Jon White

Left Behind The Gate: Ferndale Meet Ends With ‘Bizarre’ Start To Final Race

The eighth race Sunday at Ferndale was supposed to include a field of six running in the 1 5/8-mile Humboldt County Marathon. But only four ended up breaking from the starting gate after the stalls were opened with one horse still behind the gate and another being held by an assistant starter. Video of the […]

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Volponi, White Earn First Joe Hirsch Awards In Belmont Memorial Writing Contest

Paul Volponi of BloodHorse and Jon White of XBTV earned top honors in the New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) 10th annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest, recognizing the best in media coverage of the 2018 Belmont Stakes, won by Justify. Volponi won for his feature piece entitled “The Long Ride,” which investigated the pacing, […]

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Unique Bella Ready For ‘A Big Race’ In Beholder Mile

Unique Bella, the latest in a seemingly endless line of stalwarts from the barn of Jerry Hollendorfer, will be favored for the 10th time in 11 career races Saturday in the Beholder Mile. Santa Anita linemaker Jon White has the striking four-year-old gray daughter of Tapit listed at 3-5 against five rivals in the Grade I event, but […]

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Xpressbet’s Free Kentucky Derby Wagering Guide Now Available

Xpressbet’s free Kentucky Derby Wager Guide is available for download.  Now in its eleventh edition, the Guide serves as the definitive handicapping source for the 142nd Run for the Roses and is an integral tool for bettors when building their Derby wagers.  Download the Guide today for race stats, historical trends and expert analysis, picks […]

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West Coast Contenders Dominant In Derby Media Poll

The Courier-Journal’s DerbyHQ Top 20 poll is a collaboration of the top 20 Kentucky Derby selections of 15 high-profile members of the racing media, including the Paulick Report’s own Scott Jagow. Nyquist’s dominating victory over the Grade 1 Florida Derby maintained his position atop this week’s poll with 13 of the 15 number one votes, […]

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Paulick Report Writers Earn Half of Eight Stan Bergstein Award Nominations

Following the annual deadline for eligible stories, Team Valor has turned eight nominations over to a panel of judges to select a winner of the $25,000 Stan Bergstein Writing Award for 2015. Any story about horse racing in North America was eligible if it was published in print or online between November 2, 2014 and […]

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Mucho Macho Man, Will Take Charge Big ‘Cap Showdown Echoes 1988 Rivalry

With Mucho Macho Man and Will Take Charge scheduled to clash in the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap on March 8, Jon White points out the similarity to the 1988 renewal of the 1 1/4-mile event. “The year before the ’88 Big ‘Cap, Ferdinand, at four an older horse, nosed out 3-year-old Alysheba in […]

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Will I’ll Have Another end Triple Crown drought?

Jon White at Xpress Bet writes that he believes Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another will go on to win the Triple Crown by taking both the Preakness and Belmont in the upcoming weeks. He believes so strongly he’s betting on it in the Triple Crown proposition wager offered in Las Vegas. Should I’ll Have […]

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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Derby Index: Switching Gears

It’s that time of year again. Nearly everyone in horse racing gets Derby Fever, and the Paulick Report is no exception. The debate over Horse of the Year between Zenyatta and Blame was the No. 1 story from the time the two crossed the finish line heads apart in the Breeders’ Cup Classic until the […]

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HRI – Christine: The best of Horse of the Year

Jon White in his column at XpressBet.com (unfortunately it’s unlinkable but you can find it at XpressBet.com under News & Media) has put together a consensus list of the top Horse of the Years since the Eclipse Awards began in 1971. Bill Christine was one of those voters and has listed the consensus picks, Jon […]

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