John T.L. Jones Jr.: Mediator, Mentor, Horse Trader, Legend

It’s been more than 20 years since I found myself standing next to John T.L. Jones Jr. in the check-in line at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. We were there as guests of The Jockey Club at the Members Dinner on the eve of the annual Round Table on Matters Pertaining […]

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Kaelyn Penick Wins Thoroughbred Charities Of America Youth Essay Context

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) is pleased to announce the winner of the Sixth Annual TCA Youth Essay Contest. Kaelyn Penick, 18, of Appomattox, Va., has been named the winner of the contest. The contest was open to recipients of services, volunteers, supporters or anyone, 18 years of age or younger, that has been impacted […]

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Alex Sano Se Educa En La Universidad Y En El Hipódromo

Alessandro “Alex” Sano está recibiendo educación en dos frentes. El estudiante de biología y veterinaria en la Universidad de Central Florida, de 20 años de edad, también es parte fundamental de la operación hípica de su padre Antonio Sano, que incluye a Gunnevera, inscrito para este Sábado en el Preakness Stakes (G1) en el óvalo […]

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BloodHorse, Weatherbys Introduce Global Stallion App

BloodHorse and Weatherbys announced today that they have jointly developed a free Global Stallions app that is now available for Apple and Android phones and tablets. The app provides continually updated graphs, charts, and statistics pertaining to stallions standing in North America and Europe and timely worldwide racing information about their offspring. Featuring more than […]

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Award-Winning Journalist Dan Farley Dies At 72

Dan Farley, an award-winning Turf writer and longtime member and former president of the National Turf Writers Association, died Friday, May 1, in a Mechanicsville, Va., hospital. He was 72 years old. Mr. Farley, a native of Princeton, Ind., and a graduate of Indiana State University, started his career with The Blood-Horse in 1971 and then […]

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The Friday Show: One Tough Ticket Or Ray’s Couch?

For the second consecutive week, the Thoroughbred racing industry is dealing with a major media transaction. As the Paulick Report reported Thursday, The Jockey Club is expected to reveal today that it has completed a purchase of the venerable racing publication, the Blood-Horse. Meanwhile, the Breeders’ Cup announced that tickets go on sale to the public far […]

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Ray Paulick Featured Speaker at Bergstein Writing Award Presentation

Ray Paulick, publisher of the Paulick Report, will be a featured speaker in the second annual Stan Bergstein Writing Award presentation on December 11 in Tucson, Arizona. Paulick was a finalist for the inaugural award last year and has 3 story nominations in 2013, which could leave him with double duty as a speaker and […]

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Blood-Horse Story on Death at Mountaineer Nominated for Bergstein Award

Team Valor International has nominated a Blood-Horse story on a faulty investigation into the death of a horse at Mountaineer Racetrack for the second annual Stan Bergstein Writing Award. Staff writer Frank Angst details the failure of racetrack and regulatory personnel to gather key evidence of what was deemed to be a “suspicious” death of […]

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Loss of the Thoroughbred Times: ‘…And then there was one’

When I first lived in Chicago in the early 1970s, there were four daily newspapers: morning commuters could read the Tribune and Sun-Times, then take a copy of Chicago Today and The Daily News with them on the way home that evening. By the time I got my first journalism job in 1975 at the […]

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