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RCI RULINGS: ASMUSSEN NIPS DUTROW, 74 TO 72

The Paulick Report has obtained a copy of rulings involving trainer Steve Asmussen that are in the database of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, dating from December 1990 through May 2008. There are a total of 74 rulings in the RCI report, which may not include rulings in some states that are not […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS…JUNE 22-28

Two years ago, Deep Impact, a two-time Horse of the Year in Japan, traveled to Paris to take on the world’s best grass runners in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Thousands of Japanese fans followed the horse to France and bet with such confidence that Deep Impact was the odds-on favorite to win what […]

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DUTROW ‘QUICK RETURN’ HORSE EUTHANIZED

Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Rick Dutrow is making headlines again, and it’s not good news. Unrequited, a 5-year-old gelding Dutrow trained for the Jay Em Ess Stable, was euthanized on Tuesday after suffering a fractured pelvis in a claiming race at Monmouth Park on Sunday. Frank Zanzuccki, executive director of the New Jersey Racing Commission, […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: JUNE 29-JULY 5

Want your friends and associates to be as informed and up-to-date on what’s really going on in the Thoroughbred industry as you are? Encourage them to check out the Paulick Report each day and sign up for our Email Flashes. I’m not sure how good of a poker player Ron Geary is, but […]

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WHY THERE IS STILL HOPE FOR RACING

The other day I received an e-mail from a young lady, 18 years old, commenting on an article I had written for ESPN.com in the wake of Big Brown’s defeat in the Belmont Stakes. The passion with which she wrote about the sport reminded me that racing always has and always will have tremendous appeal […]

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PAULICK REPORT: THE WEEK THAT WAS

It was, to say the least, an interesting week to launch the Paulick Report. First, we had the opportunity to take a close look at the Breeders’ Cup election for its board of members and trustees in a two-part series that looked first at the history of the organization’s governance. The current battle for […]

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THE ODD COUPLE

He is our Felix Unger, almost compulsive in his quest to clean things up in an industry that has more than a few problems. He is Mr. Clean without the earring, standing proudly with arms crossed, a slight smile on his face showing his sense of accomplishment. He is a friend of politicians, a mover […]

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