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SANTA ANITA LIKELY TO RETURN TO DIRT FOLLOWING 2009-10 MEETING

By Ray PaulickOn an afternoon when heavy rains forced Santa Anita Park management to cancel a special holiday program, track president Ron Charles said the all-weather surface currently in place will be removed at the end of the 2009-’10 and strongly hinted the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack would return to dirt for its main track surface. […]

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ECLIPSED VOTING PROCESS

By Ray Paulick Last week I wrote that if I had a vote in the Eclipse Awards, I’d cast my Horse of the Year ballot for unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Zenyatta. Well, I don’t have a vote, and I have no one to blame but myself. A little more than seven years ago, […]

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MYTHICAL KY SLOTS ARMADA: 15 YEARS LATER

By Ray Paulick It’s now been 15 years since James E. (Ted) Bassett III, then the president of Keenelend, declared before a legislative committee in Kentucky’s state capitol that the commonwealth’s signature industry, Thoroughbred racing and breeding, was “not going to cave in to the hypothetical threat of a mythical armada cruising down the Ohio […]

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