The Friday Show

The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: New And Improved Saratoga?

The annual Saratoga summer meet is underway, and there are several significant changes to this year’s meet. Among them, the meeting will be longer in duration but with shorter race weeks, and the New York Racing Association is changing the format of its Pick 6 bet. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: A New Synthetic Era?

The North American horse racing industry is under a great deal of pressure to strengthen its protection of horses and riders and do everything it can to make races and training as safe as possible. Should that include a switch (or return in some cases) to synthetic racetrack surfaces? Scott Jagow and Joe Nevills discuss […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: The Future Of Woodbine?

This week’s Friday Show comes to you from Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, home of the 160th running of the prestigious Queen’s Plate on Saturday. Woodbine is a thriving location these days, with a business plan that includes a variety of compliments to Thoroughbred racing. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Lessons From Royal Ascot?

This week, the Thoroughbred racing world’s attention has been focused on the majesty of the annual Royal Ascot meet near London. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what makes the five-day event so special and captivating. What elements of Royal Ascot might U.S. racing events emulate? And what […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Media Glare, Sophomore Class?

The harsh spotlight of media attention continues to shine on the horse racing industry — and not just in California and at Santa Anita Park. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the latest developments in Thoroughbred racing. Plus, with the Triple Crown races in the rear view, how […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Talking Safety And Business

As the third leg of the Triple Crown approaches, the safety of horses and jockeys continues to take center stage, as it should, between stakeholders in the horse racing industry and by others outside the sport. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss some of the conversations taking place […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Weeding Out The Bad Apples?

The national spotlight continues to burn hot on the Thoroughbred racing industry, with California lawmakers weighing in on the sport this week and media outlets giving their take on the future of the horse racing industry. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the investigations of equine deaths at […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: ‘Challenging’ Times

The second leg of what has turned out to be one notable Triple Crown series is in the books. Meanwhile, the drama continues off the track for the horse racing industry with lawsuits, betting challenges, legislative hearings and media scrutiny. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss War of […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Derby Perspectives, Preakness Picks

A lot of people in the horse racing industry are ready to move on from the controversy of the 2019 Kentucky Derby, but even as the second leg of the Triple Crown approaches, the buzz in Baltimore still revolves around what happened in Louisville. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Chelsea […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Five Questions On The Kentucky Derby DQ Controversy

It’s been a wild week in the horse racing industry, to put it mildly, and The Friday Show responds with a lively discussion befitting the moment. Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick answer a series of “inquiries” about what happened with the Kentucky Derby disqualification of winner Maximum Security Saturday, whether it was the right call […]

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