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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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SUPPORT THE REPORT: A FEEL GOOD FRIDAY

On the eve of some great racing – the 2009 Dubai World Cup and the Florida Derby, it is a good time to point out the times the Paulick Report has highlighted the brighter side of life in the Thoroughbred industry. While the news seems pretty bleak and often is, there are many positive things […]

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LIVE BLOGGING DUBAI AND FLORIDA DERBY

With Ray traveling abroad this weekend, we are happy to have The Saratogian’s Brendan O’Meara filling Paulick’s shoes for the Dubai and Florida Derby preps. If you would like to read more from Brendan, please visit his blog here. BRENDAN O’MEARA’S LIVE BLOG 10:00…I’ve been fortunate enough to have been invited by Mr. […]

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WANT TO SELL RACEDAY TO SPORTS FANS? LOOK TO DUBAI

By Brad Cummings Since the inception of the Paulick Report, I have stayed under the radar. Outside of the Eclipse Awards live blog and a few small ghostwriting opportunities, I have been the behind the scenes guy on a publication I am very proud to be associated with.   And this is for […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: ROAD TO TOP PAVED WITH QUALITY

After a very strong Derby prep weekend, featuring races in Dubai and Florida, several winners emerged. Quality Road for the first time makes his ascension to the top of our Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment despite having fewer first-place votes than second-place finisher Friesan Fire. His impressive win in the Florida Derby proved only […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY’S PEDIGREE REPORT: DUNKIRK

This is the fourth 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, Florida Derby winner Quality Road, and Pioneerof the Nile, who goes for his fourth straight win in this Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby.This […]

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FASIG-TIPTON LEARNS AN IMPORTANT LESSON

By Ray Paulick March 11, 2009: Fasig-Tipton cancels its fall yearling sale, scheduled to begin Oct. 26. April 1, 2009: Fasig-Tipton reinstates the fall yearling sale. What they said then: “A sale should be viable for consignors, buyers and lastly for the sales company. The feedback we are getting from our constituents indicated […]

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MINOR TO MAKE BID ON BANKRUPT MAGNA

By Ray PaulickHalsey Minor, the Internet entrepreneur and Thoroughbred owner and breeder who made a failed bid to buy Hialeah Park from John Brunetti last year, is poised to make an offer to reorganize bankrupt Magna Entertainment (MEC) and take control of the company from founder Frank Stronach, the Paulick Report has learned. The […]

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CALENDAR QUIRK ADDS TO MARCH U.S. WAGERING DECLINES

By Ray PaulickWagering on U.S. races fell by nearly 14% in March, in comparison to the same month in 2008, as the slowdown in the economy and problems in the racing industry continue to negatively impact the economic indicators of the business. The numbers for March may look worse than they actually are because of […]

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VAN DRIVER: PARANECK HORSES WERE ‘WALKING SKELETONS’

By Ray PaulickThere is no disputing that a number of under-nourished and lice infested horses bred and formerly raced by Paraneck Stables were rescued from a kill pen at a New York livestock auction last month, but there are conflicting statements on the path those horses took to get there. The issue first came […]

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