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The Elephant In The Room: Racing Can Do More To Take Care Of Its Own

As the Thoroughbred industry makes another push toward federal legislation standardizing drug testing in racing, one of the central questions will be what reformed testing will cost. Expense is, after all, part of the reason disparities lurk between various state commission drug testing contracts now. In the course of covering stories related to drug testing, […]

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Theater Review: ‘Pure Confidence’ An Unsettling Tale Of Slavery, Civil War And Black Jockeys

Here’s one of the great ironies of American sports vis-a-vis horse racing. As, one by one, our prime professional sports integrated, horse racing moved in the other direction. There just aren’t many black jockeys anymore. But before the Civil War, black riders dominated. They also were slaves. Because the best black jockeys had the ability […]

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At the Luck premiere: ‘This is horse racing’s epic’

I live in Los Angeles, about six miles from Mann’s Chinese Theater, which sits in the heart of the (mostly) new Hollywood Boulevard.  Though not quite the majestic movie palace it was decades ago, it is still quite a sight, and walking through the massive double doors into the grand lobby is nothing to sneeze […]

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Gutterman, Harlow out at Santa Anita

One week into the inaugural autumn meeting at Santa Anita Park, top officials from the racing office and marketing department have stepped down in what the Paulick Report was told were cost-cutting moves by parent company The Stronach Group. Resigning as vice president of marketing was Allen Gutterman, one of the most respected and knowledgeable […]

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Santa Anita’s Happy Photography Day

Here’s a low-cost racing promotion that sounds like it was inspired by “The Tipping Point,” Malcolm Gladwell’s best-selling business book whose subtitle is “how little things can make a big difference.” Indeed, Photography Day at Santa Anita Park last Friday was a “little thing,” but Chris Quinn, the track’s group events coordinator, hopes it turns […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: A New Santa Anita

If anyone who markets horse racing has “seen it all,” I daresay that person would be Allen Gutterman. Starting out at a small harness track in Monticello, N.Y., Gutterman next moved on to Yonkers raceway and then the Meadowlands, which gave him his introduction to Thoroughbred racing. He went from there to the New York […]

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ON A COMPUTER SCREEN NEAR YOU

By Ray Paulick Amidst all the gloom and doom in American racing today (and I don’t see any need to repeat all the problems here), there are some good things going on, some positive ideas being generated and programs launched at several tracks across the country. Several of those ideas recognize the power of the […]

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