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FINANCIAL WOES? AT LEAST WE’RE NOT ALONE

By Ray Paulick The 2009 Triple Crown marks the fourth consecutive year the sport’s three premier races – the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont — will be run without the benefit of a title sponsor, and the Breeders’ Cup championships will be without some of their longtime corporate partners when it is held for the […]

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ICE FEVER

By Ray Paulick Random notes while waiting for the ice to melt … The devastating snow and ice storm that hit Kentucky earlier this week has created serious economic hardships on Thoroughbred farms, many of which are without electricity and have suffered major damage, just as the foaling season is hitting full swing and the […]

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JOCKEY CLUB: A BREED APART FROM THE AQHA

By Ray Paulick One of the first projects that landed on my desk when I joined the Thoroughbred Times as managing editor in 1988 was a feature story on the Jockey Club, the organization historically entrusted with registering Thoroughbreds and being the keeper of the Stud Book. The article was accompanied by a lengthy mail-in […]

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BC MEMO OUTLINES INVESTMENT HISTORY

By Ray Paulick Breeders’ Cup chief financial officer Matthew Lutz has responded to recent questions about the organization’s investment fund in a memo distributed to the Breeders’ Cup board of members and trustees and posted on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. The questions arose after last week’s board of directors vote to suspend […]

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JOCKEY CLUB: ALL ABOUT CONTROL

By Ray Paulick One of the staples of the Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing, to be held this Sunday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is a report on the activities of the Jockey Club, whose primary responsibility to the industry is registering Thoroughbreds and approving the names horses are given. Of course, […]

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