california racing

ONE CRAZY, GLORIOUS DAY

By Ray PaulickFor some (but obviously not very many), Del Mar’s opening day is the proverbial “place that’s so crowded nobody goes there anymore.” For the second consecutive year, the track where the turf meets the surf set an all-time attendance record, with 45,309 mostly beautiful people taking planes, trains and limousines to be seen, […]

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BUMMER MAN

After hopeful aspirations, eight-year-old Lava Man’s return to racing was anything but what trainer Doug O’Neill wanted to see as the popular California gelding faded to last in the San Gabriel. For the entire article, click here and then come back to the Paulick Report and let us know what you think. – Bradford Cummings

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CALIFORNIA TO OUT-OF-STATE OWNERS: IOU

By Ray PaulickOh, the joys of sending a horse to race in California. Some owners with horses participating in last year’s Breeders’ Cup on the Pro-Ride surface at Santa Anita Park believed running on that track was a crapshoot if it was their horse’s first time on synthetics. Obviously, it worked out for some (Raven’s […]

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LIVE BLOGGING BREEDERS’ CUP PRE-ENTRY TELECONFERENCE

At 1 p.m. Eastern Ray Paulick will be live blogging today’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association teleconference focusing on the 25th Breeders’ Cup from the Oak Tree Racing Association meeting at Santa Anita Park Oct. 24-25, pre-entries for which were announced earlier. Click here to get the list of pre-entries. Scheduled guests on the conference […]

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MIKE MITCHELL’S CALIFORNIA RAPSHEET

By Ray Paulick Californian Mike Mitchell has produced a steady stream of winners – mostly in the claiming ranks – since taking out his trainer’s license in 1974. He also has been cited quite regularly for various rules violations, including numerous medication and medication procedural infractions, by track stewards and the California Horse Racing Board, the latest […]

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