Ray Paulick

The Friday Show: Passing Or Failing Grades?

Each year, the American Graded Stakes Committee reevaluates the grading system for the highest level races in the U.S., downgrading some from Grade 1 or Grade 2 and upgrading others from Grade 2 or 3. It’s an annual decision that has wide-ranging implications for the racing and breeding industries. In this special edition of The […]

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Clásico Del Caribe News Minute: What’s The Story?

With the Caribbean Classic event being held at Gulfstream Park for the second consecutive year, there are some storylines developing that make the event easier to follow for U.S. racing fans. In today’s edition of the Clásico del Caribe News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick go over what to watch for in the big […]

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Clásico Del Caribe News Minute: A Perfect ‘Solution’

The confederation that oversees horse racing in Caribbean countries entered a fortuitous alliance with the Stronach Group several years ago. That partnership later produced an answer to some difficult questions for the Confederacion Hípica del Caribe. Learn more about that in today’s Clásico del Caribe News Minute with Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick. Plus, the […]

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Clásico Del Caribe News Minute: This Triple Crown Winner’s Unbeaten Too

In 2017, the Paulick Report ventured to South Florida to cover Latin America’s version of the Breeders’ Cup, hosted for the first time in its history in the United States. This year, the Clásico del Caribe is back at Gulfstream Park and so are Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick. In today’s News Minute, learn about […]

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The Friday Show: The Short And The Long Of It?

Reports this week suggest the New York Racing Association is considering a significant tweak to next year’s schedule — that being, a longer meet at Saratoga with shorter race weeks. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the idea, plus what to make of the controversial track announcer change […]

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The Friday Show: Third Annual Paulick Report Turkey Awards

The Friday Show comes mid-week with the Thanksgiving holiday upon us. In the spirit of the season, we are pleased to present the third annual Paulick Report Turkey Awards. Who in the racing industry earned the Turkeys Can’t Fly Award? What about the Way Too Seriously Award? Who deserved the Double Turkey? And of course, […]

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John T.L. Jones Jr.: Mediator, Mentor, Horse Trader, Legend

It’s been more than 20 years since I found myself standing next to John T.L. Jones Jr. in the check-in line at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. We were there as guests of The Jockey Club at the Members Dinner on the eve of the annual Round Table on Matters Pertaining […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Racing More Or Less?

There’s little question the modern Thoroughbred is racing less often than it used to. The main inquiry is why? In this edition of the Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issue, based on a recent conversation at Equestricton. Plus, what does this week’s reported purchase of Kentucky Downs mean for the racing […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: The Disappearing Iron Horse

I recently took a trip down memory lane with Tom Durkin, the race caller who worked the announcer’s booth for the Breeders’ Cup’s inaugural running at Hollywood Park in 1984 and didn’t relinquish the microphone until after the 2005 edition, when the telecast moved from NBC to ESPN. Durkin gave fans a chance to relive […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Who Gets The Hardware?

The 35th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships is in the books, so now the annual conversation about year-end awards begins. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the various Eclipse Award categories, starting with Horse of the Year, which became intriguing with the results at Churchill Downs […]

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