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PAULICK BELMONT INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: RACING AND BASKETBALL

In our last week of three-year-old Triple Crown polls, there is little movement in our top ten. One newcomer to Paulick Belmont Index brought to you by Vinery LTD, Todd Pletcher-trained Interactif, debuts at 9. Additionally, Dave In Dixie makes his first PBI entry in 13th place. We would like to take this opportunity […]

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STAY OF SUSPENSION FOR MULLINS NOT TO BE EXTENDED

According to Matt Hegarty of the Daily Racing Form, a California judge ruled that he would not extend a stay of a suspension issued by the CHRB to trainer Jeff Mullins. This action sends him back to the sidelines after five days back in action. Read it at the Daily Racing Form Then come […]

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ICE BOX DRAWS SIX HOLE IN BELMONT

Expected favorite Ice Box draws the six hole and 3-1 morning line with Jose Lezcano aboard. First Dude, after an impressive second in the Preakness, drew post 11 and comes in as the 7-2 second choice and Fly Down is 9-2 in post 5. Read it at the Daily Racing Form Then come back […]

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JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL COMES TO MONMOUTH PARK THIS WEEKEND

PRESS RELEASE After a long stand in Red Bank, the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival will find a new home this weekend, Monmouth Park Racetrack. Featuring dozens of musicians, including John Pizzarelli and Smokin’ Joe Kubek featuring Bnois King, the festival goes from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 5 and […]

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TALE OF TWO TRACKS: MONMOUTH BUSINESS SOARS OPENING WEEKEND, HOLLYWOOD CANCELS WEDNESDAY CARD DUE TO LACK OF ENTRIES

Monmouth Park’s experimental 2010 race meeting of shorter weeks, bigger fields and higher purses got off to a rousing start this weekend, with substantial increases in on-track attendance and overall handle for both the Saturday and Sunday programs. After a record-breaking opening day on Saturday, pari-mutuel wagering on Sunday jumped 126% from 2009 levels. The […]

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NTRA ADVANTAGE EXECUTIVE MCELFRESH TENDERS RESIGNATION

By Ray Paulick Terry McElfresh, senior vice president of NTRA Advantage, the group purchasing division of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association he has directed since 2007, tendered his resignation last week, multiple sources have told the Paulick Report. McElfresh’s apparent resignation came just one week after NTRA Advantage announced first-quarter sales of $16.2 million, […]

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28 SEEK ELECTION TO BREEDERS’ CUP BOARD

It’s that time of year again. Time for the Breeders’ Cup board of members and trustees elections to take shape. This year’s group includes 28 candidates including 10 who are seeking reelection. The candidates are: Antony Beck Reynolds Bell Jr. Niall Brennan Case Clay Jerry Crawford Edward P. Evans Bobby Flay Thomas Gaines Greg Goodman […]

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NYRA CHAIRMAN DUNCKER ON $25 MILLION LOAN

The following is a statement from NYRA Chairman C. Steven Duncker on the $25 million loan to NYRA:   The Board of Directors of the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) along with its management and dedicated employees are grateful for the State legislature’s approval last evening of a $25 million loan which guarantees world […]

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MONMOUTH MEETS KEENELAND

John Clay of the Lexington Herald-Leader makes the case that the current Monmouth meet has more in common with Keeneland by taking a less-is-more approach to racing. “Monmouth Park…is trying to engineer a transformation from day-to-day despair to an ‘event’ status designed to attract horses and patrons.” While we are only two days […]

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BC LADIES WILL RUN UNDER THE LIGHTS AT CHURCHILL

PRESS RELEASE The Breeders’ Cup and Churchill Downs today announced that tickets for this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Nov. 5-6, will go on sale at 12 p.m. (ET) Saturday, June 5. It is the first time that Churchill Downs will host the event under the two-day Championship format, which began in 2007. Breeders’ […]

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