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Good News Friday sponsored by Liberation Farm: Brightening Our Breeders’ Cup Path

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.” – Buddhist expression By Ray PaulickI have a confession to make to our readers. While so many of you helped Breeders’ Cup Charities raise, by last count, nearly $80,000 in the second annual Breeders’ Cup or Bust fundraiser to help the Permanently […]

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MI DEVELOPMENTS BOOSTS PREAKNESS 5.5 PROGRAM WITH ADDITION OF $100,000 AMTOTE JOCKEY BONUS

PRESS RELEASE MI Developments Inc. MI Developments Inc., in conjunction with MID’s premier racing properties, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields, Pimlico Race Course and XpressBet Inc. expanded the lucrative PREAKNESS 5.5 bonus program which could award an additional $5.5 million in bonuses to the winner of the 2011 Preakness Stakes, to […]

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RACINGFUTURE.COM SELECTS IDEA CONTEST WINNER

PRESS RELEASE Dennis Mills, CEO of MI Developments Inc., is pleased to announce that MIKE CAGGIANO of Royal Palm Beach, Florida is the winner of the RacingFuture.com Idea Contest.   Dennis and the RacingFuture.com team would like to take this opportunity to applaud all of the contestants for their outstanding overall effort and for […]

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RACING INTO THE FUTURE

Dennis Mills, the former Canadian politician and CEO of Frank Stronach’s racetrack-owning company, MI Developments, had no idea what kind of response to expect when he launched a website, www.RacingFuture.com, to bolster his candidacy for a seat on the Breeders’ Cup board of members and trustees. His effort to win election to the Breeders’ Cup […]

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CHRB BEYOND FRUSTRATED WITH MI DEVELOPMENTS

By Ray Paulick The golden rule in the business world usually dictates that “he who has the gold makes the rules.” That’s not the way it usually is in the horse racing world, and certainly not in California. Frank Stronach and his MI Developments real estate company, owner of Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields, […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS, FOLKS

By Ray Paulick Everyone, it seems, is a critic. In last week’s Paulick Report Forum, Dennis Mills, CEO of MI Developments, talked about the outreach program he recently launched at www.racingfuture.com, where he is soliciting the public to offer their ideas for the future of the sport. The ideas will be judged, and the “best […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: MAGNA’S PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

By Ray Paulick Dennis Mills is vice chairman and CEO of MI Developments, the Frank Stronach-controlled real estate company that assumed ownership of many of the racetracks formerly owned by another Stronach company, Magna Entertainment, after that entity filed for bankruptcy. Mills jumped from the frying pan into the oven when one of his […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: A FRANK DISCUSSION WITH MYSELF

By Ray Paulick William Sydney Porter, better known as the short story author O. Henry, couldn’t have scripted a more unlikely ending for Tuesday’s California Horse Racing Board meeting at Hollywood Park, where Frank Stronach and several commissioners went mano a mano over the future of Thoroughbred racing in the Golden State. After a […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: IS THAT A THREAT?

By Ray Paulick David Israel, the vice chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, didn’t pull any punches when he addressed Dennis Mills, head of Santa Anita Park’s “new” owner, MI Developments, at the CHRB’s regularly schedule meeting last month. Israel blasted Mills for voiding a longstanding lease with the Oak Tree Racing […]

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BC BOARD: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION…

(CLARIFICATION: Thoroughbred Daily News Publisher Barry Weisbord called to ask for a clarification in two areas of the following article on the Breeders’ Cup election. First, while Weisbord acknowledged that Richard Santulli has not personally attended any meetings of the Breeders’ Cup board of directors since being elected, he said Santulli has called in by […]

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