The Friday Show

Declining numbers in Thoroughbred foal crops are tied to significant issues in U.S. racing
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 races coast to coast. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issue of field sizes, racehorse ownership, and the […]

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Arrogate cruises home in the Pegasus World Cup
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 to mention the timing of it — plus, where does Pegasus winner Arrogate go from here? Enjoy the latest […]

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Pegasus field: Who might upset the two highest rated racehorses in the world?
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. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the field of 12, the two dominant favorites and possible upsetters, plus […]

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The Pegasus World Cup is all in on the rematch between Arrogate and California Chrome
The Friday Show: Private Eyes, Indelible Moments, And The Rematch

A pair of stories published at the Paulick Report this week looked at the problem of illegal drug use in the horse racing industry and where the biggest gaps in oversight might lie. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick give their takeaways from “Combating a Culture of Cheating.” Plus, with the […]

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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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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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We know who (finally) won the World Series, but who will win the Breeders' Cup races?
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 expectations. The Distaff and the Classic have memorable written all over them, and deep, full fields abound in many of […]

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