Ray Paulick

The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: The 2nd Annual Paulick Report Turkey Awards

The Friday Show comes early this week, with the Thanksgiving holiday upon us. And in the spirit of the season, we are pleased to present the 2nd annual Paulick Report Turkey Awards. In case you missed last year’s awards ceremony, horse racing is rarely short on colorful characters (polite euphemism in some cases), bizarre incidents […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Information Please?

Jockey Roman Chapa has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of making false statements in a case involving the alleged use of an illegal device on a racehorse. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the bigger picture of this third violation by Chapa and the official response to it. […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Lessons From Old Del Mar?

Hosting a Breeders’ Cup at a new venue always brings some trepidation, but the racing industry has just completed the task twice in the last three years — Keeneland in 2015 and Del Mar this year. So where do these Breeders’ Cup editions stack up? In the latest version of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: A Classic Case Of Redemption

Steve Asmussen can be wound a little tight now and then, but the good vibrations he was putting out in the days leading up to the Breeders’ Cup championships at Del Mar were as laid-back and cool as a Beach Boys melody from the 1960s. The trainer of Classic favorite Gun Runner was among a […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: Fantastic Friday

The first day of the World Championships at Del Mar is in the books, and the races provided everything fans and bettors are looking for — thrilling finishes, upsets, and star power. In this edition of the News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the results, share some observations and suggest what today’s races […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: The Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Edition

The wait is no more. Today’s the start of the 34th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, taking place for the first time Where the Turf Meets the Surf at old Del Mar. In this special Breeders’ Cup edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the big names and races […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: Jockey Switch, Foot Photos?

We’ve reached the eve of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar, and while there haven’t been any major developments, there are a couple of intriguing items today. Joel Rosario has ridden Distaff contender Forever Unbridled the last half dozen times she’s raced, so why will her partner in Friday’s race be John Velazquez? Plus, […]

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Ray’s Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Travel Guide: Final Thoughts

Hope the last few installments of my Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Travel Guide have helped some out-of-towners decide what to do with any spare time they have and where to find good food in an unpretentious environment. If not, it’s been fun for me to re-live why I love the Del Mar area so much. […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: Trainer Chatter?

With only two days to go until the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, thankfully the news landscape is generally a good quiet. But there are things to talk about, like who does Steve Asmussen want to win the World Series tonight and why is another Hall of Fame trainer calling him in the middle of […]

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Ray’s Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Travel Guide: Old Standbys And Recent Upstarts

As I wrote the other day when I began this series for first-time Del Mar visitors to the Breeders’ Cup, I’ve been coming to the races at Del Mar since 1979. So much has changed in and around the track since then, but there’s been one constant, Bully’s restaurant and bar, a longtime horseman’s hangout […]

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