Paulick Report Staff

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‘HORRIBLY OUT OF DATE’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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PREAK PEEK: LIVE FROM PIMLICO

By Ray Paulick and Brad Cummings It’s Preakness Saturday, and the Paulick Report will be getting its Preak On all day at Pimlico race course. Well, at least we’ll be on the scene at Old Hilltop, and throughout the day will be providing reports and observations on some of the goings on at Maryland horse […]

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PREAKING LUCKY

By Ray PaulickMartin Garcia might be trainer Bob Baffert’s new good-luck charm after the up-and-coming rider scored his first Triple Crown victory on Saturday aboard Lookin At Lucky in the 135th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico racecourse in Baltimore, Md. Front-running longshot First Dude finished second, beaten three-quarters of a length, with Jackson Bend […]

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PLETCHER ON SUPER SAVER: ‘THE TWO WEEKS WAS TOO SHORT’

Trainer Todd Pletcher’s comments following Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver’s eighth-place finish behind Lookin At Lucky in the Preakness: “I thought as well as First Dude hung in there that we were in a good spot. He was able to move himself right outside of (First Dude). It looked like the colt was relaxed. He […]

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