The Friday Show

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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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Cutting Through The Madness

Handicapping the Kentucky Derby is a singular art. There’s no sporting event so brief in duration that prompts such a monumental amount of time devoted to figuring it out. With the Derby just over a week away, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick latch onto a couple of concepts that might help reduce the stress of […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Wagering On The ‘Exchange’

If you’ve been around the U.S. racing biz long enough, you’ve probably heard about the prospect of exchange wagering. It’s a fast-paced, lock-in-your-odds, peer-to-peer alternative to the tote betting that has existed for decades in this country. After years of lobbying by Betfair to import it from Europe, exchange wagering is finally here. In this week’s […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Chrome Drama, Derby Intrigue

Even when he’s not racing, the consensus top horse in North America seems to attract headlines. This week, there were rumblings about California Chrome’s connections seeking a substantial purse increase for races this summer interested in attracting the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Dubai World Cup winner. Meanwhile, this year’s Kentucky Derby field will mostly be […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Gather Ye Derby Points

When the smoke clears Saturday evening, this year’s Kentucky Derby field will be in much better focus. Three major preps, the Wood Memorial, the Blue Grass Stakes, and the Santa Anita Derby, will award 100 points to the winners, while certain 2nd and 3rd place finishers might also lock up spots in the starting gates […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: The Clash, The Cajun, And The Champ

For the second week in a row, racing fans are getting a real treat. Last weekend, it was California Chrome dominating the Dubai World Cup. This Saturday, fans will witness a rare battle between the two undefeated Kentucky Derby favorites weeks before the first Saturday in May. In The Friday Show with Scott Jagow and […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Dubai, Derbies, And One Funky Race Call

The wait is almost over. The $10 million Dubai World Cup featuring fan favorite California Chrome is just hours away. And of course, that is the first order of business in this week’s edition of The Friday Show, presented by DRF Bets. The Kentucky Derby can’t be far behind, though, as it’s just six weeks […]

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