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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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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Equine Hostages?

As we reported earlier this week, a case in Texas exemplifies the growing business of “kill” buyers purchasing horses at public auction for inflated prices and then advertising them on social media in order to extract “bail” from equine rescue advocates who want to prevent horses from going to slaughter in Canada or Mexico. In this […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Gun Runner’s Place, Jockey Opportunities?

Gun Runner polished off a nearly $16 million racing career last weekend with a victory in the Pegasus World Cup. As he heads off to stud, it’s fair to ask where he might rate in a recent historical perspective. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss Gun Runner’s resume […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Breeders’ Cup Shifts?

Breeders’ Cup board members were expected to meet today to discuss several proposals that would create significant changes for the event. Among the suggestions, as reported by the Paulick Report earlier this week, would be to add a race for 3-year-olds to the slate and move the Classic to a separate weekend a month later […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Thinking Green?

The Eclipse Awards ceremony to honor accomplishments from 2017 takes place next week at Gulfstream Park, and while there isn’t much drama when it comes to the major awards, there are some things to discuss. In this episode of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick debate whether turf races should start carrying more […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Redesigning The Future?

A visit to most of the newer Major League Baseball stadiums is a vastly different experience than it once was, thanks to a rethinking of the location and design of modern ballparks. Is horse racing on the verge of a similar shift? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Integrity Of The Sport?

It seems to be an annual query for the Thoroughbred racing industry as the current year wanes — what is the top priority for next year? In a recent poll at the Paulick Report, readers gave a fairly definitive answer: Integrity. The question is, what exactly does that mean? In this edition of The Friday […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Wild And Crazy Predictions For 2018

‘Tis the season for New Year’s predictions, but it’s always difficult to make accurate ones. Instead, the guys on The Friday Show make prognostications that are unlikely to take place but are fun to discuss. In that spirit, this edition of The Friday Show has Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick looking into their crystal balls […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: What Now For California Racing?

It’s been one of the most devastating weeks one can imagine for horse racing, in particular, California’s equine industry. The massive outpouring of support and assistance in recent days reminds us how tight-knit and collaborative this sport can be. But with the at least temporary loss of stabling at San Luis Rey Downs and tragic […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: High Altitude?

Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the wildfires ravaging Southern California, specifically San Luis Rey Downs, a situation we will continue to monitor. Elsewhere, racing goes on and in South Florida, the spotlight shines this weekend on the Clasico del Caribe, a passionate event that has captivated the Caribbean region of Latin […]

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