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HANCOCK’S CALL FOR A COMMISSIONER

As Thoroughbred racing and breeding sails through stormy waters without either a captain or a rudder on the ship, I am reminded that calls for a commissioner, a league office, a central authority—call it what you will—are not particularly new. Arthur B. Hancock III, the owner of Stone Farm in Paris, Ky., has long advocated […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY’S PEDIGREE REPORT: ESKENDEREYA

The Paulick Report is pleased to once again offer the pedigree insights of Edwin Anthony in the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Ed has lifelong experience in the Thoroughbred industry, has practical experience planning matings for his family’s stable and formerly as a pedigree adviser to Three Chimneys Farm. His perspective is straightforward […]

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VET ON PARAGALLO CASE: ALL OF THE HORSES HAD LICE

Veterinarian Dr. Jerry Bilinski testified that nearly all Thoroughbreds on Ernie Paragallo’s farm were malnourished to emaciation and were living in an environment infested with parasites. Read it at The Daily Mail Then come back to the Paulick Report and let us know what you think – Bradford Cummings

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: EQUINE HEALTH AND WELFARE ALLIANCE

By Ray Paulick I wouldn’t normally applaud the creation of yet another industry organization, but when one comes along that says it is “dedicated solely to improving the care and welfare of horses” and to “advocate on behalf of all horses through fiscal, professional, legislative and research support”—well, then, maybe our alphabet soup can stand […]

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

Just a smattering of graded stakes action will take place this weekend. Saturday’s Santa Anita card features the Grade 3 Sham for 3-year-olds and though the field has no graded stakes winners in it, an outstanding showing at the 1 1/8-mile distance could put the winner in the Derby picture. Bob Baffert’s The Program, a […]

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KEEPING BUTE OUT OF THE FOOD CHAIN

Alex Brown is among those in the anti-horse slaughter community who pointed out to the Paulick Report recent changes in Canadian regulations regarding drugs not permitted in horses intended for slaughter in Canada. In this following article, Brown says an extremely high percentage of American-trained Thoroughbreds are prescribed one of the newly prohibited drugs, phenylbutazone, […]

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HOGAN RESIGNS AS CHIEF SURGEON AT IEAH’S EQUINE HOSPITAL

By Ray Paulick Dr. Patricia Hogan has resigned as chief surgeon at the Ruffian Equine Medical Center adjacent to Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The 26,000-square-foot veterinary hospital, built at a cost of $18 million by International Equine Acquisitions Holdings, opened last May after numerous delays related to the difficult lending market.   Hogan confirmed […]

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CHAMPION FLANDERS DEAD

By Ray Paulick Flanders, the 1994 Eclipse Award-winning juvenile filly who defeated stablemate Serena’s Song in one of the most exciting editions of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies ever run, was euthanized in mid-February after complications arose following a paddock accident in December at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky. The daughter of Seeking the […]

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AIN’T NO SUNSHINE IN FLORIDA

By Ray Paulick The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association published a slick brochure a few years ago titled “On Course,” heralding all the good things going on with horse racing and breeding in the Sunshine State. But the organization might want to rethink that title if it publishes an updated version in 2010. With […]

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LUCK-Y TO HAVE HOFFMAN

A-List actor Dustin Hoffman has been signed on to play Ace Bernstein, an autodidact caught up in gambling on the racing circuit, in the upcoming David Milch HBO series Luck. Having a star as big as Hoffman gives the new series instant new buzz and a greater likelihood it will be picked up beyond […]

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