The Friday Show

The Friday Show: Passing Or Failing Grades?

Each year, the American Graded Stakes Committee reevaluates the grading system for the highest level races in the U.S., downgrading some from Grade 1 or Grade 2 and upgrading others from Grade 2 or 3. It’s an annual decision that has wide-ranging implications for the racing and breeding industries. In this special edition of The […]

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The Friday Show: The Short And The Long Of It?

Reports this week suggest the New York Racing Association is considering a significant tweak to next year’s schedule — that being, a longer meet at Saratoga with shorter race weeks. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the idea, plus what to make of the controversial track announcer change […]

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The Friday Show: Third Annual Paulick Report Turkey Awards

The Friday Show comes mid-week with the Thanksgiving holiday upon us. In the spirit of the season, we are pleased to present the third annual Paulick Report Turkey Awards. Who in the racing industry earned the Turkeys Can’t Fly Award? What about the Way Too Seriously Award? Who deserved the Double Turkey? And of course, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Racing More Or Less?

There’s little question the modern Thoroughbred is racing less often than it used to. The main inquiry is why? In this edition of the Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issue, based on a recent conversation at Equestricton. Plus, what does this week’s reported purchase of Kentucky Downs mean for the racing […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Who Gets The Hardware?

The 35th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships is in the books, so now the annual conversation about year-end awards begins. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the various Eclipse Award categories, starting with Horse of the Year, which became intriguing with the results at Churchill Downs […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Ageless Jockeys, Classic Confidence?

Like other professional sports championships, the Breeders’ Cup is a supreme goal for the athletes and connections alike. In this Breeders’ Cup edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick talk to a pair of veteran jockeys about their preparation for the races and the importance of the event to them. Plus, why […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Breeders’ Cup Methods And Madness

The week left to go before the 35th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs will surely go by fast. The question on this edition of The Friday Show is what’s the best approach for using that time wisely for two of the best betting days of the year? Scott Jagow and […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Figures And Fights

Some handicappers argue speed figures are so ubiquitous these days, it’s hard for horseplayers to find an edge. But the Paulick Report’s series this week on performance ratings revealed the many differences between the figure makers and perhaps how astute handicappers can use them to capitalize on various angles. In today’s edition of The Friday […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Future Considerations?

The Breeders’ Cup slate of 85 “Win and You’re In” races is behind us and the World Championships at Churchill Downs are only three weeks away. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the most impressive recent performances of the horses headed to the Breeders’ Cup. Plus, what might […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Breeders’ Cup Fever

Fall is upon us and that means the Breeders’ Cup is only weeks away, and this year’s World Championships shift to Churchill Downs for the first time since 2011. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss some of the hot topics heading into the 2018 Breeders’ Cup. Will favored […]

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