Paulick Report Staff

COULD AQUEDUCT FINALLY BE ON THE FAST TRACK?

New York State Senator, Republican Marty Golden of Brooklyn, has introduced legislation to put the selection of a racino bid on the fast track. “The selection of AEG to run the VLTs at Aqueduct was made behind closed doors after a secretive, politically-influenced process with no public input or review of the submitted proposals,” said […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: PREPPING FOR THE CLASSICS

By Ray Paulick Last Saturday’s Florida Derby, won by 20-1 longshot Ice Box, was the first Grade 1 stakes of 2010 for 3-year-olds. It was far from being the strongest American Graded Stakes of the year, based on the strength of the horses in the field as measured by previous races they’d won. Of the […]

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A MONMOUTH CHANGE IN PURSES

By Ray Paulick Horsemen getting their first look at the initial condition book for the million-dollar-a-day 2010 Monmouth Park meeting might ask someone to pinch them to make sure they aren’t dreaming. The prize money is almost too good to believe (click here to view the first book, which covers racing from May 22-June 20). […]

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LOUISIANA DERBY FAVORITE TO RUN FOR ‘NEW VOCATIONS’

PRESS RELEASE Discreetly Mine won’t only be running for his breeder and owner Mrs. Robsham this Saturday but also for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. Being one of the program’s founding supporters Mrs. Robsham has graciously offered for Javier Castellano to wear “New Vocations” on his pants when he rides Discreetly Mine in Saturday’s Louisiana […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: ONE YEAR OF GOOD NEWS!

By Bradford Cummings When I first started working with Ray on the Paulick Report, we both were prepared for this upstart publication to not last through the fall of 2008 especially after the market fell so drastically. There’s nothing like launching a new web business a month before the largest recession in 25-50 years.   […]

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

This weekend the racing world will be focused on the Dubai World Cup to be held at the new Meydan Racecourse for the first time. The $26 million day of racing in the United Arab Emirates is highlighted by the Dubai World Cup, a $10 million race where the winner’s share is a cool $6 […]

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NYCOTB TO CLOSE PERMANENTLY APRIL 11TH

The following statement from David Vermillion was received by the Paulick Report: On March 22, 2010, the Board of Directors of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation authorized the sending of 14-day layoff notices to all employees for a shutdown of operations on April 11, 2010 and a termination of their employment on […]

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NYC OTB EXECS TO FOREGO SALARIES

PRESS RELEASE This morning, the executive staff and restructuring consultants of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation (NYC OTB) announced that they will defer all compensation until a resolution is reached to sustain the organization. The decision comes following last evening’s dispatch of 14-day layoff notices to over 1,300 OTB employees in preparation for […]

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HANA TRACK RATINGS: #5 OAKLAWN PARK

2010 HANA Track Ratings – #5 Oaklawn ParkBy Greg Reinhart Rank: 5 HANAScore: 2.47 Tucked away in Hot Springs, Arkansas, is Oaklawn Park, which took the fifth spot in the Horseplayer Association of North America’s annual rankings of racetracks in North America this year after coming in eighth in 2009. The HANA ratings […]

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SECOND PLACE WON’T RAIN ON RACHEL’S PARADE

Kate Hunter wins the prize for traveling the farthest to see Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds in New Orleans on Saturday, coming all the way from Tokyo, Japan. Actually, Hunter, a native of Nashville, Tenn., is an English teacher in Tokyo who was back home on a school break but decided to go forego family […]

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