Natalie Voss, Author at Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Round Table: Economist Sheds Light On The Forces Behind The Declining Foal Crop

When the projected foal crop figure is released each year, analysts are quick to look at how it’s trending compared to years past. For a very long time now, that number has been going down. The annual foal crop declined 53% from 1990 to 2019, and depending on who you ask, everyone has a different […]

Round Table: Scandinavian Racing Let Go Of The Riding Crop; Here’s What Happened Next

Whip use continues to be a point of debate in American racing and throughout the flat racing world. At this year’s edition of The Jockey Club Round Table, attendees got to hear about the gradual trend in several Scandinavian countries that led to eliminating its use altogether. Dennis Madsen, head of racing for the Swedish […]

Round Table: Lazarus Announces More Transparency, Input From Horsemen Coming To HISA

As the American horse racing industry looks ahead to the upcoming new rules for medication control via the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, Authority CEO Lisa Lazarus says there are other changes coming, too. Lazarus reflected on the first weeks of the Authority’s regulation of Thoroughbred racing as part of the keynote address at this […]

Voss: Lovers Of Good News Stories, Rejoice

Most of the time, you’ll see new sponsored series pop up on our website without a lot of fanfare. Maybe we’ll put an intro on the first piece explaining what we endeavor for the series to cover, but that’s about it. That’s why I want to tell you the story of two new series, in […]

Updated: Racing Media Push Back After CHRB Staff Demands They Be Licensed

The California Horse Racing Board announced a new policy on Aug. 8 which would require members of the media to obtain and pay for licensure through the state regulatory body in order to access the stable area at California tracks. The new policy, which was not voted upon by the commission but was instead a […]

Nostalgia For The Great Beholder At 2022 Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is a great place to summon goosebumps from devoted race fans, and Friday’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony was no exception. It’s easy to forget, as the racing season goes on, just how much a great horse thrilled you, but Beholder reminded even the most experienced […]

House Of Cards? No Betamethasone In Medina Spirit’s Pre-Race Testing For Derby

As attorneys prepare for the Aug. 22 appeals hearing in the ongoing Medina Spirit case, a pre-race test result has now become public for the first time. In response to a public information act request filed by the Paulick Report, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has released results of the out-of-competition testing performed on Medina […]

Maylin Deposition May Lay Groundwork For Commission To Question Medina Spirit/Otomax Theory

The legal teams for trainer Bob Baffert and owner Amr Zedan have given much credence to what they’ve said is new science as they’ve built their narrative around the positive betamethasone test from Medina Spirit after the 2021 Kentucky Derby. But the impact that science could have on the appeal is unclear. Dr. George Maylin, […]

Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against HISA In Louisiana, West Virginia

A U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana has granted a motion for a preliminary injunction against the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority in its operations in Louisiana and West Virginia. Judge Terry A. Doughty issued a decision July 26 granting the motion brought by plaintiffs including the state of Louisiana, the Louisiana […]