Paulick Report, Kentucky Confidential Team Up for Kentucky Derby
Louisville, KY – Following last year’s successful debut as a leading platform for storytelling and handicapping coverage of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Confidential today announced a partnership with the Paulick Report, the most widely read independent online Thoroughbred racing publication in the country.
With top writers, cutting-edge horse experts, handicappers and photographers, Kentucky Confidential will draw followers into the world of the 138th Kentucky Derby like no other website before. Co-created by former Washington Post turf writer and Paulick Report contributor John Scheinman and Railbird Media founder Jessica Chapel, Kentucky Confidential will feature the work of two 2011 Media Eclipse Award winners, writer Claire Novak, who writes for ESPN.com and other publications, and photographer Bob Mayberger, of Eclipse Sportswire. Kerry Thomas, pioneer of the Thomas Herding Technique, will also give his exclusive analysis of the Kentucky Derby field after correctly selecting Animal Kingdom as the winner of last year’s Run for the Roses.
“Kentucky Confidential broke new ground with its coverage of last year’s Kentucky Derby and we are downright giddy over the opportunity to partner with this creative and energetic group of writers and photographers in bringing our readers a fresh, unique look at the story lines leading up to the first Saturday in May,” said Paulick Report publisher and co-founder Ray Paulick.
Kentucky Confidential presented by the Paulick Report will remain at the web address www.kentuckyconfidential.com while content from the site will be integrated between the two properties. Paulick Report readers at www.paulickreport.com will find a permanent link to Kentucky Confidential at the top of its page from Sunday, April 29 through Sunday, May 6, the day after the Kentucky Derby.
“Our goal from the beginning was to differentiate ourselves by focusing on great storytelling — both written and visual — rather than rounding up the same news as the rest of the pack,” said Scheinman, who edits Kentucky Confidential. “Jessica and I are so proud to be teaming with the Paulick Report because we both strive to present a unique and independent voice and vision. Plus, you couldn’t ask for a better showcase than the Kentucky Derby.”
The Paulick Report, which has undergone dynamic growth in its four-year existence, also will spotlight the top stories from Kentucky Confidential in its daily headlines as well as in email blasts.