The Friday Show

The Friday Show: How Many Lengths Back To The Future?

The talk this week in the racing world has been about where Triple Crown winner American Pharoah might go next. Based on conflicting information from the trainer and owner, all we’re sure about at this point is that it will probably be somewhere in the United States. We could be better off daydreaming about what might […]

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The Friday Show: ‘I’m Talking Haskell, That’s It’

Trainer Bob Baffert didn’t mince words this week when asked about what’s next for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. He only wanted to talk about one thing. “I’m talking Haskell. That’s it,” Baffert told reporters on a teleconference. Meanwhile, Monmouth Park created some controversy by dropping another $750,000 into the Haskell Invitational purse just days […]

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The Friday Show: Where Have All The Good Ones Gone?

Anyone who knows the sport of horse racing understands that it can be an unpredictable and unforgiving business. That’s become all too clear in 2015. The first Triple Crown winner in 37 years took racing fans to the highest of highs a little over a month ago, but in the last few days, fans have […]

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The Friday Show: Lifting Curses, Stamping History?

The American public may have started moving on to other things following American Pharoah’s historic achievement, but for the horse racing industry, there’s still a lot to consider since the “curse” of the Triple Crown has been lifted. How does the sport market one of the greatest feats in athletic competition now that it’s been […]

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The Friday Show: What Next For Racing, Triple Crown Winner?

One thing that will be missing in next year’s Triple Crown races is that overwhelming sense of historical anticipation that’s been woven into the series for many years. The moment is now for horse racing to capitalize on the 37-year drought that was erased with American Pharoah’s thrilling victory in the Belmont Stakes. So how does […]

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The Friday Show: Never A Dull Moment In Bid For Triple Crown

With one of the toughest feats in all of sports at stake, you’d think the tension on the racetrack would be enough, but that’s rarely the case with horse racing’s top honor. Human drama often takes center stage in the Triple Crown saga. In this edition of the Paulick Report’s Friday Show from New York, […]

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The Friday Show: Strange Things Happen In The Belmont

With the Triple Crown vacant since 1978, it obviously takes a rare combination of horse, connections, and circumstances to pull off one of the most difficult feats in sports. In addition to the grind of trying to win three races in five weeks, the final leg presents additional challenges — the Belmont surface and layout, […]

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The Friday Show: No Backing Down In Baltimore

One of the most thrilling aspects of the Triple Crown has always been the rivalries that develop between top horses. Occasionally, those horses happen to live in the same barn. If American Pharoah wins Saturday’s Preakness, he will have earned the right to compete for the Triple Crown in New York, having defeated his chief […]

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The Friday Show: What’s The Story With This Kentucky Derby?

We only need to look back one year to reaffirm that Kentucky Derby lore is filled with rich storylines, following the compelling journey of California Chome through last year’s Triple Crown races. On paper, Kentucky Derby 141 appears to be one of the most competitive in recent memory, but are there any stories in the […]

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The Friday Show: Derby Angles And Memories, A Letter From Afar

With the Kentucky Derby just two short weeks away and the field almost set, it’s time to think about how to dissect what appears to be one of the stronger fields in recent memory. Speaking of memory, the Derby is one of those life events that can leave an impression never to be forgotten, and […]

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