thoroughbred racing associations

Breeders’ Cup changes up security detail

The Breeders’ Cup has reorganized its security plans for this year’s World Championships, according to the Blood-Horse.  Instead of using the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau – a division of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations –  Breeders’ Cup has formed a three-tiered approach, the BC’s Dora Delgado tells Blood-Horse: “What we found was that the Breeders’ Cup […]

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Track execs welcome Jockey Club marketing plans

The initial response has generally been positive to the Jockey Club’s five-year marketing plan announced Sunday as part of the McKinsey and Company report on the industry.  Hollywood Park president Jack Liebau tells the Daily Racing Form, in particular, he likes the idea of creating a mock wagering site: “One of the big problems that […]

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Incoming freshman win venerable TRA sports writing scholarship

Press Release Matthew Citak and Anthony Tripodoro will enter the freshman class at Vanderbilt University as the 2011 co-recipients of the 53rd Fred Russell-Grantland Rice TRA Scholarship for sports writing, it was announced by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) Monday. Citak, a graduate of Horace Mann School in Riverdale, N.Y., and Tripodoro, a graduate of […]

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THE CLAUSSEN CORNER: CATCHING UP WITH BORK

As the Paulick Report continues to grow, we will be bringing on more turf writers and industry insiders to share their opinions and perspective on the racing industry across the country and internationally. Longtime turf writer Martha Claussen, currently with SureBet Racing News, will be writing a piece for the Paulick Report once a month […]

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PAULICK REPORT 2009: THE YEAR THAT WAS

By Bradford Cummings It is amazing what a difference a year makes at the Paulick Report. Traffic has more than doubled, debate is livelier than ever and Ray has pledged to stop talking about jet lag. (I’ll believe it when I see it…or don’t see it) We made a cross-country trip to the Breeders’ Cup […]

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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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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm – THOROUGHBRED RACING ASSOCIATIONS ENCOURAGE FUTURE JOURNALISTS

By Ray Paulick “For when the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, he marks not that you won or lost, but how you played the game.” Grantland Rice, one of the great sportswriters from the golden age of newspapers, wrote those words. He also was the fellow who came up with the […]

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WILL BETFAIR BECOME A PLAYER IN THE U.S.?

By Ray Paulick Are betting exchanges a possible solution to the problems facing the U.S. Thoroughbred industry, which in 2008 saw its annual pari-mutuel handle fall for the fourth time in six years, dropping over 7% to a 10-year low? The Thoroughbred Owners of California thinks they may be, having recently signed a letter […]

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LIVE BLOGGING KENTUCKY’S RACING TASK FORCE ON INTEGRITY

Ray Paulick is live blogging the Task Force on the Future of Horse Racing’s subcommittee on integrity of racing and pari-mutuel activities from the offices of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Monday afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m. Edward (Ned) Bonnie, a member of the racing commission, is chairing the meeting, which is called to […]

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INDUSTRY ORGANIZATION POSITIONS ON SLAUGHTER

By Ray Paulick (UPDATED OCT. 10 TO REFLECT NEW POLICY FROM MAGNA ENTERTAINMENT) When the Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives held a markup hearing on Sept. 17 to discuss H.B. 6598, the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008 that would ban slaughter and criminalize the transportation of horses for the purpose […]

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