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Wilson: New Technologies, Customer-Centric Products Key To Equibase’s Future

Jason Wilson in March 2016 was named president and chief operating officer of Equibase, a limited liability company formed in 1990 by The Jockey Club and member tracks of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America that took over collection, storage and management of racing data and distribution of past performance information. Prior to the […]

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Scherf Announces Retirement From TRA

Christopher Scherf, executive vice president of The Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America (TRA), announced his retirement effective this October at the TRA Board of Directors meeting today in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He served as manager of press relations for the New York Racing Association from 1978 to 1982. He was named to executive vice […]

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Pope: How to Establish ‘Authority’ in U.S. Racing

(How can horse racing shift the balance of power from trainers and racetracks to horse owners? In the second of a two-part series on authority in U.S. racing, Lexington advertising executive Fred Pope suggests starting with two changes in the Interstate Horseracing Act. –Ray Paulick) In a previous article we looked at failed attempts to […]

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Establishing a Talent-Based Authority in Racing

(Editor’s Note: For more than 20 years, Lexington advertising executive Fred Pope has advocated a business model for horse racing that collectively puts the owners of the best horses in a position of authority through the creation of a “major league” for the sport. The recent PETA allegations and complaints filed with federal, state and […]

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Hayward: Time to Give Up on a National Commission

In a recent editorial for Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, Charles Hayward declared that it is time to stop hoping for a national commissioner to organize racing. Hayward pointed to two attempts at creating a centralized authority–the Thoroughbred Racing Associations, and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, which have fallen short of their goals to regulate racing on a […]

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FREE OUR STATS!

By Ray Paulick Ken Griffey Jr. announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on June 2, the same day New York jockey Richard Migliore said he would never ride again because of injuries sustained in a racing accident. Griffey and Migliore were stars in their sports, and both men were highly respected by their peers. […]

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GONE BABY GONE?

By Ray Paulick Ten years ago many of the grand poobahs of American racing gathered in Tucson, Ariz., for the University of Arizona Racetrack Industry Program’s 25th annual Symposium on Racing. There was great anticipation of the event, in large part to get an update on the fledgling National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s efforts to organize […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm – SCRATCHING THE SURFACE

By Ray PaulickThis has been a very difficult year, not just for people in the horse industry, but in communities across the United States and throughout the world that have been adversely affected by the global economic crisis. For the international community involved in the breeding, raising and selling of Thoroughbred racehorses, the hardships […]

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EQUIBASE TAKES STEP IN RIGHT DIRECTION

By Ray Paulick UPDATED FRIDAY, SEPT 4: Readers of the Paulick Report started sending us e-mails Wednesday night telling us about Equibase’s new policy regarding historic charts (going back to 1999) being made available at no charge to registered users at equibase.com. We also learned from readers that Brisnet.com was offering the […]

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EQUIBASE STRIKES OUT

By Ray Paulick Equibase has been a financial success in the 19 years since it was created by the Jockey Club and member tracks of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America. As a reader pointed out in a comment to yesterday’s Paulick Report article on Thoroughbred racing’s official database, Equibase paid out $3.6 million […]

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