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View From the Eighth Pole: Racing And A Much-Needed Women’s Movement

“Could this moment turn into a movement?” That was the question asked by Stephanie Hronis to introduce the first Horse Racing Women’s Summit, held Sept. 28-30 at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Hronis, a partner in California-based Hronis Racing, came up with the idea for the summit and chaired the committee that developed the program. […]

Legends Of Steeplechase: Cheekily-Named Good Night Shirt A ‘Horse Of A Lifetime’

Sonny Via remembers feeling a little shy, almost sheepish, at cocktail hour before collecting the 2007 Eclipse Award. His Good Night Shirt had run away with the voting that year, winning three grade 1’s – second in another. The horse was clearly best. Via says he felt almost like an imposter. Hobnobbing with thoroughbred racing’s […]

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 […]

A Note From The Publisher: Your Support Plays A Vital Role In Our Future

Paulick Report prides itself on offering independent coverage of the horse industry. We have been financially sustained since our founding in 2008 solely through advertising sales. Times have changed. Our future will depend on new sources of revenue in addition to ad sales. We are not putting up a paywall. We are, however, asking you […]

View From The Eighth Pole: Marriage Of Online Sports And Horse Betting Is In Racing’s Best Interest

The stakes for sports betting across the country are sky high, but this is especially true in California, the most populous state in the nation with over 39 million residents. There are two ballot propositions concerning sports betting that Californians will have the opportunity to vote on this fall. Proposition 26, supported by California’s horse […]

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 – […]

Tinky: Flightline An All-Time Great? Not So Fast, Ray

When I read Ray’s recent View From the Eighth Pole post, in which he revealed (admitted?) that Flightline had displaced Spectacular Bid as the greatest horse that he has seen race live over the past ~40 years, I was surprised. When Jay Hovdey, one of Ray’s guests on the most recent Friday Show, also placed Flightline on an […]

Del Mar Summer: Closing Weekend Spotlight On Juveniles

Two-year-olds are in the spotlight on the final three days of the Del Mar summer meet, beginning with Friday’s three o’clock (Pacific) card featuring California-bred juveniles contesting the I’m Smokin Stakes. Post time is 1 p.m. Pacific on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s TVG Del Mar Debutante for 2-year-old fillies and Sunday’s closing day Runhappy Del […]