horse racing owners

Little Red Feather Presents Partners In Racing: Five Questions With Bob Liewald

Bob Liewald grew up in Chicago where he snuck into Sportsman’s Park as a kid. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Liewald was heading to law school when a unique business offer came in to be a merchandiser in the sports business. He was responsible for signing superstar athletes like Grant Hill, Jerry Stackhouse and […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Many Questions Of Mike Repole

Despite his humble roots, Mike Repole’s goals have always been lofty, and to his credit, he’s achieved many of them. The kid from Queens who was the first person in his family to attend college turned a small beverage company into a giant worth $4 billion. He dreamed of owning racehorses as a teenager, and […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Sol Kumin Shares The Ride

Over the weekend, Sol Kumin and his partners added more top-level hardware to their burgeoning trophy collection, winning both the Grade 1 Beverly D. and Arlington Million. Since he got into the game as a neophyte owner three years ago, Kumin, a 42-year-old Wall Street hedge fund manager, has circled the globe winning at classy events, […]

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Little Red Feather Presents Partners In Racing: Five Questions With Kenny Mayne

The Paulick Report is pleased to introduce a new monthly feature, “Little Red Feather Presents Partners in Racing: Five Questions With …” Kenny Mayne is a sports journalist at ESPN where he has been entertaining sports fans since 1994. Before ESPN, Kenny earned his stripes at KSTW-Seattle, where he honed his witty style as a […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Livin’ The Dream With An ‘Extended Family’

There were quite a few people standing on the apron at Turfway Park last Saturday, and Kelly Colliver was not quite tall enough to see over them as the field for the G3 Bourbonette Oaks turned for home. She heard a part of the call over the loudspeakers and was able to make out that […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘You Can’t Put A Price On It’

Ron Paolucci has enjoyed Thoroughbred racing his entire life but only invested in the ownership side of the business in 2011, when he claimed a filly at his home track of Thistledown for $2,500. Last Saturday, Paolucci was a part of the richest race in the history of the sport, the Pegasus World Cup. “I […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘A Kiss On Each Cheek’

When 8-year-old Blue Tone crossed the wire first in the G3 San Gabriel Stakes, there was not a single person in the grandstand cheering louder than Cathy Schroeder. She and her husband, Paul, race under the banner of Schroeder Farm, and Blue Tone had just become their first graded stakes winner. “For him to be […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Bear-ing Down On Another Breeders’ Cup

At 21 years of age, Danny Dion didn’t speak a word of English. The French Canadian from Quebec had just left home and hitchhiked with a friend all the way across Canada to Alberta, a distance of nearly 2500 miles, only to find himself working his way through the winter on a small farm building […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Practical Joke ‘Carrying’ Whispering Oaks To New Heights

“As much weight as he was carrying coming down the lane, with all of us riding him,” joked Keith Crupper, “it’s really extra impressive how he got up to win!” Crupper, who operates Whispering Oaks Farm in partnership with his brother, Allen, was referring to 2-year-old colt Practical Joke’s late-running victory in Saratoga’s Hopeful Stakes […]

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