The Friday Show: A Game-Changer For The Horse Racing Industry?
The owner of Santa Anita Park announced a list of unprecedented reform measures Thursday, in the wake of the 22nd equine fatality at the current meet. According to its proposal for Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields, the Stronach Group’s “house rules” would create new restrictions on the use of therapeutic medications and riding crops, […]
The Friday Show: The Bigger Picture From Santa Anita?
The shutdown of Santa Anita Park due to a rash of horse racing fatalities has been hard not only on all of the people who work at the Southern California racetrack but the racing industry as a whole. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow talks with Ray Paulick, who is at Santa […]
The Friday Show: Still Seeking Answers To Racing Fatalities
The recent rash of horse racing deaths at Santa Anita Park in Southern California has captured national attention. It is, of course, not the first time the Thoroughbred racing industry has faced difficult questions about fatalities at the track. In this week’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the factors […]
The Friday Show Presented By Indiana Racing & Breeding: A Maryland Melee?
Within the last few days, Baltimore’s mayor put up the dukes against the Stronach Group over the status of Pimlico Race Course and the second leg of the Triple Crown. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick talk about the future of the Preakness and horse racing in Baltimore and […]
The Friday Show Presented By Indiana Racing & Breeding: The Future Looks Green?
The New York Racing Association announced a couple of new initiatives this week, including a $5 million-plus Triple Crown-like series for 3-year-olds colts and fillies racing on the turf. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the Turf Triple Series and what it might say about the changing U.S. […]
Gulfstream: $10 Million Pool Expected For Saturday’s Mandatory Payout Of Rainbow 6
Gulfstream Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a mandatory payout Saturday afternoon with a pool that could climb as high as $10 million. The Rainbow 6 begins with Gulfstream’s seventh race and includes four turf races, one a maiden special weight event going a mile, and the $100,000 El Prado, which attracted a field of […]
The Friday Show Presented By Indiana Racing & Breeding: Do Battle With Sports Betting?
The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation recently released its latest white paper on an issue that’s all the talk in the racing industry: What to do about the legalization of sports betting? In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what the TIF proposes and the feasibility of making necessary changes within […]
Mucho Gusto Splashes Clear In Robert Lewis
Sent off as the 1-2 favorite in the field of five sophomores, Michael Petersen’s Mucho Gusto made short work of Saturday’s G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita. The son of Mucho Macho Man, ridden by Joe Talamo for trainer Bob Baffert, splashed under the wire a 4 3/4-length winner to complete 1 1/16 […]