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Forward Thinking Moved Cummings To Create Horse Racing Lottery Game

I first met Brad Cummings in the spring of 2008, shortly before the launch of the Paulick Report. He had no publishing experience and knew nothing about horse racing. Naturally, I hired him. Cummings was the Sancho Panza to my Don Quixote as we dreamed the impossible dream of a fallen horseracing writer/editor trying to […]

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Pegasus Concept (And Horse Racing) A Great Outlet For Owners’ Competitive Fires

At last Tuesday’s post position draw for the $9-million Pegasus World Cup, William Warren Jr., co-owner of City of Light with wife Suzanne, went out of his way to wish John Sadler good luck with Hronis Racing’s Accelerate, complimenting the trainer on the skill with which he’s guided the 6-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky’s […]

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What Did You Read? Top Stories Of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of our most popular stories of the year. We’ve done this for the past several years at the Paulick Report. Find previous editions here, here, and here. As usual, the stories that were most important to you this year were a mixed […]

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Game Show Whiff On Triple Crown Winner Doesn’t Put Horse Racing In Jeopardy

The week before Christmas is a quiet time for horse racing, but thanks to the producers of the popular game show, “Jeopardy,” fans had something to talk about. On the show that aired Dec. 20, all three contestants were stumped and unable to come up with the question in the Recent Events category that offered […]

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Opening Day At Santa Anita: One Of Our Sport’s Greatest Treasures

I’ll never forget my first visit to Santa Anita. It was the winter of 1979 and I was living in Chicago. I should say I was eager to flee the Windy City after a January that saw sub-zero temperatures for two weeks and snowfall that eventually would accumulate to more than 90 inches. City streets […]

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Kentucky Court Of Appeals: Absolute Insurer Rule Is Constitutional; Kitten’s Point Medication DQ Upheld

The Kentucky Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a lower court decision that had overturned a positive drug test and rendered horse racing’s absolute insurer rule unconstitutional in Kentucky. Court of Appeal Judges Gene Smallwood, Debra Lambert and Sara Combs sided with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in a case centered around Kitten’s Point, first-place […]

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Broberg Joins Asmussen, Lake In Horse Racing’s 500-Win Club

Karl Broberg on Thursday joined Steve Asmussen and Scott Lake as the only trainers in North American horse racing history to win 500 races in a single year. Summer Lovin, ridden by Colby Hernandez and owned by Flurry Racing Stables, gave Broberg the milestone victory in the second race at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Graded Stakes Committee Lacks Common Sense

I have no doubt that the men and women who serve on the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s American Graded Stakes Committee are well intentioned. They want to be fair and consistent in assessing the relative quality of stakes races run each year before assigning Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3 designations that ultimately […]

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Tim Williams Replacing Mike Shamburg As Remington Park Racing Secretary

At the conclusion of a record-breaking Thoroughbred meet that ended on Sunday, Remington Park racing secretary Mike Shamburg has stepped down, the Oklahoma City track’s president and general manager, Scott Wells, confirmed. Shamburg had also served as racing secretary at Lone Star Park – a Texas track owned by the same company, Global Gaming LLC, […]

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Thoroughbred Charities Of America Stallion Season Auction Set For January

Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that the planning and preparations for the 29th annual Stallion Season Auction and Celebration are underway. The auction, held Wednesday, January 2 – Sunday, January 6, 2019, is the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit organization. “Our annual auction is our most important event on the calendar as it raises […]

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