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ARNOLD ZETCHER NAMED NEW TOC CHAIR

PRESS RELEASE At its first board meeting of the new fiscal year on July 23 at Del Mar, the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) elected Arnold Zetcher chair of its 2010-11 board. Other officers elected were Brian Boudreau, Vice Chair Southern California; Keith Pronske, Vice Chair Northern California; Pete Parrella, […]

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NAIFY OUT AS TOC CHAIR; PEGRAM TOPS BALLOTING IN BOARD ELECTION

By Ray Paulick Apparently, throwing incumbents out of office isn’t limited to state and national politics. Earlier this year, members of the California Thoroughbred Trainers voted to replace their existing board of directors with a new group, and former CTT president Jim Cassidy was one of those who found himself on the outside looking […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: PEGRAM UNPLUGGED PART 2

By Ray Paulick There is a serious side to Thoroughbred owner Mike Pegram, especially when he talks about the current state and future of the racing industry. Pegram’s success in the sport has been well documented through such stars as Thirty Slews, Real Quiet, Silverbulletday, Captain Steve, Pussycat Doll, Midnight Lute, and this year’s Preakness […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: PEGRAM UNPLUGGED PART 1

By Ray Paulick You might beat Mike Pegram on the racetrack, but you’ll never stop him from having a good time. Pegram, who grew up in southern Indiana and cut his teeth at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky., now is a self-proclaimed “West Coast guy” with homes in Del Mar, Calif., Arizona and Nevada. He […]

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TOP DERBY CONTENDERS ‘LUCKY’ AND ‘SIDNEY’ ARRIVE AT CHURCHILL

PRESS RELEASE Two 3-year-old Thoroughbreds considered major contenders for the 136th running of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) were among a group of Derby hopefuls that arrived on Tuesday, April 13 at Churchill Downs.   Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman’s reigning 2-year-old champion and Rebel Stakes […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: BREEDING DOWN THE TRAIL

By Ray Paulick Gulf Coast Farms, the Florida-based operation of veterinarian Jerry Bailey and Utah horseman Lance Robinson, is known more for its pinhooking of yearlings to 2-year-old sales than for breeding. However, 10 weeks into the 2010 racing season, Gulf Coast is one of two breeders in North America to be represented by a […]

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THE BOYS ARE BACK

By Ray Paulick How about this for a 2010 Kentucky Derby dream script? D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert, who have had their share of ups and downs in this sport, come to Louisville with the leading two contenders for the 136 Run for the Roses. Even the old-time Derby impresario Matt Winn would have […]

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BAFFERT TO KY LEGISLATORS: ‘WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO HELP?’

Trainer Bob Baffert, elected to the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame this year, is a native of Arizona who bases his multiple Eclipse Award-winning stable in Southern California. But he’s no stranger to Kentucky, having won the Kentucky Derby three times in addition to the Kentucky Oaks, the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland […]

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