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Former Jockey Migliore Joins HRTV’s “Pursuit of the Cup” Show

PRESS RELEASE Former jockey Richard Migliore will join HRTV’s (R) “Pursuit of the Cup, presented by OCD Pellets,” reporting team from Churchill Downs for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup World Championships (Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6), beginning this Saturday, October 30.     Migliore will be paired with Jill Byrne, Caton Bredar, and foreign […]

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STEVENS AND CRUGUET FOR THORWARTH AND CADMAN BRINGS BACK PAULICK NIGHTMARE OF BROCK FOR BROGLIO

Hall of Famer Gary Stevens and Triple Crown-winning jockey Jean Cruguet for Otto Thorwarth and Zoe Cadman in Friday’s special race matching young jockeys vs. old-timers at Arlington Park? This is the worst trade Chicago’s made since the Cubs gave up future Hall of Famer Lou Brock to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for […]

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WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS

By Ray Paulick What do jockey Martin Pedroza and quarterback Brett Favre have in common? Critics in horse racing and the National Football League say they both did a little favor to help a couple of friends set records in their respective sports. Favre was lambasted in 2002 when it appeared he “took a dive” […]

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CHRB WITCH HUNT

By Ray Paulick “If I had a rifle, I’d have shot him out of the saddle.” That’s how the late Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Whittingham responded when asked about the ride he got from another Hall of Famer, Sandy Hawley, when the Canadian jockey went to the early lead aboard the late-running Kentucky Derby […]

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STEVENS: CHRB CASE AGAINST ROSARIO A ‘JOKE’

By Ray PaulickA budding superstar jockey from the Dominican Republic is under investigation by the California Horse Racing for allegedly not putting forth his best effort in a race at Del Mar in September, and a retired Hall of Fame rider is outraged at the charges. Joel Rosario, a 24-year-old jockey who won riding […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm – HELP FOR DISABLED JOCKEYS

    Do you know an individual or organization who you think we should consider for an upcoming “Good News Friday” feature? Then please e-mail [email protected] with the name of the individual or organization and a brief description of why you think they should be featured. Additionally, we’d like to thank Rob Whiteley and Liberation […]

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HAWLEY STILL A DANDY

By Ray Paulick I’m sure I wasn’t the only one holding his breath when the gates opened for the fourth race Saturday at the Oak Tree Racing Association meeting from Santa Anita. Seven “old” men and one still young woman, all of them Living Legends who have retired from professional race riding, were set to […]

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ABERCROMBIE’S STRONG PITCH TO END SLAUGHTER

 By Ray Paulick The Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill criminalizing the transportation of horses for the purpose of slaughtering them for human consumption. The action, by voice vote, came less than 24 hours after Josephine Abercrombie, a prominent Kentucky Thoroughbred owner and breeder, sent  a letter (co-signed […]

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