PR Special: Racing’s Communication ‘Triangle’

by | 04.23.2014 | 10:22am

The Paulick Report continues its coverage at the OBS Spring sale with a second edition of the PR Special, a print publication distributed on the sales grounds in Ocala, Fla.

In this edition, Ray delves into the communication “triangle” between owner, trainer, and veterinarian:

“The late Hall of Famer Charlie Whittingham, who said the most dangerous thing in racing is an owner with a condition book, often joked that he treated his owners like mush- rooms. “Keep ‘em in the dark and feed a steady diet of ma- nure,” he would say.

“But it's the owners who pay the bills, and failure by trainers to communicate with them has driven more than a few owners out of the game.”

Also in this PR Special, Frank Mitchell shines his Stallion Spotlight on WinStar's Bellamy Road and gives us a few hips to pay close attention to at the sale in Five to Watch.

Get to know the lighter side of Four Star Sales' client recruitment agent “Deuce” Greathouse in our Back Ring segment and learn more about OBS April grad and Kentucky Oaks contender Fashion Plate with our Honor Roll.

Plus, see how well you know your Florida breeding trivia!

Click here to read the latest version of the PR Special

  • Tinky

    In Frank’s “Five to Watch” is hip 630 (by Curlin)

    He’ll bring a lot of money, yet there is not a SINGLE Graded race-placed runner under the first three dams! Not one!

    • Flag Is Up

      Old adage used to be: never buy a horse that didn’t have Graded race placed runner in the first three dams because it will likely never return.

      I held to that formula my entire career while in racing and never missed a good purchase.

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