The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Crazy Notions?
In the last couple of years, Thoroughbred owner Larry Best (OXO Equine) has spent millions of dollars at auctions in search of top quality runners. Turns out, he’s got some contrarian ideas about how to campaign those horses. In an interview this week, Best explained why after only two races, he’s giving budding juvenile Instagrand […]
The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Pharoah’s Foals?
The Keeneland September Yearling Sale is off to a strong start, in part due to the prices being generated by American Pharoah’s yearlings. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the 2015 Triple Crown winner’s success in the auction ring and potential future when matched up with history. Plus, […]
The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Gambling On The Future?
In recent years, racetracks across the country have pursued supplemental revenue sources in various forms — slot machines, casino gaming, historical racing and now sports betting. In this week’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the backstory and latest developments with historical racing and share their thoughts on where sports […]
The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Business Is Good?
The betting handle came pouring in for last weekend’s Travers Day at Saratoga, despite a lack of superstar power, namely this year’s Triple Crown winner. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the reasons behind recent record or near record handle days like the Travers and the Pacific Classic. […]
Catholic Boy Blows By Mendelssohn, Adding Travers To His Grade 1 Tallies On Dirt And Turf
The 149th running of the G1 Travers was extremely contentious on paper, with a pair of Breeders’ Cup winners in the mix as well as a classic-winning filly, but it was the 7-1 shot Catholic Boy who blew away the field to win by four lengths this Saturday at Saratoga. The 3-year-old son of More […]
Abel Tasman Keeps Elate At Bay Once Again In Personal Ensign
The China Horse Club and Clearsky Farm’s Abel Tasman faced off with Elate at Saratoga once again this Saturday, and once again Bob Baffert-trained Abel Tasman came out on top. The 4-year-old daughter of Quality Road, ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, won by a neck as the 3-5 favorite, completing nine furlongs over […]
Gunnevera Continues To Please With Preparations For Woodward
Margoth’s Gunnevera breezed six furlongs in 1:13.20 at Gulfstream Park West Friday morning in preparation for a scheduled start in the Woodward (G1) at Saratoga Sept. 1. “The horse worked very, very good. I’m very happy with him,” trainer Antonio Sano said. The multiple graded-stakes winner, who was ridden by jockey Edgard Zayas, is scheduled […]
The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: All About The Future
The theme of this week’s Friday Show is peering into the future. Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick start by discussing both the actual future host sites of the Breeders’ Cup and the potential hosts. Then, it’s onto the newly announced Breeders’ Cup future wager. It wasn’t so successful the first time around. Will it work […]