Joe Drape

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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Former CHRB Chairman Defends Actions On Positive Test Dismissal; ARCI Advisory Contradicts Statement On Potential Penalty

Chuck Winner, the former chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, issued the following statement concerning the CHRB’s decision to dismiss possible sanctions resulting from a positive test for scopolamine, detected in a post-race sample from the April 7, 2018, Santa Anita Derby of eventual Triple Crown winner Justify. As reported in the New York […]

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Commentary: Anabolic Steroids And Lasix – More Similarities Than You May Think

I believe that for many horsemen, administering performance-enhancing drugs to our horses — if they can get away with it — is based on the sad fact of trying to stay competitive at all cost. For those of you who have already begun to do a slow burn just reading this — stay with me. […]

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Durkin To Emcee Equestricon; Lineup To Include Over 45 Special Events

Equestricon, LLC., announced Monday an unprecedented lineup consisting of more than 45 panels, discussions, events, celebrity appearances, book signings and additional programming for the inaugural Equestricon™, scheduled for August 13-15, 2017 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The preliminary menu, crafted to the interests of fans at all levels of the sport, represents only an […]

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Exchange Wagering May Draw In ‘New And Younger Fans’ To Bet On Horse Racing

For the seven weeks that exchange wagering has been in place in the state of New Jersey, Betfair US has seen promising returns, reports Joe Drape of the New York Times. According to the New Jersey Racing Commission, $1,142,228 has been bet on the exchange in the first seven weeks, a period which generally handles […]

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PR Special Derby Edition: American Pharoah’s ‘Untold Story’

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication for Kentucky Derby 142.  In this edition of the PR Special, New York Times two-time Eclipse Award-winning sports writer Joe Drape includes an excerpt from his book “American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner’s Legendary Rise.”   Natalie Voss tells us a […]

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‘A Glimpse Of Magic’: American Pharoah’s Talent Apparent Early

American Pharoah left a lasting legacy in sport by becoming just the 12th Triple Crown winner in horse racing. American Pharoah began showing glimpses of his ability early, long before he reached the racetrack. In his latest column for the New York Times, Joe Drape profiles J.B. and Kevin McKathan, the brothers who put young colt by […]

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New York Times’ Drape To Release ‘Untold Story’ Of American Pharoah

Joe Drape, the award-winning New York Times sportswriter, is in the process of writing a book about the Triple Crown-winning champion American Pharoah. Titled “American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner’s Legendary Rise,” the book will be released on Amazon on April 26 of this year. American Pharoah was the first Triple […]

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Payment Processor For Daily Fantasy Sports To Cease Operations

Vantiv Entertainment Solutions processes fans’ payments for daily fantasy sports websites, including those of FanDuel and DraftKings; without the fulfillment of that role, the companies would not be able to operate. Vantiv has announced that it will stop accepting payments for DFS companies on Feb. 29, according to the New York Times. A letter from […]

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Tim Sullivan Wins First Media Eclipse Award For Hub Johnson Story

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that Tim Sullivan has won the 2015 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the News/Enterprise category for “Family, PETA at odds after Horseman’s Death,” an investigative report into the circumstances surrounding the suicide of Hub Johnson, an assistant […]

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