Track Surface Safety: Where Are We, And Where Do We Go From Here?

Anytime a racetrack sees an uptick in equine injuries, people begin to ask questions about the track surface. How much do we really know about that surface? Can equine medical experts tell if it’s safe? Why is one track’s maintenance system different from what they see somewhere else? Dr. Mick Peterson, head of the Racing […]

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‘The More Information, The Better’ For Veterinarians Trying To Keep Racehorses Safe

New regulations requiring veterinarians and trainers to file and keep medical records on a horse in training may seem like a lot of extra paperwork, but regulatory veterinarians say it makes a big difference in their ability to keep horses safe. In a video conference held as part of this year’s Welfare and Safety of […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Maxfield And The Matt Winn

While the Road to the delayed Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5 will take a detour to New York for the Belmont Stakes on June 20, a newly anointed official Derby points race, the Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes, is featured on Saturday’s card from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The top four finishers in the […]

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Ask Ray: Deleted Comments, Dark Tapeta And Missing Fractions

“Why do you delete my comments for speaking the truth? What is your problem with the truth?” So asks a Paulick Report reader in the latest installment of Ask Ray. Publisher Ray Paulick politely explains that the website’s commenting policy expressly forbids name calling that uses words like “criminal,” “crook” or “fraud.” Unfortunately, he then […]

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Parx Has Several Hurdles To Clear Before Racing Can Resume

There is no firm timeline in place for the resumption of racing at Parx, but when it does happen, it’s going to look quite different. That’s the word from Sal DeBunda, president of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association in a video update posted on the group’s Facebook page last week. DeBunda explained that Pennsylvania Gov. […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Arkansas Derby’s Deeper Division

By all accounts, the second division of Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby from Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark., going as the 13th race on the 14-race closing-day program, is much deeper in quality than the first division, which is dominated by the Speightstown colt Charlatan, likely an odds-on favorite. Nadal, who like Charlatan is an […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Can Anyone Beat Charlatan?

In this edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Paulick Report publisher Ray Paulick takes a look at the first division of Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. The Arkansas Derby is an official points race on the road to the Kentucky Derby that offers a total of 170 points […]

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Ask Ray: Starting Gate Questions And Camel Races?

The inbox was flooded with questions after the first Ask Ray video feature was published, and this week – unlike his maiden voyage – Ray has come up with actual answers to questions from Paulick Report readers (all without the assistance of Google…well, mostly). Several questions were related to the starting gate, including the new 20-stall […]

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Introducing Ask Ray: Impertinent Answers To Important Questions

In a new video feature being introduced today, Paulick Report publisher Ray Paulick tries to answer questions that readers have submitted using the “Ask Ray” button at the top of the horse racing website’s home page. Many recent “Ask Ray” questions have focused on re-scheduling of major races and the resumption of the sport in […]

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