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LIVE BLOG: PAULICK OFF TO THE RACES

By Ray Paulick With four big Kentucky Derby preps on the card today, I just had to get off the couch and go where the horses are and do a real live blog of those races. The big question was where: Tampa Bay Downs to see if General Quarters is for real; Fair Grounds, where […]

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KY GIVES CUP BACKUP PLAN

By Ray Paulick Legislation approved by the Kentucky state Senate on Friday would pave the way for the Breeders’ Cup to make an emergency return to Churchill Downs this year in the event complications with Magna Entertainment’s bankruptcy prevent the Oak Tree Racing Association from hosting the two-day championships this fall at Santa Anita Park […]

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PDI by AmWest Entertainment: FASHIONED GOES UP IN FIRE

We all knew a shakeup was about to occur. Rarely if ever, do the consensus horses at the top of the field continue to impress throughout the Derby prep season and this year has officially proven to be no different. Despite leaving the third-place finisher behind by eight lengths, it is hard to ignore the […]

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EDWIN ANTHONY’S PEDIGREE REPORT: QUALITY ROAD

The following is the second in a series of articles written by Edwin Anthony examining the pedigrees of leading contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby. Last week’s inaugural article in the series looked at Friesan Fire, who on Saturday romped to victory in the Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds. This week, he takes a look […]

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ILLINOIS HORSEMEN: BEWARE

By Ray Paulick Purses for Thoroughbred horsemen in Illinois hit a 10-year low in 2008, and things may only get worse if the Illinois legislature enables Churchill Downs Inc., the owner of the state’s biggest track, Arlington Park, to get the Advance Deposit Wagering language it is seeking. Illinois horsemen have had to put up […]

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PROJECT OAKS DAY

By Ray Paulick Can the cable network Bravo do for 3-year-old female Thoroughbreds what it’s done for countless wannabe runway models or packs of shallow housewives in New York City, Atlanta or Orange County, Calif.? Come to think of it, I’m not sure I really want that to happen. But with Bravo — […]

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BRYCE TURNER, 19, ON FRIDAY

By Ray Paulick There are some things in life that can’t be explained or understood. The sudden death last week of Bryce Turner, a 19-year-old soccer-loving sophomore at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., is one. Turner is the son of Joel and Mary Turner of Prospect, Ky. Joel Turner is a widely respected equine […]

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SUPPORT THE REPORT

Dear Friends,   With all of the good economic news on the horizon, this is obviously the perfect time for my periodic PBS knock-off appeal for continued support from our readers. Always known for my impeccable timing, I launched this publication flat in the middle of a recession. And yet despite going against these odds […]

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FINANCIAL WOES? AT LEAST WE’RE NOT ALONE

By Ray Paulick The 2009 Triple Crown marks the fourth consecutive year the sport’s three premier races – the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont — will be run without the benefit of a title sponsor, and the Breeders’ Cup championships will be without some of their longtime corporate partners when it is held for the […]

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