Week in Review

THE WEEK THAT WAS: AUG. 10-16

By Ray Paulick The past week was all about closed-door industry committee meetings in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., designed to save racing from itself. Such is the nature of an industry that is run by a handful of self-appointed “leaders,” who then like to show off their might during a thunderous display of power […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: JULY 28-AUG. 2

By Ray Paulick Somewhere down the road we hope Ginger Punch and Zenyatta meet. It truly will be a championship bout. On Saturday, one week after reigning female champion Ginger Punch fought through an opening to win the Go for Wand at Saratoga, Zenyatta floated like a butterfly and then stung like a […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: AUG. 3-9

By Ray Paulick It was a week of good news all around: Big Brown comes back from his Belmont debacle with a victory in the Haskell, Curlin plots his next move (in the Woodward), the select yearling sales at Saratoga held their own, and the movement to ban steroids gained momentum thanks to the Breeders’ […]

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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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THE WEEK THAT WAS: JULY 20-27

By Ray Paulick Saratoga opens, and so do the skies. That sums up the first several days of the upstate New York Spa’s business, which is not good news for a bankrupt organization that says it will need more bailout money from the state sometime in the next couple of months. Heavy rains […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: JULY 6-12

Curlin was the story of the week, in the court room and on the racetrack. The 2007 Horse of the Year made his grass debut Saturday in Belmont Park’s Man o’ War going 1 3/8 miles and ran a solid race to be second to Red Rocks, the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Turf winner. Solid enough […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS…JUNE 22-28

Two years ago, Deep Impact, a two-time Horse of the Year in Japan, traveled to Paris to take on the world’s best grass runners in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Thousands of Japanese fans followed the horse to France and bet with such confidence that Deep Impact was the odds-on favorite to win what […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: JUNE 29-JULY 5

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PAULICK REPORT: THE WEEK THAT WAS

It was, to say the least, an interesting week to launch the Paulick Report. First, we had the opportunity to take a close look at the Breeders’ Cup election for its board of members and trustees in a two-part series that looked first at the history of the organization’s governance. The current battle for […]

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