The Friday Show

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Tokyo Road, Man On The Moon?

Churchill Downs and the Japan Racing Association announced this week a new partnership and path to the Kentucky Derby that will likely guarantee a spot in the starting gates for a Japan-based horse. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the pros and cons of the arrangement. Plus, what […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: A Gaping Hole In Drug Testing?

There are several areas in which the Thoroughbred racing industry has made progress in recent years. Random, out-of-competition drug testing isn’t one of them. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss why out-of-competition testing is vital to racing and why it’s been such a struggle to put it in […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Travers Blowout, The Trouble With Rabbits?

Much of the buzz in the racing industry this week has been about the eye-popping performance of Arrogate in last Saturday’s Travers Stakes. How often does a 3-year-old come seemingly out of nowhere to dominate a Grade 1 event so convincingly? In this edition of The Friday Show presented by Woodbine, Scott Jagow and Ray […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Eating Chrome, Next Stop Supreme Court?

Some bold predictions were made on last week’s Friday Show concerning the biggest races of the week. First order of business on this week’s show, revisit those and see who might need to eat some crow (or Chrome in this case). Not to be deterred by past results, Scott and Ray also tackle this weekend’s […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: A Classic ‘Classic,’ Information Underload?

Songbird makes a bid for 10 consecutive victories this weekend as she puts her unblemished record on the line in Saturday’s Alabama Stakes at Saratoga. Will she survive the “graveyard of champions” a second time? The same day on the West Coast, three of the nation’s top horses will do battle in the Pacific Classic […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Rachel Vs Zenyatta, Pegasus Problems?

When the Pegasus World Cup opened its doors, people with the means to enter the race jumped at the chance, each committing $1 million dollars for a spot in the starting gates. But will there be a dozen horses worthy of filling those spots in a $12 million, Grade 1 event? In this week’s edition […]

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The Friday Show: Technology Woes, Three-Year-Old Foes

Placing judges at Delaware Park recently inverted the order of two horses based on photo finish results. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss how much technology might have played a role in the outcome as well as another crucial area of the racing industry where technology is lagging behind. […]

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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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