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The Friday Show: Will The Stars Align On The Racetrack?

In American racing, the discussion often centers around the need for superstars. Despite some key losses this year at the top level of competition, it’s hard to lament a lack of star power when you have super mare Beholder putting … Continue reading

Taking My Money Elsewhere: California Gets It Wrong On Lasix

I’m not what anyone would refer to as a “major player” when it comes to betting on horses. I cut my teeth at the Chicago area tracks in the late 1970s, then spent eight years in Southern California while working … Continue reading

16,000 Miles And Counting: Frequent Flyer Pharoah ‘Can Handle’ Travel Schedule

American Pharoah’s travel log for his 3-year-old season is a dizzying one: From California to Arkansas, back to California, back to Arkansas, onto Louisville, then Baltimore, back to Louisville, onto New York, back to California, cross-country to New Jersey, and … Continue reading

Women And Horses Find Healing, Conquer Change Together

The scene at Long Shadows Farm in Cambridge, N.Y. is like something out of a painting. Valeria Buck’s rescue dogs and cats frolic on grassy hills at the foot of the Adirondacks. Thoroughbreds graze overlooking a lake mirroring a nearly … Continue reading

Use With Caution: Weighing The Risks And Benefits Of Corticosteroids

As states work their way through updated medication rules, one of the therapeutic medications that seems to garner repeated discussion is the corticosteroid methylprednisolone acetate, sold as Depo-Medrol. New York officials issued a statement warning horsemen and veterinarians not to … Continue reading

RCI Chairman Takes Hypocritical Stance On Federal Racing Bills

Mark Lamberth, a member of the Arkansas Racing Commission and chairman of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, turned the dial on the BS Meter all the way up on Tuesday in a press release on RCI letterhead stating: “Entire … Continue reading

Morris: TOC ‘100 Percent’ Against USADA’s Involvement In Racing

Joe Morris, president of Thoroughbred Owners of California, said horsemen’s groups throughout North America are united in opposition to federal legislation that would create one agency to regulate medication rules, drug testing and enforcement throughout the United States. The various … Continue reading

PR Special: Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale Day 2

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer the latest edition of the PR Special, which is available online and as a print publication on the grounds of the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Preferred Yearling Sale. Natalie Voss writes about the rapid … Continue reading

PR Special: Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale Day 1

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print edition for the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Preferred Yearling Sale, which begins Saturday night in Saratoga Springs, NY. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss discusses research on statistics … Continue reading

Empire State: New York Thoroughbred Program Boosts Champion Prospects

The New York breeding season culminates with the Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearling Sale, which takes place Saturday and Sunday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Here is the final piece in our summer series, Empire State, examining the dramatic changes taking … Continue reading

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