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PR Special Fasig-Tipton July: Danzig’s Rapid Rise To Success

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer its special print publication available online and on the grounds of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Sale of Selected Yearlings. This edition of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

View From The Eighth Pole: In Rojas Trial, HBPA Plays The Part Of Enabler

It must be disheartening at times to be an honest Thoroughbred owner or trainer, especially one that happens to race in Pennsylvania. It's bad enough, as we learned last week in the federal trial of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Changing Of The Crown?

Only one horse ran in all three legs of the Triple Crown this year, which has prompted the seemingly annual discussion about whether it's time to make changes to the timing of the races, offer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Fantasy Meets Reality?

A judge's ruling in California has the potential for major repercussions in the horse racing industry and possibly, the entire world of Daily Fantasy Sports. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

View From The Eighth Pole: Time Running Out For Illinois Racing

There was a time when slot machines at Illinois racetracks might have leveled the competitive playing field for the gambling dollar. Those days are over. With the General Assembly in Springfield... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

PR Special OBS April: A Snapshot Of Racing, Region By Region

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the OBS Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. In this edition of the PR Special,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

The Friday Show: Kentucky Derby Match Game?

There could be some last-minute adjustments to the field, but in general we know which horses will line up to contest the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby in a couple of weeks. Now that all of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Los Angeles Times’ Decision On Racing Coverage Rankles Some At Least

Do newspapers matter? The answer to that depends on whom you ask. They matter to a 90-year-old horseplayer named Mel Brooks, a Santa Anita Park regular who is also known for making a few movies over... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

The Friday Show: Purse Inflation, Derby Chaos?

In recent days we've learned the two richest races in horse racing plan to become even wealthier. The Pegasus World Cup has upped its purse to a whopping $16 million, and the Dubai World Cup could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Campbell: ‘Racetracker’ Salty Roberts Was Racing’s True Unsung Hero

Salty Roberts died a week ago, and perhaps his death did not get quite the notice his life deserved. To begin with – good or bad – he was the very definition of a “racetracker.” But more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Florida Ruling Means Dozens Of Drug Positives Likely To Be Dismissed

Dozens of administrative complaints for medication violations in Florida are likely to be dismissed after the state's Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering issued an order accepting the recommendations of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

2-Year-Old Sales and the Importance of Workout Times

How horse racing partnerships evaluate under tack workout times It is the 2-year-old sale season and horse racing partnerships will be attending the sales put on by OBS in Florida, Barretts in California and Fasig-Tipton in Florida and Maryland. The big difference between 2-year-old sales and yearling sales is the all-important under tack workouts where […] Read More...

2-Year-Old Sales and the Importance of Workout Times

How horse racing partnerships evaluate under tack workout times It is the 2-year-old sale season and horse racing partnerships will be attending the sales put on by OBS in Florida, Barretts in California and Fasig-Tipton in Florida and Maryland. The big difference between 2-year-old sales and yearling sales is the all-important under tack workouts where […] Read More...

The Friday Show: A Numbers Game, Hole In The Derby Trail?

It was a record-setting week at OBS March, with the 2-year-olds in training sale hitting all-time marks for gross and average, plus selling more than five horses at $1 million or more. In this week's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

For His Strength, Record, Garrett Gomez Deserves Hall Of Fame

If Garrett Gomez had cancer, he'd already be in the Hall of Fame. But because he suffered from addiction, a disease most people don't understand and one that many refuse to even acknowledge, a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for... Read More...

When Is A Maiden Not A Maiden?

In today's seventh race at Parx Racing, a one-mile allowance/optional claiming event for 3-year-olds at a mile, there is – at least on paper – a maiden named Hashtag Alex in the six-horse line-up.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

The Friday Show: Horsemen Helping Horsemen In Court?

Funds exist in many areas of society to help people defend themselves in court. The latest such legal defense fund has been created for horse racing trainers and owners in light of a federal case in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

The Friday Show: Population Problems, Early Derby Standouts?

It's no secret that foal crops have been diminishing for several years. Despite recent contraction in the U.S. racing industry, the shortage of Thoroughbreds appears to be on display in important... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

Ramsey To Downsize Operation: ‘It’s Kind Of Gotten Out Of Control’

Ken Ramsey, the winningest owner in Kentucky history and an accomplished breeder, has begun the process of dramatically downsizing his Thoroughbred operation with the intention of reducing his stock... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Florida’s ‘Sham’ Continues: ‘Fake’ Horse Racing On Its Way To Hialeah Park

Tired of hearing about “fake” news? Well, for a change of pace, get ready for some “fake” horse racing at Hialeah Park, a South Florida track that once was synonymous with class and elegance in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

The Friday Show: A Time To Reconsider, Future For Arrogate?

With the inaugural Pegasus World Cup in the rear view, what does the bigger picture look like? In this week's The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the event and the race — not... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Eighteen Years After His Kentucky Derby, Charismatic ‘Belongs To All Of Us’

A little less than 21 years ago, in the middle of a March night, Parrish Hill star broodmare Bali Babe went into labor. It was a slightly dramatic affair, as the daughter of Drone was briefly cast in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

The Friday Show: Pegasus Potential, Pegasus Intrigue?

The $12 million race that has piqued curiosity for many horse racing fans has finally arrived. The first Pegasus World Cup Invitational will be off and running Saturday afternoon at Gulfstream Park.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

The Friday Show: Private Eyes, Indelible Moments, And The Rematch

A pair of stories published at the Paulick Report this week looked at the problem of illegal drug use in the horse racing industry and where the biggest gaps in oversight might lie. In this week's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 11/15 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...