The Friday Show

The Friday Show Presented By NYRA’s Loyalty Program: A Stall In The Hall?

Based on voting results announced this week, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will gain one new member this year. It’s hardly the result the Hall of Fame was looking for. In this episode of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what happened with Hall of Fame voting. Plus, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA’s Loyalty Program: Dangerous Liaisons?

The Philadelphia Inquirer posted a scathing editorial this week, denouncing Pennsylvania’s casino subsidies for the horse racing industry as “a staggering amount of corporate welfare.” It’s not the first time newspapers or lawmakers have criticized the funneling of slots money into the sport. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA’s Loyalty Program: Derby Of Kings?

We are heading into a big weekend for Kentucky Derby qualification, with three 100-point races on the schedule. What are the takeaways so far on this year’s road to Louisville, which appears to be paved in gold even more so than usual? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA’s Loyalty Program: Time’s Up?

Trainer Dale Romans has launched a campaign to have fellow horseman Rick Dutrow’s 10-year suspension from the sport cut short for time served. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the Kentucky Derby-winning trainer’s record and defense for being allowed back into the game. They also weigh in on […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA’s Loyalty Program: Safety Concerns?

While the Thoroughbred racing industry has made great strides in recent years to better protect horses and jockeys, there are still areas of concern. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the topic of safety with input from Hall of Fame jockey and Jockeys’ Guild Chairman John Velazquez. Where […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: The Other March Madness?

When they start playing college hoops all day on a weekday, you know it’s also time for the Road to the Kentucky Derby to heat up. Last week’s trio of Derby preps, including that thrilling San Felipe stretch duel and stewards’ controversy was one heckuva buzzer beater and certainly set things in motion. On this […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: A Return To Hialeah Glory?

The word this week out of Florida shouldn’t be all that surprising considering the bizarre nature of the state’s racing regulations and loopholes. Churchill Downs Inc., has obtained a jai alai permit for Calder Racecourse, the racetrack currently being leased to the Stronach Group as Gulfstream Park West. Why would the owner and operator of […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Is Horse Racing For Old People?

The issue of fan and bettor demographics in horse racing has been the source of hand-wringing within the industry for some time. But how much of it is real and how much perceived? When examined objectively, has U.S. racing made progress in this area? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: The Rules Of Disqualifications?

Officiating in any sport is never going to be perfect, but the outcry is often “we just want consistency!” That’s particularly true in horse racing because the rules are different in every state, and the regulations are also not the same between various countries. In this week’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Common Sense Takes A Back Seat?

A Kentucky stewards’ ruling nearly a year and a half in the making could have a profound impact on the career of highly respected trainer Rusty Arnold. Horses in Arnold’s care in 2016 tested positive for ractopamine, a feed additive listed as a Class 2 drug by the Association of Racing Commissioners International. But given […]

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