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THE CASE FOR A CALI CUP

By Ray Paulick The Breeders’ Cup, like many mature businesses in faltering industries, has hit a flat spot, and the people who run it are faced with a difficult question: whether to continue on the same course and expect little to no growth, or to make bold, transformative decisions designed to enhance its standing as […]

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SANAN INDICATES BC LEANING TOWARDS PERMANENT HOST SITE

According to Tom LaMarra at the Blood-Horse, Satish Sanan discussed the possibility of a permanent host site for the Breeders’ Cup on the satellite radio show ‘At the Races with Steve Byk’. Suggesting that Santa Anita Park will change surfaces, Sanan explained the Southern California track has everything needed to become the permanent site. However, […]

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FARISH ‘DISAPPOINTED’ WITH COMMENTS; SANAN EXPRESSES REGRET

The following statement was emailed to the Paulick Report today regarding the comments yesterday from board member Satish Sanan. Statement from Breeders’ Cup Chairman, Bill Farish The Breeders’ Cup board is extremely disappointed with recent statements from board member Satish Sanan with regard to host sites and those views in no way reflect the official position of […]

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CANDOR AND THE CUP

By Ray Paulick I was all set to name Satish Sanan the winner of the first annual John Mayer Foot in Mouth Award for comments he made on Steve Byk’s “At the Races” Sirius/XM satellite radio show last Tuesday from which he was quoted in a Bloodhorse.com article as saying Churchill Downs was the “worst” […]

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AIN’T NO SUNSHINE IN FLORIDA

By Ray Paulick The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association published a slick brochure a few years ago titled “On Course,” heralding all the good things going on with horse racing and breeding in the Sunshine State. But the organization might want to rethink that title if it publishes an updated version in 2010. With […]

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TOO MANY CHEFS FOR RACING’S ‘ALPHABET SOUP’

By Ray Paulick A Paulick Report reader commenting under the pseudonym of “another young owner” made the following observation in connection with yesterday’s article that surveyed top executive salaries at 18 industry non-profit associations: “Over $3.75 million a year and our industry has never been worse off… we have some great leaders!” Actually, the […]

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OBS AUCTION’S SILVER LINING

By Ray Paulick The good news at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales company’s February select sale of 2-year-olds in training is that Thoroughbred racing continues to hold a fascination with people who have worked hard, enjoyed a certain measure of success, and want to live out a longtime dream to have their own racing stable. […]

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PAULICK LIVE BLOGS BC STRATEGIC PLAN TELECONFERENCE

Beginning shortly after 2 p.m. (Eastern), Ray Paulick will be live blogging the Breeders’ Cup teleconference where the organization’s new long-term strategic plan will be outlined by Cup president, Greg Avioli; Satish Sanan, a member of the board of Directors and chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee; and William Field of Value Partners, the international […]

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CRUNCH TIME FOR CUP PLANNING

By Ray Paulick Nominators to the Breeders’ Cup program and the Members and Trustees they elected in June have spoken loudly and clearly, and the 13-person board of Directors has five new members from the six positions that were voted on last week. Only one of six incumbents up for re-election managed to retain his […]

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(UPDATED JUNE 3) BREEDERS’ CUP CANDIDATES: WHERE THEY STAND

By Ray Paulick The 25 candidates for the 13 open positions on the Breeders’ Cup Board of Members and Trustees were asked by the Paulick Report last week to respond to six questions about themselves, their priorities and recommendations for the organization, and their thoughts on Breeders’ Cup governance issues. Thirteen individuals responded in time […]

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