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Thoroughbred Owner Conference To Be Held Breeders’ Cup Week At Churchill Downs

OwnerView announced today that the fifth Thoroughbred Owner Conference will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., from Tuesday, Oct. 30, through Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. As with the past two conferences, the conference will coincide with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which are scheduled to be held Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs. The […]

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Finley Joins WHOA: ‘It’s Time To Make A Move’

“For many years, I thought bringing in an outside entity to manage our sport’s drug testing and anti-doping programs was a bad idea. “My outlook has changed. “Think about this – on January 27, 1934, The BloodHorse published an article describing the extensive efforts of the National Association of State Racing Commissioners and their goal […]

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Knowledge And Passion Have Been A Winning Combination For Haskin

Steve Haskin resigned from his position as senior correspondent at Blood-Horse on Monday, ending a popular and productive 17-year run as the magazine and website’s lead writer on Triple Crown races and the Breeders’ Cup Classic. The resignation was effective immediately. Bloodhorse.com reported Haskin was leaving to “pursue select freelance opportunities, public relations work, and consulting.” […]

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PTP: The decline of the ‘Horseplayer’s Bible’

The Pull the Pocket blog says The Daily Racing Form isn’t taking on horseplayer issues the way it used to. The writer says a recent issue in California makes it seem like those days are gone. When the Horseplayers Association of America (HANA) decided to boycott California racing, media coverage was limited. But, Pull the […]

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Pull the Pocket: Who writes the headlines at the Bloodhorse?

The headline “Successful Opening Day for Santa Anita” has caught some attention from racing enthusiasts and horseplayers especially considering the nearly 25% drop in handle from this year over 2009. We have to admit, it’s provocative spin.

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Thoroughbred Chat: Come on DRF, TT and Bloodhorse – get apps!

The writer of the blog Thoroughbred Chat, having just received an iPad for Chanukah, wants one more thing to make her holidays perfection: a horse racing news iPad app.

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PART TWO: STOP THE PRESSES!

By Ray Paulick (Second of a two-part series; click here for part one) In response to falling advertising revenue over the last two years, both the Thoroughbred Times and Blood-Horse magazine have made significant cuts in their staffing and editorial coverage of the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry. Both publishing companies have put […]

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LIEBMAN OUT AS BLOOD-HORSE EDITOR

By Ray Paulick Dan Liebman, a veteran racing writer who spent 15 years at Blood-Horse Publications as director of research, executive editor and the last 2 years as editor in chief of the company’s flagship weekly magazine, has been dismissed. The following email was distributed to members of the company’s Lexington, Ky.-based staff by […]

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BLOODHORSE CUTS EDITOR; NEWSWEEK FOR SALE: THE FUTURE OF PRINT?

By Ray Paulick Word that the position of Blood-Horse magazine editor in chief Dan Liebman had been eliminated earlier this week came just one day before the Washington Post announced it was putting Newsweek up for sale because management “did not see a path to sustained profitability” for the weekly newsmagazine. No other reason […]

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MARYLAND SLOTS OPPONENTS GETS HALT TO SLOTS AT ARUNDEL MILLS

After submitting 23,000 validated signatures, 4,000 more than required, the group ‘Stop Slots at the Mall’ have put a stop to the proposed plans at Arundel Mills…at least for now. “In response to the official certification by the board of elections, I have directed the County Department of Planning and Zoning to halt consideration […]

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