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MALL SLOTS

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Silkworth has ruled against a public referendum to block slots at Anne Arundel Mall. As a result of this ruling, Cordish Cos. can continue to pursue slots at their Hanover shopping center. Alan Rifkin, the attorney for two groups opposed to slots at the mall, said he […]

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VEITCH ON RACHEL AND Z: IT SEEMS AT THIS POINT THE BEST CHANCE IS THE BREEDERS’ CUP AT CHURCHILL DOWNS

Michael Veitch of The Saratogian discussed in his column today the possibility of Rachel vs. Zenyatta during the 2010 season. While he admits the most likely meeting will be the Breeders’ Cup Classic, he dreams of a possible matchup at Saratoga this summer. Do you think this is possible? Likely? Should Shirreffs dodge Quality […]

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ROCKPORT HARBOR FILLY TOPS OBS JUNE SALE AT $220,000, AVERAGE UP 30.8%

There seems to be some good news coming out of the OBS June Sale with the average up 30.8% and a sale topper at $220,000 purchased by Bob Baffert. Are we heading in the right direction? Have the sales corrected themselves? Or is it too soon to tell? Read it at the Blood-Horse Then […]

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A HOLLYWOOD PARK SHOWDOWN BREWING

Next week, the CHRB will hold its monthly meeting at Hollywood Park and Frank Stronach will be the main event. Stronach will be discussing his future business model for racing and whether or not the future of Santa Anita will include an autumn meeting of the Oak Tree Racing Association. It’s also expected that […]

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WORLD CUP TUNES OUT ASCOT

In the country of England, where modern soccer was said to have been invented in the 1860s, The World Cup has taken over the news cycle as expected. One of the casualties of this fervor was last week’s Royal Ascot meet, which saw television ratings drop from 18% audience share to 10% over the same […]

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NY RACING AND WAGERING BOARD SEEKS LIFETIME BAN FOR PARAGALLO

Convicted horse abuser Ernie Paragallo may have walked out of prison recently on $10,000 as he appeals the ruling of the Greene County court, but according to NY Racing and Wagering Board spokesman Joe Mahoney, he will be facing other challenges as well. The board seeks to ban Paragallo from racing for life. The […]

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SCOTT: RACING AT TWO NOT A NECESSITY FOR SUCCESS

As Jeff Scott of The Saratogian asks, what do Curlin, Tiznow, Azeri, Mineshaft, Saint Liam, Zenyatta, Pleasantly Perfect and Informed Decision among others have in common? None of them raced as two-year-olds. Before the 2000’s, it was rare for an unraced two-year-old to have much success. But as Scott points out, the first decade of […]

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LOUISVILLE COULD’VE DANCED ALL NIGHT…

Following a successful 2009 campaign of Downs After Dark, Churchill Downs brought back the series for the first time under permanent lights and by all indications it was once again well received with over 25,000 folks populating the Louisville track.. My wife and I were among the thousands there (picture below) and we had […]

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SHOULD NYRA GO TO SHORTENED SEASON, INCREASED PURSES?

Jeff Gural, owner of two upstate NY harness tracks and partner of SL Green, told Paul Post of The Saratogian that NYRA should look to its neighbor to the South when evaluating the road ahead. Quite simply, fewer dates and larger purses. “Every other sport has an opening day and an end — the […]

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TENTATIVE DEAL STAVES OFF SHUTDOWN OF NEW YORK AGENCIES, RACETRACKS

After threats that the entire state of New York would be shutdown by June 25th, enough Republican senators will end their boycotts of weekly emergency appropriation bills to all the state to remain open. Read it at the Blood-Horse Then come back to the Paulick Report and let us know what you think […]

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