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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: A SYNTHETIC WORLD CUP

By Ray Paulick Michael Dickinson’s interest in racing surfaces first took root in the mid-1970s when he spent two summers at Ballydoyle in Ireland, working with his mentor, the late Vincent O’Brien, the legendary Irish trainer. “He started the all-weather gallops,” Dickinson said of O’Brien. “Before that, everyone (in Europe) trained on grass or […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: INDUSTRY REGULATION AT ITS WORST

By Ray Paulick In an unprecedented move, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s American Graded Stakes Committee has taken “graded” status away from three races in Pennsylvania that had already been run in 2009 because the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission failed to follow drug testing protocol required by the TOBA committee. The races […]

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

  If there has been a stronger and deeper field for a Grade 3 race than Saturday night’s Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes, please tell me what it was. The filly and mare sprint over 6 1/2 furlongs on the Tapeta synthetic surface has attract a field of 12, including four Grade 1 winners. […]

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KONNICHIWA…THE PAULICK REPORT GOES TO TOKYO

By Ray Paulick I knew I wasn’t in Kentucky anymore when I went out for an early morning walk and came across a group of about 20 people standing at a nearby intersection. It was only a two-lane road, and there wasn’t a car in sight in any direction, yet everyone stood patiently for what […]

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