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When It Comes To Lasix And Federal Legislation, Horse Racing Has Been Here Before

As a new year begins, some racing jurisdictions will begin considering or implementing a furosemide (Lasix) phaseout. In December, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted to approve a partial phaseout starting for 2-year-olds of 2020. Earlier last year, The Stronach Group and the New York Racing Association, together with Churchill Downs Inc., Los Alamitos, and […]

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PR Special Keeneland January Sale: Quality Road And His Research Grants

The 2020 auction season kicks off at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, and the Paulick Report is once again part of the proceedings with the PR Special. In this issue, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills writes about how the meteoric rise of Lane’s End stallion Quality Road has been a multi-million dollar windfall for the […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Practice What You Preach On Equine Safety

The first Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit was held at Keeneland racetrack in October 2006 and brought together a respected group of owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys veterinarians, racetrack officials and regulators. The summit was arranged months after Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro sustained a severe injury in the Preakness that eventually took his life. […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The PHBA: Horse Racing’s Moments Of The Year

Each year for the past two decades, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has offered fans the opportunity to choose horse racing’s standout moment from the prior year. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the candidates for 2019’s moment, revisiting many of them and sharing their thoughts. Watch […]

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Stocks And Studs: When Thoroughbreds And Investment Funds Mix

When revelations broke in late November that Phoenix Thoroughbreds, the big-spending new ownership group of mysterious origins, had been named in a money laundering case in New York, the racing world was abuzz. According to sales records, Phoenix has spent tens of millions of dollars in bloodstock over the past three years. Its website states […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: American Exceptionalism In The Graded Stakes Process

In December 2018, I suggested the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s American Graded Stakes Committee lacked common sense when it came time to assigning designations to the best races in this country. Nothing has changed in the last 12 months to convince me otherwise. I wrote then that the committee – armed with reams of […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The PHBA: Trends From A Decade?

With the calendar having flipped to 2020, the Paulick Report looks back on the last ten years in the horse racing industry. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss five developments of the past decade that have had a profound influence on the sport of racing. Share your thoughts […]

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David Blee And The Power Of The Mentor

(Editor’s note: David Cooper Blee died on Dec. 29 at the age of 66. Among other things, in his professional life he was vice president of Runnymede Farm in Paris, Ky., an internationally recognized expert in the field of nuclear energy, and an advocate for the Thoroughbred industry through his involvement with the Kentucky Equine […]

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The Friday Show Presented By MyRacehorse.com: Three Biggest Horse Racing Issues In 2020?

It’s fair to say the U.S. horse racing industry wouldn’t mind putting 2019 behind it, considering the controversy that plagued the sport throughout the year. And that wish is about to come true, but what will be the top stories of 2020? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss […]

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Commentary: When Considering Racing’s Problems, Ask Yourself What You Can Do To Help

Soon, we will be able to close the book on 2019, and many of us who work in horse racing have never been so happy to see a year end. The start of a new year is often the time for reflection and hopes for a brighter future.  The horse racing community is an engaged […]

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