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KEEP URGES COLLABORATION ON VLTS

The following op-ed, written by KEEP Executive Director Patrick Neely, is a well thought out plea for a reconsideration of expanded gaming in Kentucky. Refreshing in its details, it is clear that not only does KEEP want to continue to push for expanded gaming through collaboration but is also open to other ideas to help […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

  Mother Nature has wreaked havoc on racetracks coast-to-coast. Racing was cancelled last Saturday at Santa Anita; all three graded stakes will be run this Saturday, Feb. 13, in addition to the Grade 2 Santa Maria. Santa Anita’s 10-race program will feature five stakes races, including the G1 Las Virgenes and a pair of Grade […]

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TAKING THE FIELD

As Marty McGee says in his column about Derby future wagering, the mutuel field is the favorite in Pool 1 for the 12th time in as many years. Makes sense when you consider how rarely an early favorite even stays on the Derby Trail (can anyone say Old Fashioned?) much less wins the most prestigious […]

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KENTUCKY STALLION EXODUS

With fewer incentives than other less traditional racing states, the Horse Capital of the World is reeling from the failure of opportunities like expanded gaming at racetracks combined with the overall economic impact of the worldwide recession. Ro Parra of Millennium Farms said in Alicia Wincze’s column, “I’m not sure if the number of stallions […]

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WTC PRESIDENT JACK WERK PASSES

PRESS RELEASE Jack Werk, 65, founder of Werk Thoroughbred Consultants and the eNicks online mating and stallion promotion service, died early Sunday morning, attended by close friends and family, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his daughter Kris and son Steve.  In the late 1980s, Werk transformed a long-time hobby […]

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WHY ARE THE JOCKEYS RIDING MY HORSES?

The much-maligned Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill continues to contend he was dealt a bad hand by those who were jealous of his success in the industry. “I’m an owner that lives 600 miles away. Why am I ruled off? Shouldn’t everybody be asking these questions?”, blaming a local bias for his ouster from the […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by VINERY LTD: THE PAULICK JINX?

  Back when magazines mattered, there used to be this thing called the “Sports Illustrated cover jinx.” I’m starting to worry that it might be replaced by the Ray Paulick “Paulick Derby Index jinx.” When we launched the 2010 edition of the Derby Index two weeks ago, my top choice three months out from the […]

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BRADLEY WEISBORD NAMED TO KEY POST WITH BANKRUPT ZAYAT STABLES

This rumor, making the rounds for a few weeks, was confirmed in a press release and reported today at Bloodhorse.com: Bradley Weisbord, son of the bloodstock investor/adviser and Thoroughbred Daily News publisher Barry Weisbord, has been named finance and stallion general manager for Ahmed Zayat’s Zayat Stables, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy recently after […]

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RIP: BETTY MABEE, GRAND MATRON OF CALIFORNIA RACING AND BREEDING

Betty Mabee, who bred and owned many top horses with her late husband John in the name of Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona, Calif., died Monday  at the age of 88.  She was one of the grand matrons of the sport–accessible and friendly, and quick with a smile or a kind word. She and […]

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OBS AUCTION’S SILVER LINING

By Ray Paulick The good news at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales company’s February select sale of 2-year-olds in training is that Thoroughbred racing continues to hold a fascination with people who have worked hard, enjoyed a certain measure of success, and want to live out a longtime dream to have their own racing stable. […]

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