The Biz

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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KEENELAND SALE PROJECTION: LOWEST TOTAL SINCE 1998

By Ray Paulick When the sub-prime loan crisis led to a global financial meltdown at this time last year, many stock market investors lost 10 years of gains with their investment portfolios. That’s where the yearling market is headed, based on projections by the Paulick Report showing how the Keeneland September yearling sale is going […]

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KEEP: WILLIAMS’ ATTACKS CEMENT INDUSTRY UNITY

KEEP just released an editorial in response to KY State Senator David Williams’ criticism of the Thoroughbred industry’s desire for alternative gaming in Kentucky. Are you moved by this editorial? Where do you stand on the slots issue and have any of the recent editorials changed your mind one way or the other? The Paulick […]

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OLDER CAN BE BETTER

Commercial breeder Rob Whiteley addresses the issue of older broodmares and the bias that some yearling buyers have against foals out of aged mares in a piece that originally ran in the Thoroughbred Daily News. As always, we appreciate TDN’s Sue Finley giving us permission  to re-publish Whiteley’s article as the Keeneland September yearling sale […]

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