Good News Friday

GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm – THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD CARMA

By Ray Paulick The California Horse Racing Board has taken a lot of heat in the last several years for some of their actions, but they deserve a great deal of credit for approving a unique program in December 2007 allowing horse owners to give a small portion of the purse money they earn […]

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A REASON FOR HOPE?

By Ray Paulick What’s this, good news on a Tuesday? Most Paulick Report readers expect to have to wait until “Good News Friday” for their weekly dose of positive developments from people, places and things in the Thoroughbred world. But some things just can’t wait. This will be a brief summary, but here is […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm – FACEBOOK FOR HORSES

By Bradford Cummings Every day, it becomes increasingly clear our future as an industry will be wrapped up in our ability to adapt to the Internet Age. For most institutions, this transition is a seamless one. But for a sport where the centerpiece carries such an emotional connection to the consumer, the Thoroughbred industry’s […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm – ERCEL ELLIS, THE GOLDEN MAN OF RADIO

By Ray Paulick  There is good news and bad news in this week’s Good News Friday feature, sponsored by Liberation Farm.First, the bad news: Ercel Ellis signed off for the very last time on his “Post Time” radio show last Saturday, Aug. 15. The final broadcast of the nightly Lexington, Ky.-based race results show […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm – A POSITIVE PLACE FOR KIDS

   By Ray Paulick As the wife of Joe Harper, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s president and CEO, Barbara Harper could enjoy a life of leisure, occupying her time with golf, tennis or ladies’ lunches. That’s not her style. For the last 20 years, she has volunteered countless hours helping tens of thousands of […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm – DAVID FLORES AND THE CITY OF CHILDREN

By Ray Paulick It’s only 150 miles from Tijuana, Mexico, to Beverly Hills, Calif., but as anyone who has ever been to both cities knows, they are worlds apart. Tijuana, the border town south of San Diego, has areas of extreme poverty and has also been caught in the violent crossfire that is part of […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY, sponsored by Liberation Farm – KENTUCKY EQUINE HUMANE CENTER

By Ray Paulick A national survey from the Unwanted Horse Coalition released Thursday shows that the number of neglected, unwanted or abused horses has been on the rise as economic conditions across the country have worsened. No surprise there (though a group called the Equine Welfare Alliance said the Unwanted Horse Coalition survey was “slanted” […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm – AFTER DOWNS AFTER DARK

By Bradford Cummings As the state of Kentucky continues to spit in the eye of the Thoroughbred industry, it is essential the power brokers and decision makers capitalize on the few openings available to improve our product and bring racing to the casual fan. And quite frankly, until this summer there seemed to be little […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm – THOROUGHBRED RACING ASSOCIATIONS ENCOURAGE FUTURE JOURNALISTS

By Ray Paulick “For when the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, he marks not that you won or lost, but how you played the game.” Grantland Rice, one of the great sportswriters from the golden age of newspapers, wrote those words. He also was the fellow who came up with the […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm – WAGERING INTEGRITY

It’s generally agreed that the foundation of the entire Thoroughbred industry in the United States rests on a pari-mutuel system that handles upwards of $15 billion per year in wagering transactions. The integrity of that system, once a given, is now subject to widespread skepticism because of a series of incidents dating back to 2002, […]

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