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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: What Makes Up The Thoroughbred Makeover?

The Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover is a broad-spanning showcase of just how many different vocations an ex-racehorse can have once their days on the track are over, but what exactly those vocations entail might be a foreign concept for those who are used to seeing horses just run fast and turn left. On this […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Dawn Lupul Handicaps Super Saturday

Dawn Lupul, who spent 10 years as on-air analyst and simulcast host for Woodbine, joins publisher Ray Paulick and bloodstock editor Joe Nevills on this week’s Friday Show to look at the four Super Saturday graded stakes at the Toronto, Canada, racetrack. The big event on Saturday – one of three Grade 1 stakes – […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Flightline’s Place In History

“This definitely qualifies as three old farts sitting around the campfire.” In this week’s edition of the Friday Show, spurred on by Flightline’s 19 1/4-length victory in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic on Sept. 3, Paulick Report publisher Ray Paulick is joined by award-winning Turf writers Jay Hovdey (who coined the campfire comment) and Tim […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Tracking Off-Track Thoroughbreds

There are just a few weeks to go before this year’s edition of the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover, a training competition which brings together off-track Thoroughbreds in their first year of their new careers. Last week, the RRP released its annual report with statistics on this year’s entrants. Although most people know the RRP […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Travers Day Is Upon Us

Saturday’s 13-race card at Saratoga Race Course features six graded stakes, five of them Grade 1, topped by the $1.25 million Runhappy Travers Stakes, first staged in 1864 and to be contested for the 153rd time. Highlight of the summer meet at the Saratoga Springs, N.Y., track, the Travers will be shown on FOX as […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Will Another Filly Win 163rd Queen’s Plate?

The Queen’s Plate, Canada’s oldest horse race and North America’s oldest continuously run race, was first contested in 1860. It was known as the King’s Plate before Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne in 1952. To celebrate and handicap Sunday’s 163rd running of the Plate from Woodbine in Toronto, Ontario, Canadian horse racing journalist and […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Should HISA Be An ‘Open Book’?

Joe Gorajec, retired after a lengthy career as executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, wrote in a commentary earlier this week that the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority has failed to operate with the same transparency shown by state agencies that historically have regulated the sport. Since Gorajec’s call for more transparency from […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Andrew Cohen On HISA Litigation

With no fewer than four lawsuits filed by opponents of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, not to mention an injunction, a stay of the injunction, and three of the cases already heading to the Court of Appeals, we called on legal analyst and Standardbred horseman Andrew Cohen to help us understand what is driving […]

The Friday Show Presented By Monmouth Park: All Those Court Documents

Paulick Report’s editor-in-chief Natalie Voss has an unusual summer reading list. No Stephen King or James Patterson novels, not even the new Geraldine Brooks best-seller, “Horse,” a story about an enslaved groom in Kentucky and a horse named Lexington who became an iconic stallion to Thoroughbred breeders. Instead Voss pores over court documents: depositions, transcripts, […]