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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings: When Fasig Met Tipton

Fasig-Tipton’s two-night Saratoga Sale of Selected Yearlings begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and the Paulick Report is pleased to offer the first of two PR Special newsletters for distribution both on the sale grounds and online. In today’s edition of the PR Special, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills traces […]

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Ralph Ziadie Denied License Renewal In Florida; Baxter Takes Over Stable

Georgina Baxter has won three races, with two seconds and two third-place finishes from 16 starts since taking over the Ralph Ziadie stable in early July. Ziadie, a leading trainer in South Florida in recent years, was denied a renewal of his license by the state’s Department of Business & Professional Regulation’s Division of Pari-Mutuel […]

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Paulick Report 8/3 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack

Stay in touch with Thoroughbred racing news throughout the day with the Paulick Report News Minute. In today’s edition, newly inducted Pillar of the Turf Cot Campbell entertained the crowd at the induction ceremony for the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and museum president John Hendrickson outlined an exciting […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Is Horse Of The Year Race Over?

In this edition of The Friday Show, Ray Paulick and Joe Nevills talk Horse of the Year and wonder if anyone has a chance of unseating the newly retired, undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify from his perch atop all North American Thoroughbreds for 2018. With many 3-year-olds still recovering from the Kentucky Derby and no […]

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Paulick Report 8/2 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack

Stay in touch with Thoroughbred racing news throughout the day with the Paulick Report News Minute. In today’s edition, Massachusetts legislators took quick action on Thursday, passing a law making horse racing and wagering legal again. The previous law had expired Tuesday at midnight and jeopardized the weekend program at Suffolk, Downs, Those programs will […]

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Paulick Report 8/1 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack

Stay in touch with Thoroughbred racing news throughout the day with the Paulick Report News Minute. In today’s edition, betting on horse racing was shut down in Massachusetts and the weekend’s live program at Suffolk Downs is in jeopardy as a law permitting racing has expired. Plus, Lightning Spear earned a spot in the Breeders’ […]

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Del Mar Odyssey: Hello, Goodbye

The second of seven weeks of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s summer meeting is in the books and here’s a quick review of some of the activities from the perspective of someone who’s been coming to the seaside oval for 40 years. Everybody Loves A Parade Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify made his final public […]

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Remembering Manny Ycaza: ‘Here Comes Yackasack!’

“Get out of the way boys, here comes Yackasack!” That may not be the exact phrase a young jockey uttered to me early one Saratoga Saturday morning more than a half century ago. But there was real awe in his voice when asked to describe the riding style of Manny Ycaza, a hard-riding Panamanian who […]

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ARCI President Martin: Integrity Issues In Horse Racing A ‘Red Herring’

Editor’s Note: The following is a response to a July 10 commentary by former Indiana Horse Racing Commission executive director Joe Gorajec addressing comments to the United States Congress made by Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International  (ARCI), along with a series of alleged inconsistencies in regulatory oversight in Pennsylvania. Gorajec is […]

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Paulick Report 7/27 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack

Stay in touch with Thoroughbred racing news throughout the day with the Paulick Report News Minute. In today’s edition, it’s a busy racing weekend from coast-to-coast, beginning with Saturday’s stakes-heavy card at Saratoga and the Grade 1 Bing Crosby at Del Mar featuring 2017 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Roy H. On Sunday, in addition to […]

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