The Biz

NYCOTB BLAMED FOR CUTS IN FINGER LAKES PURSES

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack officials are upset over a 12% purse cut they claim was necessitated by the NYCOTB’s unwillingness to make legislated payments according to Tom LaMarra of the Blood-Horse. “The unconscionable act of NYCOTB to refuse to pay its bankruptcy post-petition legislated payments has left a huge hole in our purse account […]

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A HOLLYWOOD PARK SHOWDOWN BREWING

Next week, the CHRB will hold its monthly meeting at Hollywood Park and Frank Stronach will be the main event. Stronach will be discussing his future business model for racing and whether or not the future of Santa Anita will include an autumn meeting of the Oak Tree Racing Association. It’s also expected that […]

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PARAGALLO WALKS OUT ON BAIL

Convicted horse abuser Ernie Paragallo walked out on $10,000 bail today. An appellate court judge ruled he could be released while he appeals his convictions. Paragallo still maintains his innocence. “Were there some horses that were skinny?” asked Paragallo. “Yes, absolutely…but you’ll have that in any major farm.”Read it at Fox23 News Then […]

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RICHARD DREYFUSS TO SPEAK AT THREE CHIMNEYS

PRESS RELEASE While sharp partisan differences block a productive national debate on issues ranging from economic recovery to energy policy, fifty-one rising college seniors from across America gather in Lexington, Kentucky this week at the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship’s (HCCS) third annual Student Congress, where they will hear from award-winning actor, Richard Dreyfuss […]

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NY RACING AND WAGERING BOARD SEEKS LIFETIME BAN FOR PARAGALLO

Convicted horse abuser Ernie Paragallo may have walked out of prison recently on $10,000 as he appeals the ruling of the Greene County court, but according to NY Racing and Wagering Board spokesman Joe Mahoney, he will be facing other challenges as well. The board seeks to ban Paragallo from racing for life. The […]

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LOUISVILLE COULD’VE DANCED ALL NIGHT…

Following a successful 2009 campaign of Downs After Dark, Churchill Downs brought back the series for the first time under permanent lights and by all indications it was once again well received with over 25,000 folks populating the Louisville track.. My wife and I were among the thousands there (picture below) and we had […]

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SHOULD NYRA GO TO SHORTENED SEASON, INCREASED PURSES?

Jeff Gural, owner of two upstate NY harness tracks and partner of SL Green, told Paul Post of The Saratogian that NYRA should look to its neighbor to the South when evaluating the road ahead. Quite simply, fewer dates and larger purses. “Every other sport has an opening day and an end — the […]

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UPDATE: PA COMMISSION INVESTIGATING PENN NATIONAL TRAINING INCIDENT

By Ray Paulick UPDATE: The following statement was received by the Paulick Report from NTRA President and CEO Alex Waldrop: “Allegations like this are deeply troubling and, if found to be true, do a great disservice to the many individuals and industry organizations who have made a commitment toward demonstrating that the health and safety […]

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TENTATIVE DEAL STAVES OFF SHUTDOWN OF NEW YORK AGENCIES, RACETRACKS

After threats that the entire state of New York would be shutdown by June 25th, enough Republican senators will end their boycotts of weekly emergency appropriation bills to all the state to remain open. Read it at the Blood-Horse Then come back to the Paulick Report and let us know what you think […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP TO ANNOUNCE CHURCHILL AS 2011 HOST

By Ray PaulickThe Breeders’ Cup has announced a press conference for tomorrow, June 11 at 10 a.m., at Churchill Downs where it is expected the Louisville, Ky. track will be named host site for the 2011 Breeders’ Cup. In attendance will be Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Breeders’ Cup chairman Bill Farish, Breeders’ Cup President and […]

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