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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 and shareholders at the world-renowned Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

The book, titled “In Pursuit of Excellence: The Stories of Rood & Riddle Veterinarians,” details the lives and professional experiences of some of the top equine practitioners in the world. It is available through Rood & Riddle's online pharmacy here.

Hackbarth, a master story-teller with hands-on experience working at the track and with her own horses, is this week's Friday Show guest, joining Ray Paulick and bloodstock editor Joe Nevills to talk about the process of researching and writing “In Pursuit Of Excellence,” and what it was like to interview some of the equine world's most respected and knowledgeable veterinarians. She recounts a day spent watching Dr. Larry Bramlage conducting surgeries and then quickly adding meticulously detailed notes into a tape recorder. “'It blew my mind,” Hackbarth said.

This week's Friday Show, which coincides with closing weekend at our year-long sponsor Woodbine, will be our final episode of 2022. We greatly appreciate Woodbine's support throughout the year, the special guests who have joined us, and all of the viewers who have tuned in.

Watch this week's episode of the Friday Show below:

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