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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: TV Time

Even in the digital age, television remains an essential component of any sport’s business plan. In fact, while live sporting events have always lured advertisers, their stock has risen even higher in an era when TV watchers routinely “DVR” much of their content and fast-forward through commercials. Sporting events appeal because they are somewhat DVR-proof, […]

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Dustin Hoffman: ‘If you Google Paulick Report’…

In an interview about his film directorial debut, Academy Award-winning actor Dustin Hoffman reveals his “shock” over the cancellation of the HBO series Luck last year due to allegations of animal abuse on the set.  In the Q and A with Fox411, Hoffman said he was “beyond disappointed” with the show’s abrupt ending and that […]

Continue reading Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch

The countdown to the Breeders’ Cup is three weeks away and very few prep races remain to see who has the goods to show up on the big day. The key race this weekend is Saturday’s Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland. Samitar, winner of the G1 Garden City returns here, likewise, […]

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Chantal Sutherland on ‘Conan’: Jockey hazing and her ‘nude’ photo shoot

Jockey Chantal Sutherland was one of the guests Tuesday night on the late-night talk show, ‘Conan’, on TBS.  In her appearance with host Conan O’Brien, Sutherland talks about the strange hazing rituals jockeys undergo when they win their first race, plus her latest endorsement for TVG and a “nude” photo shoot for Vanity Fair. Watch […]

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TVG to present exclusive, live, on-site coverage of Queen’s Plate

TVG, America’s Horseracing Network, will present exclusive, live, on-site coverage of the $1,000,000 Queen’s Plate, the opening leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, Sunday from Toronto’s Woodbine Racecourse. In addition to the Queen’s Plate, North America’s oldest race, TVG’s coverage will also feature three graded undercard stakes, highlighted by the Grade II, $250,000 King Edward […]

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A review of the complete season of HBO’s Luck

Scott Hettrick offers the first full-season review of HBO’s new series Luck, going beyond the pilot episode to give readers an idea of what to expect for the remainder of the season.  Hettrick is a longtime Arcadia, CA blogger and executive director of the town’s Chamber of Commerce.  He suggests viewers disappointed with the pilot […]

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NTRA Thoroughbred Notebook: Actor John Ortiz, Eclipse Award ceremony

In this week’s edition of the NTRA Thoroughbred Notebook, meet actor John Ortiz, who plays the role of trainer Turo Escalante in the new HBO series Luck.  The character is loosely based on Southern California trainer Julio Canani.  Plus, the Triple Crown Watch, lots of photos from the Eclipse Awards ceremony and the latest from […]

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By Ray Paulick Is it that difficult to show a race on television so that it both reflects the power and excitement of the Thoroughbred horse and yet still allows viewers to know what’s going on in the race? Apparently so, especially if you happened to be the person in charge of televising Saturday’s Belmont […]

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