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TURFWAY PURSES $67.9K VS. HOOSIER PURSES $231K

Perhaps nothing puts a microscope to the problems of Kentucky racing like the purse comparison between Turfway Park and Hoosier Park on Sunday. According to Jennie Rees of the Courier-Journal, Turfway’s nine-race card totaled $67,900 in purses. Hoosier, on the other hand, offered $50,000 allowance races and a nine-race card with $231,000 in total purses, […]

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OFFICIAL LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF FRANK “SCOOP” VESSELS III

Statement by Edward C. Allred, owner of Los Alamitos, the Orange County, Calif., racetrack formerly owned by the Vessels family, on the death of Frank J. “Scoop” Vessels III in a private plane crash in Oregon on Wednesday: .“To his wife, Bonnie, and their children, the Los Alamitos Race Course family sends its most heartfelt […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by BREEDERS’ CUP: BARBARO’S LEGACY

By Ray Paulick When Barbaro streaked to the wire 6 1/2 lengths in front to win the 2006 Kentucky Derby, there was tremendous buzz throughout the racing world over the contributions the unbeaten son of Dynaformer could make to the Thoroughbred breed as a future stallion. Those hopes were dashed when Barbaro suffered a devastating […]

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JOCKEY CLUB: A BREED APART FROM THE AQHA

By Ray Paulick One of the first projects that landed on my desk when I joined the Thoroughbred Times as managing editor in 1988 was a feature story on the Jockey Club, the organization historically entrusted with registering Thoroughbreds and being the keeper of the Stud Book. The article was accompanied by a lengthy mail-in […]

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