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ASIAN CONFERENCE: JRA EXPECTED TO LICENSE FOREIGN OWNERS

By Ray Paulick The world’s biggest purses have never been available to racehorse owners from around the globe, but that all may be changing soon when the Japan Racing Association makes an anticipated announcement later this month that it will begin licensing foreign owners  as early as 2009. News of the JRA’s expected policy change […]

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THE BIG QUESTION: CAN RACING SURVIVE?

By Ray Paulick The challenges that confront racing seem to be the sport’s universal language, and potential solutions, it seems, are similar from one continent to another. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and chairman of the Asian Racing Federation, outlined those challenges and proposed some solutions during his opening address of the […]

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MINOR GOES PUBLIC ON MAGNA BID

By Ray Paulick Technology entrepreneur Halsey Minor has gone public with a letter sent to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of MI Developments (MIM) asking the board to consider his proposal to acquire outstanding loans made by MI Developments to the financially beleaguered racetrack company Magna Entertainment (MECA).  Click here to read […]

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MAGNA CALLED ‘FINANCIAL SINKHOLE’ BY INVESTOR

By Ray Paulick A major institutional investor in MI Developments, the Frank Stronach-controlled real estate company that has kept Stronach’s failing racetrack entity Magna Entertainment afloat with bridge loans, has threatened legal action against the MI Developments board of directors, alleging they have “flagrantly breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders.” Richard Fried, a managing member […]

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HAWLEY STILL A DANDY

By Ray Paulick I’m sure I wasn’t the only one holding his breath when the gates opened for the fourth race Saturday at the Oak Tree Racing Association meeting from Santa Anita. Seven “old” men and one still young woman, all of them Living Legends who have retired from professional race riding, were set to […]

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MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: DOWN THE STRETCH!

 By Ray Paulick Santa Anita Park will be the focal point of the racing world on Friday and Saturday with the 25th running of the Breeders’ Cup world championships, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the nation’s tracks have gone into hibernation for the week. Take Suffolk Downs … please! But, seriously, the East […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP NOTES – MONDAY

News and notes on all 14 world championship races from Santa Anita Park, courtesy of the Breeders’ Cup notes team. Post position draw for both Friday and Saturday races will be held today. TVG will be covering the post position for four of the races live at 4 p.m. Eastern. Flash Notes (all pre-entrants) Friday’s […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes – Wednesday

News and notes on all 14 world championship races from Santa Anita Park, courtesy of the Breeders’ Cup notes team. Flash Notes (all pre-entrants) Friday’s World Championships Races Filly & Mare Sprint Juvenile Fillies Turf Juvenile Fillies Filly & Mare Turf Ladies’ Classic Saturday’s World Championships Races Marathon Turf Sprint Dirt Mile […]

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PAULICK’S PICKS – FILLY FRIDAY

By Ray Paulick Cash in a couple of T-bills and get ready to make some serious, if not totally sound, investments on this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. You’re sure to at least have some fun, which is more than you’ve had watching the Dow Jones Industrial Average the last several weeks. The […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes – Thursday

News and notes on all 14 world championship races from Santa Anita Park, courtesy of the Breeders’ Cup notes team. Flash Notes (all pre-entrants) Friday’s World Championships Races Filly & Mare Sprint Juvenile Fillies Turf Juvenile Fillies Filly & Mare Turf Ladies’ Classic Saturday’s World Championships Races Marathon Turf Sprint Dirt Mile […]

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