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New York Breeders’ Cup must be earned

When word got out last week that Breeders’ Cup officials were holding a reception in Los Angeles this Wednesday to confirm Santa Anita Park as host of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup, there was predictable disappointment and anger coming from some friends of New York racing, who thought it was about time for the championships to […]

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Jones, Manfuso, Santulli elected to BC board

Press Release At the annual meeting of the Breeders’ Cup Members, Bret Jones was newly elected to the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors. Robert Manfuso and Richard Santulli were re-elected to the Board. Each Director will serve a four-year term. There was 100% participation in the election by the 48 Members. In addition to the […]

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UPDATED: Breeders’ Cup board candidates discuss organization’s role, challenges

Six candidates are running for three positions with newly configured four-year terms on the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors, which consists of 13 individuals elected by 48 members (themselves elected by Breeders’ Cup stallion and foal nominators), past presidents, and founding members. All six candidates have been elected as members by stallion and foal nominators.Terms […]

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Trio of Breeders’ Cup board seats up for grabs

Six individuals are running for three open positions on the Breeders’ Cup board of directors in voting that begins today on-line and continues until next Wednesday, when the organization holds its annual members meeting in Lexington.  The Paulick Report has learned the candidates are incumbent board members Robert Manfuso and Richard Santulli, along with Bret […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP ELECTION RESULTS: ‘NO’ TO STATUS QUO

By Ray Paulick (UPDATED: 6:30 p.m.) Three of the four incumbent Directors of the 13-member Breeders’ Cup board did not receive enough support from their fellow Members and Trustees to retain their positions in an election that culminated with an annual meeting today at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Re-elected to a two-year […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP: WHY CHANGE IS NEEDED

By Ray Paulick Some people have asked me why I think it is so important for there to be a change in leadership, starting with the 13-member board of Directors, at the Breeders’ Cup. There currently are six board seats up for election, with electronic voting currently taking place from July 1-8 among the 48-person […]

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A NEW SUNRISE ON CUP TRANSPARENCY?

By Ray Paulick The Breeders’ Cup has begun to let the sun shine on the annual election process that determines who ultimately sits on the organization’s board of directors. For the first time this year, the Breeders’ Cup has decided to publish a roster of eligible voters and their available number of votes; complete results of its […]

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REBUFFED BY CUP

On the surface, it seems unfathomable that the 40-some members and trustees, founding members and officers of the Breeders’ Cup who select the organization’s operating board of directors could have rejected Richard Santulli, whose business acumen is such that he is on the short list of candidates to succeed Warren Buffett, the “oracle of Omaha,” […]

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CUP ELECTION ANALYSIS: COALITIONS RULE

The startling election results for the Breeders’ Cup board of members and trustees conducted among nominators to the program teaches us one thing about this relatively new process: no single farm or entity can stack the board with its own candidates. That is driven home by the fact that Robert Clay of Three Chimneys […]

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