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Times A-Changing: Modern Triple Crown Runners Posting Slower Times

According to a report in the Baltimore Sun, the winning times for horses in the last ten years’ worth of Triple Crown races have been notably slow. Only one in those 30 races, Curlin’s 2007 Preakness, recorded a top-ten running time for the race. Writer Childs Walker points out that human athletes, by contrast, break […]

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BROADBENT: A TOUGH, BRILLIANT VISIONARY

By Ray Paulick The first time I met Richard F. “Dick” Broadbent III, I’ll have to admit that he scared the hell out of me. It was March of 1988, and I had just moved from a cozy job at Daily Racing Form in Los Angeles to Lexington, Ky., to become managing editor of the […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: A BELATED ‘THANKS’GIVING

By Ray Paulick Eighteen months ago I was looking for an outlet. Not one of the electrical variety, but a place where I could plug in and distribute whatever knowledge, insights and analysis I had accumulated over more than a quarter-century covering the Thoroughbred industry at Daily Racing Form, Thoroughbred Times, the short-lived Racing Times […]

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EQUIBASE: RACING’S TOLL BOOTH

By Ray Paulick It’s not that much of a stretch to say that Equibase is one of the Thoroughbred industry’s biggest success stories of the last 20 years. It can also be said that it’s one of the industry’s biggest disappointments. Created in 1990 to end the century-old monopoly Daily Racing Form held on the […]

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THANKSGIVING WEEK CHARITY FOCUS: SALVATION ARMY

By Ray Paulick I always subscribed to the theory that you can’t tell a book by its cover. For that reason, I was always impressed but never really that surprised when one of the grumpiest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with also turned out to be one of the most charitably minded. […]

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