Natalie Voss

PR Special OBS March Sale: What You Should Know About Compounding Pharmacies

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training continues for a second day, and the Paulick Report has another edition of the PR Special on the grounds. Last week’s still-growing federal indictment tied to the illegal doping of racehorses serves as a good reminder to horsemen to do the proper research when […]

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No Kentucky Derby In May? It Won’t Be First Time Racing Has Coped With Major Interruption

In keeping with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Churchill Downs confirmed this week the Kentucky Derby will not take place on the first Saturday in May, but will shift to the first weekend in September. Mike Ricci, communications director for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted Tuesday afternoon that Maryland was also […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Sam Houston Race Park: Your Prescription Is Ready?

Last week, a bill titled the “Equine Welfare and Safety in Horse Racing Act” was introduced in California’s General Assembly. It is a state lawmaker response to the highly publicized horse racing fatalities at Santa Anita in the past year. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Natalie Voss discuss one of […]

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‘We’re Not Making Progress’: U.S. Racing Still Lags Behind Other Countries, Sports On Concussions

Retired jockey Tony Black has taken to writing himself little notes so he can remember his daily to-do list. He also makes recordings reminding himself of tasks for later. Sometimes, he forgets things anyway.  Black often laughs it off, telling his wife Kiely she has to cut him some slack because he has suffered several […]

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California Racetrack Veterinarian To Colleagues: Don’t Fear Medication Reform

When The Stronach Group announced a slate of reforms aimed at improving equine safety and welfare last spring, there wasn’t much debate that new policies were needed, but not everyone in horse racing agreed with the list of changes. Dr. Ryan Carpenter, longtime Southern California racetrack surgeon, says that he was one of the skeptics.  […]

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PR Special Keeneland November Sale: Back In Time With Woodburn Stud

The Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale rolls on into Book 2 and the Paulick Report is there with another edition of the PR Special. In this issue, features editor Natalie Voss enters the Kentucky Farm Time Capsule to look at the long and storied history of Woodburn Stud, the home of the breed-shaping stallion Lexington […]

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‘A Gun To Our Heads’: California Trainers Struggle With What Lies Ahead

The Sunday morning after the Breeders’ Cup dawned over horses working at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., just as they had on Saturday, as they had a year ago, and probably as they had 40 years ago. Exercise riders soothed anxious mounts, grooms gave baths to steaming horses, and horse lovers sipped coffee at Clocker’s […]

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‘It Sent A Chill Through Me’: Remembering The Infamous Breeders’ Cup ‘Fix Six’

At some point during most Breeders’ Cup weekends, at least one race will be won by a horse most people threw out. When a longshot sticks a nose in front, no one is happier than the victorious horseplayer. There was at least one occasion, however, when a big upset proved three bettors’ downfall.  In 2001, […]

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After Masochistic, Breeders’ Cup Out-Of-Competition Testing More Comprehensive Than Ever

When horses load into the gate for this year’s Breeders’ Cup, it will mark the first time that every single American-based entrant has had at least one out-of-competition test (OOCT) performed before they were cleared to compete.  Like most regulatory programs, people didn’t think much about the Breeders’ Cup OOCT program until something went wrong. […]

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