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Musselman, Churchill Downs Settle Lawsuit; Eviction to End Jan. 1

Attorneys for Churchill Downs and Louisville, Ky., newsletter publisher Edward Musselman have signed an agreement asking U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Musselman against Churchill Downs and its director of security, Robert King, alleging he was evicted from the racetrack premises without due process rights guaranteed by […]

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Indian Charlie Banned From Churchill After Romans Altercation

Ed Musselman, publisher of the Indian Charlie newsletter, has been barred from Churchill Downs indefinitely following a physical confrontation with trainer Dale Romans on the backstretch Thursday. The Courier-Journal reported Friday that Churchill Downs officials are looking into the matter but in the meantime, Musselman is not allowed on the backside or grandstand until further […]

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Romans on Indian Charlie Fight: ‘I Had to Defend Myself’

Eclipse Award-winning trainer Dale Romans and newsletter publisher Ed Musselman were involved in a fight Thursday morning that brought Louisville Metro Police officers and EMTs to the Churchill Downs stable area. Musselman, who was critical of Romans in a recent edition of his “Indian Charlie” newsletter, crossed paths with the trainer near Barn 4, where […]

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Keeneland, Stronach Group Pull Advertising, Ban ‘Indian Charlie’ Newsletter From Premises After Racially Insensitive Article

The Keeneland Association of Lexington, Ky., and The Stronach Group (whose holdings include Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, and the Maryland Jockey Club racetracks in addition to Xpressbet.com advance deposit wagering company) said they will stop advertising in the print and online newsletter known as “Indian Charlie” and will not permit its distribution on their […]

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Industry Newsletter Called ‘Overtly Racist’ Over Ethnic Slur

Ada Limon, an accomplished poet and author and lifelong racing fan, has written a commentary in Thoroughbred Daily News attacking the “Indian Charlie” newsletter, published by Ed Musselman, as “overtly racist.” The commentary comes days after Musselman, in an apparent attempt at humor, wrote this about how trainers can avoid being the target of undercover […]

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INDIAN CHARLIE PUBLISHER TO BE SENTENCED FRIDAY

By Ray PaulickEdward Musselman, the author of the Indian Charlie newsletter distributed at a number of horse sales and racetracks, is scheduled for sentencing before Charles R. Simpson III, United States District Judge for the Western District in Louisville, Ky., at 11 a.m. on Friday morning. Musselman last year pleaded guilty to one count […]

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JANUARY MADNESS

By Ray Paulick I guess this is what you call serendipity. Only a few minutes after I scraped a couple of high school kids off the hardwood of the YMCA basketball court in Lexington (okay, so maybe they were sixth graders), I received the following email from Elisabeth Jensen at the Race for Education, the […]

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INDIAN CHARLIE: RACING’S COURT JESTER?

By Ray Paulick He doesn’t wear bright outfits or have jingly bells on his shoes or hat, but Eddie Musselman (aka Indian Charlie) willingly plays the role of the court jester to Thoroughbred industry royalty, entertaining them with stories about friends and enemies alike but always remembering who butters his bread while churning out a […]

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BLOODHORSE PRESIDENT HITS BELOW THE BELT

 By Ray Paulick Friday’s Paulick Report article on the increasingly sad state of affairs at Bloodhorse magazine  was not easy for me to write, having worked hard to help grow the company over a 15-year period and feeling tremendous sadness that many of my former Bloodhorse colleagues are now without jobs. It’s a very stressful […]

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SQUIRES DENIED EQUAL TIME IN INDIAN CHARLIE

By Ray Paulick (UPDATE: A Paulick Report reader pointed out that by including a link to Indian Charlie or Ed Musselman on our home page, we may tacitly be approving or condoning potentially insensitive or offensive material in the Indian Charlie newsletter. To erase any doubts, we do not approve or condone such material. The […]

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