Oliver Tait

Oliver And Amber Tait Purchase Australia’s Twin Hills Stud From Godolphin

Oliver and Amber Tait have acquired Twin Hills Stud, located at Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia. The property, one of the most beautiful and superbly appointed studs in the country, has been purchased from Godolphin. Perfectly situated between the Hunter Valley and North East Victoria, the farm provides access to both of Australia’s most prominent […]

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Results of Breeders’ Cup Election Announced: 10 Members Re-Elected

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that 19 individuals have won election to serve as Breeders’ Cup Members.  Voting by Breeders’ Cup foal and stallion nominators was concluded at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 13. The election results are expected to be ratified by the current Breeders’ Cup Members at the annual meeting on July 13. […]

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Lasix Hot-Button Issue in Breeders’ Cup Election

The election process for five seats on the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors begins Friday, and in the wake of the controversial decision in March to change direction on medication policy it will be a hotly contested vote. The only individuals eligible to run and to vote in the Board of Directors election are the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Reaches Critical Juncture

With recent resignations of two of the 13 members from the board of directors over policy and philosophical differences, it’s clear the Breeders’ Cup has been sailing in some choppy waters lately. The first resignation came in early March when Oliver Tait, representing Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley operation, abruptly quit after the board reversed direction on […]

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Darley Exec Exits Breeders’ Cup Board Over Lasix Reversal

The following statement was received from Oliver Tait, Darley’s Chief Operating Officer, regarding the Breeders’ Cup Lasix policy: The Breeders’ Cup has reversed its previously agreed and stated position that the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be conducted without Lasix. As a consequence, I have resigned from the Board of the Breeders’ Cup. Sheikh […]

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New York Breeders’ Cup must be earned

When word got out last week that Breeders’ Cup officials were holding a reception in Los Angeles this Wednesday to confirm Santa Anita Park as host of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup, there was predictable disappointment and anger coming from some friends of New York racing, who thought it was about time for the championships to […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP ELECTION RESULTS: ‘NO’ TO STATUS QUO

By Ray Paulick (UPDATED: 6:30 p.m.) Three of the four incumbent Directors of the 13-member Breeders’ Cup board did not receive enough support from their fellow Members and Trustees to retain their positions in an election that culminated with an annual meeting today at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Re-elected to a two-year […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP: WHY CHANGE IS NEEDED

By Ray Paulick Some people have asked me why I think it is so important for there to be a change in leadership, starting with the 13-member board of Directors, at the Breeders’ Cup. There currently are six board seats up for election, with electronic voting currently taking place from July 1-8 among the 48-person […]

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(UPDATED JUNE 3) BREEDERS’ CUP CANDIDATES: WHERE THEY STAND

By Ray Paulick The 25 candidates for the 13 open positions on the Breeders’ Cup Board of Members and Trustees were asked by the Paulick Report last week to respond to six questions about themselves, their priorities and recommendations for the organization, and their thoughts on Breeders’ Cup governance issues. Thirteen individuals responded in time […]

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(UPDATED JUNE 3) PAULICK ENDORSES BREEDERS’ CUP CANDIDATES

By Ray Paulick (UPDATED JUNE 3 TO REFLECT A CHANGE IN RECOMMENDATION FOR GEORGE ISAACS) The 25 candidates running for election to the Breeders’ Cup board of Members and Trustees may have different backgrounds, income levels and positions within the Thoroughbred industry, but I think they all share a common thread: a desire to help […]

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