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INDIAN CHARLIE AUTHOR MUSSELMAN AVID READER OF PAULICK REPORT

By Ray Paulick Ed Musselman, the former Churchill Downs tour guide, groom, jockey agent and trainer who publishes the Indian Charlie newsletter that is distributed during some race meetings and Thoroughbred auctions throughout the United States, has proven to be an avid reader of the Paulick Report, which England’s Pacemaker magazine said in its September issue […]

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LOOKING A GIFT BAG IN THE MOUTH

Though a leading Thoroughbred owner said “it didn’t pass the smell test,” there was nothing fishy about a Breeders’ Cup board member getting a potentially huge publicity boost when the Breeders’ Cup placed a free ownership interest in some of his horses in 125 “gift bags”  distributed to prominent celebrities and athletes attending Wednesday night’s […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: JULY 13-20

Saratoga typically dominates the racing scene in late July and August, so it was good news for Del Mar that the West Coast track had its opening a week earlier than the Spa this year, putting it in the national spotlight at least for a few days. And a very good debut  it was, […]

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REBUFFED BY CUP

On the surface, it seems unfathomable that the 40-some members and trustees, founding members and officers of the Breeders’ Cup who select the organization’s operating board of directors could have rejected Richard Santulli, whose business acumen is such that he is on the short list of candidates to succeed Warren Buffett, the “oracle of Omaha,” […]

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CLAY CANNED IN CUP ELECTION

Robert Clay, the owner of Three Chimneys Farm and vice chairman of the 14-member Breeders’ Cup board of directors, did not receive enough votes from nominators to retain his seat on the organization’s 48-person board of members and trustees, the Paulick Report has learned. In something of a changing of the guard for the Breeders’ […]

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CUP ELECTION ANALYSIS: COALITIONS RULE

The startling election results for the Breeders’ Cup board of members and trustees conducted among nominators to the program teaches us one thing about this relatively new process: no single farm or entity can stack the board with its own candidates. That is driven home by the fact that Robert Clay of Three Chimneys […]

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