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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Closer Look At Florida Derby Contenders

Saturday’s 14-race Florida Derby Day card gets under way at 11:30 a.m. from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., and the Grade 1 Derby will feature a full field of 3-year-olds competing for $750,000 and 170 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby, now scheduled for Sept. 5 (100 points to the winner, 40 to second, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Bloodstock Market Impact

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the daily lives of people around the world and virtually every industry has felt the impact of COVID-19 and the measures taken to combat the deadly outbreak. Thoroughbred bloodstock markets are no exception. Sales of 2-year-olds in training are being rearranged and there is uncertainty as the breeding season is […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Maryland Jockey Club: Fallout From Federal Indictments?

The U.S. horse racing industry was jolted this week with the federal indictments of 28 people allegedly involved in more than one scheme to illegally dope racehorses. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what led to the federal investigation and arrests, what’s likely to happen next and what […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Maryland Jockey Club: Viral Concerns, Derby Form?

Horse racing jurisdictions from Asia to the Middle East are keeping spectators away or even cancelling race meetings due to the spread of the coronavirus. In other countries, major events are still going on as planned. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the responses so far in the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Maryland Jockey Club: Supporting The Saudi Cup?

The world’s richest horse race is no longer the Dubai World Cup or the Pegasus. This weekend launches the latest stratospheric purse, the $20 million Saudi Cup in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The inaugural running features four of the best racehorses based in the United States, but its host country is also known for a history […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: It’s Time To Get Rid Of Clenbuterol

It’s been nearly eight years since the late Kent Stirling, then the executive director of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, said during a Congressional hearing on “Medication and Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing” that the bronchodilator clenbuterol is “probably the best drug that’s come out in 30 years.” Veterinarians I’ve spoken to have […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Maryland Jockey Club: A Legal Mess, Derby Standouts?

An investment group has filed a lawsuit against Triple Crown-winning Zayat Stables and other defendants who purchased horses and breeding rights that were supposed to be collateral on a loan to Zayat. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick explain the legal matter and its takeaways plus a rare look […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Maryland Jockey Club: New Developments In Neighboring States

This week could turn out to be an important turning point for the horse racing industry in the Mid-Atlantic region. The question is, which way is the arrow pointing? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the latest developments in the neighboring states of Maryland and Pennsylvania. Watch The […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: The Irrational Exuberance Of Ahmed Zayat

For many, a horse racing stable is a business. As most Thoroughbred owners know, however, it’s not a business that anyone should count on being profitable. A quick look at the math: In 2018, according to The Jockey Club Fact Book, 46,144 starters competed for about $1.1 billion in purses. The average earnings per starter […]

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