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INDUSTRY IN THE CROSSHAIRS: A PREVIEW – NTRA Marginalized; Credibility in Question

Will they or won’t they?   That’s the big question I have about a group of U.S. Congressmen who have nothing else to do (health care, foreclosure crisis, soaring gas prices, Iraq war?) but put the horse racing industry in the crosshairs during a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday entitled “Breeding Drugs and Breakdowns: The […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP PART II: OLD GUARD VS. NEW GUARD

The fight for control of the Breeders’ Cup began in earnest in January 2006, shortly after the organization’s board of directors ratified a change in bylaws that would end its self-perpetuating nature and give anyone who nominates a foal or stallion to the program the opportunity to vote in an annual election. The battle […]

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HEARING IGNORES FANS

Have you ever been to one of those business meetings where the boss calls his managers together and “wants feedback” on an idea that, it’s clear to see, he has already decided to put into play? That’s what Thursday’s Congressional hearing, entitled “Breeding, Drugs, and Breakdowns: The State of Thoroughbred Horseracing and the Welfare of […]

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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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