The Biz

MAGNA SHARE SPIKE ON EVE OF MARYLAND SLOTS VOTE

By Ray Paulick UPDATED TUESDAY EVENING:  Stock prices soared Monday in Magna Entertainment, the racetrack company that operates Laurel Park and Pimlico in Maryland, where voters are deciding today on an amendment to allow 15,000 slot machines at five locations in the state. The share price jumped by 92%, from $1.82 at […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes – Wednesday

News and notes on all 14 world championship races from Santa Anita Park, courtesy of the Breeders’ Cup notes team. Flash Notes (all pre-entrants) Friday’s World Championships Races Filly & Mare Sprint Juvenile Fillies Turf Juvenile Fillies Filly & Mare Turf Ladies’ Classic Saturday’s World Championships Races Marathon Turf Sprint Dirt Mile […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes – Thursday

News and notes on all 14 world championship races from Santa Anita Park, courtesy of the Breeders’ Cup notes team. Flash Notes (all pre-entrants) Friday’s World Championships Races Filly & Mare Sprint Juvenile Fillies Turf Juvenile Fillies Filly & Mare Turf Ladies’ Classic Saturday’s World Championships Races Marathon Turf Sprint Dirt Mile […]

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FORMER GOV TO MONITOR NEW NTRA SAFETY ALLIANCE

By Ray Paulick The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced a series of sweeping safety and integrity reforms and the hiring of a former governor and Bush administration official during a press conference in New York this morning. The reforms, organized under the banner of the newly created NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance, touch on a wide range of issues […]

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O CANADA! BREEDERS’ CUP STRIKES TV DEAL WITH TSN

This press release from the Breeders’ Cup is very good news for racing fans in Canada, where ESPN is not available. The TSN network, Canada’s sports leaders, will televise nine hours of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships next Friday and Saturday from California. — Ray Paulick TSN TO AIR LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2008 BREEDERS’ […]

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TOP TEN THINGS YOU MAY HAVE LEARNED ONLY BY READING THE PAULICK REPORT

Much to our surprise, it seems we have kept the high-priced fancy lawyers from Letterman and Public Broadcasting off our backs. Don’t tell anyone, but we’ve found a nice hiding spot at Calder racetrack and if Ray’s recent photos of empty stands mean anything, we don’t suspect anyone will come out here to find us. […]

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TOP TEN STORIES WE’D LIKE TO SEE IN THE PAULICK REPORT

We are safe and sound in an undisclosed, dark and damp location. We’re not exactly sure where we are and don’t feel terribly comfortable, but at least we feel pretty good about being hidden from the world of litigation. Being stuck in a hole in the wall apartment in Lex – er – just […]

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FINAL BETS DOWN ON THE PAULICK REPORT

Dear Colleague, We are wrapping up our seven-day Public Broadasting System knock-off quarterly fundraising drive. Again like PBS, we depend on viewers like you for the majority of our operational support to allow us to maintain and enhance the Thoroughbred industry’s premiere independent voice. Fortunately for you, we have replaced old British actors in […]

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GOOD HEALTH AND FINE ART CAN LEAD TO A BETTER EDUCATION

  By Ray PaulickTwo events to benefit college scholarship funds are scheduled for Saturday morning in Central Kentucky: the sixth annual Race for Education 5K and 10K runs and Harness Tracks of America’s 31st annual Equine Art Show and Auction. You don’t need to favor one breed of horses over another to take part in […]

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DUCHOSSOIS GOBBLES UP CHURCHILL SHARES

By Ray Paulick Richard Duchossois, who became the largest shareholder in Churchill Downs Inc. when his wholly owned Arlington Park racetrack was merged with Churchill in September 2000, has been steadily adding to his holdings over the last 10 months. In September alone, the Chicago industrialist has purchased 17,296 shares of CDI. As part of […]

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