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OPPOSITE DAY?

In a Q & A from Pimlico, Calvin Borel says he’s flipping his rail-centric focus for the Preakness. Explaining that the rail at Pimlico is much heavier than it is at Churchill, he seems to believe this race with little pace will set up nicely for Super Saver to go to the lead and perhaps […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: OUR PINK WARRIOR

By Bradford Cummings Going into this week, I was planning to write about the Lady Legends for the Cure Race set to run today at Pimlico at 1:45 and sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This will be a great way to honor some of the top trailblazing female jockeys featuring PJ Cooksey (the […]

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MID ANNOUNCES AMENDMENTS TO MAGNA REORGANIZATION

PRESS RELEASE MI Developments Inc. today announced that the Plan of Reorganization in respect of Magna Entertainment Corp. (“MEC”) and certain of its subsidiaries, jointly proposed by MEC, MID and the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of MEC (the “Creditors Committee”), was amended to provide for the transfer of Maryland Jockey Club (“MJC”) to MID. […]

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A MONMOUTH CHANGE IN PURSES

By Ray Paulick Horsemen getting their first look at the initial condition book for the million-dollar-a-day 2010 Monmouth Park meeting might ask someone to pinch them to make sure they aren’t dreaming. The prize money is almost too good to believe (click here to view the first book, which covers racing from May 22-June 20). […]

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ALL YOU CAN DRINK-NESS

After a depressed infield at last year’s Preakness due to the ban on the tradition of bringing your own beer, executives have made a move to try and bring back the crowd that abandoned Pimlico last year. Organizers are cutting the cost of admission and offering all-you-can-drink-beer. For only $20, each infielder can purchase a […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: WHAT NEXT FOR MARYLAND?

By Ray Paulick If anyone can explain the confusing situation in Maryland regarding slot machine revenue to horsemen and the future ownership of the Maryland Jockey Club racetracks—Pimlico and Laurel Park, owned by Frank Stronach’s bankrupt Magna Entertainment Corporation—I figure it’s Richard J. Hoffberger. A longtime owner/breeder and operator of the equine specialist Hoffberger Insurance […]

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DAMON THAYER: DRUNK WITH POWER?

By Ray Paulick I’ve known Damon Thayer going on 20 years, and I don’t think he’s a bad person. But I’ve seen how good people can be intoxicated with power, and am convinced that is what is going on with the former racing industry executive who is now a Kentucky state senator from Scott County […]

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STRONACH STRIKES A DEAL

Attorneys for Magna Entertainment have struck a deal in U.S.  bankruptcy court with unsecured creditors that will allow Frank Stronach to maintain control of Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields and the account wagering company Xpressbet.com and the Amtote totalizator company, Reuters and Bloomberg have reported. The creditors will receive nearly […]

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COLLUSION, AN ONLINE FIRESTORM, AND SURRENDER

By Ray Paulick For those of you who decided to disconnect from the racing world on Sunday, let me just say that we had a little situation here. Actually, it wasn’t so little. Collusion between the co-owner of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and the owner of runner-up Pioneerof the Nile to keep […]

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CHICKEN ‘N’ EGGS: PAULICK LIVE BLOGS THE ALIBI BREAKFAST

By Ray Paulick How often do you have a guilt-free chance to get sloppy drunk and chow down on an  honest to goodness Maryland breakfast of fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, and scrambled eggs? At least once a year if you come to the Alibi Breakfast that is part of the Preakness tradition at Pimlico […]

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