Hialeah Park

MINOR TAKES ON MAGNA

By Ray Paulick While CNET founder Halsey Minor continues his efforts to purchase Hialeah Park from current owner John Brunetti, he also has contacted financially troubled Magna Entertainment about the possible sale of Santa Anita Park near Los Angeles and the company’s two Maryland Jockey Club tracks, Pimlico and Laurel. But after speaking with […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: JULY 28-AUG. 2

By Ray Paulick Somewhere down the road we hope Ginger Punch and Zenyatta meet. It truly will be a championship bout. On Saturday, one week after reigning female champion Ginger Punch fought through an opening to win the Go for Wand at Saratoga, Zenyatta floated like a butterfly and then stung like a […]

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MINOR MEETING BRUNETTI

By Ray Paulick Internet entrepreneur Halsey Minor is scheduled to meet with Hialeah Park owner John Brunetti this morning at  11 a.m. to discuss Minor’s interest in acquiring and renovating Hialeah Park, the grande dame of American racing that has been dormant since running its last race May 22, 2001. The meeting will take […]

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MINOR OPTIMISTIC ON HIALEAH

By Ray Paulick John Brunetti gave Halsey Minor an extensive tour of Hialeah Park, the racetrack Brunetti bought 30 years ago, and the two men then held extensive discussions about what it would take to have the South Florida track reopened after being shuttered since May 22, 2001.  The meeting – the first […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: AUG. 3-9

By Ray Paulick It was a week of good news all around: Big Brown comes back from his Belmont debacle with a victory in the Haskell, Curlin plots his next move (in the Woodward), the select yearling sales at Saratoga held their own, and the movement to ban steroids gained momentum thanks to the Breeders’ […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: JULY 20-27

By Ray Paulick Saratoga opens, and so do the skies. That sums up the first several days of the upstate New York Spa’s business, which is not good news for a bankrupt organization that says it will need more bailout money from the state sometime in the next couple of months. Heavy rains […]

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DEAR JOHN…AN OPEN LETTER TO JOHN BRUNETTI

Dear John, Are you nuts? I mean, seriously, how do you want your legacy to read? John J. Brunetti, the savior of Hialeah Park, the man who fought the establishment for years after buying the South Florida track in 1977, resisted the temptation to sell the historic grande dame of racing to developers, and […]

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A MAJOR MINOR

By Ray Paulick Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: Wealthy individual who was extremely successful in other businesses and has a passion for Thoroughbred racing and breeding wants to buy a racetrack and incorporate his unique ideas to help bring the sport back to its glory days. That description could easily […]

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