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The Paulick Report Celebrates Five Years

The Paulick Report celebrates its fifth anniversary today, which, if nothing else, gives me an opportunity to thank the many people who have made this milestone possible. When this website was launched on June 16, 2008, with the goal of providing an independent voice to the Thoroughbred industry, if someone had set an over-under line […]

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BULLSBAY TO NORTHVIEW STALLION STATION FOR 2011

PRESS RELEASE BULLSBAY, one of leading sire TIZNOW’s best runners and the first son of the two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1 winner and Horse of the Year to enter stud in the Mid-Atlantic region, has been retired to stand at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., in 2011. Winner of Saratoga’s 2009 Whitney H.-G1 over […]

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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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BEJARANO INJURED IN OPENING-DAY SPILL AT DEL MAR

By Ray Paulick Rafael Bejarano, last year’s leading rider at Del Mar, suffered multiple facial fractures in a spill in the third race of the seaside track’s opening day program Wednesday. The accident occurred in the stretch when his mount, the Argentine-bred 8-year-old gelding Mi Rey, suffered a fracture to his right front pastern, […]

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ALLEN: ‘ARROGANCE AND GREED ISN’T RIGHT’

The following press release was issued on behalf of Mark Allen, co-owner of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, concerning previously publicized comments by Allen to enter the horse Indy Express in an effort to prevent Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra from securing a starting berth in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. — Ray […]

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PAULICK REPORT 2008: WE REPORTED, YOU DECIDED

It has been just over six months since the inception of the Paulick Report, and in the year-end spirit of Top Ten Lists and Best Of proclamations; we have decided to put our own spin on a Year That Was wrap-up. Instead of showing our personal narcissistic tendencies by deciding which were the top stories […]

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PHILLY PAPER CUTS RACING COVERAGE

By Ray Paulick Another major market newspaper has cut back on its horse racing coverage in the face of challenging business conditions for the print industry. The Philadelphia Inquirier, the eighth-largest daily paper in the U.S. with circulation of 700,000, has eliminated daily coverage (entries, results, and selections) of Thoroughbred racing at nearby Delaware […]

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JACKSON COUNTERS COUNTER WITH JC GOLD CUP

Jess Jackson, majority owner of Horse of the Year Curlin, now wants the owners of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown to consider taking Curlin on in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Sept. 27 at Belmont Park. On Wednesday morning, Jackson challenged the owners to run Big Brown in the Aug. 30 Woodward Stakes […]

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BREAKING: CHURCHILL CUTS JOBS, SHARE PRICE JUMPS

Churchill Downs Inc. notified a number of its Louisville, Kentucky, employees today that their services will no longer be needed, the Paulick Report has learned. The job cuts also extend to Bloodstock Research Information Services, the Lexington, Kentucky-based information and wagering company purchased by CDI a year ago. According to sources, as many as a […]

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