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Promising Juvenile Maxfield Out 60 Days After Surgery For Ankle Chip Removal

Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield, scratched earlier this month from the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile due to what was initially diagnosed as a foot bruise, underwent surgery on Monday to remove a “mildly displaced” chip in his ankle. The 2-year-old son of Street Sense will be out 60 days, according to owner Godolphin, after which […]

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Breeders’ Cup Mum On Mongolian Groom’s Exam History

If you’re looking for details on the veterinary exam history of Breeders’ Cup Classic runner Mongolian Groom, who was fatally injured in the Santa Anita stretch on Nov. 2, you’re not going to get them any time soon. The horse, who suffered multiple fractures of the lower part of his left hind cannon and upper […]

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Vet Rebuts Casner: Lasix Use Does Not Compromise A Horse’s Musculoskeletal System

Because Bill Casner has a deserved reputation as a fine owner and breeder of racehorses, I read with interest his article “Studies Show Some Therapeutic Medications Do More Harm Than Good,” appearing in the October 8, 2019, issue of the Paulick Report. I also did so because a significant part of my 30-year professional career […]

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California Chrome To Be Presented With Rood & Riddle Comeback Award

Kentucky Derby winner and two time horse of the year California Chrome has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Rood & Riddle Comeback Award. This award is presented to a horse who has performed at the highest levels of competition, faced a medical/surgical issue, received veterinary care by a Rood & Riddle veterinarian, […]

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Avery Island Ruled Out For 90 Days, Off Derby Trail

After an evaluation by Dr. Larry Bramlage at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, Derby prospect Avery Island has been ruled out for 90 days. Godolphin’s Twitter account did not release any details about the Street Sense colt’s diagnosis, indicating that he would be re-evaluated after the prescribed timeline. Three-year-old colt #AveryIsland is out for 90 […]

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Songbird’s Career-Ending Diagnosis A ‘Happy Ending’ To Her Incredible Story

There is no doubt that super-filly Songbird had an incredible career, winning 13 of her 15 races, wrote Bob Ehalt on thoroughbredracing.com. The end of that career was muddied, however, by a difficult-to-diagnose physical ailment which terminated the long-standing relationship between Songbird’s owner Rick Porter and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. In her second start of 2017, […]

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The Friday Show: New Drug Protocols, Derby Prep Upsetters?

Oaklawn Park is putting in place a slate of upgraded drug testing measures, including one that targets so-called “milkshaking” by trainers. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick give some context to the changes and also talk about recent comments by prominent equine surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage regarding Lasix and medication oversight. Plus, […]

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PR Special: The Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of today’s Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss shares veterinarian Larry Bramlage’s thoughts on the issue of medication in racing and how it’s viewed by the general public. In the […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Perhaps The Oldest Thoroughbred In America?

It’s hard to know who really is the oldest living Thoroughbred in the country. Unlike researching the leading money earner (Arrogate, with $4,084,600 in earnings this year) or most wins (Betty Starlight, with 10 wins since January 1), there is no formalized cataloging system for when a Thoroughbred passes away from old age. Prospect Point […]

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Voss: Eight Takeaways From The 2016 Welfare And Safety Of The Racehorse Summit

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation held its seventh annual Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit on Tuesday with a packed agenda that addressed everything from the latest trends in the Equine Injury Database to jockey head injuries to whip use. While I’ll be bringing you expanded summaries of the summit’s most fascinating sessions in […]

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