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Results of Breeders’ Cup Election Announced: 10 Members Re-Elected

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that 19 individuals have won election to serve as Breeders’ Cup Members.  Voting by Breeders’ Cup foal and stallion nominators was concluded at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 13. The election results are expected to be ratified by the current Breeders’ Cup Members at the annual meeting on July 13. […]

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Defendants in Love Me Only Suit Claim Omission of Stallion Cover Unintentional

Testimony on day four in the lawsuit filed in Fayette County Circuit Court by the owners of Summer Wind Farm over the $2.1-million sale of Love Me Only at the 2011 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale focused primarily on the omission from the sale catalogue of an early season mating to now-pensioned Danehill Dancer. Love […]

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A Better Breeders’ Cup Board: Something Old, Something New

Change is good. But not too much change. I think the Breeders’ Cup Members got it just right in the runoff election earlier this week when Bill Farish of Lane’s End Farm was re-elected to a four-year term on the Breeders’ Cup board of directors over which he serves as chairman. The other candidate for […]

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New York Breeders’ Cup must be earned

When word got out last week that Breeders’ Cup officials were holding a reception in Los Angeles this Wednesday to confirm Santa Anita Park as host of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup, there was predictable disappointment and anger coming from some friends of New York racing, who thought it was about time for the championships to […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP EXPANDS GLOBAL NOMINATIONS PROGRAM

The Breeders’ Cup on Monday unveiled sweeping changes to its nominations and Challenge Series in an effort to broaden international participation in the year-end championships. Following is the press release from the Breeders’ Cup, followed by “frequently asked questions of the new program,” and comments on the new program from some Breeders’ Cup trustees. Breeders’ […]

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Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: Avioli’s Global Focus

The Breeders’ Cup has probably undergone more change in the last four years than in the previous 20-plus years since 1982 when John Gaines proposed the idea for a year-end championship event funded by breeders through stallion and foal nominations. The Breeders’ Cup had its first running at Hollywood Park as a seven-race $10-million day […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP ELECTION RESULTS: ‘NO’ TO STATUS QUO

By Ray Paulick (UPDATED: 6:30 p.m.) Three of the four incumbent Directors of the 13-member Breeders’ Cup board did not receive enough support from their fellow Members and Trustees to retain their positions in an election that culminated with an annual meeting today at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Re-elected to a two-year […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP: WHY CHANGE IS NEEDED

By Ray Paulick Some people have asked me why I think it is so important for there to be a change in leadership, starting with the 13-member board of Directors, at the Breeders’ Cup. There currently are six board seats up for election, with electronic voting currently taking place from July 1-8 among the 48-person […]

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(UPDATED JUNE 3) BREEDERS’ CUP CANDIDATES: WHERE THEY STAND

By Ray Paulick The 25 candidates for the 13 open positions on the Breeders’ Cup Board of Members and Trustees were asked by the Paulick Report last week to respond to six questions about themselves, their priorities and recommendations for the organization, and their thoughts on Breeders’ Cup governance issues. Thirteen individuals responded in time […]

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(UPDATED JUNE 3) PAULICK ENDORSES BREEDERS’ CUP CANDIDATES

By Ray Paulick (UPDATED JUNE 3 TO REFLECT A CHANGE IN RECOMMENDATION FOR GEORGE ISAACS) The 25 candidates running for election to the Breeders’ Cup board of Members and Trustees may have different backgrounds, income levels and positions within the Thoroughbred industry, but I think they all share a common thread: a desire to help […]

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