The Friday Show

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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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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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Jackpot Blues?

One of the biggest trends in racehorse wagering is the jackpot wager, where it takes one single winning ticket to score the entire pot. Recently, it’s clear these wagers are often won by high-volume, rebate shops that employ computer wagering to take down the score. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Are You Experienced?

We’ve reached that week of the year when the popular boutique summer meets on each coast kick into gear. Are Del Mar and Saratoga still reaching the right audiences? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the latest approaches to targeting on-track fans and what that means for the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: What Are The Odds?

Last weekend’s Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park stirred up an issue that’s plagued the racing industry for years — the issue of dramatic odds shifts late in the betting. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what’s happening behind the scenes to cause such changes in the betting as […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: A ‘Super’ Problem?

One of the issues in racing that’s gotten quite a bit of attention in 2018 is similar partnerships owning several horses in a race. Much was made of the subject after some questionable tactics in the Belmont Stakes. Hand-in-hand with that, huge stables dominating the sport is another topic on the minds of many. Bill […]

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