Mixed results from opening day of OBS 2-year-old sale

Gross revenues were up but average and median dipped on the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training on Tuesday in Ocala, Fla. OBS Press ReleaseOcala, Fl. –  Hip No. 137, a colt by Scat Daddy consigned by Old South Farm, Agent, went to K.K. Eishindo for […]

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Gene Stevens among new members of FHBPA board

Press Release The Florida HBPA counted their ballots March 15th to elect 5 board members to their 15 member Board of Directors. These directors will each serve three year terms.  Elected to the FHBPA Board as Owner Directors were incumbent Samuel Gordon and newcomers Kathy Davey and Gene Stevens.  Elected as Trainer Directors were incumbent […]

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Penn National ‘exploring’ sale of Maryland Jockey Club

After confirming its committment to the Maryland Jockey Club in 2010, Penn National is “exploring” a sale of its 49% stake in a company that owns Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park. This comes on the heels of the company finalizing its purchase of the harness track Rosecroft Raceway which had gone into bankruptcy. “We […]

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Highlights for the OBS March sale: Day One

The Thoroughbred Times has done an excellent job as always of recapping the highlights of the OBS March sale. Click below for results.

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Paulick Report NCAA Bracket Pool: A Chance to Help Japan

As we’ve said several times before on the pages of the Paulick Report, one of the things Ray and I have in common is the belief that when you find success in business, it’s your duty to give back to those in need. Thanks to your consistent readership, we’ve been able to do that on […]

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Follow the OBS March Sale: Day One

Are you not in Florida but find yourself wanting to follow the OBS March Sale? No worries. The Paulick Report will have everything you need to follow along with this first-time combination sale (February sale has been wrapped into the March sale this year). View the entire OBS March catalog here Watch the hip-by-hip under […]

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Hooray for Hollywood?

Hollywood Park made it clear during the most recent California Horse Racing Board meeting that they wanted to race at least into 2012 despite intentions to bulldoze the property for a large-scale commercial and residential build-out. But because the property owners refuse to provide any more than a six month notice on development, race dates […]

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Maryland’s Money Mess

With a balance sheet worse than expected, the Maryland Jockey Club lost tens of millions of dollars in recent years including $14 million in 2009. Now the operator of Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park need the state legislature to approve the money from slot machines at Arundel Mills Mall originally earmarked for purse increases […]

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Some optimism to be found at Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park, located in Southern Illinois, has lengthened its meet over the previous year for the first time since 1999 when the track also hosted harness racing dates. And lobbyists are back in Springfield trying to win slot machines for the state’s five racetracks. “We passed it in the Senate, and we had votes in […]

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