The Friday Show

Photo of jockey Roman Chapa, already facing allegations of using a buzzer in 2015, seen winning the Pan Zareta Stakes in 2014
The Friday Show: Shocking Results, Weighing History?

Jockey Roman Chapa is already facing a lengthy suspension at least, plus felony charges for alleged use of an electrical device in a race in Texas, but in this edition of The Friday Show, we ask how far could this possibly go? A new photo of Chapa has surfaced that may shed light on further […]

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Hip 127, a colt by Orb, was one of five horses to sell for $1 million or more at the OBS March Sale
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 edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the current state of the auction marketplace. Are new […]

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Practical Joke (left), seen winning the G1 Champagne, makes his 2017 debut in the Fountain of Youth
The Friday Show: New Drug Protocols, Derby Prep Upsetters?

Oaklawn Park is putting in place a slate of upgraded drug testing measures, including one that targets so-called “milkshaking” by trainers. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick give some context to the changes and also talk about recent comments by prominent equine surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage regarding Lasix and medication oversight. Plus, […]

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UFC star Conor McGregor is promoting the Pegasus World Cup to his millions of followers
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 week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the choice of Ultimate Fighting Championship star Conor McGregor as the […]

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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 come up with some things that might possibly happen in 2017 (read: never in a million years). Enjoy this holiday edition […]

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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 altering the status of graded stakes and the potential impact of the changes. Plus, the latest on the Pegasus World […]

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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 aren’t really any turkeys involved, but it’s a way to look back on some of the stranger moments of the 2016 season, along […]

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Can Arrogate pass California Chrome in Horse of the Year votes?
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 Jockey award or is there an upsetter in the pack? Can Chad Brown unseat Todd Pletcher in the trainer category? In this […]

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Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita contributed to California's increased handle in 2016
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 with deep fields. But what else did the 2016 Breeders’ Cup tell us? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and […]

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Spring has arrived in Melbourne, and the city is once again alive with Melbourne Cup fever
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 Melbourne Cup is fast approaching. The Paulick Report’s Scott Jagow has traveled to “the lucky country” to explore and share the experience of Australian […]

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