The Friday Show

The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Responding To Challenges

With horse racing under a microscope because of increased awareness of equine fatalities at Santa Anita earlier this year, regulators and stakeholders in California have responded with a series of changes to medication rules and safety protocols that appear to have lowered fatality rates and are gaining nationwide attention. In this week’s edition of The […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Spotlight On Super Trainers

At last week’s Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Racing, The Jockey Club announced a further reduction in the annual foal crop. More of the best horses seem to falling into the hands of fewer trainers who are dominating the sport, making it difficult for smaller and mid-sized stables to compete at the top level. […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Time For Outside Insight?

It’s “Industry Week” in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a time when the U.S. horse racing business convenes for idea forums and other discussions. Given what’s happened this year in the sport of Thoroughbred racing, these events could carry more weight than usual. In this week’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Testing, Testing?

This week, one of the more well-known Thoroughbred horse racing consignors, Stonestreet Farm, announced the move that it would make blood testing available six months prior to auctions, specifically to catch any use of anabolic steroids and off-label use of bisphosphonates. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss that […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Who’s In Charge?

For the horse racing industry, there’s been no respite from protests and media scrutiny in 2019. Things went to another level this week with a vote in Los Angeles on Thoroughbred racing in California. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what the racing industry should do — if […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Let’s Talk Some Racing!

With the annual summer meets at Saratoga and Del Mar underway, the Thoroughbred racing calendar is at its midway point. It’s been a difficult year for the horse racing industry but on the track, there have been some excellent performances and several divisions run deep this year. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: New And Improved Saratoga?

The annual Saratoga summer meet is underway, and there are several significant changes to this year’s meet. Among them, the meeting will be longer in duration but with shorter race weeks, and the New York Racing Association is changing the format of its Pick 6 bet. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: A New Synthetic Era?

The North American horse racing industry is under a great deal of pressure to strengthen its protection of horses and riders and do everything it can to make races and training as safe as possible. Should that include a switch (or return in some cases) to synthetic racetrack surfaces? Scott Jagow and Joe Nevills discuss […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: The Future Of Woodbine?

This week’s Friday Show comes to you from Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, home of the 160th running of the prestigious Queen’s Plate on Saturday. Woodbine is a thriving location these days, with a business plan that includes a variety of compliments to Thoroughbred racing. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Lessons From Royal Ascot?

This week, the Thoroughbred racing world’s attention has been focused on the majesty of the annual Royal Ascot meet near London. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what makes the five-day event so special and captivating. What elements of Royal Ascot might U.S. racing events emulate? And what […]

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