The Friday Show

The Friday Show: Pletcher’s Year, Derby Handicapping Philosophies?

Trainer Todd Pletcher’s high level of success in Thoroughbred racing is undeniable, but in recent years he’s also come under scrutiny for his lack of accomplishment when it comes to the Kentucky Derby. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick break down Pletcher’s record in racing’s most high profile event. […]

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The Friday Show: Kentucky Derby Match Game?

There could be some last-minute adjustments to the field, but in general we know which horses will line up to contest the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby in a couple of weeks. Now that all of the prep races have been run, it’s time to look back and see what we’ve learned, and to […]

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The Friday Show: Purse Inflation, Derby Chaos?

In recent days we’ve learned the two richest races in horse racing plan to become even wealthier. The Pegasus World Cup has upped its purse to a whopping $16 million, and the Dubai World Cup could still top that with its desire to reclaim the title of world’s richest race. In this week’s The Friday […]

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The Friday Show: Failure To Coordinate, Off-Track Woes?

The issue of not coordinating off times for major races struck again last weekend, much to the displeasure of fans and horseplayers. Plus, Twinspires bettors in California may be shut out of playing the state’s racetracks due to the lack of an agreement concerning on-track versus off-track wagers. In this edition of The Friday Show, […]

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The Friday Show: Wrong Horses, Arrogate’s Place?

This week, the Paulick Report looked into a case of mistaken identity at Will Rogers Downs, where a horse ran under the wrong name in a race. This isn’t the first time a mistake like that has been discovered. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issue and […]

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The Friday Show: Shocking Results, Weighing History?

Jockey Roman Chapa is already facing a lengthy suspension at least, plus felony charges for alleged use of an electrical device in a race in Texas, but in this edition of The Friday Show, we ask how far could this possibly go? A new photo of Chapa has surfaced that may shed light on further […]

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The Friday Show: A Numbers Game, Hole In The Derby Trail?

It was a record-setting week at OBS March, with the 2-year-olds in training sale hitting all-time marks for gross and average, plus selling more than five horses at $1 million or more. In this week’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the current state of the auction marketplace. Are new […]

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The Friday Show: New Drug Protocols, Derby Prep Upsetters?

Oaklawn Park is putting in place a slate of upgraded drug testing measures, including one that targets so-called “milkshaking” by trainers. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick give some context to the changes and also talk about recent comments by prominent equine surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage regarding Lasix and medication oversight. Plus, […]

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The Friday Show: Bringing Trash Talk To The Pegasus World Cup

The first Pegasus World Cup Invitational, now just three weeks away, has solicited as its spokesman one of the most popular athletes on the planet. To say he’s a talker is an understatement. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the choice of Ultimate Fighting Championship star Conor McGregor as the […]

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The Friday Show: Wild And Crazy Predictions For 2017

If there’s one thing predictable about the business of horse racing, it’s that it’s unpredictable. But in this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick look into their crystal balls to come up with some things that might possibly happen in 2017 (read: never in a million years). Enjoy this holiday edition […]

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