George Isaacs

A Look Back At The FBI’s Most Wanted Race-Fixer, And The Trainer Who Tried To Catch Him

One night in 1998, longtime trainer George “Barney” Isaacs says he wore a wire and invited an armed felon into his apartment to help the FBI solve a horse racing mystery – and to get his hands on a $50,000 reward. Now, he wants his money.  In 1996, Isaacs’ near-four decade training career was all […]

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Wellman And The Three-Way Partnership It Took To Land ‘Standout’ Yearling Tapwrit

The very first time Aron Wellman, President of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, laid eyes on the gray son of Tapit at the Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, he was “smitten” with the colt, according to “This colt was a standout,” Wellman said. “He had so much substance, depth and scope to him. He had good bones […]

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Chitu’s First Reported Foal A Colt In Ocala

Bridlewood Farm’s Chitu sired his first reported foal Friday, Jan. 6th when a chestnut colt was born at Hacienda De La Oca Farm in Ocala, FL. “He is very nice and getting nicer every day. Very correct and balanced, and lots of energy,” said John Ocasio, breeder of the colt from the Silver Train mare […]

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Fernung Elected As President of FTBOA; Dailey And Matthews Named To Board

Valerie Dailey, Brent Fernung and Phil Matthews, DVM have been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association board of directors while George Isaacs and Milan Kosanovich return to the board, it was confirmed at the FTBOA annual meeting Thursday. Each of them will serve three-year terms that will run through 2019.  Leaving the […]

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$3 Million Tapit Weanling Sets New North American Record Day 2 of Keeneland November Sale

The sale of 11 horses for $1 million or more – including the broodmare Aloof (IRE) for $3.9 million and a daughter of leading sire Tapit for a North American weanling record $3 million – drove increases in gross sales, average and median for Wednesday’s second session of the 71st Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Keeneland sold […]

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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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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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