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W.T. YOUNG: A PERSISTENT PASSION

By Ray Paulick I have one framed winner’s circle photograph in my possession. It was taken in 2000 at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after William T. Young’s Shawnee Country won the Grade 3 Fair Grounds Oaks carrying his Overbrook Farm silks. I always stayed out of winner’s circle photos, even when invited, because I […]

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KENTUCKY CRISIS: WHAT YOU CAN DO

By Ray Paulick There is no question Kentucky’s horse industry is in crisis, and the special legislative session called by Gov. Steve Beshear and beginning Monday, June 15, may be the most critical five days ever seen by the Bluegrass State’s horse farmers and all others whose businesses and the livelihoods for their families […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR A CAUSE

By Ray PaulickWe’ve all heard of online social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. Some of us have experimented with these web sites to keep in touch with friends and family, make new acquaintances or promote our businesses, charitable activities or social causes. On one extreme there is someone like the University of […]

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BAFFERT TO KY LEGISLATORS: ‘WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO HELP?’

Trainer Bob Baffert, elected to the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame this year, is a native of Arizona who bases his multiple Eclipse Award-winning stable in Southern California. But he’s no stranger to Kentucky, having won the Kentucky Derby three times in addition to the Kentucky Oaks, the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland […]

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KENTUCKY WITHOUT HORSES?

On the eve of the Kentucky General Assembly’s special session, the Paulick Report received the following article, one that takes a look into the future of a Bluegrass State without a horse industry, something many thought was the birthright of a generation.  It was written by Murray D. West, a family physician based in Kentucky’s Bourbon County […]

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HORSEMAN’S GUIDE TO PROTESTING

When horse people are told about demonstrations, they probably think about a salesman or company rep showing them how the newest product or gadget works in order for them to improve their business. But in the proud history of the United States, a different kind of demonstration has been a key part of protest movements […]

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PAULICK REPORT CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY

By Ray Paulick There have been very few dull moments since the Paulick Report was launched one year ago today, June 16, 2008. I guess that’s one of the benefits for a journalist covering an industry in turmoil. Where to begin? We’ve posted 418 of our own stories, most of them written by me, […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP POST-ELECTION ANALYSIS

By Ray PaulickFor those of you wondering whether I’d gone into the witness protection program following the announcement of election results for the Breeders’ Cup board of members and trustees (where 10 of those elected were recommended here in an earlier analysis), fear not. As one of my mentors in this business often reminds me, […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by LIBERATION FARM – THE JOCKEY CLUB FOUNDATION

By Bradford Cummings “The fate of Eddie Sweat is one of the great shames of the track.” – Bill Nack, seven-time winner of Eclipse Award for writing and author of “Secretariat: The Making of a Champion.”   And so the story goes with one of the most legendary backside workers in the history of the […]

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IF KY SLOTS BILL PASSES HOUSE: WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW

By Ray PaulickUPDATE: Frankfort insiders say that the A & R Senate Committee will not meet until Monday and Senate President Williams will allow the bill to be heard. Interested parties will have the weekend and Monday morning to contact their Senators. If the bill to approve video lottery terminals for Kentucky racetracks passes […]

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