERBY INDEX

The first Derby Future bets have been placed and nearly every major 3 year old contender has run in 2009 so we decided this would be the ideal time to roll out the first Paulick Derby Index (PDI). While it seems everyone and their apprentice jockey are making Derby watch lists this year, we realized […]

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AAEP’S KUMBAYA PAPER

By Ray Paulick Whenever I think about horse racing’s crazy-quilt regulatory system that has ruling bodies in 38 different states, I recall the time an official at some racetrack asked Hall of Famer Bill Mott to show his trainer’s license before entering a restricted area. Mott reached into his Wrangler’s and pulled out what appeared […]

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IAVARONE, SCHIAVO NO LONGER CO-PRESIDENTS OF IEAH

By Ray Paulick International Equine Acquisitions Holdings, the racing partnership that finished second by one vote behind  Frank Stronach in Eclipse Award voting for outstanding owner of 2008, has altered the primary responsibilities of its two top executives, Michael Iavarone and Richard Schiavo, who had served as co-presidents of the company. Iavarone is now […]

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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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