The Friday Show

The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Square Peg, Round Table?

Last weekend’s Jockey Club Round Table generated some thought-provoking ideas, as it usually does. Afterwards, the question always seems to be: how can the racing industry implement some of them? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick sort through this year’s proposals and identify the ideas that would be good […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Jackpot Blues?

One of the biggest trends in racehorse wagering is the jackpot wager, where it takes one single winning ticket to score the entire pot. Recently, it’s clear these wagers are often won by high-volume, rebate shops that employ computer wagering to take down the score. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Is Horse Of The Year Race Over?

In this edition of The Friday Show, Ray Paulick and Joe Nevills talk Horse of the Year and wonder if anyone has a chance of unseating the newly retired, undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify from his perch atop all North American Thoroughbreds for 2018. With many 3-year-olds still recovering from the Kentucky Derby and no […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Stallion-Making Races

With Scott Jagow taking a well-deserved vacation, Ray Paulick is joined in this week’s edition of The Friday Show by Joe Nevills, who recently joined the Paulick Report team as bloodstock editor. Ray and Joe discuss Sunday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational and how the race fits with other major stakes for 3-year-olds as races that […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Are You Experienced?

We’ve reached that week of the year when the popular boutique summer meets on each coast kick into gear. Are Del Mar and Saratoga still reaching the right audiences? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the latest approaches to targeting on-track fans and what that means for the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: What Are The Odds?

Last weekend’s Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park stirred up an issue that’s plagued the racing industry for years — the issue of dramatic odds shifts late in the betting. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what’s happening behind the scenes to cause such changes in the betting as […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: A ‘Super’ Problem?

One of the issues in racing that’s gotten quite a bit of attention in 2018 is similar partnerships owning several horses in a race. Much was made of the subject after some questionable tactics in the Belmont Stakes. Hand-in-hand with that, huge stables dominating the sport is another topic on the minds of many. Bill […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Conflicts Of Interest?

The Paulick Report published a disturbing commentary this week from Pennsylvania attorney Alan Pincus regarding potential cover-ups of positive drug tests in that state’s harness racing business. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the implications and broader impact of those developments. Plus, who will win the 159th running […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Back In Washington

A congressional subcommittee is taking a closer look at the Horse Racing Integrity Act today. That’s the latest legislation in Washington that would provide national oversight for the use of medication in the sport. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the components of the bill, the backers and […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Controversy And Celebration

The 150th Belmont Stakes is in the books, and it provided a rare outcome with Justify becoming only the 13th horse to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. But of course it did not come without controversy. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the running of the […]

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