Ray’s Paddock

The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Stallion-Making Races

With Scott Jagow taking a well-deserved vacation, Ray Paulick is joined in this week’s edition of The Friday Show by Joe Nevills, who recently joined the Paulick Report team as bloodstock editor. Ray and Joe discuss Sunday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational and how the race fits with other major stakes for 3-year-olds as races that […]

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Paulick Report 7/26 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, Good Magic heads a field of seven 3-year-olds entered for Sunday’s $1-million Haskell Invitational, led by 2017 champion 2-year-old male Good Magic, who drew post six for the 1 1/8-mile Grade 1 event. Bravazo (post five), […]

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Paulick Report 7/25 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, Ray Paulick relays the news of undefeated 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify’s retirement and possible sale to Coolmore Stud. The son of Scat Daddy will be paraded at Del Mar on Saturday and then will travel […]

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Del Mar Odyssey: Notes From Opening Week

The first 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. Safety First Opening day – and all of opening week for that matter […]

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Off And Running: New Virginia Residency Program A Certified Success

Just a few years ago, Virginia’s historic Thoroughbred industry, which had once cradled Secretariat, looked poised for a slow death. Colonial Downs ran its last race in 2013, and a bitter, dramatic series of arguments between the horsemen and track owner Jacobs Entertainment kept it closed. The state already had lost ground to West Virginia […]

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Paulick Report 7/20 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, Ray Paulick previews the weekend graded stakes action, including Saturday’s Grade 1 Diana Stakes at Saratoga, which opened its meeting on Friday. Sunday’s stakes action includes a rematch in the G1 Coaching Club American Oaks between […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Are You Experienced?

We’ve reached that week of the year when the popular boutique summer meets on each coast kick into gear. Are Del Mar and Saratoga still reaching the right audiences? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the latest approaches to targeting on-track fans and what that means for the […]

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Paulick Report 7/19 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, Scott Jagow shares the opening day numbers from Del Mar and looks forward to the beginning of the Saratoga meet on Friday. Plus, a well-known dirt filly is trying the grass for the first time and […]

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Paulick Report 7/18 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack

Catch up on the latest news in the world of Thoroughbred racing with the Paulick Report News Minute. In today’s edition, Scott Jagow shares news about the retirement of a world-class filly, and Oaklawn Park has news about its 2019 schedule. Plus, it’s opening day at Del Mar, and Justify strikes a pose as a […]

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Manuel Ycaza: Fiery On-Track, A Gentleman Off The Track

In my mind’s eye, I can still see Manuel Ycaza on Dr. Fager as they wheeled into the clubhouse turn in the Jersey Derby at Garden State Park on May 30, 1967. One of the greatest race horses of all time, Dr. Fager would go on to win by 6 ½ lengths, only to be […]

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