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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: California Conflicts?

The U.S. horse racing industry is dealing with yet another controversy this year after the New York Times story about 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify’s positive drug test following the Santa Anita Derby. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the details of the situation, answer questions people likely […]

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Baffert, Churchill, Maryland Jockey Club React To Story Of Justify’s Positive Scopolamine Test

In the wake of a New York Times story revealing that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for scopolamine after the Santa Anita Derby, trainer Bob Baffert and his attorney are pushing back against implications Baffert administered the substance to the colt intentionally. Baffert released the following statement on Thursday: “I unequivocally reject any […]

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New York Times: Justify Tested Positive For Scopolamine After Santa Anita Derby; CHRB Dismissed Case

The New York Times reported Sept. 11 that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for scopolamine after his victory in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby in early April 2018. According to documents reviewed by Times writer Joe Drape, the California Horse Racing Board subsequently voted to dismiss the case during a closed-door executive […]

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Ritvo: Rumors That Santa Anita Wants To Shift Dates Are ‘Totally False,’ Racing On For This Week

After California Sen. Dianne Feinstein called for a suspension of horse racing at Santa Anita and the California Horse Racing Board scheduled a meeting to discuss reallocation of Santa Anita dates, management with The Stronach Group say they plan to continue on this weekend as scheduled. Tim Ritvo, Stronach Group chief operating officer, told The […]

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Times Asks: Who Exactly Is China Horse Club?

As Justify and Audible prepare to go to the post for the Kentucky Derby, the New York Times wrote Friday that questions remain about the identity and operations of China Horse Club, co-owner in both horses. The organization, which claims about 200 members, has been secretive about the identity of its members and the investment […]

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Rhoden: Race Horses ‘Involuntary Participants In A Tough Sport’

In his “Sports of the Times” column in the Sunday New York Times, columnist William C. Rhoden offered his unvarnished perspective on the state of horse racing in the U.S. Without what he called the “distraction of a Triple Crown or even a rematch” of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners, Rhoden said “the racing industry […]

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New York Times’ Drape To Release ‘Untold Story’ Of American Pharoah

Joe Drape, the award-winning New York Times sportswriter, is in the process of writing a book about the Triple Crown-winning champion American Pharoah. Titled “American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner’s Legendary Rise,” the book will be released on Amazon on April 26 of this year. American Pharoah was the first Triple […]

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Brothers: After Belmont Stakes, Emotions Had To Wait

In a piece for the New York Times, NBC reporter Donna Brothers describes her emotions in the aftermath of American Pharoah’s historic Belmont Stakes victory. Like many others in the crowd, Brothers was filled with emotion as American Pharoah crossed the wire the sport’s 12th Triple Crown winner. But she had a job to do, […]

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Ginsberg: Recent Triple Crown Triumph Sparks Childhood Memories

After watching the Belmont Stakes last weekend, Gary Ginsberg cried. When he talked to others his age, they told him they had experienced the same emotion, and mostly for the same reason: they were thinking of their fathers. “In many cases horse racing came to define the relationship we had with our fathers in the […]

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From Sir Barton To Pharoah, A Look Back At NY Times Triple Crown Coverage

Since 1919, twelve horses have captured the nation’s attention on an early June day with a win in the Belmont Stakes, completing the Triple Crown. The New York Times put together a timeline of their past coverage of Triple Crown sweeps, from Sir Barton’s victory nearly 100 years ago to American Pharoah’s triumph just last […]

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