The Paulick Report workers recently gathered virtually for our once-a-year setting up conference – a working day-extensive brainstorming session about new material and web-site improvements that typically leaves just about every of us experience like we’re a bit much more storm than mind by the conclusion. The cleverest minds in company say there are no bad ideas, but there definitely are strategies that benefit eventual rejection.
This 12 months, for the to start with time, we are offering our audience a appear at some of the rejected concepts for new sequence, together with the team consensus for turning down people concepts
(And sure, this is satire. We need to have to issue this out at the get-go. See Idea 5.)
The Cricket Report: A month-to-month sequence reminding readers about all the court docket and commission situations that are open up, but silent. Rejected due to the fact: Frankly, between the slew of aged drug positives with no rulings issued by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, the boatload of civil lawsuits involving Zayat Stables, extra than two dozen federal defendants, and lots, tons extra, we are not able to hold straight who did what, when, where by, and no matter whether they are on their initial spherical of adjudication or attraction.
They are going to Genuinely License Any individual, Would not They?: A series of profiles on racing’s repeat offenders, normally trainers who have been suspended for a time period of time and have now returned, or who were being run out of a series of racetracks but welcomed by other people. Inspiration drawn from the a lot of, many e-mails we still get asking about our pal Marcus Vitali, who, sure, we’re knowledgeable is saddling horses at Turf Paradise for a next winter season season. Turned down because: 1) It is really unfair to concentrate on trainers when there are a great deal of repeat violations by jockeys we just are not able to trace riders as properly due to the fact in this, the year of our Lord 2022, there is even now no centralized countrywide databases for rider infractions and 2) The subjects may well sue us.
Finding To Know Best Achievers: Profiles of the weekend’s Grade 1-profitable connections you’ve never ever satisfied prior to, in their most triumphant of times. Rejected since: You’ve fulfilled them all. A long time ago now. Also, we’d at some point be jogging back-to-back again accounts detailing Brad Cox’s childhood expended in the shadow of the Twin Spires … all over again.
Armchair Jockey: We make viewers who e mail us to complain about jockey rides hack my OTTB about at a trot for 10 minutes. Rejected due to the fact: 1) We won’t be able to be liable for any kind of physical injury that might (/will) befall horseplayers just after 30 seconds of jogging a horse and 2) It would be a skewed representation of your regular horseplayer – we only look to get jockey grievances from bettors who have missing money on the race.
Sarcasm From Ray: Ray writes out his primary and biting usually takes on the day’s news to inject a little bit of humor into the Paulick Report. Rejected due to the fact: We however get email messages/tweets from people today who did not comprehend that his column on drug tests in New York was supposed as sarcasm. No joke – heaps and tons of persons missed what we considered was rather obvious there.
New Website Widget Plan: A counter that lists the selection of times considering the fact that a resource with no any immediate awareness of the situation told us with good authority that a further round of arrests and federal indictments had been “imminent.” Turned down since: It’d be stuck at .
Well, I Guess We are Accomplishing Alright Then: A every month pair of screenshots displaying Fb opinions which accuse us of two reverse sorts of journalistic bias. Impressed by (even though absolutely not restricted to) our obtaining been informed in the course of the exact 7 days that our staff were being equally the greatest Baffert supporter club and confirmed irrational hatred of him simply because we revealed information items masking essential developments in his ongoing civil lawsuits. Rejected since: Holy crap, are we fatigued of getting to publish about Bob.
The Sponsor Highlight: A weekly video clip series in which we beg for promotion bucks from individuals and firms the Paulick Report is accused of becoming in the bag for. Rejected simply because: Deficiency of funding.
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