Ray Paulick

Canadian International News Minute: Who’s The One To Beat?

Saturday marks the 82nd running of the Pattison Canadian International Stakes, anchoring a card at Woodbine Racetrack with a pair of other graded stakes leading up to the feature. In this Paulick Report News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick dive into the field. Who’s the class of the group? Who are the intriguing upset […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Smiling Tiger: Will The Preakness Stay Put?

The Stronach Group and the city of Baltimore recently announced a major agreement to overhaul Pimlico Racecourse and keep the Preakness in town for years to come, pending legislative approval. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the details of the deal and what it might mean for horse […]

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Canadian International News Minute: A Grand History With European Flair

The Paulick Report News Minute returns with the first of two special editions for Saturday’s running of the venerable Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. In today’s News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the history of the event, which includes Secretariat’s unforgettable final race, and they look at why in recent […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Smiling Tiger: Like Fine Wine?

With the World Championships less than a month away, this weekend is an all-you-can-eat buffet of Breeders’ Cup Win & You’re In races. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick get into an early Horse of the Year conversation and look at some of this year’s storylines. Plus, is there […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: States Of Disruption

The dominos continued to fall this week for the U.S. horse racing industry from coast to coast. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss developments in California, Illinois and Florida and what they might mean for the sport going forward. Watch The Friday Show below and share your thoughts.

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View From The Eighth Pole: California Governor’s Actions Tell Different Story Than His Words

Racing in California faces an uncertain future, based on stinging comments about the sport made by Gov. Gavin Newsom to the New York Times this week.  Newsom, a Democrat elected in a landslide last November, expressed his unhappiness with the spike in fatalities at Santa Anita earlier this year along with the regulatory oversight provided […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Racing’s Future In Illinois, Stud Limits?

In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick tackle several topics. They begin with a discussion of the latest developments in Illinois, where horsemen are at odds with Churchill Downs Inc. for its decision not to seek a casino license for Arlington Park. The discussion then moves to The Jockey Club, […]

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Woodbine Mile News Minute: Depth Of Field

The 23rd running of Saturday’s Ricoh Woodbine Mile features a field of 11 horses vying for an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile Nov. 2 at Santa Anita. In today’s Paulick Report News Minute Woodbine Mile edition, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the depth of this year’s contenders and pick out a couple […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Safety Success, ‘Historical’ Impact?

The summer meets at Del Mar and Saratoga are in the books, and there’s plenty to unpack about the results. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the outcomes in terms of safety — and the bottom line. Plus, how much of a difference are historical horse racing machines […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Horse Racing Should Heed Lessons From California

The metrics of the horse racing business have changed. There was a time, when I first got involved in the game in the 1970s, that attendance and wagering were the key numbers in defining success and failure of a race meeting. Off-track betting facilities, full-card simulcasting and advance deposit wagering gutted on-track business and made […]

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