Paulick Report Staff

O CANADA! BREEDERS’ CUP STRIKES TV DEAL WITH TSN

This press release from the Breeders’ Cup is very good news for racing fans in Canada, where ESPN is not available. The TSN network, Canada’s sports leaders, will televise nine hours of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships next Friday and Saturday from California. — Ray Paulick TSN TO AIR LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2008 BREEDERS’ […]

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ABERCROMBIE’S STRONG PITCH TO END SLAUGHTER

 By Ray Paulick The Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill criminalizing the transportation of horses for the purpose of slaughtering them for human consumption. The action, by voice vote, came less than 24 hours after Josephine Abercrombie, a prominent Kentucky Thoroughbred owner and breeder, sent  a letter (co-signed […]

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TOP TEN THINGS YOU MAY HAVE LEARNED ONLY BY READING THE PAULICK REPORT

Much to our surprise, it seems we have kept the high-priced fancy lawyers from Letterman and Public Broadcasting off our backs. Don’t tell anyone, but we’ve found a nice hiding spot at Calder racetrack and if Ray’s recent photos of empty stands mean anything, we don’t suspect anyone will come out here to find us. […]

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EXCELLER: A CAUSE CELEBRE

By Ray Paulick No horse has ever done what Exceller did 30 years ago when he defeated two Triple Crown winners, Seattle Slew and Affirmed, in the 1978 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park. Given the unlikelihood that the sport will ever see two Triple Crown winners racing at the same time […]

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TOP TEN STORIES WE’D LIKE TO SEE IN THE PAULICK REPORT

We are safe and sound in an undisclosed, dark and damp location. We’re not exactly sure where we are and don’t feel terribly comfortable, but at least we feel pretty good about being hidden from the world of litigation. Being stuck in a hole in the wall apartment in Lex – er – just […]

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TV LINEUP AND POST TIMES FOR SATURDAY’S BIG RACES

Estimated Post Time (all times Eastern), Race Name, Track, Breeders’ Cup Division, Network, Equibase entries 9:30 a.m.-Royal Lodge Stakes, Ascot, Juvenile Turf, TVG 10:05 a.m.-Meon Valley Stud Mile, Ascot, Juvenile Fillies Turf, TVG 11:15 a.m.-Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Ascot, Mile Turf, TVG 3:33 p.m.-Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies, Turfway, Juvenile Division, TVG, entries 3:40 p.m.-Beldame […]

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RESULTS FROM BIG BREEDERS’ CUP PREP RACES

By Ray Paulick Curlin passed Cigar to become North America’s all-time earnings leader and first $10-million horse with his second consecutive victory in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup on a sloppy Belmont Park track on Saturday afternoon. Ridden by Robby Albarado, Curlin raced in midpack early as Wanderin Boy set the pace under Alan Garcia — […]

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MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: HIALEAH BACK TO HIBERNATION

By Ray Paulick Well, it was fun while it lasted, this dream of someday returning to Hialeah Park to enjoy horse racing in its most beautiful setting. Since making my first trip there in 1988, when the South Florida track already was in severe decline, I’ve held out hope that someone, somehow could restore it […]

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FINAL BETS DOWN ON THE PAULICK REPORT

Dear Colleague, We are wrapping up our seven-day Public Broadasting System knock-off quarterly fundraising drive. Again like PBS, we depend on viewers like you for the majority of our operational support to allow us to maintain and enhance the Thoroughbred industry’s premiere independent voice. Fortunately for you, we have replaced old British actors in […]

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UNDERFUNDED IN KENTUCKY

By Ray Paulick The horse business is Kentucky’s signature industry, employing tens of thousands of people, generating over a billion dollars of revenue throughout the year, and putting the international spotlight on the Commonwealth each spring at the Kentucky Derby. Yet, in many ways, legislators and other government officials have been dealing with the industry […]

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