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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY, sponsored by Liberation Farm – KENTUCKY EQUINE HUMANE CENTER

By Ray Paulick A national survey from the Unwanted Horse Coalition released Thursday shows that the number of neglected, unwanted or abused horses has been on the rise as economic conditions across the country have worsened. No surprise there (though a group called the Equine Welfare Alliance said the Unwanted Horse Coalition survey was “slanted” […]

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MAGNA: HOW DID WE GET HERE?

By Ray Paulick(UPDATE: Magna Entertainment filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. Click here for the company press release, with details on the filing.)  What a long, strange trip it’s been. Hard to believe, but it’s been just over 10 years since Frank Stronach dove head-first into racetrack ownership with his December 1998 […]

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HAWLEY STILL A DANDY

By Ray Paulick I’m sure I wasn’t the only one holding his breath when the gates opened for the fourth race Saturday at the Oak Tree Racing Association meeting from Santa Anita. Seven “old” men and one still young woman, all of them Living Legends who have retired from professional race riding, were set to […]

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MAGNA EXECS: BEEN NICE, BUT PUT ME ON ICE

It’s almost impossible to keep track of the comings and goings of executives at Magna Entertainment, the racetrack spinoff created in 2000 from Frank Stronach’s highly successful auto parts company, Magna International. Magna Entertainment owns numerous racetracks, including Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields in California, Gulfstream Park in Florida, Pimlico and Laurel Park […]

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