Paulick Report Staff

28 SEEK ELECTION TO BREEDERS’ CUP BOARD

It’s that time of year again. Time for the Breeders’ Cup board of members and trustees elections to take shape. This year’s group includes 28 candidates including 10 who are seeking reelection. The candidates are: Antony Beck Reynolds Bell Jr. Niall Brennan Case Clay Jerry Crawford Edward P. Evans Bobby Flay Thomas Gaines Greg Goodman […]

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‘A GOOD TRADE’

By Ray Paulick I’ve known Thoroughbred owner and breeder Charles E. Harris, a recently retired New York venture capitalist, for the better part of 20 years. We’ve had some extended conversations about the horse industry over dinner or at the races, traded emails back and forth, and I even had the opportunity to publish his […]

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PAULICK BELMONT INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: DEFINING GREATNESS

Despite several defections from last week’s projected field, our voters kept the top three of Ice Box, First Dude and Fly Down in order. Dublin’s departure (previously ranked sixth) means that no horse will run in all three Triple Crown races since 2001. And Setsuko ankle inflammation kept what many thought would be a […]

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NYRA CHAIRMAN DUNCKER ON $25 MILLION LOAN

The following is a statement from NYRA Chairman C. Steven Duncker on the $25 million loan to NYRA:   The Board of Directors of the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) along with its management and dedicated employees are grateful for the State legislature’s approval last evening of a $25 million loan which guarantees world […]

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MONMOUTH MEETS KEENELAND

John Clay of the Lexington Herald-Leader makes the case that the current Monmouth meet has more in common with Keeneland by taking a less-is-more approach to racing. “Monmouth Park…is trying to engineer a transformation from day-to-day despair to an ‘event’ status designed to attract horses and patrons.” While we are only two days […]

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BC LADIES WILL RUN UNDER THE LIGHTS AT CHURCHILL

PRESS RELEASE The Breeders’ Cup and Churchill Downs today announced that tickets for this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Nov. 5-6, will go on sale at 12 p.m. (ET) Saturday, June 5. It is the first time that Churchill Downs will host the event under the two-day Championship format, which began in 2007. Breeders’ […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: PEGRAM UNPLUGGED PART 1

By Ray Paulick You might beat Mike Pegram on the racetrack, but you’ll never stop him from having a good time. Pegram, who grew up in southern Indiana and cut his teeth at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky., now is a self-proclaimed “West Coast guy” with homes in Del Mar, Calif., Arizona and Nevada. He […]

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‘HORRIBLY OUT OF DATE’

In an interview with the Thoroughbred Times, NYCOTB chairman Sandy Frucher talks about the future of racing in New York and doesn’t particularly hold back on his viewpoints. Some highlight comments from Frucher: “One of the things that was clear to me, when I did my due diligence, was that the law that set […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: A ‘BLIND’ BARGAIN

(Editor’s Note: The original version of this article incorrectly stated where Kentucky Oaks winner Blind Luck was sold. She is a graduate of Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s July yearling sale. We apologize for the error.) By Ray Paulick One of the first questions any aspiring Thoroughbred owner asks is, “How much is this going to cost me?” […]

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NYC OTB: WHERE NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME…

By Bradford Cummings …and they’re never glad you came. Yes, NYC OTB is the anti-Cheers. While in New York City for my best friend’s wedding, I thought I would take a couple hours out of my visit to get part of the New York racing experience. I’ve been to Belmont Park before and since the […]

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