Scott Jagow

Figure Makers: An Open Mind Rules The Beyer Method

The creation of speed figures to handicap horse races dates back further than you might think. Horseplayer tomes published in the mid-1930’s suggested people were boiling down race performances to one number, teaching others how to do it and selling their ready-made figures. Today, a number of companies offer speed or performance figures to the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Future Considerations?

The Breeders’ Cup slate of 85 “Win and You’re In” races is behind us and the World Championships at Churchill Downs are only three weeks away. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the most impressive recent performances of the horses headed to the Breeders’ Cup. Plus, what might […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Breeders’ Cup Fever

Fall is upon us and that means the Breeders’ Cup is only weeks away, and this year’s World Championships shift to Churchill Downs for the first time since 2011. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss some of the hot topics heading into the 2018 Breeders’ Cup. Will favored […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Crazy Notions?

In the last couple of years, Thoroughbred owner Larry Best (OXO Equine) has spent millions of dollars at auctions in search of top quality runners. Turns out, he’s got some contrarian ideas about how to campaign those horses. In an interview this week, Best explained why after only two races, he’s giving budding juvenile Instagrand […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Pharoah’s Foals?

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale is off to a strong start, in part due to the prices being generated by American Pharoah’s yearlings. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the 2015 Triple Crown winner’s success in the auction ring and potential future when matched up with history. Plus, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Gambling On The Future?

In recent years, racetracks across the country have pursued supplemental revenue sources in various forms — slot machines, casino gaming, historical racing and now sports betting. In this week’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the backstory and latest developments with historical racing and share their thoughts on where sports […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Business Is Good?

The betting handle came pouring in for last weekend’s Travers Day at Saratoga, despite a lack of superstar power, namely this year’s Triple Crown winner. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the reasons behind recent record or near record handle days like the Travers and the Pacific Classic. […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: All About The Future

The theme of this week’s Friday Show is peering into the future. Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick start by discussing both the actual future host sites of the Breeders’ Cup and the potential hosts. Then, it’s onto the newly announced Breeders’ Cup future wager. It wasn’t so successful the first time around. Will it work […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: Alabama, Lake Placid Trifecta Keys

For this weekend’s play, let’s zero in on the two graded stakes on Saturday’s card at the Spa. Neither one looks to be a “bombs away” race but they both have enough interesting contenders that perhaps we can make some money with trifecta “keys,” that is singling a horse in each of the tri slots. […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Square Peg, Round Table?

Last weekend’s Jockey Club Round Table generated some thought-provoking ideas, as it usually does. Afterwards, the question always seems to be: how can the racing industry implement some of them? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick sort through this year’s proposals and identify the ideas that would be good […]

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