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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: The Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Edition

The wait is no more. Today’s the start of the 34th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, taking place for the first time Where the Turf Meets the Surf at old Del Mar. In this special Breeders’ Cup edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the big names and races […]

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Ray’s Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Travel Guide: Final Thoughts

Hope the last few installments of my Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Travel Guide have helped some out-of-towners decide what to do with any spare time they have and where to find good food in an unpretentious environment. If not, it’s been fun for me to re-live why I love the Del Mar area so much. […]

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Remembering Garrett Gomez

(With one of the greatest records by a jockey in Breeders’ Cup history [13 victories and 12 second-place finishes from 83 mounts], Garrett Gomez is remembered by the author of his biography The Garrett Gomez Story: A Jockey’s Journey Through Addiction and Salvation. Gomez died from a drug overdose Dec. 14, 2016, and earlier this […]

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Ray’s Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Travel Guide: Old Standbys And Recent Upstarts

As I wrote the other day when I began this series for first-time Del Mar visitors to the Breeders’ Cup, I’ve been coming to the races at Del Mar since 1979. So much has changed in and around the track since then, but there’s been one constant, Bully’s restaurant and bar, a longtime horseman’s hangout […]

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Ray’s Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Travel Guide: The Most Important Meal

(Each day leading up to the Breeders’ Cup championships Nov. 3-4, Ray Paulick, who’s been visiting Del Mar each summer since 1979, will offer some tips to first-time visitors about some of his favorites things to do in San Diego County away from the racetrack. Click here for yesterday’s first installment.) Been out to the […]

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Ray’s Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Travel Guide: Coastal Bliss

I’m not an unbiased observer when it comes to Del Mar’s hosting of the Breeders’ Cup championships for the first time this year. Far from it. I’ve been coming here every summer since 1979 and never tire of the ocean breezes (though I hear they can be a little more biting in the fall and […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Breeders’ Cup Storylines?

The 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships are just one week away. For the first time ever, the event will be held where The Turf Meets the Surf, on the Pacific Ocean at Del Mar. In this episode of The Friday Show, Ray Paulick, who is already on site at Del Mar, and Scott Jagow look […]

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Contessa: Our Sport Needs A Commissioner

In case you have been a little too busy to notice, the public has completely lost faith in horse racing’s ability to maintain transparency through self-rule. It’s hard to argue with them. We have an infraction in one state where a trainer is given a seven-day suspension and the exact same infraction in another part […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton October Sale: Price Is Right?

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and at the Fasig-Tipton October Sale, kicking off today in Lexington, Ky. In this edition of the PR Special, Frank Mitchell turns his Stallion Spotlight on first crop sires whose stud fee is $10,000 and under. In the Honor Roll, Chelsea Hackbarth […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: New ‘Detection’ Methods?

A trainer in Oklahoma whose horse tested positive for Ritalin is no longer under suspension pending the case against her because she offered to take a polygraph and the stewards agreed and had a lie detector test administered to her. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issues […]

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