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BROADBENT: A TOUGH, BRILLIANT VISIONARY

By Ray Paulick The first time I met Richard F. “Dick” Broadbent III, I’ll have to admit that he scared the hell out of me. It was March of 1988, and I had just moved from a cozy job at Daily Racing Form in Los Angeles to Lexington, Ky., to become managing editor of the […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm – ERCEL ELLIS, THE GOLDEN MAN OF RADIO

By Ray Paulick  There is good news and bad news in this week’s Good News Friday feature, sponsored by Liberation Farm.First, the bad news: Ercel Ellis signed off for the very last time on his “Post Time” radio show last Saturday, Aug. 15. The final broadcast of the nightly Lexington, Ky.-based race results show […]

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CHURCHILL AND THE ADW WARS

By Ray PaulickIs anyone really surprised to see Churchill Downs Inc. involved in yet another dispute with horsemen’s organizations over contractual terms for account wagering or advance deposit wagering? The incident in California involving TrackNet Media, the company CDI owns in partnership with Magna Entertainment, is the latest in a series of contractual and legal […]

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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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BREAKING: CHURCHILL CUTS JOBS, SHARE PRICE JUMPS

Churchill Downs Inc. notified a number of its Louisville, Kentucky, employees today that their services will no longer be needed, the Paulick Report has learned. The job cuts also extend to Bloodstock Research Information Services, the Lexington, Kentucky-based information and wagering company purchased by CDI a year ago. According to sources, as many as a […]

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