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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...

Paulick Report 9/22 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...

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...

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...

PR Special Keeneland September: Remembering The 80s

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, which begins Monday. In this edition of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: A Gaping Hole In Drug Testing?

There are several areas in which the Thoroughbred racing industry has made progress in recent years. Random, out-of-competition drug testing isn't one of them. In this edition of The Friday Show,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

‘The Optics Are Horrible’: March Of Out-Of-Competition Testing Is A Slow One

One of the familiar themes at the Jockey Club's 64th annual Round Table Conference held Aug. 14 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. was the usefulness of an out-of-competition drug testing program (OOCT) in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Travers Blowout, The Trouble With Rabbits?

Much of the buzz in the racing industry this week has been about the eye-popping performance of Arrogate in last Saturday's Travers Stakes. How often does a 3-year-old come seemingly out of nowhere... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

‘My Head Is Still Spinning’: Former Racing Official Is Castellano’s New Agent

When top jockey Javier Castellano announced last week that he and long-time agent Matt Muzikar would be parting ways at the end of the Saratoga meeting due to a “communication” breakdown, Mike Lakow... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Eating Chrome, Next Stop Supreme Court?

Some bold predictions were made on last week's Friday Show concerning the biggest races of the week. First order of business on this week's show, revisit those and see who might need to eat some crow... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Indiana Grand Diaries: What’s Driving New Interest In Racing, Breeding Programs?

Over the weekend, three horseplayers earned spots in the National Handicapping Championship with Indiana Grand's first ever qualifier for the NHC. It's another step of many by the Centaur... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full... Read More...

Paulick Report 8/23 News Minute Presented By NYRA Bets

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: A Classic ‘Classic,’ Information Underload?

Songbird makes a bid for 10 consecutive victories this weekend as she puts her unblemished record on the line in Saturday's Alabama Stakes at Saratoga. Will she survive the “graveyard of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

PR Special NY-Bred Sale: Protecting Racehorses After They’re Sold

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings 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...

PR Special NY-Bred Sale: What To Feed And When To Feed?

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings 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 Presented By Woodbine: Rachel Vs Zenyatta, Pegasus Problems?

When the Pegasus World Cup opened its doors, people with the means to enter the race jumped at the chance, each committing $1 million dollars for a spot in the starting gates. But will there be a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

Paulick Report 8/8 News Minute Presented By NYRA Bets

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...

PR Special Saratoga Sale: All Eyes On Frankel, Galileo Yearlings

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, which begins this evening. In this edition of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

The Friday Show: Technology Woes, Three-Year-Old Foes

Placing judges at Delaware Park recently inverted the order of two horses based on photo finish results. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss how much technology... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

The Friday Show: Sophomores Clash, Zayat Seeks Cash

The cream of this year's 3-year-old Thoroughbred crop isn't ducking each other — just take a look at the fields for this weekend's premiere sophomore races. But in the bigger picture, how... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Paulick Report 7/26 News Minute Presented By Saratoga Live

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...

Paulick Report 7/25 News Minute Presented By Saratoga Live

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 DRF Bets: Saratoga’s Lure, New York’s Hook?

Today, the timeless tradition of Thoroughbred racing at Saratoga begins again. The six-week meet is one of the most enticing events of the year for fans, bettors, and horsemen. In this edition of The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Turf, Surf, And Cornfields?

One of the highlights of the summer racing calendar is, of course, opening day at Del Mar, and Ray Paulick has made his annual journey to the West Coast to be there. In this edition of The Friday... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

Indiana Grand Diaries: Racing Investments Instill Pride, Elevate Derby

Pop Quiz: Who won last year's Indiana Derby? It might be a head scratcher for many people — the race hasn't exactly been top of mind most years. But recent developments in the Hoosier State aim to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

PR Special Fasig-Tipton July: A Pinhooking Success Story

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the Fasig-Tipton July Sale, featuring selected yearlings and horses of racing age.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Glass Half-Full Or Half-Empty?

Alas, the 2016 Triple Crown season is over, and unlike last year when one horse convincingly captured all three races in a historic run, three different horses took the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Crowdsourcing A Racehorse? That’s A Story Worth Hearing

New journeys often begin on a path to somewhere else. In this case, the original destination was a maximum security prison in Upstate New York and the fork in the road was a racetrack. It'll make... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

Thank You, Readers: Eight Years Strong And Still Growing

Eight years ago this week, an out-of-work horse racing journalist and a former stage actor and Starbucks barista launched a humble website that hoped to find a niche in the Thoroughbred world. From... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Random Observations From A Triple Crown Notebook

It takes a very good horse to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness or Belmont.  It takes a great one to win all three races. We witnessed greatness in 2015. Sometimes, when there's not much separation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Weeding Out The Drama

While there's no chance of history doubling up this year in New York and no rematch between the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners, that doesn't mean the final leg of the Triple Crown is devoid of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Whipping Nonsense In California?

Last summer, the California Horse Racing Board approved what was dubbed the “strictest regulation in the country governing the use of riding crops in horse racing.” Jockeys were required to limit... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Keeping Pace With Trainer Michael Dickinson? Good Luck With That

When he retired from Thoroughbred training in 2007, Michael Dickinson seemed to leave the game on his terms. He'd had a “great training career” by his own standards and certainly those of others, who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Racing In Harsh Light On Big Stage Again

While the 141st Preakness Stakes provided fans with a second Triple Crown installment of the Nyquist-Exaggerator rivalry, horse racing once again found itself in the glare of national media for a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

Click Here To Cheat? Online Peddlers Of Racehorse Snake Oil Go Largely Unchecked

A plain brown package arrived at the doorstep of Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. There was no return address label. No packing slip. According to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

‘Lifetime Of Work’ Produces Classic Victory For Keith Desormeaux

For more than 20 years, Keith Desormeaux labored in relative obscurity in horse racing's trenches, far from the glory of the Pimlico infield winner's circle that Exaggerator brought him to after... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Preakness Now, Preakness Future?

For well over a century, the second leg of the Triple Crown has been contested at Pimlico Race Course. That'll be the case again this year as Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist makes his bid for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Triple Crown Talk Plus $12 Million Reasons

Less than a year removed from the first Triple Crown victory in 37 years, we have an undefeated horse heading to the Preakness, having already completed the rare double of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Nyquist: The ‘Respect’ Myth And The Luck Of The Irish

And so the discussion begins again in the wake of the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. Can Nyquist win the Triple Crown? Of course, he can. As I've said in previous years, the Kentucky Derby... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

‘Son Of A Gun’ Desormeaux Reluctantly Enjoys Kentucky Derby Spotlight

While his younger brother Kent has won the Kentucky Derby three times, trainer Keith Desormeaux will saddle his first Derby starter Saturday. The elder sibling's training career dates back to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

PR Special Derby Edition: American Pharoah’s ‘Untold Story’

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication for Kentucky Derby 142.  In this edition of the PR Special, New York Times two-time Eclipse Award-winning sports writer Joe Drape... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

PR Special Derby Edition: American Pharoah’s ‘Untold Story’

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication for Kentucky Derby 142.  In this edition of the PR Special, New York Times two-time Eclipse Award-winning sports writer Joe Drape... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Despite Challenges, Derby Starting Crew Gets It Right

By the time the gates open for Kentucky Derby 142 on Saturday, hours of work will have gone into assuring a safe, fair and unbiased start to the race. It's no small task. Every Derby field is filled... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Cutting Through The Madness

Handicapping the Kentucky Derby is a singular art. There's no sporting event so brief in duration that prompts such a monumental amount of time devoted to figuring it out. With the Derby just over a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

Piece Of The Pie: Bottom Line Reunites Breeders’ Cup And Churchill Downs

Whenever someone says it isn't about the money you can be sure of one thing: It's about the money. Money is the reason that, when the Breeders' Cup returns to Churchill Downs for a record ninth time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

PR Special OBS April: How Much For That Graded Stakes Winner?

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the sales grounds at the OBS April Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds. In this edition of the PR... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

PR Special OBS April: How Much For That Graded Stakes Winner?

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the sales grounds at the OBS April Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds. In this edition of the PR... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Block: Resigning Over Arlington Park’s ‘Hijacking’ Of Illinois Groups, Live Racing

(Editor's Note: The following commentary on the state of Illinois racing was submitted by David Block, a leading Illinois owner and breeder. Block said it explains “Why I resign from the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...