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New Protocols, More Tests: Fair Grounds EHV-1 Outbreak ‘At Least A 45-Day Process’

As the first group of barns at the Fair Grounds Race Course near the end of their state-mandated equine herpesvirus quarantines, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture has been working to define the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

You ‘Do It For The Love’: The Story Behind A Horse’s Sale At Magic Millions

A yearling's appearance in the sales ring represents the culmination of two years' work by breeders, owners, bloodstock advisors, veterinarians, and sales agents. But the final hammer price is also... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Voss On Magic Millions Sale: Differences Down Under

This week, the Paulick Report is in Queensland, Australia, bringing you news and features from the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and Racing Carnival. As Frank Mitchell detailed in this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

PR Special Keeneland January: Beer For Your Horses

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. In this edition of the PR Special,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

EHV-1 Scare, Shipping Bans Decimate Fields At Louisiana Racetracks

As Christmas Day approached, things were looking very positive at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. The track was showing significant increases year over year in handle and field sizes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for ... Read More...

PR Special Keeneland January: Alydar’s Dam, Calumet’s Broodmare Influence

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.  In this edition of the PR Special,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

The Friday Show: Bringing Trash Talk To The Pegasus World Cup

The first Pegasus World Cup Invitational, now just three weeks away, has solicited as its spokesman one of the most popular athletes on the planet. To say he's a talker is an understatement. In this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Voss, Scheinman Give Paulick Report Unprecedented Eclipse Award Recognition

The Paulick Report (www.paulickreport.com) on Wednesday became the first exclusively online publication to be represented by the winners in both writing categories of the Eclipse Awards, the most... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

California Veterinarian’s List: Steroid Reporting By The Numbers

When news broke last month that Breeders' Cup Sprint runner-up Masochistic tested positive for anabolic steroids after the race, many fans were shocked to learn steroids are still present in American... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

For Eppler, ‘Doing Right By The Horses’ Finally Pays Off

Mary Eppler heard so many discouraging voices when she began operating as one of the few female trainers on the Maryland circuit in 1980. Her parents, Katherine and Bill, warned that she would... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for... Read More...

What Did You Read? Top Stories Of 2016

As we approach the start of a new calendar year, it's a good time to reflect on the biggest issues and most important news in the sport of Thoroughbred racing from 2016. Per tradition, the Paulick... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Yet Another Chapter In The Masochistic Saga

Anyone else suffering from Masochistic fatigue? For a 6-year-old who's made just 14 career starts, he sure gets a lot of attention. There was the big maiden win at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

When Rescues Go Bad, Veterinarians Should Be Ready To Help

As social media brings together more animal lovers and homeless horses than ever, authorities across the country are seeing an increase in the number of rescue situations gone bad. At the recent... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

Steady Eddie Proves It’s Not Always About The Money

The life of a broodmare manager is not a glamorous one – which means that the life of the significant other to a broodmare manager isn't either. Sun up to sundown the work is hard, demanding, and it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Questions Remain About Steroids, Likely Breeders’ Cup DQ Of Masochistic

There are some lingering questions in the wake of the revelation earlier this week that Breeders' Cup Sprint runner-up Masochistic had trace amounts of the anabolic steroid stanozolol in a post-race... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Commentary: My Charmed Introduction To Racing — Chrome, Pharoah And Arrogate

I have come late to the races but thanks to two superstars, California Chrome and American Pharoah, and the phenomenon that is Arrogate, an outstanding initiation to the sport has ignited a lifelong... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Nakatani Seeks To ‘Rejuvenate’ Career With Son Matt As Agent

After a seven-month hiatus, jockey Corey Nakatani has made plans to return to the saddle. The 46-year-old has not ridden a race since April 13 at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, but for the past five weeks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Indiana Grand Diaries: New Equine Hospital Fills Important Need

The new year will bring with it the opening of a state-of-the-art equine medical center just a stone's throw from Indiana Grand racetrack in Shelbyville, Ind. The $8.8 million facility, built by a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

The Friday Show: Wild And Crazy Predictions For 2017

If there's one thing predictable about the business of horse racing, it's that it's unpredictable. But in this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick look into their crystal balls to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Jockey Garrett Gomez Dead At 44

Talented but troubled jockey Garrett Gomez, 44, a two-time Eclipse Award winner and father of four who rode his last race at Keeneland in October 2013, has died. Daughter Shelby Gomez confirmed her... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Jockeys’ Guild Assembly: Diagnosis, Management Of Head Injury Still Challenging

The Jockeys' Guild held its 2016 Annual Assembly in Las Vegas Dec. 12-13 with a program focusing on a variety of health, safety, and welfare topics for riders. The following is a list of a few... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for... Read More...

Sexton: ‘Rich In Humility And Wit’; ‘A Fine, Fine Fellow’

Horse racing lost a good man when Steve Sexton stepped down as executive vice president of Churchill Downs Inc. in October 2010. The world lost a great man when Sexton – just 57 years old – died in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

‘That’s My Life’: In Comeback From Serious Injury, Maragh Understands The Risks

Rajiv Maragh knows what it is to struggle for every breath, making the difficulty of his latest comeback pale in comparison. Maragh was riding Yourcreditisgood at Belmont Park on July 10, 2015, when... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Statistics Trump Common Sense In Committee’s Downgrade Of Blue Grass, Wood Memorial

Many of the best horses in the East Coast on the trail to the Kentucky Derby no longer use the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland or the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct as their final prep before the run for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Upgrades, Downgrades, And Obstacles

Two of the Grade 1 points qualifiers for the Kentucky Derby will downgraded to Grade 2 status for 2017. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the criteria for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for... Read More...

Blue Grass, Wood Memorial Downgraded; Pennsylvania Derby To Be Grade 1 in 2017

Two historic races for 3-year-olds on the road to the Kentucky Derby – the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland and the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct – will be dropped from Grade 1 to Grade 2 status when the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

In Memoriam: A Cowboy’s Ride

He spent his life in the background, a subtle supporting act for the grand display. Plain in color and not particularly flashy, the older gelding never complained about his job, marching to work each... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Vitali Barred From Entry Box At Tampa Bay Downs, Hunter Ordered To Vacate Gulfstream Barn Area

Two months after he was ruled off at Gulfstream Park, trainer Marcus Vitali will not be permitted to enter horses at Tampa Bay Downs, according to track officials there. Vitali had entered Silver... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: The 1st Annual Paulick Report Turkey Awards

With the long holiday weekend, The Friday Show presented by Woodbine Racetrack comes early this week, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we present the 1st Annual Paulick Report Turkey Awards. There... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Fact And Fiction: Reality And Embellishment In Favorite Racing Films

It isn't hard to ruffle feathers among horseplayers and racing fans; they argue about which horse is most likely to win a race, which issues the industry should be most concerned to solve, and who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

ADW Account Usage On-Track Skews Numbers, Division Of Revenue

Something jumped off the spreadsheet when I looked at wagering figures from this year's Breeders' Cup championship races from Santa Anita Park. On-track per capita wagering for the two full cards on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Delta Downs Jackpot Update: And Down The Stretch They Come!

The journey to next year's Kentucky Derby carves a path through Vinton, La. Saturday with the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot. With a competitive field of juveniles lined up, it looks to be anyone's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Paulick Report 11/18 News Minute Presented By Delta Downs Jackpot

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn't stop after you've had your morning coffee. Each weekday afternoon, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Eclipse Musings, Jackpot Picks

As the year winds down, it's time to start thinking about the Eclipse Awards for 2016. Is Horse of the Year a slam dunk for California Chrome? Will Javier Castellano secure yet another Outstanding... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Paulick Report 11/17 News Minute Presented By Delta Downs Jackpot

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn't stop after you've had your morning coffee. Each weekday afternoon, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Delta Downs Jackpot Update: You Wanna Bet?

The Delta Downs Jackpot — traditionally one of the early markers en route to the Kentucky Derby — is now just two days away. A competitive field of 10 is set for what should be an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Paulick Report 11/16 News Minute Presented By Delta Downs Jackpot

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn't stop after you've had your morning coffee. Each weekday afternoon, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Paulick Report 11/15 News Minute Presented By Delta Downs Jackpot

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn't stop after you've had your morning coffee. Each weekday afternoon, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Delta Downs Jackpot Update: A Tradition Renewed

For years, the Delta Downs Jackpot has been one of the early fixtures on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and in recent years has produced a number of Derby contenders. Last year's Jackpot winner,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

Upcoming Fine Art Auctions Feature Pieces Of Racing History

As Keeneland concludes the final few days of its November sale of breeding stock, the art world is gearing up for an interesting auction of its own. Sotheby's will host two auctions — its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Paulick Report 11/14 News Minute Presented By Delta Downs Jackpot

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn't stop after you've had your morning coffee. Each weekday afternoon, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Andrew Beyer: Rebel With A Cause

There was no fanfare, no rapturous odes, no good riddance or heartfelt goodbyes. There wasn't even a traditional gathering in the newsroom, where a ranking editor might offer a rousing speech... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for ... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Breeders’ Cup Takeaways, Pegasus Promise?

Measuring what we saw on the racetrack, this year's Breeders' Cup was an unqualified success, with top stars giving us nail-biting performances and record crowds on hand to take in thrilling races... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Paulick Report 11/10 News Minute

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn't stop after you've had your morning coffee. Each weekday afternoon, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Paulick Report 11/9 News Minute

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn't stop after you've had your morning coffee. Each weekday afternoon, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

PR Special Keeneland November: Sales From A Legal Aspect

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a second print publication for the 2016 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, continuing Wednesday in Lexington, Ky. In this edition of the PR Special,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Paulick Report 11/8 News Minute

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn't stop after you've had your morning coffee. Each weekday afternoon, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

PR Special: Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer print publications for the 2016 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which gets underway Tuesday in Lexington, Ky. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Paulick Report 11/7 News Minute

The Paulick Report (www.paulickreport.com) sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn't stop after you've had your morning coffee.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

Stud Fees And Sale Prices: Breaking Down The Breeders’ Cup Winners

Breeding or buying a 2016 Breeders' Cup winner wasn't cheap. Seven of the 10 winning Thoroughbreds sold at public auction cost more than $300,000 each, and some of the world's most elite stallions... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...