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View From The Eighth Pole: Preakness Aftermath

It’s not supposed to be easy, this Triple Crown thing. Yes, there was plenty of disappointment to go around when Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming chucked it at the top of the stretch, but what a terrific horse race winner Cloud Computing and runner-up Classic Empire put on in this 142nd running of the Preakness […]

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PR Special: Preakness And Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Edition

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of Pimlico on Preakness Stakes Day and Fasig-Tipton for the Midlantic 2-Year-Olds-In-Training Sale. In this edition of the PR Special, Ray Paulick examines the prospect of the Preakness moving from Pimlico to Laurel Park.  In the […]

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Hola Latin America: Paulick Report Launches Spanish Language Section

The Paulick Report is introducing a new Spanish language section, Paulick Report en Español, aimed at bringing expanded news on North American racing and breeding to owners, breeders, trainers, horseplayers and fans throughout Latin America. Paulick Report en Español will also serve as a valuable resource for North American Thoroughbred industry participants who are natives […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Penn Mile: Baltimore Spirit?

There could hardly be a better name for a Kentucky Derby winner trying for a Triple Crown than Always Dreaming. But despite having a Triple Crown winner two years ago, the feat remains as difficult as ever. In this special Preakness edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the contenders who […]

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Pan Am Conference: Challenges And Advantages Of Globalizing Racing

The Jockey Club kicked off its Pan American Conference Thursday in Washington D.C. with a program focusing on the international and gaming elements of Thoroughbred racing. The conference, which according to the event website was sold out, covered a broad range of speakers and panels on its first day. The Paulick Report will bring you […]

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The Friday Show: Derby Whiffs, Preakness Trends?

The Friday Show team was not with the public when it came to choosing Saturday’s Kentucky Derby winner, and that turned out to be a mistake. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick look back on what happened to put Always Dreaming in the winner’s circle and put most of […]

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Irishmen Ryan, Dilger Strike Back-To-Back Gold In Kentucky Derby

Mike Ryan comes from Ireland’s County Meath, just outside of Dublin, where he was raised on his family’s horse farm. Gerry Dilger, growing up in County Clare in western Ireland, couldn’t wait for each school day to end so he could get to his ponies. Both men knew what they wanted in life at an […]

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Economics, Limited Opportunities Drive Bennett From Arlington to Delaware Park

Dale and Denise Bennett are used to heading north at the end of the meet at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla. They’ve been snowbirds for some years. This year, however, instead of taking Interstates 75 and 65 back to their Chicago base as they’ve done annually since 2001, the Bennetts are heading northeast to […]

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The Friday Show: Who Will Win The Kentucky Derby?

No doubt, this is one of the most wide open Derby fields in recent memory, but who’s looking ready to win? Which horses have stood out this week and may have benefited from the post position draw? In this Kentucky Derby edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick share their thoughts on […]

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PR Special: The Kentucky Derby 143 Edition

It’s Derby week, so that means it’s time for a special print edition presented by the Paulick Report, focusing on the 143rd running. This edition of the PR Special was distributed at Tuesday night’s Kentucky Derby Trainers’ Dinner and is available here. Ray Paulick looks back in time at Calumet Farm’s success in the Derby. […]

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