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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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Barr: Racing Has Missed Its Chance To Self-Regulate, Time For Federal Legislation Is Now

Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky) renewed his call for federal legislation to guide medication regulation in horse racing during the Pan American Conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Barr said although medication testing and uniformity isn’t the only thing keeping the sport from drawing a sustainable fan base, the often-cited McKinsey report revealed the public does […]

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Barn Buddies: A Little Snickers And A Little Cannoli

All eyes will turn to Belmont Park in a few weeks when the track hosts the third jewel of the Triple Crown. No matter who wins the Preakness, and no matter which horses arrive to contest the 1 ½ miles, the real star of Belmont might be in trainer Robert Falcone Jr.’s barn. Falcone is […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Wherefore Art Thou, Kegasus?

This week marks five years since Kegasus, the famous centaur-like mascot dubbed “Lord of the InfieldFest” last graced the infield at Pimlico – an ongoing disappointment, no doubt, to fans of the character. The party has certainly gone on without Kegasus, who was stabled at a booth in the infield during Preakness weekend, amusing partiers […]

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Study: Magnesium-Based Calming Supplements May Take The Edge Off

These days, it seems like there’s a supplement available to fix almost any deficiency or ailment in a horse, including behavioral issues. One of the most popular temperament issues supplement manufacturers may try to solve is nervousness or excess energy, which prompts many horse owners to reach for a magnesium-based product. Magnesium is thought to […]

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‘I’m Afraid That Something Is Going To Happen’: Stevens Wishes Derby Field Were Smaller

Although it’s unlikely much about the Kentucky Derby will ever change, veteran rider Gary Stevens said Thursday that he’d like to see the field size reduced for the safety of the horses and riders involved. Speaking on an NTRA media teleconference, Stevens said in his estimation (and that of fellow rider Mike Smith, who piloted […]

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Confidence Abounds Among Old Rivals, New Challengers In Preakness

Despite the tight two-week turnaorund, the trainers of two returning Kentucky Derby runners like their chances in the Preakness. Before they can get in the Pimlico winner’s circle though, they’ll have to face down some fresh challengers whose connections are equally confident about their chances. Trainer Mark Casse is hopeful the Preakness will provide his Eclipse Award […]

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Sir Barton: The Forgotten Triple Crown Winner

Sir Barton is most commonly remembered as an answer to an old horse racing trivia question: Who was the first Triple Crown winner? After checking him off as the 1919 winner of the series, he’s largely forgotten in favor of more accomplished champions like Citation and Secretariat, or his contemporaries, Exterminator, Billy Kelly, and Man […]

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