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DAVID WILLIAMS IS A WHAT?

Robin Webb, the Kentucky Democratic Senator the horse industry helped elect during a special election in 2009, is at the center of a “controversy” in the wake of allegations that she called Republican Senate President David “Blackjack” Williams a naughty name. We weren’t there to hear what she called the horse industry hater, but the […]

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CONTESSA: I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENED

The following quotes were released by NYRA after a puzzling ending to a much anticipated 2010 debut for Eightfiveinafifty. WHIRLAWAY QUOTES  Timothy Kreiser, winning trainer of Peppi Knows (No. 3): “Everything went well, obviously what happened with [No. 2 Eightyfiveinafifty], I don’t know.  It helped things, I guess, maybe it didn’t.  It would […]

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RACING’S VALUE: WHERE’S THE BEEF?

Barry Irwin, the founder and CEO of Team Valor International, has made no secret of his opposition to the racing industry’s reliance on revenue from slot machines or other casino games. The following piece not only cautions pro-slots advocates about the threat of a Trojan horse strategy by gaming companies but suggests racing would […]

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REV. FLAKE DEFENDS STATE’S PICK OF AEG TO RUN AQUEDUCT SLOTS…DURING CHURCH SERVICE

Rev. Floyd Flake, who has been at the center of the controversial decision by Gov. David Paterson to award the slots contract at Aqueduct to AEG, defended the company he has a small stake in. After the service, the Reverend would not make any comments to the press and drove off in his Mercedes-Benz. […]

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NTRA: IS ANYONE HOME?

Dr. Patricia Hogan, an accomplished veterinary surgeon who operates Hogan Equine in New Jersey and oversees the Ruffian Equine Medical Center adjacent to Belmont Park, understands that public perception is reality when it comes to equine welfare issues. When the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Association of Equine Practitioners came out in support of […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by VINERY LTD: SHINY METAL OBJECTS

  As far as three-year-old races are concerned, last weekend proved to be a bit of a…washout (pardon the pun). Santa Anita postponed their Saturday card where PDI top ten contenders American Lion and Tiz Chrome were scheduled to go against each other in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. Additionally, the Las Virgenes was to […]

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JOCKEY CLUB DENIES STUD BOOK PRIVILEGES TO LOPE GONZALEZ FOLLOWING HORSE CRUELTY JUDGMENT

PRESS RELEASE At its February 9, 2010, meeting, The Jockey Club’s Board of Stewards accepted the recommendation of The Jockey Club Registrar to deny Florida resident Lope M. Gonzalez all privileges of The American Stud Book on a permanent basis effective January 1, 2011.   This action was taken based upon information received […]

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SUPER BOWL MVP DREW BREES GOING TO THE DERBY?

While he joined the long line of NFL stars who have followed a Super Bowl victory with the iconic phrase “I’m going to Disney World”, it appears the Saints quarterback may have plans on the First Saturday in May. That is if all breaks well. Brees is part of an ownership group that also […]

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FIVE STALLIONS ON THEIR WAY TO TURKEY

Four American-based stallions-Cuvee, Yonaguska, Lion Heart and Dehere–and Irish-based Powerscourt are scheduled to arrive in Turkey this week to stand at stud as the property of the Turkish Jockey Club. According to Kentucky-based bloodstock agent Ric Waldman, who advised and assisted the Turkish Jockey Club in the acquisitions, Dehere is being leased while the […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by BREEDERS’ CUP: TWO TO GET READY

By Ray Paulick No market segment will go unscathed when an industry has the kind of downturn the Thoroughbred bloodstock business experienced over the last 18 months.  The 2009 yearling market took a $150-million hit in gross revenue, falling from $438 million in 2008 to $280 million last year, a 36% decline and the […]

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