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Rejected: 2022 Paulick Report Story Ideas That Didn’t Make The Cut

The end of the year is often a time for reflection. As the racing calendar winds down, the staff here at the Paulick Report sit down and begin plotting out editorial content for the new year – new subjects that merit our trademark investigative reporting, and new series that we hope will enlighten readers or […]

Voss: The Trainer/Veterinarian Relationship In Racing Is Broken

When perusing a recently-released series of wiretaps in the federal doping case, one passage stuck out to me. This set of transcripts is of conversations between trainers Michael Tannuzzo and Jorge Navarro, both of whom would later enter guilty pleas to felony charges of drug adulteration and misbranding related to doping horses in their care. […]

Barn Buddies Presented By Dapple Up: Jeffrey The Goat Goes Where He Is Needed

Given a large enough shedrow, it’s not uncommon to come across a racehorse who’s a little less self-assured than the rest. Sometimes they’re just a nervous personality; sometimes they have a particular trigger that makes them uneasy, like a recent move or a neighbor they can’t stand. Whatever the reason, these types often can be […]

Thanks To Inked, Former Racetracker Fadenholz Is Writing A New Story

When Kirsten Fada (now Fadenholz) first reunited with Inked, a then-4-year-old gelding she had once galloped on the track, her life was very different. It was spring 2020, and Fadenholz was living near Louisville, Ky., galloping for trainer Brendan Walsh at Churchill Downs in the mornings and working with her own retraining projects in the […]

Arizona: Turf Paradise Sees Another Breakdown During Commission Meeting Discussing Equine Safety, Missed Race Dates

If you’d wanted to script last week’s meeting of the Arizona Racing Commission as a public service announcement for Turf Paradise’s continued safety issues, you couldn’t have come up with something more startling than reality. In a meeting that stretched on for nearly three hours, fueled by venting of frustrations between the horsemen and Turf […]

RTIP: Illegal Wagering Is A Global Threat, And It’s Probably Impacting You

Illegal betting doesn’t get a lot of ink in the racing industry trade press, but horseplayers have probably seen its impacts before. We at the Paulick Report do receive queries from bettors periodically about payouts or pools that didn’t follow an expected pattern. Sometimes this happens because of bets placed with the assistance of complex […]

RTIP: Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Aren’t Just Kind – They’re Good For Business

The 48th Annual Global Symposium on Racing held recently in Tucson, Ariz., tackled many of the challenges to the horse racing industry with presentations and panels, including one focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion – most commonly abbreviated as DEI. While other industries have discussed DEI initiatives in hiring and marketing for several years, the […]

Voss: Arizona Officials Don’t Give A Damn About Protecting Claiming Horses

Sometime last week, a group of signs were printed out and taped to doors at the racing office and onto the claim box at Turf Paradise. “CLAIMS CANNOT AND WILL NOT BE VOIDED,” several read. One reprinted the state statute language regarding claims, leaving no doubt at all about the policy. “A claimed horse shall […]

RTIP: The Rhythm Of the Race Call Changed In The Tenure Of Durkin, Johnson

One of the most popular sessions at the recent 48th Annual Global Symposium On Racing was undoubtedly a discussion between fan favorite race callers Tom Durkin and Dave Johnson. Durkin retired in 2014 after spending nearly 25 years calling for the New York Racing Association. He became familiar to television viewers as the voice of […]