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Irishmen Ryan, Dilger Strike Back-To-Back Gold In Kentucky Derby

Mike Ryan comes from Ireland's County Meath, just outside of Dublin, where he was raised on his family's horse farm. Gerry Dilger, growing up in County Clare in western Ireland, couldn't wait for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...