The Biz

FARISH ‘DISAPPOINTED’ WITH COMMENTS; SANAN EXPRESSES REGRET

The following statement was emailed to the Paulick Report today regarding the comments yesterday from board member Satish Sanan. Statement from Breeders’ Cup Chairman, Bill Farish The Breeders’ Cup board is extremely disappointed with recent statements from board member Satish Sanan with regard to host sites and those views in no way reflect the official position of […]

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ERNIE PARAGALLO TO TESTIFY IN CRUELTY TRIAL

New York owner Ernie Paragallo, whose Center Brook Farm allegedly engaged in severe abuse of its horses, will take the stand today in his own trial. According to Paul Post, he is facing up to two years in jail and $35,000 in fines after being indicted on 35 counts of animal cruelty. Setting the […]

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DRAFT DREW?

Jennie Rees of the Courier-Journal makes the case to bring Drew Brees, Super Bowl Champion and MVP for the New Orleans Saints, to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby. She rightly states that he would be a perfect grand marshall for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Pegasus Parade and smart addition for the Barnstable Brown party. Owning […]

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LIEBMAN TO CA TRAINERS: GET OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN!

In a column he apparently started writing a month ago, Dan Liebman of the Blood-Horse throws down the panic gauntlet. After several weeks of patience, Liebman is calling on all California trainers with aspiring 3-year-olds to ‘GET OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN’. Perhaps trying to get a free plane ticket to New Mexico, he […]

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CORDISH CLAIMS ARUNDEL PETITION ‘RIDDLED WITH FRAUDULENT SIGNATURES’

Baltimore-based Cordish Company filed a suit against Citizens Against Slots at the Mall, alleging their recently filed petition was ‘riddled with fraudulent signatures’. The petition was created to keep the developer from installing VLTs at Arundel Mills mall. This issue created real controversy at the end of 2009 when the VLT license was given to […]

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HANCOCK’S CALL FOR A COMMISSIONER

As Thoroughbred racing and breeding sails through stormy waters without either a captain or a rudder on the ship, I am reminded that calls for a commissioner, a league office, a central authority—call it what you will—are not particularly new. Arthur B. Hancock III, the owner of Stone Farm in Paris, Ky., has long advocated […]

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VET ON PARAGALLO CASE: ALL OF THE HORSES HAD LICE

Veterinarian Dr. Jerry Bilinski testified that nearly all Thoroughbreds on Ernie Paragallo’s farm were malnourished to emaciation and were living in an environment infested with parasites. Read it at The Daily Mail Then come back to the Paulick Report and let us know what you think – Bradford Cummings

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LUCK-Y TO HAVE HOFFMAN

A-List actor Dustin Hoffman has been signed on to play Ace Bernstein, an autodidact caught up in gambling on the racing circuit, in the upcoming David Milch HBO series Luck. Having a star as big as Hoffman gives the new series instant new buzz and a greater likelihood it will be picked up beyond […]

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STRONACH SAYS SANTA ANITA WON’T GO BACK TO DIRT UNLESS…

In a complete surprise to most, Magna Entertainment boss Frank Stronach has announced he plans to keep the Pro-Ride surface at Santa Anita Park despite recent problems with draining the track that have caused numerous cancellations. Stranger than the decision perhaps is the reason behind the decision. Throughout the bankruptcy process of Magna Entertainment, […]

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