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Empire State: An Intriguing History Of The New York Thoroughbred

The Paulick Report is headed to New York this summer, as we launch a new series about the Thoroughbred industry in the Empire State. We’ll be delving into recent developments that have triggered significant changes in New York’s breeding and sales business, but as a way to kick off the series, we’re going way back […]

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Update: Turcotte Resting Comfortably After Fracturing Legs In Car Accident

Hall of Fame former jockey Ron Turcotte was hospitalized Monday after being involved in an auto accident in his native New Brunswick, Canada. According to the CBC, Turcotte’s injuries were not considered life-threatening, and he was said to be calm and conscious. Police said the 73-year-old was one of two men in a van that lost […]

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National Museum of Racing to Host Breeders’ Cup Preview Program Oct. 25

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host its annual Breeders’ Cup Preview Program on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. in the Museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery. Racing experts Jeff Carle, Seth Merrow and Michael Veitch will provide analysis and predictions for each Breeders’ Cup race. The program is free and […]

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Palmer, Phipps Pulito, Steinman Join National Museum of Racing’s Board of Trustees

Richard W. Palmer, Daisy Phipps Pulito and Beverly R. Steinman have been named to the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. All three were previously members of the Museum’s Advisory Board. The appointments were announced by Gretchen Jackson, President of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of […]

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Gretchen Jackson Named President of Racing Museum, Hall of Fame

Prominent racehorse owner and noted philanthropist Gretchen S. Jackson has been named president of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame by the Museum’s Executive Committee. Jackson succeeds Stella F. Thayer, who has served as the Museum’s president since 2005. Thayer will continue as a member of the Museum’s Board of Trustees. Jackson, […]

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Hall of Fame Adds Lloyd Hughes, Clifford to 2014 Class

Lloyd Hughes, the first jockey to win the Preakness Stakes three times, and Clifford, an elite racehorse of the 1890s, have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame by the Museum’s Historic Review Committee. Hughes and Clifford will be inducted along with contemporary selections Ashado, Curlin, Gary Jones and Alex Solis […]

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Finley: Asmussen Lost My Hall of Fame Vote

In a column for ESPN published on Thursday, writer Bill Finley said that the scandal surrounding trainer Steve Asmussen, prompted by a PETA expose and undercover video, has further shaken his impression of the trainer. Finley revealed that he asked Hall of Fame officials to rescind his vote for Asmussen in the election for this […]

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Mike Smith to be Inducted Into New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame

Jockey Mike Smith has been selected as a member of the 41st class of inductees for the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame. Born in Roswell and raised in Dexter, N.M., Smith began his riding career in his home state, taking out his first jockey’s license at 16 in 1982, before establishing himself as one […]

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Hollingsworth, Beyer, Ryall Selected to Joe Hirsch Media Honor Roll

Esteemed turf writers Andrew Beyer, Kent Hollingsworth and George F. T. Ryall have been selected to the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor. Beyer developed his interest in racing while attending Harvard and began covering the sport in the early 1970s. He has been The Washington Post’s horse racing columnist since […]

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FBI: Trophy Thefts May Have Been Preventable

Retired FBI special agent Robert Wittman told CBS News this week that the robbery of several trophies from the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame may have been prevented with better public awareness. The theft is now believed to be connected to a series of similar robberies at museums which began in 2012 […]

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