Paulick Report Staff

THOROUGHBRED MEDIA: MAYBE WE CAN BLAME THE MESSENGER

By Ray PaulickWhen launching the Paulick Report last June, I promised readers that we would provide unvarnished coverage of the Thoroughbred industry, reporting on the large reservoir of news left uncovered by the trade magazines and breaking stories other publications avoid. And I believe the fact traffic on the site has more than doubled in […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: THE RISE OF THE PAPA AND A GENERAL SALUTE

The past weekend’s races were most likely the final opportunities for significant movement on the Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment. The clear winners were Arkansas Derby victor Papa Clem who shot up from a tie for 12th to 6th place and Blue Grass Stakes winner General Quarters, whose 10th place ranking followed several […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY PEDIGREE REPORT: PAPA CLEM

Pedigree consultant and author Edwin Anthony examines the bloodlines of Papa Clem, winner of Saturday’s Arkansas Derby winner Papa Clem, in the latest installment of the Paulick Report’s series of pedigree profiles of contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby. Previously, he looked at Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, Florida Derby winner Quality Road, Santa Anita […]

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MINOR CALLS BRUNETTI MOVE ‘CHARADE’, PUSHES FORWARD IN SUIT

By Ray Paulick Attorneys for Halsey Minor and Save Hialeah Racing have filed responses to John Brunetti’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit against Brunetti and the City of Hialeah over who is the legal owner of the South Florida racetrack that has been closed since 2001. The suit, filed in February in the 11th […]

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LAST CALL FOR ALCOHOL … REGULATORS HOPE

By Ray PaulickSome Thoroughbred trainers and veterinarians are giving new meaning to the term “happy hour.” This isn’t the typical late-afternoon or early evening sessions when drinks are discounted at local watering holes but the time, usually two or three hours before a horse race, when an injection (normally 60 cc’s) or oral dose of […]

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SUPPORT THE REPORT: UNIQUE DERBY COVERAGE

First, thanks to all of you who have so generously given to our second periodic PBS knock-off style fundraiser minus the old British actors and an episode of Antique Road Show. Especially in a tough economic climate, your support makes the difference in keeping our subscription free and allows continuing enhancements. It’s Day Three — […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY’S PEDIGREE REPORT: PIONEEROF THE NILE

Following is the third in a series of articles written by Edwin Anthony examining the pedigrees of leading contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby. Previously, he looked at Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire and Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth winner Quality Road (who runs in this Saturday’s Florida Derby). This week, Anthony examines the bloodlines […]

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LIENS FILED ON HORSES AT PALM MEADOWS

By Ray PaulickOne of the creditors in the Magna Entertainment bankruptcy, citing a Florida statute that deals specifically with suppliers of feed and bedding products to facilities where racehorses, polo ponies and racing greyhounds are stabled, has filed liens on hundreds of horses located at Magna’s Palm Meadows training center in Florida. Wood Mulch Products of Orlando, Fla., […]

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THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES: Day 4 of the Paulick Report Fund Drive

Once upon a time, there was a rather portly Emperor of a rich but ineffective country called Jockeyclubland. Citizens from all around acquiesced to their dear Emperor Phitts, not because they believed him to be the best ruler, but simply because he was their Emperor. No one dared question the Emperor–not his servants, subjects or […]

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WALDROP AND THE NTRA: AN ARMY OF ONE?

By Ray Paulick Alex Waldrop is a good soldier who reminds me of Hiroo Onoda, the World War II legend who in 1944 was sent to Lubang island in the Philippines and told by his Japanese superiors to wage guerrilla warfare against the allied forces and to never give up. Along with a few others […]

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