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Ray Paulick on racing's future, unwanted horses

Ray Paulick on racing’s future, unwanted horses

Sprinting from a Cubs game at Wrigley Field back in 1978, Ray Paulick could think of only one thing: Affirmed and Alydar. The legendary Thoroughbreds were about to make history in the famous Belmont duel as Paulick burst into a Chicago bar searching for a television set. Suddenly, the Belmont Park gate sprang open and Paulick was on his feet, shouting at the small black-and-white television set, rooting for Affirmed with a passion that could only be matched by a die-hard Cubs fan.  That’s when Paulick realized he was destined to be caught up in the Sport of Kings. By […]