Barry Weisbord

Eng: Don’t hold your breath on TV series

Turf writer Richard Eng has no problem with the Jockey Club’s $10 million marketing proposal, except for the TV bit.  Eng goes over some of the previous failed attempts to sustain a major live racing TV series on the networks and says it’s time to think differently about it: “Barry Weisbord in 1991 launched the […]

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Bradley Weisbord hired as COO at Team Valor

Press Release Bradley Weisbord has been hired by Barry Irwin as chief operating officer of Team Valor International. Weisbord spent the last 2 years as business/racing manager for leading owner Ahmed Zayat. Earlier he worked at Thoroughbred Daily News, which was established by his father, Barry Weisbord. “I can’t even imagine a better qualified young […]

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UPDATED: Breeders’ Cup board candidates discuss organization’s role, challenges

Six candidates are running for three positions with newly configured four-year terms on the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors, which consists of 13 individuals elected by 48 members (themselves elected by Breeders’ Cup stallion and foal nominators), past presidents, and founding members. All six candidates have been elected as members by stallion and foal nominators.Terms […]

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Trio of Breeders’ Cup board seats up for grabs

Six individuals are running for three open positions on the Breeders’ Cup board of directors in voting that begins today on-line and continues until next Wednesday, when the organization holds its annual members meeting in Lexington.  The Paulick Report has learned the candidates are incumbent board members Robert Manfuso and Richard Santulli, along with Bret […]

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Avioli to leave Breeders’ Cup, join MI Developments

Greg Avioli is resigning as president and chief executive officer of the Breeders’ Cup to accept a newly created position overseeing the racing and gaming assets of Frank Stronach’s MI Developments, the Paulick Report has learned from multiple sources. A formal announcement is expected later today.

 Avioli, who began notifying Breeders’ Cup board members and […]

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UPDATED WITH VOTE TOTALS: TWO NEW FACES ON THE BREEDERS’ CUP BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jerry Crawford and David Willmot, along with five of six incumbents, have been elected to two-year terms on the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors during the organization’s annual meeting of members and trustees in Lexington, KY, Friday afternoon. Re-elected were Helen Alexander, Antony Beck, Bill Farish, Roy Jackson and Satish Sanan. The two candidates that […]

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VOTE BY OFFICERS AN ISSUE IN UPCOMING BREEDERS’ CUP BOARD ELECTION

By Ray Paulick A letter signed by 12 individuals on the Breeders’ Cup board of members and trustees has been sent to Breeders’ Cup chairman Bill Farish asking that the organization’s CEO, Greg Avioli, and two other officers of the company do not exercise their right to vote in the upcoming election to fill seven […]

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BC BOARD: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION…

(CLARIFICATION: Thoroughbred Daily News Publisher Barry Weisbord called to ask for a clarification in two areas of the following article on the Breeders’ Cup election. First, while Weisbord acknowledged that Richard Santulli has not personally attended any meetings of the Breeders’ Cup board of directors since being elected, he said Santulli has called in by […]

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BRADLEY WEISBORD NAMED TO KEY POST WITH BANKRUPT ZAYAT STABLES

This rumor, making the rounds for a few weeks, was confirmed in a press release and reported today at Bloodhorse.com: Bradley Weisbord, son of the bloodstock investor/adviser and Thoroughbred Daily News publisher Barry Weisbord, has been named finance and stallion general manager for Ahmed Zayat’s Zayat Stables, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy recently after […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP POST-ELECTION ANALYSIS

By Ray PaulickFor those of you wondering whether I’d gone into the witness protection program following the announcement of election results for the Breeders’ Cup board of members and trustees (where 10 of those elected were recommended here in an earlier analysis), fear not. As one of my mentors in this business often reminds me, […]

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