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The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) announced last week that the former had acquired a 51% stake in Blood-Horse Publications, the centerpiece of which is the weekly Blood-Horse magazine. James Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of the Jockey Club, explained why the acquisition [...]
Fri, Mar 06, 2015 3:00 AM, Read at the source >
Welcome back to The Friday Show, the Paulick Report's look at leading stories of the week in the racing and Thoroughbred industries, plus some items you may have missed. In this week's show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick talk about a weighty issue — the mysterious disappearance of significant pound assignments [...]
Thu, Mar 05, 2015 6:20 PM, Read at the source >
Tampa Bay Derby Racing Roundup
Via Classic Champion Thoroughbreds
©2015 Calvin L. Carter. All rights reserved.The “Road to the Kentucky Derby” express will log a lot of miles this Saturday with qualifying races on the east and west coast. At Tampa Bay Downs, Carpe Diem has been tagged as the 8-5 morning line favorite in what could be a [...]
Thu, Mar 05, 2015 3:07 PM, Read at the source >
Aqueduct: The Grade III, $400,000 Gotham at 1 1/16 miles (Kentucky Derby qualifying points 50-20-10-5) #2 Combat Diver (12-1): Price player kicked off his campaign in a minor stakes at Laurel and closed nicely to just miss going a one-turn mile, in an effort that should set him up nicely for [...]
Thu, Mar 05, 2015 1:53 PM, Read at the source >
The idea that has been proposed by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association is to make a bettor’s entire investment on a multihorse wager his base bet. If someone invests $24 on a pick-something, it would be reportable only if it pays 300 times that $24, or $7,200, rather than the [...]
Thu, Mar 05, 2015 1:06 PM, Read at the source >
Prominently featured in books, movies and documentaries, the record for this prestigious race for older horses was held by a Triple Crown winner until recently. [...]
Thu, Mar 05, 2015 9:00 AM, Read at the source >
Two of the more strange, weird, wacky and asinine policies in horse racing involve uncashed ticket revenues and breakage. Uncashed tickets from you, the customer, happen when you forget to cash a 25 cent voucher, tear up a ticket, or take one home from the track and don't get back [...]
Thu, Mar 05, 2015 7:46 AM, Read at the source >
Sydney's quarantine puzzle finally solved
Via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary
When Sydney's The Championships were announced late in 2013, its biggest criticism came in the form of quarantine: Why would an international racehorse target the event whe Tweet [...]
Wed, Mar 04, 2015 3:30 PM, Read at the source >
I am a trainer that races my horses--I don't cuddle them. I like to get to the bottom of my horses. But they can't race all year round. I tend to step my horses up in distance into their preparations and although most of my horses are relatively fit when [...]
Wed, Mar 04, 2015 3:09 PM, Read at the source >
Breeders' Cup and Keeneland officials will declare the one-day ticket offering to the general public for the 2015 racing championships a huge success – and they'll have the numbers to back it up. All grandstand seats and many other areas that are being offered sold out quickly for both the [...]
Wed, Mar 04, 2015 12:05 PM, Read at the source >
Those Dreaded Losing Streaks
Via Pull the Pocket
Much has been talked about regarding the similarities of daily fantasy sports and horse racing betting. I agree more and more each day.After several months of normally distributed results of my play in DFS, I am currently in the middle of what we've all been in the middle of with [...]
Wed, Mar 04, 2015 7:57 AM, Read at the source >
The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication available on the sales grounds at Wednesday's Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale for 2-year-olds in training. The sale has changed venues this year and will take place at Gulfstream Park beginning at 4 p.m. ET. In this edition of the PR Special, [...]
Wed, Mar 04, 2015 6:38 AM, Read at the source >
Chugging Along
Via Owning Racehorses
Ellie checking out the sites at Turfway Park.March is trying to make it's lion-like entrance in Minnesota but it's first attempt appears to have fizzled out. Thankfully.Around the region, thoroughbreds are trying to get ready for the 2015 Canterbury season while, nearby, others are already into their 2015 racing [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015 1:00 PM, Read at the source >
But what should really give Khozan fans hope is that the modern Kentucky Derby bears little resemblance to what the race was even just 15 or 20 years ago. Khozan won't be going up against grizzled veterans of the turf wars, horses that have started 15 times or so, including [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015 3:27 AM, Read at the source >
At the end of the day, there was a heated outcry over the stewards' body of work. In an era when Twitter has magnified the opinions of a handful so that some believe it's the will of the masses, there was talk of how wrong the stewards were, how much [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015 3:26 AM, Read at the source >