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Eight Takeaways From The 2017 Jockey Club Round Table

The Jockey Club held its 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing on Sunday at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Speakers presented on a variety of topics, including data, marketing, and equine aftercare/welfare. You can find the official Jockey Club press release on the event here, or watch a […]

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Banke: ‘Craft Our Narrative And Rebuild The Foundation Of Integrity’ Through Federal Legislation

Barbara Banke, owner of Stonestreet Farm and chairman and proprietor of Jackson Family Wines, delivered the following remarks in support of the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 at Sunday’s Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. My family and I are invested, financially and emotionally, in the future health […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga NY-Bred Sale: Big, Bad Dynaformer

This PR Special for the second and final session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-Bred Yearling Sale concludes our series, “Exceeding Beyond Expectations,” focusing on influential stallions who went to stud without great fanfare yet made a significant impact on the breed. The final horse chronicled by Eclipse Award-winning writer Natalie Voss is Dynaformer. Frank Mitchell’s […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga NY-Bred Sale: Storm Cat’s Rise And Influence On The Breed

This PR Special for the first session of the two-night Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-Bred Yearling Sale chronicles the career of Storm Cat, who has had a major influence on the Thoroughbred breed, including in New York where his son Freud is the leading sire. It’s part of the “Success Beyond Expectations” series authored by Eclipse Award-winning writer Natalie […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine’s Twilight Racing Series: Second City And Takeout Blues?

This weekend marks the 35th running of the Arlington Million in Chicago, always one of the highlights on the racing calendar. But the Illinois racing industry is currently in such dire straits, it’s fair to wonder how much longer the Million and Arlington Park will be around. Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the situation […]

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Melnyk: From Weekends With Uncle Leo To Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame

Eugene Melnyk had never been inducted into a Hall of Fame before. Never. Finally, on Wednesday night, the 58-year-old entrepreneur and philanthropist was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in Toronto. And it seemed no small matter to him. “There’s no other way to put it,” he said. “This is a huge, […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale: Spotlight On Malibu Moon, Will Take Charge

This PR Special for the second session of the two-night Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale chronicles Spendthrift Farm stallion Malibu Moon, who began his rise toward the top at Maryland’s Country Life Farm with just a maiden win to his credit. It is part of the “Success Beyond Expectations” series by Eclipse Award-winning writer Natalie Voss. Yearling buyers […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale: Beyond Expectations, Ask Your Veterinarian

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer its special print publication available online and on the grounds of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale of Selected Yearlings. This edition of the PR Special for the first session of the two-night sale continues the “Success Beyond Expectations” series, written by Natalie Voss, focusing on influential stallions […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine’s Twilight Racing Series: Is Parity Good For Racing?

In many sports, the rules clearly make parity an objective. The worst teams get to draft first, for example, in the hope of making those teams more competitive. On the other hand, dominance still exists and fans seem to relish it. Two years ago, American Pharoah swept through most of the 3-year-old races, then took […]

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Inspired By His Late Father, Castellano Enters Hall Of Fame With Dreams Yet To Fulfill

When Javier Castellano is inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Friday, it will culminate his illustrious career but hardly mark the end. In some respects, the 39-year-old jockey acts as if he is just getting started. “I will live the best moment of my life,” said Castellano of his […]

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