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Letter To The Editor: Questions (And Answers) Concerning HISA

To the editor: As a long time racing advocate and participant, I fully support a single medication system. However, I do have concerns and questions regarding the approach now being undertaken by the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority. Below are a few questions I would like you to clarify for me. 1. Since there is […]

Letter To The Editor: Laurel Park Not Economically Feasible As Home Of The Preakness

The following is in response to a Letter to the Editor from Martin Chamberlin of Bluemont, Va., advocating for Laurel Park to become the permanent home of the Preakness. To the editor: Laurel Park is not a suitable home for the Preakness Stakes. Mr. Chamberlain mentions MD bill 897, which did require project progress reports […]

Letter To The Editor: Make Laurel Home Of The Preakness

To the editor: While the vision for the future of the Preakness continues to improve and excite, the economic reality grows dimmer and more desperate.  Under a law passed last April, the Maryland Stadium Authority was required to submit two progress reports to House and Senate Committees, the first by Sept. 30, 2022, and the […]

Letter To The Editor: Attorney For Michael Jones Jr. Responds To Article On Ramon Preciado

I am privileged to represent Michael Jones Jr..  I have always respected Ray Paulick but I feel compelled to comment on the irresponsible article written about Mr. Jones in your publication (Preciado Surfaces At Fair Hill As Fellow Horsemen Raise Questions About Paper Training, by Natalie Voss). Mr. Jones has worked his whole life to […]

Letter To The Editor: Don’t Abstain From The Steeplechase Eclipse Awards Vote

Bloodstock editor Joe Nevills’ decision to abstain from voting in the Champion Steeplechase Horse category of the Eclipse Awards has elicited a spirited response from both readers and members of social media. Here is a letter from one such reader in defense of filling out the boxes in that category. You can read the original […]

Letters To The Editor: Speaking Out On Behalf Of HISA And The Need For Change

After practicing on the racetrack for some 30-plus years and then being involved with regulations for the next 10 years, I see no other alternative than the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority.  The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and Association of Racing Commissioners International (both which I addressed the need for uniformity and stricter medication […]

Letter To The Editor: How One University Is Combatting The Equine Veterinary Shortage

If you’d like to submit a letter to the editor, please send it to info at paulickreport.com along with your name, home state, and relationship to horse racing (owner, fan, horseplayer, etc). We will request consent before publication.  The following letter was submitted in response to a commentary by our editor-in-chief titled, ‘Voss: I’m Worried […]

Tinky: Flightline An All-Time Great? Not So Fast, Ray

When I read Ray’s recent View From the Eighth Pole post, in which he revealed (admitted?) that Flightline had displaced Spectacular Bid as the greatest horse that he has seen race live over the past ~40 years, I was surprised. When Jay Hovdey, one of Ray’s guests on the most recent Friday Show, also placed Flightline on an […]

Letter To The Editor: The ‘Williams Doctrine’ And A Defense Of A State’s Sovereignty

Alan Foreman, moderator of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority panel at the recent Racing and Gaming Conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., got it just right when he said, “Rob Williams is not ubiquitous.” Mr. Williams is the executive director of the New York State Gaming Commission.  Rob does not hide, but he rarely seeks […]

Letter To The Editor: Wait For HISA To Get Everything In Place Before Picking It Apart

I don’t know if the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) will succeed or not.  But it seems unfair and sort of strange to pick it apart and pass judgment after only a month and nine days, especially by someone who played a valuable role in helping get the HISA legislation passed. Starting anything from […]