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FORMER COPY EDITOR DELNAGRO SUES DRF FOR AGE DISCRIMINATION

A copy editor for the Daily Racing Form claims he was let go in February of 2009, blaming age discrimination as the reason. While he was told the company was downsizing, Michael DelNagro claims that only he and another staffer over 60 were let go. Read it at the New York Daily News

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BULLSBAY TO NORTHVIEW STALLION STATION FOR 2011

PRESS RELEASE BULLSBAY, one of leading sire TIZNOW’s best runners and the first son of the two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1 winner and Horse of the Year to enter stud in the Mid-Atlantic region, has been retired to stand at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., in 2011. Winner of Saratoga’s 2009 Whitney H.-G1 over […]

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HARBINGER ZOOMS TO THE TOP IN WORLD RANKINGS

After an impressive 11-length victory in the King George this past weekend, Harbinger zooms to the top of the World Thoroughbred Rankings with Sussex Stakes winner Canford Cliffs and top American older male horse Quality Road rounding out the top three. See the top ten list below and click on the graph to see the […]

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UPDATE: INJURED RIDER GIBBS SHOWING SOME IMPROVEMENT

By Ray Paulick Craig Gibbs, seriously injured in a riding accident at Penn National racetrack  near Harrisburg, Pa., in the fourth race on Saturday night, showed some improvement in his condition over the last 24 hours, his agent, Vern Rings, said Monday afternoon Gibbs, a 22-year-old native of Maryland who began riding in 2007, […]

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MONMOUTH’S KULINA: IT’S THE DEEPEST FIELD…IN HASKELL HISTORY

In a story from the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Bob Kulina of Monmouth Park has high praise for this year’s Haskell Invitational, comparing it to the Breeders’ Cup. “It’s the deepest field, and the toughest race to handicap, in Haskell history. It’s almost like handicapping a Breeders’ Cup race.” A field of eight including Derby […]

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OWNER OF GAINESWAY FARM, GRAHAM BECK, DIES

Graham Beck, owner of Gainesway Farm, died Monday night. We at the Paulick Report send our condolences and regrets to Mr. Beck’s family and friends. Below is a statement from NTRA President/CEO Alex Waldrop and several articles memorializing the horseman, winemaker and mining tycoon. Read through them and then feel free to leave a tribute […]

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DEATH OF HORSE RACING HAS BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED

By Ray Paulick The Paulick Report was among a number of media outlets that received the following message Monday morning after the opening weekends of racing at Saratoga and Del Mar, and the continuation of what can only be termed a successful “less is more” meeting at Monmouth Park. The email, with the subject […]

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FRANK STRONACH REQUESTS MORE RACE DAYS FOR SANTA ANITA AND GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

The Pasadena Star-News has obtained a two-page letter sent to the CHRB by MI Developments chairman Frank Stronach claiming that both Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields need more racing days. Furthermore, he wants to be able to choose those days on his own. “We must be allowed to run those race days when […]

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NJ’S ‘SHAMELESS SHORTSIGHTEDNESS’

Stan Bergstein of the Daily Racing Form calls the situation in New Jersey a racing disaster and ‘the clearest demonstration yet of how powerless American racing is in a political environment dominated by casinos.’ He believes New Jersey has gone this way is not one horseman or horsewoman serves on the governor’s appointed commission to […]

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GRAND JURY CASE AGAINST DARREL DELAHOUSSAYE

The investigation that led to the grand jury indictment and arrest of trainer Darrel Delahoussaye began at Penn National last October when an employee of Michael Gill’s Elk Creek Ranch was observed attempting to make an unauthorized entry into the track’s stable area on the night a Gill-owned horse was scheduled to race there. A […]

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