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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Thinking Green?

The Eclipse Awards ceremony to honor accomplishments from 2017 takes place next week at Gulfstream Park, and while there isn’t much drama when it comes to the major awards, there are some things to discuss. In this episode of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick debate whether turf races should start carrying more […]

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Memorializing A Racing Legend – The JVB Way

Last Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, Caruth-Hale Funeral Home in Hot Springs, Ark., opened its doors to a steady flow of family and friends of John Charles “Jack” Van Berg. The reception area was filled with JVB photos, mementos and a looping video slide show. At the opposite end of the room there was a grim […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Redesigning The Future?

A visit to most of the newer Major League Baseball stadiums is a vastly different experience than it once was, thanks to a rethinking of the location and design of modern ballparks. Is horse racing on the verge of a similar shift? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss […]

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PR Special Keeneland January: Young Sire First Foals

Today, the Paulick Report offers a second print edition available here and on the grounds at Keeneland, where the January Horses of All Ages Sale continues. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss resumes her look at medication in racing from the British perspective. Frank Mitchell turns the Stallion Spotlight on the young […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Faraway Farm

The lasting legacy of Faraway Farm is certainly its time as home to the great Man o’ War, who lived on the property off Russell Cave Road north of Lexington, Ky. The land’s history goes beyond the throngs of visitors who flocked to Big Red’s stall, however. The acreage that eventually became the home of […]

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PR Special Keeneland January: American Pharoah’s First Yearlings

The Paulick Report in once again pleased to offer a special print publication available here and on the grounds at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale in Lexington, Ky. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss shares attitudes and perspectives from trainers in Great Britain about the use of medication. Frank […]

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Shuback: Foreign Invasion Creates Troubled Times For French Racing

The death last month of the Marquise de Moratalla, for decades one of France’s leading breeder/owners, prompted her longtime trainer, the recently retired Francois Doumen, to remark that “she was the type of owner we don’t have in France anymore.” In fact, Doumen was putting his finger into the wound that has caused much agonizing […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Hamburg Place

This profile continues our Kentucky Farm Time Capsule series. Find previous editions on Elmendorf here and Mereworth here. These days, “Hamburg” is the place Lexington residents go to get a bite for dinner or a new pair of shoes. But there was a time, decades ago now, when the stretch of land east of town […]

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Sorry, Wrong Number: Turf Paradise Ending Telephone Wagering

Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Ariz., is pulling the plug on telephone wagering less than three years after the outdated service went into effect. A statement on the Turf Paradise website said: “Effective January 9, 2018, all Phone Betting Accounts for Arizona residents will no longer be active. This includes phone betting accounts with TVG, Twin Spires, Xpressbet […]

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Claimers: ‘A Lot Of People Care’ About Welfare Of Racing’s Working Class Horses

This is our fourth and final installment in the Claimers series. Find Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. Behind the veil of a blue and white checker pattern, Twitter user @NotCloudyAllDay collects and publishes hundreds of race results every week, hoping to alert the public, rescues and racing officials to horses […]

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