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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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tales From Australia: The Stuff Of Cox Plate Legends

While the windy, rainy weather was forgettable, there's little chance Australian racing fans will ever erase from their minds the performance of Winx in Saturday's Group 1, $3 million Cox Plate.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

World-Class Winx Demolishes Field For Second Straight Cox Plate Victory

Australia's superstar mare, Winx, put on a breathtaking display Saturday at Moonee Valley Racecourse as she sailed home by eight lengths to win her second consecutive Group 1 Cox Plate and capture... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Paulick Report Goes To Australia

While U.S. racing is celebrating the fall colors at Keeneland and preparing for the year-end championships of the Breeders' Cup, Australia is bursting into spring. And that means one thing: the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo... Read More...

Paulick Report 10/17 News Minute

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Paulick Report 10/14 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...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Triple Crown Weirdness, Failure To Ride Out

It probably comes as little surprise, but all was not rosy with the connections of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

Paulick Report 10/11 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 at mid-day,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Florida’s Racing Con, Japan Sends It In

Whatever description you might provide someone about horse racing, it certainly can't be anything like what some people in Florida are putting on display. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

A Wild Ride With Seattle Slew And Spendthrift Glory Days Highlight Williams’ Storied Career

Tucked away in an office above Main Street in Versailles, Ky., sits a retired farm manager whose career could fill a book. John Williams, now in his seventies, says he is retired from the breeding... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Paulick Report 10/4 News Minute

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Watchful Eyes And A Slam Dunk?

Santa Anita announced this week the completion of a state-of-the-art surveillance system featuring 1,000 HD video cameras that are monitoring the backstretch. In this edition of The Friday Show,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

Paulick Report 9/29 News Minute

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Paulick Report 9/28 News Minute

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Paulick Report 9/27 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 at mid-day,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: May The Force Be With You

The Stronach Group announced this week that trainer Marcus Vitali and a fellow conditioner would no longer be welcome to enter horses at its racetracks. This followed a Paulick Report story... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for fu... Read More...

Longtime Friend On Maria Borell: ‘She Is Stopping At Nothing’

The list of people looking for former trainer Maria Borell keeps getting longer. On Tuesday, various news outlets reported that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Mercer County Fiscal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

Paulick Report 9/20 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 at mid-day,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Tokyo Road, Man On The Moon?

Churchill Downs and the Japan Racing Association announced this week a new partnership and path to the Kentucky Derby that will likely guarantee a spot in the starting gates for a Japan-based horse.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Paulick Report 9/15 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 at mid-day,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Indiana Grand Diaries: A Racetrack’s Unsung Heroes

Wednesday marks another important day on the Indiana Grand racing calendar with a card that features four stakes worth an estimated $400,000. It takes a lot of work and manpower to put on a day of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...