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‘I’ve Never Met Anyone Like Her’: Gulfstream Remembers ‘Mickie’ Poleo

The South Florida racing community held a moment of silence Friday in memory of Mildred “Mickie” Poleo, one of the most loved and colorful members of the Gulfstream staff who passed away last week. Mickie worked the concession stands at Gulfstream since 1963 and also worked concession stands at Monmouth, Atlantic City and Gulfstream Park […]

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Goodbye, Atlantic City: No More ‘Smile and an Eighth’

On life support for the better part of the last 20 years, the plug has been pulled on venerable Atlantic City Race Course. Just 10 miles from the Jersey shore, Atlantic City Race Course was the dream of John B. Kelly, a three-time Olympic rowing champion and father of Princess Grace. Kelly was Philadelphia royalty, […]

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Farewell ‘Empire State of Mind’

The hip-hop Belmont Stakes was short-lived. The New York Racing Association has announced that it is going back to the future and reinstating “New York, New York” as the official song of the Belmont after a one-year hiatus in 2010. Frank Sinatra can officially stop spinning in his grave now. Just a year ago, when […]

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UPDATE: After conflicting reports from news outlets that directly quoted from Jay-Z’s ‘Empire State of Mind’, it has come to the attention of the Paulick Report that the version in question is actually the Alicia Keys version which is a huge difference in content. While she is on the original Jay-Z version, her full ‘Empire State […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: GOOD TIME CHARLIE

  By Ray Paulick He is a combination of P.T. Barnum, Perle Mesta and Frank Sinatra—an innovative promoter, unmatched host and fiercely independent man. He rules over one of the last family-owned racetracks on the American landscape. He is Charles Cella, the longtime president of Oaklawn Park, and if anyone is going to lure Rachel […]

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