Ray Paulick

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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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Peter Brant ‘Happy To Be Back’ In The Game

Peter M. Brant had quite a run in Thoroughbred racing in the 1970s and ‘80s. There were Eclipse Award winners like Waya in 1979 and Just a Game in 1980, Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and G1 Belmont winner Swale – the champion 3-year-old he co-owned with Claiborne Farm – in 1984, and champion sprinter Gulch […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Perfect Day For Historic Belmont?

There are many different historical angles through which to view the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes Saturday at Belmont Park. In this edition of The Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss some of them. Plus, will Justify’s streak of running on sloppy tracks continue or will the weather cooperate for […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Belmont As A Solo Act?

While the Belmont Stakes is the third leg of the Triple Crown series, in some ways it stands alone. The taxing distance, the high stakes of the race when a Triple Crown contender comes to town, the difficulty for both horse and jockey all make it a unique event. In this edition of The Friday […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Justify’s A Smarty?

Belmont Stakes favorite Justify “floated” over the racetrack Thursday morning, according to trainer Bob Baffert. It was the Derby and Preakness winner’s first chance to try the surface they call Big Sandy. Also impressive during Justify’s short career has been his display of intelligence. More on that plus the latest from Belmont Park in today’s […]

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USA Today: Triple Crown Didn’t Save Racing But Maybe It Didn’t Need Saving

As Justify’s attempt for the second Triple Crown sweep in four years approaches, national media outlets are weighing in on the sport’s health. USA Today’s Dan Wolken writes that American Pharoah breaking the 37-year Triple Crown drought in 2015 was essentially just a moment, not a transformative shift for horse racing, as some hoped for […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Tackling Belmont Stakes History?

When it comes to debating Belmont Stakes history, there are varied and strong opinions in the racing world. But we can all agree, the Test of the Champion has produced many memorable stories and propelled humans and equine athletes to remarkable feats. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: A Murky Merger, Out Of The Preakness Fog

Ever since the Supreme Court struck down a federal law prohibiting states from instituting sports betting, major players in the gambling industry have been moving at light speed. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the latest domino to fall, involving a horse racing online wagering site and a […]

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A ‘BatCam’ Helped Save The Day For NBC’s Coverage Of Foggy Preakness

Rob Hyland has covered major events for NBC Sports, from college and professional football to Olympic track and field and figure skating, but the network’s lead producer for horse racing had never seen a challenge like last Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at foggy Pimlico in Baltimore, Md. “For the first time in my career,” Hyland said, […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Servis Returns, Justify’s Speed

Windy, rainy and sloppy conditions persist as we roll through Black-Eyed Susan day at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, an update on the weather and a look at the four non-Derby starters in Saturday’s Preakness. Plus, we’ll hear from trainer John Servis about being back in […]

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