Amy Zimmerman

National Museum Of Racing: Burnham’s Cameras Were Always In Pursuit Of Greatness

Long held in the highest regard within the racing community both in Southern California and on a national scale, Santa Anita-based cinematographer Joe Burnham, who passed away 24 years ago, has been selected to the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor, it was announced in a press release on Tuesday. Born […]

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Women in Racing: Pens Mightier Than Swords

There may be places on the racetrack where women are still outnumbered, but the press box is no longer one of them. In fact, the glass-fronted rooms usually occupying a spot near the announcers’ booth are increasingly (in some places predominately) occupied by female writers, photographers, broadcasters, and public relations agents. It wasn’t always this […]

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Where Have All the New Fans Gone? Answer Is Not So Simple, Says Zimmerman

Television executive Amy Zimmerman believes that the root cause of a reduction in new fans of horse racing (a problem, she points out, which was highlighted in newsreels as much as 60 years ago) is a removal of society from the horse. As society relies less and less on animals outside of companionship, a lack […]

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America’s Best Racing Notebook: Television Producer Amy Zimmerman

This week at America’s Best Racing Notebook get to know producer Amy Zimmerman, read tweets and quotes from the last week and see photos from around the country. Click here to read this week’s America’s Best Racing Notebook.

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Life At Ten Not Fun Facts: Day 35

On Nov. 5, 2010, the first program of the two-day Breeders’ Cup championships came to a surreal conclusion. Played out before a national television audience, fans and horseplayers at simulcast facilities around North America, and to an on-track crowd of 41.614 at Churchill Downs, a field of 11 fillies and mares took to the artificially […]

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Fore! Golf Gets It Where Racing Fails

We’ve been having some fun lately here at the Paulick Report with the Life At Ten incident at the 2010 Breeders’ Cup, but in reality it is a very serious matter. It’s not about pointing fingers or finding someone to take the fall for allowing the mare to run in the Ladies’ Classic after both […]

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Life At Ten: Did Stewards Ignore ESPN Interview?

By Ray Paulick The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is nearing completion of an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Life At Ten, who was eased as the 7-2 second betting choice in Friday’s $2-million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic just minutes after her jockey, John Velazquez, said during a live horseback interview with ESPN that she was […]

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Breeders’ Cup Must Conduct Independent Review of Life At Ten Incident

By Ray Paulick If John Veitch, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s chief steward, is involved in the investigation looking into the Life at Ten incident on Breeders’ Cup Friday, then neither the KHRC nor the Breeders’ Cup is taking what happened very seriously. Veitch is a man of integrity, and I consider him a […]

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