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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you KBC Horse Supplies

For so many years, the traditional opening day stakes at Churchill has been the Derby Trial, one week prior to the Kentucky Derby. The race isn’t usually considered a Derby prep, but with a $200,000 purse and Grade 3 status, it could be a last-ditch effort to get into the 20-horse Derby starting gate. […]

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CANDOR AND THE CUP

By Ray Paulick I was all set to name Satish Sanan the winner of the first annual John Mayer Foot in Mouth Award for comments he made on Steve Byk’s “At the Races” Sirius/XM satellite radio show last Tuesday from which he was quoted in a Bloodhorse.com article as saying Churchill Downs was the “worst” […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: GOOD TIME CHARLIE

  By Ray Paulick He is a combination of P.T. Barnum, Perle Mesta and Frank Sinatra—an innovative promoter, unmatched host and fiercely independent man. He rules over one of the last family-owned racetracks on the American landscape. He is Charles Cella, the longtime president of Oaklawn Park, and if anyone is going to lure Rachel […]

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MAGNA PROPOSES AUCTION FOR SOME OF ITS ASSETS

By Ray Paulick A hearing has been scheduled for April 3 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware to consider a motion requested by bankrupt Magna Entertainment to auction some of its assets on July 16. Included in the proposed auction, tentatively scheduled at the New York offices of Weil Gotshal and Manges, is […]

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MAGNA CALLED ‘FINANCIAL SINKHOLE’ BY INVESTOR

By Ray Paulick A major institutional investor in MI Developments, the Frank Stronach-controlled real estate company that has kept Stronach’s failing racetrack entity Magna Entertainment afloat with bridge loans, has threatened legal action against the MI Developments board of directors, alleging they have “flagrantly breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders.” Richard Fried, a managing member […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP: A NEW HOME?

By Ray Paulick The Keeneland Association cuts no corners when it comes to construction. The many additions that have been made to the racetrack over the years are almost undetectable, as they are done in the same style and quality as the original grandstand/clubhouse structure. It’s no surprise, then, that Keeneland has contracted with the […]

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