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DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN?

By Ray Paulick “The best business in the horse industry right now is silks manufacturing,” someone said to me Tuesday afternoon as officials were tallying up the final numbers from the two select sessions of the 14-day Keeneland September yearling sale. “There are a lot of breeders out there who don’t have racing silks but […]

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WANT TO SELL RACEDAY TO SPORTS FANS? LOOK TO DUBAI

By Brad Cummings Since the inception of the Paulick Report, I have stayed under the radar. Outside of the Eclipse Awards live blog and a few small ghostwriting opportunities, I have been the behind the scenes guy on a publication I am very proud to be associated with.   And this is for […]

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HAVEN NO HEAVEN

By Ray Paulick Desert Party won Thursday night’s UAE 2000 Guineas at Nad Al Sheba racecourse in Dubai, rallying from just off the pace under Lanfranco Dettori to score an “under wraps”  victory over Regal Ransom and pacesetter Redding Colliery. Vineyard Haven, winner of the Hopeful and Champagne Stakes last year and runner-up to Midshipman in […]

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COURT VISION, COCOA BEACH HOLLYWOOD TURF FESTIVAL WINNERS

  By Ray Paulick When IEAH Stables bought an interest in 2007 Remsen Stakes winner Court Vision from WinStar Farm earlier this year, the son of Gulch had the look of a Derby horse. He eventually lived up to that billing, though his Grade 1 Derby victory came not on the dirt at Churchill Downs […]

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RAY PAULICK’S MONDAY UPDATES FROM KEENELAND SALE

By Ray Paulick The final numbers from Monday’s opening session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale were not pretty, and the bad news is that it might get worse before it gets any better in an environment stung by turbulent stock exchanges around the world, high-profile bankruptcies in the financial markets and […]

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KONNICHIWA…THE PAULICK REPORT GOES TO TOKYO

By Ray Paulick I knew I wasn’t in Kentucky anymore when I went out for an early morning walk and came across a group of about 20 people standing at a nearby intersection. It was only a two-lane road, and there wasn’t a car in sight in any direction, yet everyone stood patiently for what […]

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KEENELAND: CAN THE ELEPHANT LEARN TO DANCE?

By Ray Paulick Two years ago, leading buyer John Ferguson bought 25 yearlings during the two select sessions of the Keeneland September yearling sale for $56,885,000, an average price of $2,275,400. This year, Sheikh Mohammed’s chief bloodstock adviser signed tickets for 19 yearlings, but only spent $15,655,000, an average price of $823,947. Sheikh Mohammed’s commitment […]

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KEENELAND: BLOGGING MONDAY’S FIRST SESSION

By Ray Paulick The Paulick Report will be live blogging and/or providing frequent updates from Monday’s first session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale from Lexington, Ky. The sale is scheduled to kick off at 10 a.m. EDT, but as most auction viewers know sessions do not begin on time. First, a bit of news […]

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KEENELAND DAY ONE: DUBAI ACCOUNTS FOR 27%

By Ray Paulick All the economic indicators were down at Monday’s opening session of Keeneland’s bellwether September yearling sale — to no one’s surprise. The world economy is slumping, financial markets are turbulent, the American racing industry is going through hard times and even the U.S. dollar’s recent strengthening was a case of bad […]

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NEW ERA FOR FASIG-TIPTON

Consignors and buyers attending Fasig-Tipton yearling sales in Lexington, Ky., and Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in July and August may be a little disappointed if they are looking for a sudden transformation of the 110-year-old Thoroughbred auction company under the new ownership of Dubai-based Synergy Investments. The sale, announced in April, closed May 30. […]

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