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ALBANY TO BET ON OTB?

According to the Queens Courier, the New York State Assembly is considering a last-ditch effort to salvage the NYC OTB. Their plan includes trimming OTB’s mandates by 10% and cutting labor and management. “We have to do something before the middle of next week, otherwise OTB goes out of business totally,” said Assemblymember Gary […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: BACK TO THE FUTURE IN CALIFORNIA?

By Ray Paulick A little over 15 years ago, the California Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association was replaced by the Thoroughbred Owners of California as the organization that negotiates with racetracks on important matters like purse and simulcast agreements and represents owners in the Golden State before the California Horse Racing Board, the state legislature, […]

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GILL AGAIN: ONE HORSE, TWO OWNERS

By Ray Paulick The situation involving owner Michael Gill in Pennsylvania gets more confusing all the time. Gill is the Eclipse Award-winning owner whose horses have been banned from racing at Penn National but are allowed to run at Philadelphia Park. The action taken against Gill by the management of Penn National came after jockeys […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE REPORT: ICE BOX AND PLEASANT PRINCE

It took a photo finish camera to separate the first two finishers of the Florida Derby on March 20, but pedigree authority Edwin Anthony finds the bloodlines of both the winner, Ice Box, and runner-up Pleasant Prince so intriguing that he’s decided to analyze both in this week’s examination of Triple Crown contenders. – Ray […]

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TICK, TICK, TICK…

With everyday, the shutdown of NYC OTB gets closer and as chairman Meyer “Sandy” Frucher said in an interview today “It’s a ticking time bomb.” Over the weekend, two week notices were given to all of the NYC OTB’s employees and executives promised to defer payment until they are able to strike a deal […]

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THE CASE FOR A CALI CUP

By Ray Paulick The Breeders’ Cup, like many mature businesses in faltering industries, has hit a flat spot, and the people who run it are faced with a difficult question: whether to continue on the same course and expect little to no growth, or to make bold, transformative decisions designed to enhance its standing as […]

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HANA TRACK RATINGS: #4 GULFSTREAM PARK

HANA Exclusive Track Ratings – #4 Gulfstream ParkBy Greg Reinhart Rank: 4 HANAScore: 2.59 Located in Hallandale Beach, Florida, Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino finished in the fourth spot in the Horseplayers Association of North America’s annual rankings of racetracks in North America. Opened in 1939, Gulfstream Park has become one of the […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: TODD PLETCHER AND THE ’27 YANKEES

Due to nothing that happened on the track, our deadlock at the top has been broken with Eskendereya leading the poll despite Lookin at Lucky’s lead in first place voting. It appears there is a synthetic bias with some of our voters, who despite Lucky’s win on dirt in the Rebel Stakes, undervalue his […]

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HANA TRACK RATINGS: #3 TAMPA BAY DOWNS

2010 HANA Track Ratings – #3 Tampa Bay DownsBy Greg Reinhart Rank: 3 HANAScore: 2.83 Located in Tampa, Florida, is Tampa Bay Downs, which took the third position on the Horseplayers Association of North America’s rankings of the 69 racetracks in North America this year after placing 12th in HANA’s initial survey in 2009. […]

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TEAR DOWN AQUEDUCT?

In reaction to another protest demanding the long-promised VLTs at Aqueduct, the mayor of Albany threw out an idea that has not had much of a voice. “I say take Aqueduct down and make it a world class casino, build a roof over Belmont Park for winter racing and send the horses to Belmont […]

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