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BREAKING: CURLIN BANNED IN NEW YORK – A PAULICK REPORT SPECIAL REPORT

A spokesman for the New York State Racing and Wagering Board said Wednesday that 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin would not be allowed to race in New York until all of his owners are licensed in the state. The license for one of the partners in the Midnight Cry Stable that owns 20% of […]

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HEARING IGNORES FANS

Have you ever been to one of those business meetings where the boss calls his managers together and “wants feedback” on an idea that, it’s clear to see, he has already decided to put into play? That’s what Thursday’s Congressional hearing, entitled “Breeding, Drugs, and Breakdowns: The State of Thoroughbred Horseracing and the Welfare of […]

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WHY THERE IS STILL HOPE FOR RACING

The other day I received an e-mail from a young lady, 18 years old, commenting on an article I had written for ESPN.com in the wake of Big Brown’s defeat in the Belmont Stakes. The passion with which she wrote about the sport reminded me that racing always has and always will have tremendous appeal […]

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PAULICK REPORT: THE WEEK THAT WAS

It was, to say the least, an interesting week to launch the Paulick Report. First, we had the opportunity to take a close look at the Breeders’ Cup election for its board of members and trustees in a two-part series that looked first at the history of the organization’s governance. The current battle for […]

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