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View From The Eighth Pole: Horseplayers Deserve Better From Stewards And Regulators

My phone started blowing up Sunday afternoon, shortly after the fourth race at Gulfstream Park was run. There were calls, emails, text messages and Twitter comments imploring me to watch jockey Tony Maragh on a horse named Musical Heart. The 3-year-old gelding by Maclean’s Music, owned by Joseph Bucci and trained by Aubrey Maragh, finished […]

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New York Commission Describes Reasons For Not Reopening Dutrow Case

The New York State Gaming Commission released a 16-page ruling this week detailing its refusal to reopen the case of controversial former trainer Rick Dutrow. Dutrow, whose license was revoked for 10 years in 2011, had applied to have his case reopened and his penalty shortened based upon evidence he argued would have changed the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Is Horse Of The Year Race Over?

In this edition of The Friday Show, Ray Paulick and Joe Nevills talk Horse of the Year and wonder if anyone has a chance of unseating the newly retired, undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify from his perch atop all North American Thoroughbreds for 2018. With many 3-year-olds still recovering from the Kentucky Derby and no […]

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‘Lasix Free’ Oscar Performance To Stand At Mill Ridge In 2019

Oscar Performance, the three-time Grade 1 winner who recently broke a 20 year track record in the Grade 3 Poker Stakes (G3), while tying the world record for a mile on turf will retire at the end of the year to stand at Mill Ridge Farm for 2019. Oscar Performance is owned by Jerry and […]

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Joe Nevills Joins Paulick Report As Bloodstock Editor

Award-winning journalist Joe Nevills has been named bloodstock editor of the Paulick Report. Nevills, who has covered Thoroughbred breeding and sales since 2011 for the Daily Racing Form and Thoroughbred Times, will direct all of the publication’s bloodstock coverage and serve as a liaison between the Paulick Report’s advertising department and bloodstock businesses to assist […]

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Pennsylvania Racing Commission Responds To Questions Of Cover-Ups, Conflicts Of Interest; Attorney Pincus Calls It ‘Hogwash’

The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission has responded to a June 27 article, written by attorney Alan Pincus and published in the Paulick Report, entitled “Pennsylvania Harness Regulators: Questions Of Cover-Ups And Conflicts of Interest.”  The article raised questions about why the commission failed to pursue disciplinary action after two positive drug tests  were reported […]

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Pennsylvania Harness Regulators: Questions Of Cover-Ups And Conflicts Of Interest

I first went to work at a racetrack in 1965 as a teenager. I’ve always loved the game because it truly is the greatest game. People either understand this or they don’t. You meet some of the most interesting people at the racetrack and the horses are magnificent animals. But as colorful as racing is, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Controversy And Celebration

The 150th Belmont Stakes is in the books, and it provided a rare outcome with Justify becoming only the 13th horse to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. But of course it did not come without controversy. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the running of the […]

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American Pharoah, California Chrome Halters For Sale To Benefit Therapeutic Riding Program

Halters worn by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah; his sire, Pioneerof the Nile; and grandsire, Empire Maker, are among the exciting Thoroughbred racing-related items in an online auction to raise money for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, the 37-year-old program at the Kentucky Horse Park that offers equine-assisted activities and therapies to people of all […]

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40 Candidates On Ballot For 20 Breeders’ Cup Member Seats

The Breeders’ Cup has announced today that 40 individuals are on the ballot for the election of 20 Breeders’ Cup Members. On June 6, the Breeders’ Cup Election website will open for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup foal and stallion nominators to begin the voting process. Of the 40 candidates on the ballot, 17 are incumbent […]

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