Paulick Report Staff

TCI: First Look At Probable Kentucky Derby Field

With all of the Derby preps in the books, the TCI guys take a first look at the likely field for this year’s Run for the Roses. They also summarize the final prep results, including last weekend’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, won in wire-to-wire fashion by the undefeated Magnum Moon, and G3 Lexington Stakes, taken […]

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Master Storyteller: Like Eclipse, It Was Nack First, The Rest Nowhere

Shortly after I became Blood-Horse magazine’s editor in 1992, I was introduced to Bill Nack at a press party on the Triple Crown trail. He sized me up, nodding a few times, didn’t seem all that impressed or interested. Nack was the preeminent horse racing writer – of that or any era. His work for Sports Illustrated set […]

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Deal Or No Deal? Brackpool Sues Stronach Group Over $40-Million Equity Stake

Keith Brackpool, who resigned as chairman of the California Horse Racing Board in January 2013 to join The Stronach Group as chairman of operations of its California racetracks, is suing the company and its founder, Frank Stronach, claiming he is owed at least $40 million from an equity agreement. Brackpool filed the eight-count complaint on […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: A Goliath Grip On The Kentucky Derby?

I’ve always thought the Kentucky Derby was a prize you couldn’t buy, that there was something mystical and magical about this most unique of all American horse races, one that put the Everyman owner on equal footing with the most powerful stables in the world. The roll listing the Derby’s 143 previous winners includes many […]

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Clocker Suspended Five Years For Posting Fraudulent Workouts; Trainers Sanctioned

Two Quarter Horse trainers and a clocker at Sam Houston Race Park have been fined and suspended by Texas Racing Commission stewards after an investigation determined that fraudulent workouts for at least 10 horses were entered into the Equibase system that documents workouts and racing results for both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. Clocker Tiffani […]

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Medaglia d’Oro Filly, Into Mischief Colt Bring $1.2 Million To Top Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale

A colt by Into Mischief and a filly by Medaglia d’Oro each brought $1.2 million to pace the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training Wednesday at Gulfstream Park. Following the trend line of recent select sales of 2-year-olds, including the juvenile sales season opener earlier this month at OBS in Ocala, the Gulfstream […]

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‘Time Served Is Enough!’ Romans Petitions To Have Rick Dutrow Reinstated

Trainer Dale Romans has launched a petition drive appealing to the New York State Gaming Commission to reinstate Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Rick Dutrow, who is serving a 10-year suspension handed to him in 2011. Dutrow, 58, was suspended 10 years and fined $50,000 by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board – which was […]

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Jose Luis Flores On Life Support Following Parx Racing Spill

Veteran jockey Jose Luis Flores, a 2013 inductee of the Parx Racing Hall of Fame, was critically injured in a ninth race spill at the Bensalem, Pa., racetrack Monday and is on life support, according to Parx director of racing Sam Elliott. Flores was aboard Love Rules for trainer Harold Wyner, battling for the lead […]

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Ruidoso Downs Bans All American Futurity-Winning Trainer

James Padgett II saddled the winner of last year’s All American Futurity – Quarter horse racing’s richest and most famous event held on Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs – but the American Quarter Horse Association’s leading trainer by money won in 2017 has been told he will not be allowed to participate at the New […]

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Federal Judge Upholds ‘Misbranding’ Conviction Of Trainer Murray Rojas

Judge Sylvia Rambo has denied a motion by the attorney for Murray Rojas to overturn a federal jury’s conviction of the Penn National-based trainer on 14 felony counts of misbranding prescription drugs over a 13-year period from 2002-14. Rojas was found not guilty of wire fraud. The crimes involved Rojas directing veterinarians to administer drugs […]

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