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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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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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A NEW SUNRISE ON CUP TRANSPARENCY?

By Ray Paulick The Breeders’ Cup has begun to let the sun shine on the annual election process that determines who ultimately sits on the organization’s board of directors. For the first time this year, the Breeders’ Cup has decided to publish a roster of eligible voters and their available number of votes; complete results of its […]

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BLUM: TIME TO SPEAK UP

The Breeders’ Cup board of directors meets Wednesday, and they’ve got a lot to talk about. The organization that hosts the two-day world championships is facing difficult financial challenges caused by a steep reduction in stud fees that contribute toward a significant portion of the Breeders’ Cup annual operating budget. Foal nominations also are expected […]

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POLITICKING FOR BREEDERS’ CUP BOARD AT WARP SPEED

  Phone lines in Central Kentucky have been burning up among the nearly 50 incumbent and newly elected members and trustees of the Breeders’ Cup, who will be responsible for electing seven individuals to the 14 member operating board of directors in Lexington, Ky., on Friday. Five members of the board — Antony Beck, current […]

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CLAY CANNED IN CUP ELECTION

Robert Clay, the owner of Three Chimneys Farm and vice chairman of the 14-member Breeders’ Cup board of directors, did not receive enough votes from nominators to retain his seat on the organization’s 48-person board of members and trustees, the Paulick Report has learned. In something of a changing of the guard for the Breeders’ […]

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CUP ELECTION ANALYSIS: COALITIONS RULE

The startling election results for the Breeders’ Cup board of members and trustees conducted among nominators to the program teaches us one thing about this relatively new process: no single farm or entity can stack the board with its own candidates. That is driven home by the fact that Robert Clay of Three Chimneys […]

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