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The Friday Show Presented By Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance: The Gold Standard

What does a surgical instrument used to treat cancerĀ  have in common with TV shows like “Seinfeld,” “Frasier,” “The Odd Couple,” and “Peter Gunn,” or with the Grateful Dead band, the late turf writer Bill Handleman, or baseball star Cleon Jones of the 1969 Miracle Mets? All have been the inspiration for Thoroughbred names given […]

The Friday Show Presented By PHBA Stallion Auction: Desormeaux Bullish On Confidence Game In Lecomte

Trainer Keith Desormeaux has carved out an impressive niche, developing low-priced sales yearlings and 2-year-olds into graded stakes winners and contenders for the 3-year-old classics. Texas Red, winner of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2014, cost just $17,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. My Boy Jack, winner of the G3 Southwest and […]

The Friday Show Presented By PHBA Stallion Auction: Talking Eclipse Awards

While there will be no suspense when undefeated Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Flightline is crowned 2022 Horse of the Year, some of the divisional awards to be presented at the 52nd annual Eclipse Awards Jan. 26 will be more contentious. The Eclipse Awards will be held for the first time at The Breakers […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Hackbarth’s ‘Pursuit Of Excellence’

When she wasn’t busy writing news stories or adding content to our website, taking care of her horses every morning, or giving riding lessons on weekends, Paulick Report news editor Chelsea Hackbarth found the time over the last couple of years to research and write a book that tells the stories of the founding veterinarians […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: 2022 Turkey Awards

It’s time again for the Paulick Report Turkey Awards, an annual event that recognizes some of the less-than-spectacular events of the past year. As always, there was an abundance of candidates for these prestigious awards and the nominating committee carefully screened all of the potential winners before putting the nominees up before a secretive online […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Paquette’s Path To Parx Announcer’s Booth

Jessica Paquette has worn different hats in her nearly two decades in racing. She’s been a publicist, a Thoroughbred aftercare proponent, a paddock analyst, and an occasional fill-in race caller, beginning with a pinch-hit appearance at Suffolk Downs in 2014 when regular announcer T.D. Thornton was delayed in getting to the track. Last month, Paquette […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: An Unsolvable Problem?

William T. Young, the late Kentucky philanthropist, businessman and Thoroughbred owner and breeder who stood Storm Cat at his Overbrook Farm, was never one to mince words. When discussing issues that challenged business, society or the horse industry, Young might come to the unusual conclusion that “what you’ve got here is an unsolvable problem.” That […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Breeders’ Cup Locks And Longshots

Undefeated Flightline is expected to be the shortest-priced runner in this year’s Breeders’ Cup world championships when he faces seven others in Saturday’s $6-million Classic at Keeneland race course in Lexington, Ky. But are there can’t-miss “locks” in any of the other 13 championship races that begin on Friday? In this week’s special Breeders’ Cup […]