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PAULICK TO EQUIBASE AND NTRA: STOP BEING SO NEGATIVE

By Ray Paulick
What the hell is wrong with Equibase, the industry’s official database, and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, horse racing’s down and almost out league office?

 Each month, Equibase compiles and the NTRA dutifully distributes a report called “Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators.” The report is very simple—in fact, it’s too simple. It is […]

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TOBA STUDY: SYNTHETIC STANDS FOR SAFETY

By Ray Paulick An examination of 444,848 North American starts by Thoroughbreds in 2009 demonstrated that races on engineered all-weather surfaces led to a lower percentage of career-ending incidents than races on conventional dirt or turf courses. Among other things, the study also confirmed that races on sloppy or muddy racetracks led to a higher […]

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EQUIBASE: EVEN RACING COMMISSIONS HAVE TO PAY FOR INFO

By Ray Paulick Racing fans fed up with paying Equibase for the most basic statistical informational are in good company. Even state regulators have to pull out their credit cards and pay the “official source for racing information” in order to do their jobs. An official with the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission was […]

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FREE OUR STATS!

By Ray Paulick Ken Griffey Jr. announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on June 2, the same day New York jockey Richard Migliore said he would never ride again because of injuries sustained in a racing accident. Griffey and Migliore were stars in their sports, and both men were highly respected by their peers. […]

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HANDLE NUMBERS MAY NOT BE WHAT THEY SEEM

By Ray Paulick I hate to rain on Equibase and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s bad news parade, but there was some good news in horse racing’s monthly economic indicators released on Thursday. Average daily handle for the month of February increased by 4.80% in comparison to 2009 figures. Average daily purses were up by […]

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‘FACEBOOK FOR HORSE PEOPLE’ PARTNERS WITH EQUIBASE

PRESS RELEASE foaltrack.com, a website which enables fans and industry participants to follow the development of young Thoroughbreds and sales horses, has incorporated Equibase Virtual Stable® notifications to further assist users in tracking named juvenile horses, it was announced today by Drew Rayman, founder of foaltrack. “As yearlings turn two, get named, start breezing, […]

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UNION-TRIBUNE STANDS UP FOR DEL MAR

An editorial in today’s San Diego Union-Tribune lauds Del Mar’s dedication to its synthetic track despite Santa Anita’s likely return to dirt. They touted studies from California’s equine medical director and the Equibase Company that show the benefits of synthetic track in regards to horse fatalities. Click here for the rest of the editorial from […]

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GILL CENTER OF CONTROVERSY AGAIN

By Ray Paulick If only Michael Gill had kept his word in 2006 when he said he was getting out of horse racing after being leading owner in North America by money and races won for three consecutive years. A lot of people would be happier and a number of horses might still be alive. […]

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EQUIBASE’S THOROUGHBRED RACING ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Equibase just released their economic indicators for the past year and unfortunately to no one’s surprise, virtually all indices are down. Do you think we will see another $1,000,000,000 drop in US wagering or have we hit the bottom in 2009? What are your other thoughts on the results displayed here? Inquiring minds want to […]

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EQUIBASE ANNOUNCES FINAL NORTH AMERICAN EARNINGS LEADERS FOR 2009

Press Release For the first time, female Thoroughbreds occupy the top two spots on the list of leading North American earners in 2009, according to final statistics released today by Equibase Company LLC, the Thoroughbred industry’s official database for racing information. Zenyatta earned $3,330,000 in 2009 to become the fourth filly or mare, and the […]

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