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PAULICK LIVE BLOGS PORTIONS OF TODAY’S CHRB MEETING FEATURING FRANK STRONACH

IMPORTANT UPDATE: At approximately 4:15 EDT during the California Horse Racing Board meeting at Hollywood Park on Tuesday, Frank Stronach agreed to allow the Oak Tree Racing Association to hold its 2010 live meeting at Santa Anita Park under the lease conditions that existed in a contract previously voided when MI Developments took ownership of Santa […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: NO ALIBIS

By Ray Paulick I can’t imagine anyone will have any alibis after Saturday’s 135th Preakness Stakes is run at Old Hilltop, otherwise known as Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The forecast is for sunny skies and comfortable temperatures in the 70s, the top horses received favorable post positions, and all systems appear to be […]

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LIVE BLOG FROM OAKLAWN PARK

By Ray Paulick There are a lot of people sitting on pins and needles in Hot Springs, Ark., this afternoon, all waiting to see what happens at Santa Anita Park and Fair Grounds when two-time champion Zenyatta and Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra make their 2010 debuts in anticipation of their long-awaited match-up, scjheduled […]

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IT’S (??????): PAULICK LIVE BLOGS THE 2009 ECLIPSE AWARDS

By Ray Paulick The big question on my mind has nothing to do with Rachel Alexandra or Zenyatta as the luminaries start to arrive at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., and TVG begins its four hours of coverage of the 39th annual Eclipse Awards recognizing Thoroughbred racing’s champions of 2009. […]

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LIVE BLOGGING SUPER SATURDAY STAKES

By Ray Paulick Belmont Park offers five Grade 1 races today, beginning with the Beldame (you remember, the race where TVG boosted the purse in hopes of getting Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra, connections for neither of which appeared to take very seriously). I’ll be writing a live blog providing results of Belmont’s races (following the […]

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LIVE BLOGGING THE 2009 KEENELAND SEPTEMBER YEARLING SALE: DAY ONE

By Ray Paulick The world was a different place in the first half of 2007, when Thoroughbred breeders finalized the matings that resulted in the 5,000-plus yearlings to be led into the Keeneland sale ring, starting this morning at 10 a.m. and continuing over the next two weeks in what is this industry’s […]

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PAULICK LIVE BLOGS BC STRATEGIC PLAN TELECONFERENCE

Beginning shortly after 2 p.m. (Eastern), Ray Paulick will be live blogging the Breeders’ Cup teleconference where the organization’s new long-term strategic plan will be outlined by Cup president, Greg Avioli; Satish Sanan, a member of the board of Directors and chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee; and William Field of Value Partners, the international […]

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PAULICK’S LIVE BLOG: OFF AND RUNNING AT DEL MAR

Seersucker suit, or shorts, sandals and T shirt? Fedora or straw hat? SPF 30 or 15? Margarita or Dos Equis? These are the tough questions folks in the San Diego North County area faced as the sun rose on the annual party known as Del Mar opening day. There will be plenty of […]

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SLOW NEWS DAY: PAULICK LIVE BLOGGING BELMONT TELECONFERENCE

By Ray Paulick I don’t expect Jess Jackson to surprise us and call in with the Rachel Alexandra announcement the racing world has been breathlessly waiting for (you know, will she or won’t she?), but one never knows. Chip Woolley might give us some thoughts about potential jockeys for Mine That Birdor or even talk […]

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CHICKEN ‘N’ EGGS: PAULICK LIVE BLOGS THE ALIBI BREAKFAST

By Ray Paulick How often do you have a guilt-free chance to get sloppy drunk and chow down on an  honest to goodness Maryland breakfast of fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, and scrambled eggs? At least once a year if you come to the Alibi Breakfast that is part of the Preakness tradition at Pimlico […]

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