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REES: MOST UNLIKELY STAR OF SARTOGA IS A HALF-BLIND, CLUB-FOOTED FILLY WITH A RACY NAME

Lisa’s Booby Trap, readied for her next big challenge in the one mile turf Riskaverse Stakes, has become an unlikely star on one of racing’s biggest stages. Read more at the Courier-Journal

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TATTERSALLS TO RESTRUCTURE BREEZE UP SALES

PRESS RELEASE Guineas Breeze Up to be replaced by Tattersalls Ireland Fixture Tattersalls is to restructure the calendar for its two Breeze Up sales in 2011. The Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up will be replaced by an all new fixture at Tattersalls Ireland and the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up, Europe’s premier two year olds in training sale, […]

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FORE! PGA STAR MICKELSON VISITS DEL MAR

Buried at the end of Hank Wesch’s San Diego Union-Tribune column today was a note about San Diego native Phil Mickelson visiting trainer John Sadler’s barn Tuesday morning at Del Mar, two day’s after the PGA Tour star’s brother Tim claimed a 2-year-old colt, Dancing at Dark, for $40,000. Tim Mickelson is golf coach at […]

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INAUGURAL OAK TREE AT HOLLYWOOD PARK MEET WILL BEGIN SEPT. 30

PRESS RELEASE ZENYATTA SCHEDULED TO RETURN IN $250,000 LADY’S SECRET ON OCT. 2 Prior to its autumn season, which commences with a night card on Thursday, Nov. 4, Hollywood Park will play host for the first time to Oak Tree. The 42nd season will begin on Sept. 30 and continue through Oct. 31. […]

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STUCK IN COMMITTEE

After much discussion, it appears that AB2414 is still stuck in committee in California. The bill, originally intended to lure the Breeders’ Cup to Santa Anita on a more permanent basis, was expanded to include an increase in takeout and allowances for exchange wagering. While the current legislative session is scheduled to end on […]

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LET’S MAKE A DEAL: EXCHANGE WAGERING DELAYED UNTIL 2012

After much opposition to AB2414, a bill aimed to attract the Breeders’ Cup permanently to Santa Anita, increase takeout on exotic wagering and legalize exchange betting, has been replaced with a compromise bill. In the new bill, the implementation of exchange wagering has been delayed to 2012, allowing tracks and the California Horse Racing Board […]

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THE LOOSEST TRIFECTAS IN RACING…

By Ray Paulick In what passed for “debate” in California over industry efforts to advance legislation raising takeout on bets involving two or more horses (2% on exactas, 3% on trifectas and superfectas), racing executives pointed to the fact that California has enjoyed a competitive advantage over other states because it has had a lower […]

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WILLIAMS TO TEAM WITH EX-UK HOOPS STAR RICHIE FARMER FOR MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT IN FRANKFORT

Speculation has been going on for months that Kentucky Senate President David Williams and ex-UK basketball star Richie Farmer would be the Republican “dream team” for governor and lieutenant governor in 2011. The two are set to make an announcement tomorrow in Frankfort at 11 am. While the reason for the press conference has […]

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NAHILL TO BAFFERT: DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU ON THE WAY OUT

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has not been quiet about his contempt for the synthetic surface at Del Mar racetrack. He clearly believes the surface is too slow and shares the belief with many others that Del Mar should go back to dirt. Jeff Nahill of the North County Times thinks he has […]

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NYRA FEATURES RACING CARTOON ‘TOP OF THE STRETCH’ IN PROGRAM

The New York Racing Association has shown some love for cartoonist John Daly’s ‘Top of the Stretch’ racing cartoon by including his work in their summer program. To learn more about the cartoon, click here for the article in today’s Saratogian. Neema Ghazi, NYRA’s Director of Marketing, generously supplied the Paulick Report a copy of […]

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