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NTRA: DROP IN HANDLE ACCELERATES IN THIRD QUARTER

The following press release from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association is not good news, though not entirely unexpected. Handle in the third quarter (July-September) fell by almost 10%. The decline is not surprising, but it virtually confirms something I wrote the other  day saying that U.S. handle for 2008 will be at its lowest […]

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A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE

The following opinion piece on the Breeders’ Cup and the suggestion fans consider skipping the Friday “Ladies Day” program and that Jess Jackson run Curlin in the Breeders’ Cup Turf was submitted to the Paulick Report by a longtime California racing fan and an omnipresent online contributor who goes by the pseudonym  Indulto. His guest editorials […]

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DUTROW: OVERTURNED!

By Ray Paulick The 15-day suspension against Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Rick Dutrow for an alleged Clenbuterol positive in Salute the Count, a horse that ran at Churchill Downs on May 2, should be overturned by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, hearing officer James Robke has ruled. Clenbuterol has a permissible threshold level […]

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MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: A $200 MILLION CUP?

By Ray Paulick Under normal circumstances, handle on the 2008 Breeders’ Cup World Championships would blow past all previous betting records. But the economic crisis gripping the United States and many other countries is anything but normal. This year’s World Championships take place over two days at Santa Anita Park Oct. 24-25 and […]

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LIVE BLOGGING JACKSON ON CURLIN’S CUP FUTURE

Ray Paulick will be live blogging today’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association teleconference with Jess Jackson, majority owner of Horse of the Year Curlin, during which Jackson will announce a decision regarding Curlin’s pre-entry for the Breeders’ Cup. Pre-entry deadline is noon today (local time), and the list of pre-entered horses will be announced on Thursday. […]

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FORMER GOV TO MONITOR NEW NTRA SAFETY ALLIANCE

By Ray Paulick The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced a series of sweeping safety and integrity reforms and the hiring of a former governor and Bush administration official during a press conference in New York this morning. The reforms, organized under the banner of the newly created NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance, touch on a wide range of issues […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP PRE-ENTRIES

Press Release from the Breeders’ Cup… CURLIN, CASINO DRIVE, ZENYATTA, DUKE OF MARMALADE LEAD LARGEST INTERNATIONAL CAST PRE-ENTERED FOR  BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, OCT. 24-25  AT SANTA ANITA PARK   Seven Former Champions to Compete   Click here for the list of pre-entered […]

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LIVE BLOGGING BREEDERS’ CUP PRE-ENTRY TELECONFERENCE

At 1 p.m. Eastern Ray Paulick will be live blogging today’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association teleconference focusing on the 25th Breeders’ Cup from the Oak Tree Racing Association meeting at Santa Anita Park Oct. 24-25, pre-entries for which were announced earlier. Click here to get the list of pre-entries. Scheduled guests on the conference […]

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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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