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Jason Beem’s Racing Life Has Seen Highs, Lows, And A Twitter Joke That Went Viral

You may know Jason Beem as the part-time announcer at Monmouth Park, or from the recently-ended Colonial Downs meet. Or, you may know him for his weekly racing podcast, broadcast first from BetAmerica and now by TwinSpires. Or possibly you’ve read his debut novel Southbound which he’s currently converting into a movie script. But it’s […]

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PR Special Keeneland September Sale: Questions About Video Endoscopies?

The Paulick Report is back at it for Book 2 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, with the fourth edition of its special print publication for the bellwether sale. This edition of the PR Special focuses on another hot topic on the sales grounds: the push for video endoscopy to become part of the repository […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: California Conflicts?

The U.S. horse racing industry is dealing with yet another controversy this year after the New York Times story about 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify’s positive drug test following the Santa Anita Derby. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the details of the situation, answer questions people likely […]

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How The First Horse Van Shocked The Public And British Bookmakers

The thresholds of Keeneland’s property will be tread upon by an endless stream of horse vans during the two weeks and change of its September Yearling Sale, effortlessly bringing horses in from around the country and redistributing them to destinations around the world. It’s easy to take for granted a van hauling several horses at […]

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PR Special Keeneland September Sale: Let’s Hear It From The Breeding Industry

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale rolls on, and the Paulick Report is on the grounds with another special print publication for the auction. In this edition of the PR Special, The Jockey Club’s proposed limitation of mares bred by a stallion during a season has been one of the hottest topics on the sales grounds, […]

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It’s A Woman’s World At Colonial Downs

Several months into her new job as vice president of racing operations, someone drew Jill Byrne’s attention to something unusual about the management structure at Colonial Downs: an awful lot of top spots at the Virginia racetrack’s recent meet were filled by women. “It’s funny — I look at it as yes, it’s a dominant […]

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PR Special Keeneland September Sale: Flying Thoroughbreds

The Paulick Report is on the grounds for the first day of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale and is pleased to offer a special print publication for the auction. In this edition of the PR Special, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills continues his look at the roots of equine transportation, this time focusing on the historic […]

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PR Special Keeneland September Preview Edition: Have Horse, Will Travel

The Paulick Report is on the grounds for the buildup to the marathon Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and is pleased to offer a special print publication for the auction. In the preview edition of the PR Special, Paulick Report bloodstock editor Joe Nevills looks back on how an owner looking for better odds on his […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Safety Success, ‘Historical’ Impact?

The summer meets at Del Mar and Saratoga are in the books, and there’s plenty to unpack about the results. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the outcomes in terms of safety — and the bottom line. Plus, how much of a difference are historical horse racing machines […]

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Rebirth Of Virginia’s Colonial Downs A ‘Feel-Good Story’

It’s a rarity in horse racing to find a place, be it physical or conceptual, where people can agree. It’s also unusual to hear about a track opening in 2019, which has already seen the closure of Portland Meadows and a likely mortal blow to Arlington Park. Colonial Downs, which is preparing to wrap up […]

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