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MARYLAND SLOTS OPPONENTS GETS HALT TO SLOTS AT ARUNDEL MILLS

After submitting 23,000 validated signatures, 4,000 more than required, the group ‘Stop Slots at the Mall’ have put a stop to the proposed plans at Arundel Mills…at least for now. “In response to the official certification by the board of elections, I have directed the County Department of Planning and Zoning to halt consideration […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: WALLACE’S ‘RELAY FOR LIFE’

By Ray Paulick Oaklawn Park’s annual Racing Festival of the South—which begins today and runs through April 10 when the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby will be contested–is a busy time for Terry Wallace, who is in his 36th season as the Hot Springs, Ark., track’s racecaller and also serves as the director of media relations. […]

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

Two surefire signs of spring—Oaklawn Park’s Racing Festival of the South and Keeneland’s opening day–kick off the weekend stakes action Friday afternoon, and while the Fantasy at Oaklawn and Transylvania at Keeneland are well worth watching, it’s the big Kentucky Derby preps that will get most of the attention one day later. Those two Grade […]

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AWESOME OPENER!

In what should be considered a breath of fresh air for the industry, Keeneland shattered its previous spring opening record of 21,371 with 24,734 spectators. Read it at Keeneland.com Then come back to the Paulick Report and let us know what you think – Bradford Cummings

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ESKEN-DAYLIGHT!

The Todd Pletcher-trained Eskendereya won with a dominating trip in the Wood Memorial by nearly nine lengths. To read about the race, click here. Below are quotes from the connections of all six entrants. Is Eskendereya your odds-on-favorite to win the Derby after this superior performance at Aqueduct? Or is there still another horse in […]

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UNCONSTITUTIONAL?

Could the Aqueduct VLT selection process be determined unconstitutional after it’s all said and done? That’s what the insensitively headlined article in the New York Post suggests after looking into the New York state Constitution. Currently the process includes the Governor, the Senate president and the Assembly speaker but that goes in direct conflict with […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE ANALYSIS: ODYSSEUS

Edwin Anthony examines the pedigree of Tampa Bay Derby winner Odysseus in the newest installment of his series of articles spotlighting Triple Crown candidates. While the son of Spendthrift Farm stallion Malibu Moon may not have enough graded stakes earnings to ensure a spot in the starting lineup, Odysseus gets a chance to add to […]

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AIKENITE, ODYSSEUS ARRIVE FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS

PRESS RELEASE AIKENITE HERE FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS   Dogwood Stable’s Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) hopeful, Aikenite, arrived at Keeneland Sunday afternoon with five other horses trained by Todd Pletcher. Aikenite, who turned in his final work for the Toyota Blue Grass on April 3 at Palm Meadows in Florida, galloped on Monday […]

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THE BATTLE OF ALEXANDRA

By Ray Paulick Jerry Brown, the owner of Thorograph performance figures, charges potential racehorse buyers more for his recommendations on which horses in training to purchase than traditional bloodstock agents charge. Brown, who does not consider himself a bloodstock agent, figures his advice is worth it. James Lauffer disagrees. A judge in […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by VINERY LTD: A CLEAR FAVORITE

Unlike most polls, the Paulick Derby Index had no change in the top two from last week as we already had Eskendereya in the one position. Of course, the gap widened after Lookin at Lucky’s troubled trip in the Santa Anita Derby. And despite the dominating victory by Sidney’s Candy over Lucky, he was […]

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