California Thoroughbred Trainers Helping SoCal Equine Foundation Raise Funds For Standing MRI At Santa Anita

At a special Board of Directors meeting held Sunday, October 27, the leadership of California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT) voted to assist in immediate fund-raising for the Southern California Equine Foundation (SCEF) purchase of an equine MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) facility to be added to the Equine Imaging Center at Santa Anita Park. The proven technology […]

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CHRB Assigns 2014-15 Dates in Post-Hollywood Era

The California Horse Racing Board has approved racing dates for 2014 and 2015 featuring an extended Santa Anita Park meeting that runs from its traditional Dec. 26 opening until after the Fourth of July along with a new autumn meeting at Del Mar. The changes to the traditional racing calendar became necessary after the owners […]

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Los Alamitos Withdraws Offer to Expand: ‘We Won’t be Part of a Beauty Contest’

Citing a desire to avoid a showdown with Fairplex Park and various disagreements with the California Thoroughbred Trainers regarding proposed track expansion, officials from Los Alamitos withdrew an offer to expand its racetrack to accommodate Thoroughbred racing. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, Brad McKinzie, a consultant with Los Alamitos indicated that […]

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Judge to Monteleone: Stay out of the horse business

Thoroughbred owners in California owe a debt of gratitude to Brian McGoldrick. Who is Brian McGoldrick, you ask? To my knowledge, he’s never won any big races as a Thoroughbred owner, and currently has just one horse in training, a claimer. But McGoldrick has done something few other owners have had the intestinal fortitude to […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Three Years of Ray Paulick

A few weeks and three years ago, I chose to take a leap of faith and agreed to partner with a guy I didn’t know working in an industry that had about a half of one percent of my annual attention. The journey officially began three years ago yesterday. And it has been one of […]

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Mary Forney: California horsemen to get new workers’ comp program

Effective July 1, California’s statewide workers’ compensation program, administered by the California Horsemen’s Safety Alliance, will transition to Finish Line Self Insurance Group (FLSIG). FSLIG has been in operation for six years serving Quarter Horse horsemen as well as a select number of Thoroughbred trainers. The program is now being expanded to provide the opportunity […]

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An Open Letter from the TOC

The Paulick Report has received an open letter from the TOC in response to the recent formation of the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, a group the TOC refers to as a “takeover group”. The letter takes on the charges made by Roger Licht and claims the CTHA is an extension of the California Thoroughbred Trainers. […]

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Annual President’s Day Salary Survey

Presidents Day is a time for Americans to reflect on the great men like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln who have led this country over the last 200-plus years (OK, it’s really just an unnecessary federal holiday and a chance for a three-day weekend), but for the Paulick Report Presidents Day means it’s time for […]

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An Open Letter to CHRB Chairman Keith Brackpool, These are desperate times for California horse racing and breeding. None of the leading economic indicators – pari-mutuel handle, on-track attendance, foal crop, commercial stallions, sale averages or field size – is heading in the right direction. Churchill Downs bought Hollywood Park and left like a spurned […]

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