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BC BOARD: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION…

(CLARIFICATION: Thoroughbred Daily News Publisher Barry Weisbord called to ask for a clarification in two areas of the following article on the Breeders’ Cup election. First, while Weisbord acknowledged that Richard Santulli has not personally attended any meetings of the Breeders’ Cup board of directors since being elected, he said Santulli has called in by […]

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WITH SIRES, GRASS IS SELDOM GREENER

By Ray PaulickBased on comments from trainer John Oxx, there seems little doubt that Sea the Stars, who ran his consecutive Group 1 win streak to six with a victory in Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp, will be retired to stud for the 2010 breeding season. There has been no indication, […]

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A BETTER HALL OF FAME

By Ray Paulick UPDATE: Please see my clarification in the comments section at the end of this article, concerning the Hall of Fame’s acknowledgement of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.. Friday’s induction ceremonies for the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame figures to be a proud and emotional day for jockey Eddie Maple, trainers […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP STOCK MARKET LOSSES EXCEED BUDGET DEFICIT

By Ray Paulick While the Breeders’ Cup board of directors acted swiftly to reverse last week’s suspension of the $6-million stakes supplement program for 2009, somewhat overlooked in the swirl of controversy was the organization’s loss of $11 million in the stock market this year. Breeders’ Cup president and CEO Greg Avioli said the […]

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POPE TO OWNERS: ‘IT’S YOUR GAME’

By Ray Paulick Fred Pope just won’t give up. For more than 16 years, since he first used advertising space in Bloodhorse magazine to publish an article entitled “Whose Game Is it?” Pope has been trying to convince Thoroughbred owners that they can control their own destiny in racing. Pope is a […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP ELECTION: GAME ON!

It took centuries for the people of Iraq to experience the joys of voting in a democratic election. Thoroughbred breeders only had to wait 25 years.   For over two decades since its inception in 1982 as the brainchild of the late John Gaines, Breeders’ Cup Ltd. had been run under the cloak of darkness, […]

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