Ray Paulick

Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Todd’s ‘Quad’

The year after Todd Pletcher won his second Kentucky Derby, he has a quartet of serious contenders taking aim at a third victory for the trainer. Remarkably, Pletcher won four of the final Derby preps with his contenders Noble Indy, Vino Rosso, Audible and Magnum Moon. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA’s Loyalty Program: A Stall In The Hall?

Based on voting results announced this week, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will gain one new member this year. It’s hardly the result the Hall of Fame was looking for. In this episode of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what happened with Hall of Fame voting. Plus, […]

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Master Storyteller: Like Eclipse, It Was Nack First, The Rest Nowhere

Shortly after I became Blood-Horse magazine’s editor in 1992, I was introduced to Bill Nack at a press party on the Triple Crown trail. He sized me up, nodding a few times, didn’t seem all that impressed or interested. Nack was the preeminent horse racing writer – of that or any era. His work for Sports Illustrated set […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Last Call

The Road to the Kentucky Derby culminates this weekend with prep races in Arkansas and Kentucky. The Lexington Stakes doesn’t offer nearly the points of the Arkansas Derby, but there’s at least one horse who could punch his ticket to Louisville in that race and another that could also sneak in with a good story […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA’s Loyalty Program: Dangerous Liaisons?

The Philadelphia Inquirer posted a scathing editorial this week, denouncing Pennsylvania’s casino subsidies for the horse racing industry as “a staggering amount of corporate welfare.” It’s not the first time newspapers or lawmakers have criticized the funneling of slots money into the sport. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: A Goliath Grip On The Kentucky Derby?

I’ve always thought the Kentucky Derby was a prize you couldn’t buy, that there was something mystical and magical about this most unique of all American horse races, one that put the Everyman owner on equal footing with the most powerful stables in the world. The roll listing the Derby’s 143 previous winners includes many […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Solid Wood?

A group of nine is set to line up for Saturday’s 100-point Kentucky Derby prep in New York, the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. The question is, based on recent history, will any of them make noise in Louisville? Today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute looks at the history of the race as a […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA’s Loyalty Program: Derby Of Kings?

We are heading into a big weekend for Kentucky Derby qualification, with three 100-point races on the schedule. What are the takeaways so far on this year’s road to Louisville, which appears to be paved in gold even more so than usual? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: West Coast Power

While not the deepest or biggest field of this weekend’s three 100-point Kentucky Derby qualifiers, the Santa Anita Derby has star power and a recent history of influence on the first Saturday in May. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the contenders and the latest developments […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Let It Snow?

The Kentucky Derby is only a month away but this weekend’s Derby preps might not feel like it, weather-wise. Still, rain, sleet or snow, Saturday’s three 100-point races are crucial to the chances of contenders hoping to run for the roses on the first Saturday in May. Today’s Triple Crown News Minute presented by Equine […]

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