Ray Paulick

The Friday Show Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Common Sense Takes A Back Seat?

A Kentucky stewards’ ruling nearly a year and a half in the making could have a profound impact on the career of highly respected trainer Rusty Arnold. Horses in Arnold’s care in 2016 tested positive for ractopamine, a feed additive listed as a Class 2 drug by the Association of Racing Commissioners International. But given […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: ‘The Saratoga Of The South’

They don’t write races at 1 1/16 miles and a few jumps. If they did, Vino Rosso might have gotten the money and 10 Kentucky Derby points in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. Officially, the Curlin colt got just two Derby points while winding up third, beaten 1 ¼ […]

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Paulick Report Joins Celebs, Media In Charity Handicapping Challenge

Eddie Olczyk of NBC Sports has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for today’sTito’s $10,000 Charity Challenge coming off his stunning victory in the Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship two weeks back. The hockey announcer and horse racing analyst has been undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer but managed to win the live-money Pegasus contest playing from […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Equine Hostages?

As we reported earlier this week, a case in Texas exemplifies the growing business of “kill” buyers purchasing horses at public auction for inflated prices and then advertising them on social media in order to extract “bail” from equine rescue advocates who want to prevent horses from going to slaughter in Canada or Mexico. In this […]

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Texas Case Reveals Tricky ‘Business’ Of Horse Slaughter Rescue

Sonny Ellen of Bryan, Texas, is 82, a bail bondsman by trade for nearly a half century, and a lifelong horse owner. Two weeks ago, Ellen said he was blindsided when he got a call from Mindy Willis, his trainer at Sam Houston Race Park, saying track management told her Ellen had been banned for […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Weighty Issues On The Derby Trail?

Kiaran McLaughlin sat in the Gulfstream Park parade ring late Saturday afternoon, soaking in the success of the previous half-hour. Godolphin Racing’s Avery Island had made a successful 2018 debut at Aqueduct, winning the Grade 3 Withers by two lengths. Victory gave the son of Street Sense 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Gun Runner’s Place, Jockey Opportunities?

Gun Runner polished off a nearly $16 million racing career last weekend with a victory in the Pegasus World Cup. As he heads off to stud, it’s fair to ask where he might rate in a recent historical perspective. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss Gun Runner’s resume […]

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Pegasus World Cup News Minute Presented By NYRA Bets: Who Do You Like?

On the eve of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the bigger picture when it comes to the world’s richest race. There were some concerns about whether the 2nd edition of the Pegasus would even come together. Not only will it go off with a full field but it’s […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Breeders’ Cup Shifts?

Breeders’ Cup board members were expected to meet today to discuss several proposals that would create significant changes for the event. Among the suggestions, as reported by the Paulick Report earlier this week, would be to add a race for 3-year-olds to the slate and move the Classic to a separate weekend a month later […]

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Pegasus World Cup News Minute Presented By NYRA Bets: Longshots Anyone?

The field has been finalized, post positions drawn and odds set for Saturday’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup. All eyes have been on certain Horse of the Year Gun Runner and his top foes but what about the rest of the field? Which longshots could pose a threat to the major contenders or at least […]

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