Ray Paulick

View From The Eighth Pole: Lessons From The Past About Toothless Tigers And Herding Cats

Twenty-five years ago, Brian McGrath was introduced during a luncheon at the 21 Club in midtown Manhattan as horse racing’s first “commissioner.” Well, maybe not the commissioner for all of horse racing – just for the racetracks who were members of Thoroughbred Racing Associations, which had hired him. McGrath had no juice with regulatory bodies, […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Saturday Selections

Future Stars Friday at the Breeders’ Cup produced an intriguing mix of winners, including favorites and unexpected longshots. In this edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick tackle the championship Saturday card and share their picks for the major races. Hint: They like a lot of longshots. Plus, a DRF […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Who Will Win On Future Stars Friday?

The moment has finally arrived — five races featuring 2-year-olds will kick of the 36th running of the World Championships on “Future Stars Friday.” In this edition of The Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick make their selections for the Friday card and share a Formulator Fact involving one of the top […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Smiling Tiger: Safety Is Paramount

Organizers of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships chose to stay at Santa Anita, despite pressure related to a rash of equine fatalities at the track earlier this year. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issue of protecting racehorses given that backdrop. Plus, some background on a jockey […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Young Stars Finding Heart

Horse racing’s “Future Stars” will give it their best to kick off the 36th running of the World Championships at Santa Anita. In this edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick talk about the star power in this year’s Juvenile and talk to trainers Bob Baffert and Dale Romans. Plus […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: A Tale Of Two Horses

One of the things that powers the Breeders’ Cup every year is the stories behind the horses. In this edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick share the story of the man whose name carries a lot of weight in the Classic for trainer Bob Baffert. Plus, irony abounds in […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Drawing Conclusions?

In our latest edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick report from Santa Anita Park on a couple of unfortunate scratches from the World Championships, including one of the key Juvenile contenders. Also, a look at how the post position draw might affect the running of the Classic and the […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: The Turf, Less Magical

Keep up with all the latest developments from the 36th running of the World Championships from Santa Anita with the Breeders’ Cup News Minute. In today’s edition, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick report from Southern California on the final breezes of the top contenders in the Classic and Distaff. Plus, they look at the field […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Coolmore’s ‘Future’ Bet

While the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile hasn’t exactly been a smooth gateway to the Kentucky Derby winner’s circle, it’s still considered the most important 2-year-old race of the year for a variety of reasons. In this edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss this year’s field, starting with today’s news […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Smiling Tiger: Hosts With The Most?

The Breeders’ Cup is back at Santa Anita for the 10th time in its history. In fact, the World Championships have gotten quite cozy between California and Kentucky the past dozen years. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick ponder other future host sites for the event, plus how might […]

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