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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: SHOULD ECLIPSE VOTERS CONSIDER ETHICS?

By Ray Paulick Should character and rules violations come into play when votes are cast for honors such as horse racing’s Eclipse Awards or Hall of Fame? My belief is that they should. That question came to mind yesterday when Daily Racing Form first reported on the lawsuit filed by a bank against […]

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

December brings the American graded stakes racing schedule into the homestretch. This weekend there will be a pair of graded stakes for juveniles at Delta Downs, in Vinton, Louisiana, and a pair at Hollywood Park. Friday night racing at Delta Downs offers $1.6 million in purse money and is capped off by the Grade […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: THE CLOCK IS TICKING ON WILLIAMS

By Ray Paulick It is no secret that the Democrat/Republican team here at the Paulick Report has been pushing for slots to be added at Kentucky’s racetracks since the legislative session earlier this year. It’s a reluctant position, wishing our sport could dig itself out of the hole on merit alone. But with all […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland – IT’S A.P. INDY’S WORLD…

  By Ray Paulick In the sale ring, on the racetrack and in the breeding shed, A.P. Indy has been a star. The son of Seattle Slew topped the 1990 Keeneland July yearling sale when he sold for $2.9 million. He was the champion 3-year-old and Horse of the Year in 1992, his victories including […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: A BELATED ‘THANKS’GIVING

By Ray Paulick Eighteen months ago I was looking for an outlet. Not one of the electrical variety, but a place where I could plug in and distribute whatever knowledge, insights and analysis I had accumulated over more than a quarter-century covering the Thoroughbred industry at Daily Racing Form, Thoroughbred Times, the short-lived Racing Times […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: EVERY DAY IS BLACK FRIDAY

  By Ray Paulick In honor of Black Friday, that “holiday” all men love to hate, we’re going to take a quick look at the year’s best bargains from among the ranks of 2009 American Graded Stakes winners. There are no American horse sales tomorrow, but perhaps this list of underpriced gems will inspire some […]

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

Gone Astray will be a short-priced favorite to win his third consecutive graded stakes Saturday when he takes on five 3-year-olds in the Grade 3 Discovery Handicap at Aqueduct Saturday, one of four graded races across the country this weekend—all on Saturday. One of those opponents is Haynesfield, a three-time stakes winner over […]

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

The upcoming long holiday weekend provides an opportunity for three tracks–Hollywood Park, Aqueduct and Churchill Downs—to run a combined total of 16 graded stakes, many with entrants coming out of the Breeders’ Cup Championships held earlier this month at Santa Anita. Churchill Downs has carded the 1 1/8-mile G2 Falls City as […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: DRIVING FOR JOCKEYS

  By Bradford Cummings Just four and a half years ago I was working as a barista at a Starbucks in Louisville, Ky., trying to get a break after an acting career cut short and yet just a few days ago I had the pleasure of finishing a 13-day, 7-“city” tour with who I believe […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: FREE TO A GOOD HOME

By Ray Paulick Antony Beck saw the writing on the wall just before the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Overstocked breeders were trying to sell mares they no longer wanted or planned to breed, and an economic calamity was reducing demand for their product. Beck worried what might become of so many of […]

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