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Buy The Right Horse For The Job: Boyd Martin Encourages Top Event Riders To Try OTTBs

As the market for Thoroughbreds after the track continues to grow, Olympic rider Boyd Martin believes riders at the top levels of other equine disciplines should give an off-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) a try. Martin, who has long been a champion of the breed at the upper echelon of eventing, believes bringing more ex-racehorses into the […]

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Federal Trial Of Trainer Murray Rojas Set To Begin June 19

Nearly two years after her first indictment, the trial of Pennsylvania trainer Murray Rojas is scheduled for Monday in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa. The trainer is alleged to have illegally administered or directed administration of drugs to dozens of starters within 24 hours of post time over a period of five years. Rojas faces […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: The Next Chapter For Caracortado

The story of Caracortado, the Mike Machowsky homebred who went from a maiden claiming race at Fairplex Park to Grade 1 company, captured the imagination of many racegoers in Southern California. After a six-season campaign in which he won three graded stakes and hit the board in 15 of 22 starts, a few of the […]

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Barn Buddies: Mikey’s Been Everywhere, Man

The resident barn cat at Linda Rice’s Belmont stable has had two names in his day. The black cat with striking yellow eyes started his life as Bullwinkle (he used to room with a cat named Natasha), and was later renamed Little Mikey. It’s more amazing that he wasn’t called Johnny (Cash), because like the […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Belmont Countdown: A ‘Gallant’ Comeback

The day jockey Earl Sande accepted the trophy for his fifth Belmont Stakes win was wet and miserable. The 1930 edition of the race, which he took aboard Gallant Fox, made him the first jockey to win the Triple Crown since the concept had come to the United States, sometime after Sir Barton’s sweep in […]

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The Elephant In The Room: Racing Can Do More To Take Care Of Its Own

As the Thoroughbred industry makes another push toward federal legislation standardizing drug testing in racing, one of the central questions will be what reformed testing will cost. Expense is, after all, part of the reason disparities lurk between various state commission drug testing contracts now. In the course of covering stories related to drug testing, […]

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Market Forces Bring Good News, New Challenges For Aftercare

The American sporthorse industry has seen a greater push towards off-track Thoroughbreds in the past decade, which has unquestionably given more horses options as they leave the track. Trade press spends a lot of time examining market trends at bloodstock auctions, but as a demand for off-track Thoroughbreds has developed, it is subject to economic […]

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McLaren: Controlling Doping Requires A Change In Culture, Not Just Rules

At first glance, it may not seem like the Russian doping scandal has much to do with issues in the horse racing business (other, perhaps, than the use of the word ‘dope.’) In an address to the recent Pan American Conference in Washington, D.C, Richard McLaren, professor of law at Western University and Arbitrator of […]

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Integrity, Fan Experience Central In Day 2 Of Pan American Conference

The Jockey Club and the Latin American Racing Channel concluded the two-day Pan American Conference on Friday with several sessions focusing on wagering, integrity, and medication/doping control in racing. According to the Jockey Club, the conference included more than 400 participants from 25 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, […]

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Pan Am Conference: Challenges And Advantages Of Globalizing Racing

The Jockey Club kicked off its Pan American Conference Thursday in Washington D.C. with a program focusing on the international and gaming elements of Thoroughbred racing. The conference, which according to the event website was sold out, covered a broad range of speakers and panels on its first day. The Paulick Report will bring you […]

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