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HBPA Told To Fight Back Against ‘Elitists’ In ‘Environment Of Poison’

Eric Hamelback likes to focus on the positive in horse racing. Running his first winter convention as chief executive officer of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the former general manager of Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs in Kentucky put together several panels on Thursday’s opening day designed to give HBPA members reassurance that the […]

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NHC Charity Challenge: Paulick, Jagow Compete With 42 Other Celebrities

Defending champion Bob Neumeier of NBC Sports tops a field of 44 celebrities and media types competing in Saturday’s second annual $10,000 NHC Charity Challenge to benefit the Old Friends Barn Raising Project, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and a nonprofit cause of the winner’s choice. The invitation-only online tournament is held on the final day of […]

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Night School: The process of picking a winner

Night School, the racing industry’s national online fan education program, offers a course this Tuesday on “Handicapping a Race from A to Z,” which will take fans through the process of picking a winner. The video and live chat discussion will teach fans how to move from point to point in the past performances when […]

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Pricci takes off gloves: rips Byk, Serling, Crist for polarizing Horse of the Year debate

Sort of the racing version of calling out someone’s patriotism, several voices in the Thoroughbred industry claim a vote for Zenyatta for HOTY is a direct indication of incompetence. John Pricci, in his latest column, has removed the gloves and defends those who will cast their vote for the superstar mare.

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BYK DISSES ZENYATTA

By Ray Paulick Radio host Steve Byk, whose New York-based At the Races show has been bumped from Sirius/XM and has only been available online recently, had a meltdown Wednesday after veteran handicapper and author Steve Davidowitz called unbeaten, two-time champion Zenyatta “the best older racemare I have ever seen.” Davidowitz spoke glowingly of Zenyatta’s […]

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PERSPECTIVE

By Ray Paulick There has been a lot written and said about Zenyatta over the past week since the unbeaten daughter of Street Cry extended her winning streak to 17 races in last Sunday’s Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park—and not all of it was very nice. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> It certainly didn’t start with […]

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STEVE BYK OFF AIR WHILE UNDER CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Those of you who have Sirius/XM satellite radio and look forward to your daily serving of Steve Byk at the Races may have been confused and/or upset when the weekday radio show was not running yesterday at its usual 4-7 p.m EDT time slot. You’ll be happy to find out that the show was not […]

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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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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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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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