thoroughbred racing

Live Racing Returns To Suffolk Downs This Weekend

Suffolk Downs will host the third scheduled live racing and food truck festival weekend of the summer this Saturday and Sunday, August 4-5. On Saturday, the average field size is 11 horses per race and 148 total horses have been entered for the day which features over $500,000 in total purses and awards. The $100,000 Jill Jellison Memorial Dash […]

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Los Alamitos’ Summer Thoroughbred Festival Kicks Off Thursday

The first thoroughbred meet of 2018 at Los Alamitos will begin Thursday, June 28. The 12-day Summer Thoroughbred Festival will continue through Sunday, July 15 with racing – with one exception – conducted on a Thursday–Sunday basis. There will be holiday racing Wednesday, July 4 prior to a dark day Thursday, July 5. Racing will resume Friday, July 6. Post time will be 1 p.m. The three-week […]

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What Did You Read? Top Stories Of 2017

As 2017 winds down, it’s time to take a look back at the most popular stories of the year, per Paulick Report tradition. This year’s group is a diverse one, with readers following some of the legal cases we reported, debating regulatory issues, but also delighting in some of the uplifting and educational pieces we […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Old Hard-Back,’ Five-Time Kentucky Derby Winner

It is worn down, stretched a bit thin in places, and bears the subtle scars of 40 years of use. Some of its stitching is frayed, but the smooth, well-oiled grain of the leather suggests there is more than meets the eye. Though it bears little resemblance to its slick and shiny modern cousins decorating […]

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Irishmen Ryan, Dilger Strike Back-To-Back Gold In Kentucky Derby

Mike Ryan comes from Ireland’s County Meath, just outside of Dublin, where he was raised on his family’s horse farm. Gerry Dilger, growing up in County Clare in western Ireland, couldn’t wait for each school day to end so he could get to his ponies. Both men knew what they wanted in life at an […]

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PR Special OBS April: A Snapshot Of Racing, Region By Region

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the grounds of the OBS Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. In this edition of the PR Special, Ray Paulick examines the state of Thoroughbred racing and breeding across America in the first of a two-part series.  In […]

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Tim Capps, Former Racing Executive, ‘Ultimate Mentor,’ Dies at 71

Longtime Thoroughbred racing executive, journalist and most recently director of the Equine Industry Program at the University of Louisville, Tim Capps, died Saturday at the age of 71. Capps had been hospitalized since mid-February following a stroke. Tributes to Capps flowed in on social media, many from former students in the U of L College […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: UPS Driver Grant Trains Millionaire, G1 Winner

Little-known trainer Gaston Grant describes his journey with millionaire New Jersey-bred Green Gratto as “once in a million.” Whatever the odds attached to their success, they are long. Grant remains in the early stages of building his credentials as a horseman as he scrambles to find time to oversee his small stable at Aqueduct Racetrack while maintaining […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘All The Ingredients’ For A Derby Dream

It’s all so improbable, from the $8,500 colt to the second-chance racehorse owner to the jockey who’d learned he would never ride again. But when Conquest Mo Money turned back California invader Irap in Sunland Park’s Mine That Bird Derby Feb. 26, drawing away to win by two lengths, the Derby dream started to catch […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: NBC Sports’ Donna Barton Brothers

For nearly two decades, Donna Barton Brothers has played an integral role in NBC Sports’ coverage of the Triple Crown and other important events. Her interviews on horseback have captured some of the most dramatic moments horse racing has to offer. In this episode of Around the Track, Brothers gives us a peek behind the scenes […]

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