The Friday Show

The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Information Please?

Jockey Roman Chapa has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of making false statements in a case involving the alleged use of an illegal device on a racehorse. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the bigger picture of this third violation by Chapa and the official response to it. […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Lessons From Old Del Mar?

Hosting a Breeders’ Cup at a new venue always brings some trepidation, but the racing industry has just completed the task twice in the last three years — Keeneland in 2015 and Del Mar this year. So where do these Breeders’ Cup editions stack up? In the latest version of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: The Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Edition

The wait is no more. Today’s the start of the 34th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, taking place for the first time Where the Turf Meets the Surf at old Del Mar. In this special Breeders’ Cup edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the big names and races […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Breeders’ Cup Storylines?

The 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships are just one week away. For the first time ever, the event will be held where The Turf Meets the Surf, on the Pacific Ocean at Del Mar. In this episode of The Friday Show, Ray Paulick, who is already on site at Del Mar, and Scott Jagow look […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: New ‘Detection’ Methods?

A trainer in Oklahoma whose horse tested positive for Ritalin is no longer under suspension pending the case against her because she offered to take a polygraph and the stewards agreed and had a lie detector test administered to her. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issues […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine’s Pattison Canadian International: Pegasus Redux?

There were quite a few skeptics last year when the Stronach Group unveiled a new $12 million race for which owners would each put up $1 million to fund the purse. But the Pegasus World Cup filled and the first running highlighted the rise of Arrogate on the world scene and was the swan song […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Radical Ideas, Rank Rankings?

On last week’s episode of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discussed the issue of horse racing’s stars skipping the major preps for the Breeders’ Cup. This week, they delve into the status of the Breeders’ Cup itself. Is the event all it could be in 2017 when one considers the TV ratings, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine’s Grey Stakes, Oct. 1: A ‘Fabulous Day’ For Racing?

The oft-maligned Thoroughbred business has every reason to celebrate a “Let It Ride/Richard Dreyfuss” moment this week. After more than a decade, the industry finally prevailed in its cohesive attempt to change antiquated regulations regarding IRS withholding and reporting for bettors. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Mounting Frustrations?

Things haven’t exactly been going smoothly in recent days when it comes to process at the races. A case of mistaken identity led to a mare running in a gelding’s place (and winning). A tote freeze-up allowed wagering to continue after the gates opened. One photo finish was misinterpreted; another was called a dead heat […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Woodbine Jackpot $1.4M Carryover: Where’s The Hammer?

It’s been a wild ride lately for the seedier side of horse racing. A video that surfaced on the Internet revealed talk of “juice” and bookies. A serial violator of medication rules had his suspension reduced. And some connections trying to hide syringes had the book thrown at them. Where is the consistency in enforcement? […]

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