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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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Paulick Report 11/9 News Minute

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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

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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

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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...

PR Special Fasig-Tipton November: Pharoah, Trump, And Automatic Feeders

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication for Monday's Fasig-Tipton November Sale in Lexington, Ky. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss looks at how automatic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

Belinda Stronach Taking The Reins At The Stronach Group

There has been a passing of the baton this year at The Stronach Group, owner of some of the premier racetracks on American soil, including Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., which for the ninth... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

Paulick Report 11/4 News Minute

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Breeders’ Cup Roughies: Longshots That Might Just Make Your Day

Since I've just returned from Australia, the word “roughies” is stuck in my head. That's what they call longshots Down Under. But no matter what term you use, the Breeders' Cup is one of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: World Champs And Championships

The Triple Crown aside, there is no event in North American racing with more buildup than the Breeders' Cup, and this year's edition looks like it should live up to or even surpass the loftiest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo... Read More...

Paulick Report 11/3 News Minute

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Paulick Report 11/2 News Minute

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Paulick Report 11/1 News Minute

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Marketing Deal Blocks TVG From Televising Breeders’ Cup Undercard

Unless an 11th-hour agreement is reached, there will be no television coverage on six of the 10 races on Breeders' Cup Friday and three of the 12 races on Saturday's world championships from Santa... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Paulick Report 10/31 News Minute

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Tales From Australia: Parades, Roughies, And The Life Of The Melbourne Cup Party

It's not like Australians ignore Halloween, but in Melbourne at least, trick or treating pretty much gives way to Tuesday's public holiday to celebrate the “race that stops a nation.”... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Melbourne Cup: Can Godolphin Crack The ‘Race That Stops A Nation?’

Who will win Australia's ‘race that stops a nation'? With 2016 W.S. Cox Plate winner and local legend Winx not running, Dubai's Godolphin stable, with gelding Hartnell, have its best chance yet to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Paulick Report 10/28 News Minute

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: A Melbourne Cup Winner Walks Into A Bar…

Saturday is one of the biggest days in all of Australian racing.  Let's start with the fact that tomorrow is very much like Breeders' Cup Saturday in that all of the races are Group stakes. In... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Paulick Report 10/27 News Minute

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Tales From Australia: Down Under With Spendthrift Farm

In 2004, billionaire entrepreneur B. Wayne Hughes purchased historic Spendthrift Farm near Lexington, Ky. In the ensuing years, Hughes got it in his mind to expand — in particular, he took a liking... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

‘Disappointing And Frustrating,’ New York Frozen Out Of Breeders’ Cup Since 2005

New York, a key host site in the early years of the Breeders' Cup world championships, has not been used since 2005. And there is no return in sight, much to the chagrin of owners and trainers based... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Paulick Report 10/26 News Minute

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Paulick Report 10/25 News Minute

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Tales From Australia: Everything’s Coming Up Flemington Roses

Roses are such an integral part of the Melbourne Cup that when the current members' grandstand is replaced soon, it will supposedly be redesigned in the shape of a rose. For this Cup, at least15,000... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Paulick Report 10/24 News Minute

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton October Sale: Recognizing Problem Hooves At Auction

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the sales grounds at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Fall Yearlings Sale in Lexington, Ky. In... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...