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A NEW SUNRISE ON CUP TRANSPARENCY?

By Ray Paulick The Breeders’ Cup has begun to let the sun shine on the annual election process that determines who ultimately sits on the organization’s board of directors. For the first time this year, the Breeders’ Cup has decided to publish a roster of eligible voters and their available number of votes; complete results of its […]

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MYTHICAL KY SLOTS ARMADA: 15 YEARS LATER

By Ray Paulick It’s now been 15 years since James E. (Ted) Bassett III, then the president of Keenelend, declared before a legislative committee in Kentucky’s state capitol that the commonwealth’s signature industry, Thoroughbred racing and breeding, was “not going to cave in to the hypothetical threat of a mythical armada cruising down the Ohio […]

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BREEDERS AND CUP CLASH OVER STAKES PROGRAM

By Ray Paulick Last week’s decision by the Breeders’ Cup board of directors to suspend the program that put $6 million in purse enhancements into stakes races around the country in 2008 has brought an angry outcry from breeders who nominate their foals and stallions to the Breeders’ Cup in part because of the incentive […]

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KEENELAND: BLOGGING MONDAY’S FIRST SESSION

By Ray Paulick The Paulick Report will be live blogging and/or providing frequent updates from Monday’s first session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale from Lexington, Ky. The sale is scheduled to kick off at 10 a.m. EDT, but as most auction viewers know sessions do not begin on time. First, a bit of news […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: JUNE 29-JULY 5

Want your friends and associates to be as informed and up-to-date on what’s really going on in the Thoroughbred industry as you are? Encourage them to check out the Paulick Report each day and sign up for our Email Flashes. I’m not sure how good of a poker player Ron Geary is, but […]

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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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