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Combating A Culture Of Cheating

(First in a two-part series.) Horse racing has a culture of cheating. Its problem is drugs. It’s what the public calls doping. The methods differ, as do the drugs. At one end of the spectrum, horsemen and veterinarians inject horses on race day with a wide variety of drugs or other foreign substances. This practice is […]

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New Protocols, More Tests: Fair Grounds EHV-1 Outbreak ‘At Least A 45-Day Process’

As the first group of barns at the Fair Grounds Race Course near the end of their state-mandated equine herpesvirus quarantines, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture has been working to define the procedures which will allow those barns to be released from quarantine. Following a meeting earlier in the week between horsemen, USDA representatives, veterinarians, […]

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Jamee Ryder wipes away tears after the horse she helped prep sold for $600,000 AUD
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 indicative of success for a group of often-overlooked people: those at the end of the horse’s shank. For farm managers, foaling and assistant managers, and […]

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The Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale is entering its 31st year
Voss On Magic Millions Sale: Differences Down Under

This week, the Paulick Report is in Queensland, Australia, bringing you news and features from the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and Racing Carnival. As Frank Mitchell detailed in this week’s Bloodlines column, the Gold Coast yearling sale started as an innovative concept full of risk for its backers. “I think there was a […]

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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, Denise Steffanus examines the possible benefits of beer for horses through interviews with trainers, farm managers, and a nutritionist.  In the […]

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Both Fair Grounds and Delta Downs had two-horse races over the weekend, due to scratches
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 averaged around nine per race, up a horse per race from a year earlier. Then, the call came in that a horse in Barn […]

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PR Special Keeneland January: Alydar’s Dam, Calumet’s Broodmare Influence

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, Natalie Voss examines the impact of Alydar’s dam Sweet Tooth and of Calumet Farm’s broodmares throughout the recent decades. In […]

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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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Voss, Scheinman Give Paulick Report Unprecedented Eclipse Award Recognition

The Paulick Report (www.paulickreport.com) on Wednesday became the first exclusively online publication to be represented by the winners in both writing categories of the Eclipse Awards, the most prestigious honors given annually in the North American Thoroughbred racing and breeding industries. Paulick Report features editor Natalie Voss was voted an Eclipse Award in the News […]

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California Veterinarian’s List: Steroid Reporting By The Numbers

When news broke last month that Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Masochistic tested positive for anabolic steroids after the race, many fans were shocked to learn steroids are still present in American racing. In California, a trainer must report the administration of anabolic steroids to a horse in his care to the California Horse Racing Board, […]

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