The Biz

HERE’S TO YOU, MRS. ROBINSON

Everyone should have a mother like Jeremy Rose’s mom. Cynthia Robinson is the sometimes meddling mother of the 29-year-old rider who has been in the news for whipping a horse in the face at Delaware Park and receiving a six-month suspension that was reduced this week by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission to three […]

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SLAUGHTER GOES UNDERGROUND

The following guest commentary by Alex Brown (www.alexbrownracing.com) discusses the recent implementation by some racetracks of a zero tolerance policy for horse slaughter and the unintended consequences those programs may have.. — Ray Paulick  By Alex Brown  Recently some racetracks in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region have adopted a zero-tolerance policy for horse […]

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SANTA ANITA’S SYNTHETIC SAGA

By Ray Paulick The installation of the new Pro-Ride synthetic surface that began at Santa Anita Park in mid-July is “ahead of schedule,” according to Ron Charles, the track’s president and chief operating officer of Magna Entertainment. Santa Anita is hosting the 2008 and 2009 Breeders’ Cup world championships during the Oak Tree Racing […]

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NEW KY COMMISSION IN GOOD HANDS

It’s become something of a tradition in Kentucky politics for newly elected governors to dissolve the regulatory body for horse racing and create their own racing board. It’s something Brereton Jones, Ernie Fletcher and now Steve Beshear have done. Governors in most other states are content to merely fill racing commissions with their hand-picked appointees […]

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BO KNOWS HORSES

Enough with the titillating shots of Bo Derek from the movie “10” or the Playboy cover and photo spreads – not to mention that semi-nude, bareback publicity photo from “Bolero.” That was nearly 30 years, for God’s sake. Well, how about just one great shot of Bo from her acting days, especially if it’s related […]

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WELCOME TO THE PAULICK REPORT

Welcome to the Paulick Report, your new, independent source for news, analysis and commentary on the Thoroughbred industry. Why, you might ask, does racing and breeding need an independent voice, one that is not affiliated with any of the industry’s numerous organizations and does not cater to a specific segment of the business? We […]

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