Industry Organizations

The Push for a National Commish

The Lexington Herald-Leader featured an editorial by Dean DeLuke, a partner in Cot Campbell’s Dogwood Stable and author, calling for a national commissioner. By centralizing the different state organizations under the same rules, he argues racing will become a more unified force. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Read more at the Herald-Leader

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OHIO LOTTERY TO FAST TRACK VLTS

After some delay, it appears the Ohio Lottery Commission will revive Governor Strickland’s VLT proposal and put the plan on the fast track. Their first step will be to take a vote to seek legal clarity on the issue. “It is our intention to seek a declaratory judgment action from the courts relative to […]

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WILLMOT TOP DOG IN BREEDERS’ CUP TRUSTEES ELECTION

By Ray Paulick David Willmot, the former CEO and current chairman of Canada’s Woodbine Entertainment Group, received the most votes from stallion and foal nominators of  28 candidates running for the Breeders’ Cup board of members and trustees, it was announced by the Breeders’ Cup on Wednesday. Willmot is one of 13 individuals–four of them […]

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NTRA BOARD’S ‘OPEN LETTER’ TO THOROUGHBRED INDUSTRY

The board of directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association has reconfirmed their support of the organization in the form of an “open letter” to the industry being published as an advertisement in Saturday and Sunday editions of the Daily Racing Form. The open letter comes shortly after defections from the NTRA of several […]

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REMINGTON PARK’S JOY ROSE MURPHY TO ENTER MRS. OKLAHOMA PAGEANT

Our good friend Joy Rose Murphy who rolled out the red carpet for the Paulick Report when we swung through Oklahoma City for the Breeders’ Cup or Bust tour will be participating in the Mrs. Oklahoma pageant this April. True to herself, Joy has chosen the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund as her platform. Below […]

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TOO MANY CHEFS FOR RACING’S ‘ALPHABET SOUP’

By Ray Paulick A Paulick Report reader commenting under the pseudonym of “another young owner” made the following observation in connection with yesterday’s article that surveyed top executive salaries at 18 industry non-profit associations: “Over $3.75 million a year and our industry has never been worse off… we have some great leaders!” Actually, the […]

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CULLEN RESPONDS TO ACCUSATIONS OF WRONGDOING

By Ray PaulickI took no glee in writing about bloodstock agent Jim Cullen’s legal and financial problems earlier this week. The trail of lawsuits, unpaid financial obligations and charges of alleged wrongdoing from some of his former clients and associates do not paint a pretty picture to outsiders interested in investing in the Thoroughbred industry. […]

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IT’S WAR! CTT FIRES BACK

By Ray Paulick UPDATED 9 P.M. (NOTE: Several hours after the following story was published, the Paulick Report received a press release from the group known as California Horsemen for Change in reaction to the email distributed by the California Thoroughbred Trainers to some of its members.  Click here to read the press release from California […]

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PAULICK REPORT PRESENTS BREEDERS’ CUP OR BUST: A CHARITY FUNDRAISING ‘DRIVE’

By Ray PaulickSome people think I’d do just about anything to not get on an airplane. One of those folks is Brad Cummings, my partner in the Paulick Report. A couple of weeks ago, knowing that I’ve had  my fill of bad experiences with commercial airlines, he asked if I’d be driving out to the […]

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EQUIBASE GETS IT RIGHT

What’s this? Happy horseplayers? Why the racetracks must be giving money away. EIther that, or someone has paid attention to the needs of these long-suffering, often forgotten supporters of the game. In this case, it’s the latter, and the group paying attention to horseplayers was Equibase, the racing industry’s data base owned in tandem by […]

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