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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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PAULICK REPORT 2009: THE YEAR THAT WAS

By Bradford Cummings It is amazing what a difference a year makes at the Paulick Report. Traffic has more than doubled, debate is livelier than ever and Ray has pledged to stop talking about jet lag. (I’ll believe it when I see it…or don’t see it) We made a cross-country trip to the Breeders’ Cup […]

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ECLIPSED VOTING PROCESS

By Ray Paulick Last week I wrote that if I had a vote in the Eclipse Awards, I’d cast my Horse of the Year ballot for unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Zenyatta. Well, I don’t have a vote, and I have no one to blame but myself. A little more than seven years ago, […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: BREEDING ABOUT MORE THAN MONEY?

  By Ray Paulick Voting for the Eclipse Awards will begin in just over a month, and the biggest debate and perhaps most hotly disputed division will be for Horse of the Year, where early- and mid-season leader Rachel Alexandra and undefeated Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Zenyatta will vie for the most votes from members […]

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EQUIBASE GETS IT RIGHT

What’s this? Happy horseplayers? Why the racetracks must be giving money away. EIther that, or someone has paid attention to the needs of these long-suffering, often forgotten supporters of the game. In this case, it’s the latter, and the group paying attention to horseplayers was Equibase, the racing industry’s data base owned in tandem by […]

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