Ray Paulick

The Friday Show Presented By The Woodbine Jackpot $1.4M Carryover: Where’s The Hammer?

It’s been a wild ride lately for the seedier side of horse racing. A video that surfaced on the Internet revealed talk of “juice” and bookies. A serial violator of medication rules had his suspension reduced. And some connections trying to hide syringes had the book thrown at them. Where is the consistency in enforcement? […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: We Hardly Knew Ya?

After winning the Allen Jerkens Stakes a couple weeks ago and collecting his third Grade 1 career victory, word came this week that Practical Joke would be retired as a 3-year-old following this season. It’s an all-too familiar scenario for fans of Thoroughbred racing. Just as a horse develops a following and shows potential as […]

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Who Needs A Rollercoaster Ride When You’ve Got Horse Racing?

Things I learned during this topsy turvy summer of racing:  Young Guys Rule: Flavien Prat, 25, won his second consecutive Del Mar summer riding title (he tied with Rafael Bejarano in 2016) and the native of France has established himself as the West Coast leader. Jose Ortiz, 23, a native of Puerto Rico, defeated his […]

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The Del Mar-Saratoga All Stakes Pick 4: Saturday, Sept. 2

Saturday will be the second and final Del Mar-Saratoga All Stakes Pick 4 this summer. The $.50 bet commences with the Grade 1 Spinaway from Saratoga for 2-year-old fillies, continues with heavily favored Gun Runner’s bid for a third consecutive G1 victory in the Woodward, then moves to Del Mar for the G1 Debutante, featuring the West […]

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Remington Park, Paulick Report Team For ‘Let Your Heart Race Trip Giveaway’ To Oklahoma Derby

Remington Park and the Paulick Report are joining forces for the “Let Your Heart Race Trip Giveaway” sweepstakes to give one lucky fan and a guest the opportunity to win a trip to the Oklahoma City racetrack for this year’s $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sept. 24. To be run for the 29th time, the Grade […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Woodbine Jackpot $1.1M Carryover: Anti Rabbit Stew-ards?

In top older horse Gun Runner’s last start in the Whitney Stakes, owner Ron Paolucci entered 62-1 longshot Cautious Giant to push the pace and try to set things up for his Loooch Stables mate, War Story. It didn’t work. Gun Runner romped by 5 1/4, War Story was off the board, and Cautious Giant […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Woodbine Jackpot $1M Carryover: Thinking ‘Absolute’?

A judge’s recent decision in Kentucky could have far-reaching consequences for horse racing, depending on what happens next. The case involves a medication overage appealed by trainer Graham Motion, and at stake is the long-standing trainer responsibility rule that maintains trainers have “absolute” accountability over what happens in their stables. Is it unconstitutional? In this […]

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The Del Mar-Saratoga All Stakes Pick 4: Saturday, Aug. 19

Saturday marks the first of two All Stakes Pick 4 wagers featuring four important and challenging races from Del Mar and Saratoga, topped by champion Arrogate’s appearance in the $1-million, Grade 1 TVG Pacific Classic at 1 ¼ miles on dirt. Saturday’s All Stakes Pick 4 begins at Saratoga at 5:02 p.m. EDT with the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Breeders’ Stakes At Woodbine: Black Eyes And Foal Crops?

The Thoroughbred racing industry faces some difficult forces, from the recent federal trial in Pennsylvania to negative perceptions about the game’s integrity. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss some strong words from the chairman of The Jockey Club. Plus, unless cooperation in the sport increases, the dwindling foal […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Declining Foal Crops Loom Large For Racing

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2018 North American foal crop of 21,500, down from 22,500 in 2017. That’s a year-to-year drop of 4.4 percent. It will be the smallest North American foal crop since 1966, according to the Jockey Club Fact Book (from which all of the following statistics are derived). Of greater concern […]

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