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LOUISIANA DERBY FAVORITE TO RUN FOR ‘NEW VOCATIONS’

PRESS RELEASE Discreetly Mine won’t only be running for his breeder and owner Mrs. Robsham this Saturday but also for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. Being one of the program’s founding supporters Mrs. Robsham has graciously offered for Javier Castellano to wear “New Vocations” on his pants when he rides Discreetly Mine in Saturday’s Louisiana […]

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NYCOTB TO CLOSE PERMANENTLY APRIL 11TH

The following statement from David Vermillion was received by the Paulick Report: On March 22, 2010, the Board of Directors of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation authorized the sending of 14-day layoff notices to all employees for a shutdown of operations on April 11, 2010 and a termination of their employment on […]

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NYC OTB EXECS TO FOREGO SALARIES

PRESS RELEASE This morning, the executive staff and restructuring consultants of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation (NYC OTB) announced that they will defer all compensation until a resolution is reached to sustain the organization. The decision comes following last evening’s dispatch of 14-day layoff notices to over 1,300 OTB employees in preparation for […]

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DOA: ANOTHER KY RACING AID BILL LIKELY TO DIE

Only a few days after his Senate committee approved a KY horse industry aid bill including Instant Racing, Damon Thayer has withdrawn his bill from consideration. He now prefers that Governor Steve Beshear sign an executive order to bring the popular alternative to slot machines to Kentucky’s racetracks after opposition from anti-gaming groups. It […]

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A THAYER AND WILLIAMS SPLIT?

Is it possible that a fracture has occurred between Kentucky State Senator Damon Thayer and Senate President David Williams? It seems the recent Instant Racing bill that included two other measures to help the racing industry has brought some conflict between the two Kentucky Republican Senators. “It’s very difficult when one week President Williams […]

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ALL YOU CAN DRINK-NESS

After a depressed infield at last year’s Preakness due to the ban on the tradition of bringing your own beer, executives have made a move to try and bring back the crowd that abandoned Pimlico last year. Organizers are cutting the cost of admission and offering all-you-can-drink-beer. For only $20, each infielder can purchase a […]

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REMINGTON PARK’S JOY ROSE MURPHY TO ENTER MRS. OKLAHOMA PAGEANT

Our good friend Joy Rose Murphy who rolled out the red carpet for the Paulick Report when we swung through Oklahoma City for the Breeders’ Cup or Bust tour will be participating in the Mrs. Oklahoma pageant this April. True to herself, Joy has chosen the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund as her platform. Below […]

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ERNIE PARAGALLO FOUND GUILTY

Prominent horse breeder Ernie Paragallo was found guilty this morning of 33 or 34 misdemeanor counts of neglecting his 177 horses at Center Brook Farm in Climax, NY. Read it at the Times-Union Then come back to the Paulick Report and let us know what you think

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AEG OUT OF AQUEDUCT DEAL

After much back and forth about the legitimacy of the deal struck by Governor David Paterson and AEG, the Division of the Lottery in New York has refused to give the controversial investor group the slots bid at Aqueduct. Because of this refusal, Paterson’s administration informed AEG the state has withdrawn their support of […]

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ROSARIO DUMPS JOCKEY AGENT STAUFFER FOR EBANKS

One of California’s top jockeys Joel Rosario fired jockey agent Vic Stauffer whose tenure with Rosario lasted only 16 months. “I got him at the fall meet of Hollyood in 2008,” Stauffer said. “At that time, he was 10th in the standings; he ended up second. The next meet was the main one at […]

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