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Tinky: The Met Mile Rescheduling A Business Win? Not So Fast, Ray

While I typically find Ray’s View From the Eighth Pole columns to be insightful, his most recent offering appears as though it may have been written on one of those foggy Saratoga mornings when it’s difficult to see the finish line 100 feet out, let alone from an eighth of a mile. The problem that […]

Letter To The Editor: Therapeutic Drug Rules Necessitate A Change In Triple Crown Schedule

Dear Paulick Report Team, I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to you as an enthusiastic follower of Thoroughbred racing and a regular reader of your website. I would like to express my opinion on the dates of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing in the United States, with which I totally […]

Letter To The Editor: NBC’s Preakness Coverage Set Right Tone And Timbre

I think it’s very important that we recognize the outstanding coverage of the Preakness race day card broadcast by NBC and Peacock. I waited two days to write this letter, because I wanted a bit of perspective. I felt then, and especially feel now, that the anchor team, and especially analysts Jerry Bailey and Randy […]

Letter To The Editor: Economics, Not Medication, Is Racing’s No. 1 Challenge

There is no doubt in my mind that racing must bear down on the drug issue to build confidence in the sport among fans and bettors. But I don’t believe the decline in racing is caused by this very important problem. Bettors have suspected chicanery in racing for a long, long time, but they stick […]

Letter To The Editor: Regulatory Veterinarians Shouldn’t Act With Impunity

To The Editor: On Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, my first-time starter, a filly named Royal Blood, was scratched by the Gulfstream Park veterinarian for unknown reasons. Immediately after I heard this troubling information that she was scratched, I personally requested my attending vet to check on the filly in the receiving barn at Gulfstream. After […]

Letter To The Editor: Questions (And Answers) Concerning HISA

To the editor: As a long time racing advocate and participant, I fully support a single medication system. However, I do have concerns and questions regarding the approach now being undertaken by the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority. Below are a few questions I would like you to clarify for me. 1. Since there is […]

Letter To The Editor: Laurel Park Not Economically Feasible As Home Of The Preakness

The following is in response to a Letter to the Editor from Martin Chamberlin of Bluemont, Va., advocating for Laurel Park to become the permanent home of the Preakness. To the editor: Laurel Park is not a suitable home for the Preakness Stakes. Mr. Chamberlain mentions MD bill 897, which did require project progress reports […]