Paulick Report Staff

Historic Agreement Reached To Keep Preakness At Pimlico

A multi-party agreement dependent on legislative change has been reached to keep the Preakness, middle jewel of American racing’s Triple Crown, at Pimlico racecourse in Baltimore for at least 30 years. The deal, which relies on an extension of the Racetrack Facilities Renewal Account funded by casino revenue, would lead to a new grandstand at […]

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From Prey To Partner: How The Horse-Human Relationship Has Evolved

Nearly 4 million years ago, humans and equids traveled the same paths in what is now Tanzania. This coexistence is believed to be the starting point of the relationship that has helped shape the world, Dr. Sandra Olsen reported at the International Society of Equitation Science convention. A zooarchaeologist and professor at the University of […]

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British Idiom Headed To Breeders’ Cup After Alcibiades Victory At Keeneland

British Idiom, confidently ridden by Hall of Famer Javier Castellano, cruised to a 6 1/2-length victory in the Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades Stakes on Friday’s opening-day program of the fall race meet at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Trained by Brad Cox and owned by Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group LLC, Madaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem […]

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Engage Holds Off Whitmore To Earn Breeders’ Cup Berth In Phoenix

Woodford Racing’s Engage had to fight hard to win Friday’s Grade 2 Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland, fending off multi-millionaire Whitmore by about three parts of a length on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Into Mischief, ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Steve Asmussen, found clear sailing down the center of the stretch and was […]

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3D Scanner Detects Swelling In Equine Limbs

A three-dimensional scanner mounted on a tablet has shown promise in detecting and measuring lower leg swelling in horses, report researchers Steven Johnson and Jennifer Symons from the University of Portland. Repetitive jumping is stressful on horse’s limbs as it loads them with additional weight. Fluid can accumulate near leg structures that are stressed. This […]

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Third Quarter U.S. Wagering Down From 2018 But Purses See Healthy Boost

The third quarter saw a nearly two percent drop in betting on horse races in the U.S., continuing a trend for 2019, according to numbers supplied by Equibase. At the same time, total purses and average purses per race both climbed about five percent. That’s also in line with the year-over-year trends so far. September […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Smiling Tiger: Like Fine Wine?

With the World Championships less than a month away, this weekend is an all-you-can-eat buffet of Breeders’ Cup Win & You’re In races. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick get into an early Horse of the Year conversation and look at some of this year’s storylines. Plus, is there […]

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Awesome Again Pensioned From Stud Duty At Adena Springs

Awesome Again, the cornerstone of the Adena Springs racing and breeding programs for over two decades, has been pensioned from stud duty, BloodHorse reports. The 25-year-old son of Deputy Minister is a homebred for the Adena Springs operation, with a resume of brass-ring stakes victories including the 1998 Breeders’ Cup Classic, the Grade 1 Whitney […]

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Testing, Testing: Can Nutraceuticals Help With Equine Stomach Issues?

Though highly adapted performance animals, the sensitivity of a horse’s stomach has not changed over the years and remains a constant source of stress and worry for equine owners and caretakers. Similar to humans, a horse’s stomach contains acid that helps break down food and a mucus coating that’s designed to protect the stomach from […]

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McGaughey: Travers, Jockey Club Gold Cup WInner Code Of Honor A Go For Classic

Code of Honor, winner of two consecutive Grade 1 races, will compete in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, his trainer Shug McGaughey told the Daily Racing Form Wednesday. In last Saturday’s Jockey Club Gold Cup, Code of Honor dueled neck-and-neck with Vino Rosso, falling a nose short at the […]

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