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  • Japan Cup Preview: Locals face strong foreign challenge
    If ever there’s been a year in recent times where the locals have looked vulnerable in the Japan Cup (G1), it’s 2022....
    via TwinSpires on November 26, 2022 10:15 am
  • Last exit on the CD highway
    Real Writing on Racing 💯...
    via Going in Circles on November 25, 2022 1:14 pm
  • There's All Kinds of Handicapping Biases
    As seasoned bettors, arguably nothing befalls our selection process more than biases. They are truly a pox on our house. I woke up this morning to see headlines blaring, "Kirk Cousins Shuts Down Prime Time Stigma" as he went 30 for 37 for 299 yards in a win over the New...
    via Pull the Pocket on November 25, 2022 12:30 pm
  • Sydney Preview: Top HK galloper on comeback trail in Sydney
    TwinSpires has its Rest of the World Bet Back offer on all races at Rosehill....
    via TwinSpires on November 25, 2022 9:54 am
  • Tipsheet: 2022 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes
    A total of nine juveniles will run 1 1/16 miles on the Churchill Downs main strip in Saturday’s $400,000 Kentucky Jockey Club S. (G2)....
    via TwinSpires on November 25, 2022 9:15 am
  • The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: 2022 Turkey Awards
    It's time again for the Paulick Report Turkey Awards, an annual event that recognizes some of the less-than-spectacular events of the past year. As always, there was an abundance of candidates for these prestigious awards and the nominating committee carefully screened all of the potential winners before putting the nominees...
    via Paulick Report Features on November 24, 2022 1:26 pm
  • A Note Of Thanks From Our Editor
    On this Thanksgiving Day, we at the Paulick Report have a lot to be grateful for. I am approaching my tenth anniversary of full-time work here(?!), and am thankful each day that I work for a publication where I've been supported and encouraged to let my curiosity guide the reporting...
    via Paulick Report Features on November 23, 2022 8:05 pm
  • Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season: Tip Of The Cap To Fall Turf Festival
    Tezzaray winning last year's Grade 3 Jimmy Durante Stakes by a nose was a headline writer's dream – but somehow we all missed it. Durante may be best known to racing fans as the namesake for this race and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's grass course (the street that fronts...
    via Paulick Report Features on November 23, 2022 4:10 pm
  • Thanksgiving Week Show
    Listen now (120 min) | Real Talk on racing 💯...
    via Going in Circles on November 23, 2022 11:36 am
  • Migliore: New York Stewards ‘Need To Really Crack Down And Lay Down The Law’ On Dangerous Riding
    Award-winning retired jockey-turned-broadcaster Richard Migliore has been increasingly frustrated by the stewards' lack of action against the New York jockey colony, he told the Thoroughbred Daily News this week. In the wake of an accident that will keep jockey Trevor McCarthy out of the saddle for up to 10 weeks, Migliore...
    via Paulick Report Features on November 22, 2022 6:01 pm
  • Taking Stock: Justify Finishing Strong
    With about a month and a half to go to the end of the year, Coolmore America's Justify (Scat Daddy) is in a three-way battle with Spendthrift's Bolt d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro) and Hill 'n' Dale's Good Magic (Curlin) for the freshman sire championship, which is measured by progeny earnings. Through...
    via Sid Fernando at TDN on November 22, 2022 2:08 pm
  • FOLLOW THE MONEY?
    Betting favorites in horse racing win about 30% to 35% of the time, which is a high degree of accuracy given that the average field size is 7.38 runners per race. This varies by track, type of race, the number of entries, and other handicapping variables.  In the 2021 NFL...
    via Horse Racing Business on November 22, 2022 6:00 am
  • Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: Dr. Larry Bramlage On Bisphosphonates In Young Horses – Where Are We Now?
    Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Question: You first raised the alarm about the potential drawbacks of bisphosphonate use in young racehorses several years ago now. Where are we with these drugs now? Dr....
    via Paulick Report Features on November 21, 2022 11:30 am
  • flightline’s feline grace is attracting breeders and fans to his new home at lane’s end farm
    The catlike power and bounding glory of Flightline graced our racetracks for the last time on Nov. 5, and one …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on November 21, 2022 9:47 am
  • Raon Giant & Doctor Oscar Dominate Juvenile Filly Trophy Races
    The juvenile filly division had their big day at Seoul and Busan on Sunday and Raon Giant and Doctor Oscar both ran out dominant winners of their respective track’s feature races. Raon Giant was only sent off as second favourite for the Gwacheon Mayor’s Trophy (1200M Listed) at Seoul with...
    via Horse Racing in Korea on November 21, 2022 3:59 am
  • Juvenile Fillies Take Centre Stage Sunday
    Juvenile fillies take centre stage on Sunday at both Seoul and Busan with the Gwacheon Mayor’s Trophy in the capital and the Gyeongnam Do Min Ilbo Trophy on the south coast providing a stiff test as well as a big prize for next year’s Triple Tiara hopefuls. The Gwacheon Mayor’s...
    via Horse Racing in Korea on November 18, 2022 10:14 pm
  • November 16, 2022
    If ever there was a Hall of Fame race horse who needs no introduction, that horse arrived at Old Friends last week. That horse is Lava Man. Of living horses, he is one of the few who can genuinely lay … Continue reading →...
    via Old Friends on November 16, 2022 7:43 am
  • RACEHORSE OWNERS ON THE 2022 FORBES 400
    The 2022 Forbes 400, which identifies the wealthiest Americans, includes the same four racehorse owners as in 2021: John Malone (Elizabeth, CO), Tamara Gustavson (Lexington, KY), Gayle Benson (New Orleans, LA), and Vincent Viola (New York, NY). A discernible pattern on the Forbes 400 is the number of major sports-team...
    via Horse Racing Business on November 15, 2022 6:00 am
  • Promising and Overdelivering, Like Frenchy
    Back in the 1970's in the northern tundra there was a guy in town who everyone knew, Frenchy Clouthier.Frenchy dropped out of school early and became a mechanic, and he could fix pretty much any machine in a jiffy. He also had a propensity for being a bit of a...
    via Pull the Pocket on November 14, 2022 2:09 pm
  • Raon First Beats Simjangui Godong & Winner’s Man to Win President’s Cup
    Raon First, the only mare in the race, produced a home stretch burst up the inside to leave defending champion Simjangui  Godong and Korea Cup winner Winner’s Man behind and score a sensational win in the President’s Cup (2000M KOR-G1) at Seoul Racecourse on Sunday afternoon. The five-year-old is the...
    via Horse Racing in Korea on November 14, 2022 10:41 am
  • the oracle has spoken: champions dream becomes the first stakes-winning colt from the first crop by justify
    “This colt was kinda small when I bought him,” said pinhooker and consignor G.W. Parrish when I was inspecting the …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on November 14, 2022 10:30 am
  • Racing's Forever A/B Testing Problem
    I was listening to a twitter spaces last week, and I think it was Keith Bush (@thoreval) who brought up the concept of properly testing takeout rates to receive actionable data. That's a good question. I was reminded of these testing questions just this past week when training for a revamp...
    via Pull the Pocket on November 11, 2022 11:02 am
  • Taking Stock: Flightline and that Share
    About an hour or so after one of 40 shares in Flightline, a son of Tapit and the Indian Charlie mare Feathered, was sold for an unimaginable $4.6 million in an historic special session at Keeneland Monday, Flightline was led out of his stall at Lane's End and posed behind...
    via Sid Fernando at TDN on November 9, 2022 2:18 pm
  • Election Wagering Recaps
    Happy Wednesday everyone!Another night of election wagering is completed - or not really completed, as the country who brought us the loom, the tractor, the hulu hoop and the iPhone takes days and days to count ballots - and it was about as advertised. It's really, really hard to bet...
    via Pull the Pocket on November 9, 2022 12:02 pm
  • Flightline: Stallion Analysis
    Following his exhilarating Breeders’ Cup Classic victory and the subsequent sale of a 2.5% share for $4.6 million, Flightline will be the undisputed star of the 2023 new stallion ranks as he takes his place at Lane’s End Farm. Having proved himself against all comers on the racetrack, he’ll now...
    via Better Talk Now on November 8, 2022 12:06 pm