The Biz

THOROUGHBRED TIMES READERS CHOSE ZENYATTA AS BEST OF ’09

In the third annual ‘Best of’ voting, Zenyatta took the prize as best horse, Calvin Borel won as best jockey and Churchill Downs received accolades for their foray into night racing. Click here to read the entire article and tell us where you stand. But beware, 3,797 online voters can’t be wrong…or can they? […]

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KEEP Redoubles Efforts to Protect Jobs in the Equine Industry

Press Release (LEXINGTON, Ky.)— In a meeting held this morning, the Kentucky Equine Education Project Board of Directors unanimously voted to redouble their efforts to protect Kentucky jobs and put our signature horse industry on a level competitive playing field.   “As we all know, our competitor states are using revenue from expanded gaming […]

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FIGHTING FOR MARYLAND SLOTS AT LAUREL PARK

In an effort to fight for slots to be installed at Laurel Park instead of the proposed Arundel Mills Mall, the following email was sent to the Paulick Report this afternoon. Would this decision lead to the destruction of the Maryland racing industry or at least the closing of Laurel Park? We would like to […]

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GAMEL’S CHRISTMAS GIFT BRINGS KIDS A BRIGHTER FUTURE

Thomas Gamel may be best remembered by members of the Thoroughbred community in Southern California as the man who more than 10 years ago wanted to consolidate Santa Anita Park and Hollywood Park. He was a major investor in Santa Anita Park, served on the company’s board of director and took on onetime Hollywood Park owner Marje […]

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AN OVERFLOWING LIST-MAS TREE

It’s the end of another year and of course that means a myriad of end-of-the-year top ten lists–or, in some cases, end-of-the-decade lists. As the daily news aggregator for the Paulick Report, I confess all I wanted for Christmas was to not have to spend the next 11 days posting list after list from every […]

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KY REPUBLICANS: A PALACE REVOLT?

Not all is well in the kingdom of David Williams, Kentucky’s State Senate President and the state’s most powerful Republican not named Mitch McConnell. Republican Senators continue to drop like horseflies as a result of Williams’ strident anti-slots view with another possible casualty coming up soon in the race between Democrat Jodie Haydon and Republican […]

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KEEP IT SIMPLE AND THEY WILL COME

By Bradford Cummings Our society has become one of instant access and quick fixes to big problems. If you know my contact information, you can get a hold of me at any moment of the day through my “smart phone.” A football score you used to have to catch on SportsCenter or in your morning […]

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SLOTS AMENDMENT ‘DEAD ON ARRIVAL’

By Bradford Cummings Kentucky Republicans connected to the horse industry will find themselves in an interesting predicament next year. The always-pending slots issue has caused much consternation for those of us on the right that see this as an economic development issue and not a moral one. In a state with legal gambling on horse […]

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GETTING LUCKY IN KENTUCKY? BC OR BUST DRIVE BEGINS AT KEENELAND

By Ray Paulick With less than 24 hours to go before Brad Cummings and I make our first stop at Keeneland and then hit the road for two weeks on the BREEDERS’ CUP OR BUST FUNDRAISING ‘DRIVE’ to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and The V Foundation for Cancer Research, I’m having similar thoughts […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP OR BUST LIVE BLOG: OUR DAY AT KEENELAND

Our first day of the BC or Bust trip has started off with a bang. We were fortunate to have about ten jockeys attend an autograph signing including stars Kent Desormeaux, Jon Court, Robby Albarado and Julien Leparoux. We sold nearly 100 hats with all the proceeds of course are going to our two charities, […]

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