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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: What goes into the World Thoroughbred Rankings?

Thomas S. Robbins was born into a racing family and he’s dedicated his professional life to the sport. A son of the renowned equine veterinarian Jack Robbins (a co-founder of the Oak Tree Racing Association), Tom, a graduate of the University of Southern California, was given his first job as racing secretary by Marje Everett […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club membership center of alleged scam

A scam in Hong Kong has been discovered with 29 people arrested in raids linked to falsely assisting people in applying for a Hong Kong Jockey Club membership.

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Destination Louisville brought to you by VINERY LTD: A True World Championship

Better get used to a major international influence at the Breeders’ Cup, which is trying to give real meaning to the term “world championships” with its new global nomination program unveiled on Monday. With horses from around the world getting an easier path to eligibility, we may soon start seeing the best of Europe, Asia, […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by BREEDERS’ CUP: BARBARO’S LEGACY

By Ray Paulick When Barbaro streaked to the wire 6 1/2 lengths in front to win the 2006 Kentucky Derby, there was tremendous buzz throughout the racing world over the contributions the unbeaten son of Dynaformer could make to the Thoroughbred breed as a future stallion. Those hopes were dashed when Barbaro suffered a devastating […]

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JAPAN DIARY, DAY TWO: STOUTE ‘PUNKS’ DEMURO

By Ray Paulick TOKYO, Japan–Mirco Demuro had just been punk’d by, of all people, Sir Michael Stoute, and he looked like a deer caught in the headlights. An Australian journalist wanted to introduce Demuro to the legendary British trainer during the cocktail hour of Friday night’s Welcome Party to the 29th annual Japan Cup. Demuro, […]

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FORMER NYRA EXEC NADER ENJOYING HONG KONG

The Paulick Report caught up with former New York Racing Association chief operating officer Bill Nader, who since April 2007 has served as executive director of racing for the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Nader is attending the 32nd Asian Racing Conference in Tokyo, where he gave a presentation on the Asian Racing Federation’s International Circuit. […]

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WHY DOES RACING HATE US OLD MEN?

After 48 hours of being told horse racing needs newer and younger and more female fans, Ray Paulick is mad as hell and he isn’t going to take it anymore. He wants to know, among other things: Why does racing hate us old men? Ray’s gavel to snooze button coverage of the 32nd Asian Racing […]

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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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ASIAN CONFERENCE: JRA EXPECTED TO LICENSE FOREIGN OWNERS

By Ray Paulick The world’s biggest purses have never been available to racehorse owners from around the globe, but that all may be changing soon when the Japan Racing Association makes an anticipated announcement later this month that it will begin licensing foreign owners  as early as 2009. News of the JRA’s expected policy change […]

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THE BIG QUESTION: CAN RACING SURVIVE?

By Ray Paulick The challenges that confront racing seem to be the sport’s universal language, and potential solutions, it seems, are similar from one continent to another. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and chairman of the Asian Racing Federation, outlined those challenges and proposed some solutions during his opening address of the […]

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