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  • effectively, there’s only one male line left in the thoroughbred
    Most of the sources of information about the Thoroughbred declare that there are three founding fathers of the breed. These …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on November 28, 2022 2:01 pm
  • Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Is Casse's Determinedly the next War of Will?
    Determinedly, Gun Pilot, and Point Proven impressed during the "Stars of Tomorrow II" program at Churchill Downs....
    via TwinSpires on November 28, 2022 1:43 pm
  • If There's a Track that Could Use Insideharness.com, it's Mohawk
    I texted a friend who is a very seasoned player last week and asked a simple question I've asked a million times. "Anything to look into at Mohawk?"The response - "It's so hard to know who is trying."Mohawk, like we've seen at several harness tracks in the new age of harness...
    via Pull the Pocket on November 28, 2022 1:41 pm
  • Monday Morning Message with Jason Beem Nov. 28, 2022
    Jason looks back at the weekend and discusses the response to Rich Strike's Clark Stakes effort....
    via TwinSpires on November 28, 2022 9:43 am
  • Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast: Nov. 28, 2022
    Jason looks back at the holiday weekend of racing, including the Clark and Stars of Tomorrow at Churchill Downs. He also discusses stakes action from Aqueduct and Del Mar as well as his opening weekend at Tampa....
    via TwinSpires on November 28, 2022 9:08 am
  • Harness Weekly Update: H2W serves extra helpings of exactas
    Harness racing firsts and seconds rule with exactas added....
    via TwinSpires on November 27, 2022 10:10 pm
  • 'All others' favored in KDFW Pool 2, Sire Future Wager
    The mutuel field of “All other three-year-old colts and geldings” closed as the 4-5 favorite in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager conducted over Thanksgiving weekend....
    via TwinSpires on November 27, 2022 8:42 pm
  • Raon The Spurt Dominates Gyeongnam Cup as Raon Empire Expands Grip
    After a campaign of mainly coming off second-best when it really counts, Raon The Spurt finally got her reward in the shape of a big Group race win as she dominated the Gyeongnam Governor’s Cup (2000M KOR-G2) at Busan on Sunday afternoon, securing the final leg of the Queens’ Tour...
    via Horse Racing in Korea on November 27, 2022 7:59 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
  • 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