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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 […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Jockey Agent Ron Anderson Looks Ahead To The Breeders’ Cup

Ron Anderson, in his 50th year as a jockey agent, has represented some of the sport’s greatest riders, including Hall of Famers Chris Antley, Jerry Bailey, Garrett Gomez, Gary Stevens, and John Velazquez. Anderson currently represents Velazquez and Joel Rosario, who won the Eclipse Award as outstanding jockey in 2021. Breeders’ Cup has been especially […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: John Sadler On Flightline

Trainer John Sadler joins Ray Paulick and Joe Nevills on this week’s Friday Show to discuss – what else? – Flightline, the undefeated Tapit colt rated No. 1 in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse rankings. Sadler, a Southern California native who has been training since the late 1970s, indicates what he is looking for in […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Who Are Those Boots On The Ground?

Earlier this week, horse owner Barry Irwin wrote an Op/Ed stressing the importance of having “boots on the ground” investigators to help combat illegal drugs and other forms of cheating in racing. Surveillance and investigations should play an outsized role, Irwin wrote, especially as the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s Anti-Doping and Medication Control program […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Breeders’ Cup CEO Drew Fleming

The Breeders’ Cup championships on Nov. 4-5 will be held at Keeneland for the third time since 2015 and the second time in three years. The 2020 Breeders’ Cup was conducted during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic with limited attendance and officials were anxious to give the Lexington, Ky., racetrack an opportunity to […]

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 […]