The Friday Show

The Friday Show: Sophomores Clash, Zayat Seeks Cash

The cream of this year’s 3-year-old Thoroughbred crop isn’t ducking each other — just take a look at the fields for this weekend’s premiere sophomore races. But in the bigger picture, how important are the Haskell and Jim Dandy? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss that topic and […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Saratoga’s Lure, New York’s Hook?

Today, the timeless tradition of Thoroughbred racing at Saratoga begins again. The six-week meet is one of the most enticing events of the year for fans, bettors, and horsemen. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what makes Saratoga so alluring and preview some of the can’t-miss racing battles […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Turf, Surf, And Cornfields?

One of the highlights of the summer racing calendar is, of course, opening day at Del Mar, and Ray Paulick has made his annual journey to the West Coast to be there. In this edition of The Friday Show, Ray and Scott Jagow discuss why Del Mar’s recent history suggests racing fans and bettors shouldn’t […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: A Wake-Up Call For Kentucky?

The recent charges filed against Breeders’ Cup winning trainer Maria Borell and her father concerning horses allegedly in their care has turned a harsh spotlight on the laws governing animal welfare in Kentucky. In this edition of The Friday Show presented by DRF Bets, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss how the state’s laws may […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Glass Half-Full Or Half-Empty?

Alas, the 2016 Triple Crown season is over, and unlike last year when one horse convincingly captured all three races in a historic run, three different horses took the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. To some, that might be considered a disappointment but there are other things to consider. In this edition of The Friday […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Weeding Out The Drama

While there’s no chance of history doubling up this year in New York and no rematch between the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners, that doesn’t mean the final leg of the Triple Crown is devoid of excitement. For starters, a horse has been scratched based on a human connection testing positive. Plus, the battle of rabbits […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Whipping Nonsense In California?

Last summer, the California Horse Racing Board approved what was dubbed the “strictest regulation in the country governing the use of riding crops in horse racing.” Jockeys were required to limit their use of the whip to three times in a row before allowing horses to respond. Less than a year later, the CHRB is […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Racing In Harsh Light On Big Stage Again

While the 141st Preakness Stakes provided fans with a second Triple Crown installment of the Nyquist-Exaggerator rivalry, horse racing once again found itself in the glare of national media for a different reason. Ten years after Barbaro’s breakdown in the second leg of the Triple Crown, the industry was faced with another round of scrutiny […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Preakness Now, Preakness Future?

For well over a century, the second leg of the Triple Crown has been contested at Pimlico Race Course. That’ll be the case again this year as Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist makes his bid for the Triple Crown, a feat accomplished by American Pharoah last year following a 37-year drought. However, based on recent developments, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Triple Crown Talk Plus $12 Million Reasons

Less than a year removed from the first Triple Crown victory in 37 years, we have an undefeated horse heading to the Preakness, having already completed the rare double of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and the Kentucky Derby. Is Nyquist a lock to win the Preakness and head to the Belmont Stakes with a second […]

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