Paulick Report Forum

Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: Repole – Mo Responsibility for Owners

To say Mike Repole is competitive would be a massive understatement. To say he’s a successful entrepreneur and businessman doesn’t do justice to his track record of building brands like Vitaminwater, Smartwater and Pirate’s Booty healthy snacks. To say he has a passion for Thoroughbred racing and the equine athletes…well, you get the idea. New […]

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Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: Talking Speed Figures with Beyer

Andrew Beyer’s “Picking Winners: A Horseplayer’s Guide,” published in 1975, was one of the first horse racing books of any kind I ever read. First and foremost, it was a fascinating explanation of how to compile your own speed figures based on the formula Beyer developed after leaving Harvard University in 1965. (Legend has it […]

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Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: Irving Cowan

By Frank Mitchell A Thoroughbred breeder and owner for about 40 years, Irving Cowan built his business success on the ownership and management of hotels in South Florida, and he built his breeding and racing operation on outstanding broodmares. The two foundation mares for his international successes are a pair of unraced Mr. Prospector mares […]

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Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: Hail to the Chief

By Ray Paulick Andrew Rosen was 28 years old when his family’s Star Crown Stable won the very first Breeders’ Cup race ever run, the 1984 Juvenile at Hollywood Park, with that year’s champion 2-year-old colt, Chief’s Crown. His father, Carl Rosen, known as “the Chief,” bred Chief’s Crown, but died when the son of […]

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Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: A Florida Tea Party

By Ray Paulick In the microcosm of Florida’s Thoroughbred breeding industry, equine insurance agency owner Gordon Reiss is the head of the tea party, passionately leading a group of dissatisfied and disenfranchised breeders hoping to displace the people in charge— in this case some members of the board of directors and management of the Florida […]

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Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: A Nack for Secretariat

By Ray Paulick William Nack launched his award-winning turf writing career at Newsday on Long Island, N.Y., the same year Secretariat first stepped onto the racetrack–in 1972–but he’d been a fan of the sport since his childhood and worked as a groom at Arlington Park during high school. After getting reassigned from politics to horse […]

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Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: Coming to America

By Ray Paulick European participation in the Breeders’ Cup has been an important part of the championship program since its initial running in 1984, when Yves Saint-Martin and the Aga Khan’s Lashkari won the Turf over the great racemare All Along. The International Racing Bureau, based in Newmarket, England, has recruited horses and facilitated travel […]

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Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: The Future of Suffolk Downs

Suffolk Downs and horsemen racing at the New England track appeared to be in line for relief earlier this year when the Massachusetts House and Senate passed a casino and racetrack slots bill. At the last minute, however, Gov. Deval Patrick amended the bill, and it’s been on hold since the legislature adjourned.

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Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: A Scientific Approach to the Sales

Jeff Seder, who formed EQB (or Equine Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology Inc.) in 1978, isn’t cut from the same cloth as most of the people shopping for racing prospects at the Keeneland September yearling sale. Harvard educated (undergraduate, law school and business school) and a longtime business executive and licensed attorney, Seder has brought a […]

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Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: In a Position to Lead?

Expansion of Breeders’ Cup eligibility to include all foals of non-North American stallions who are nominated to the program is just one new wrinkle approved by an organization that for many years was seen as conservative and risk-averse. Along with the new eligibility rules is an enhanced Challenge Series that pays nominator awards along with […]

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