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The Friday Show Presented By Monmouth Park: Amplifying Welfare And Safety Summit

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, established in 2006 out of concern over the industry’s response to Barbaro’s severe injury in the previous year’s Preakness, was held for the 10th time on June 22. It has become an important gathering for those in the scientific, research and veterinary communities working to make racing […]

View From The Eighth Pole: How Transparency Can Build Greater Confidence In The Game

Horseplayers like to complain. They invent more conspiracies than Rudy Giuliani. I’ve hung around the track long enough and gotten enough emails, phone calls and text messages to have heard everything from how the photo finish operator is shaving off noses  to how stewards work in cahoots with jockeys to cash a bet. But sometimes […]

The Friday Show Presented By Monmouth Park: DeShawn Parker On 6,000 Wins And Beyond

It’s been a busy week for DeShawn Parker, who recorded his 6,000th career win on June 21 at Horseshoe Indianapolis aboard a colt named For Mama. He dedicated the victory to his late father, highly respected Ohio racing official Daryl Parker, who died in 2021. On Saturday, Parker will be at JACK Thistledown near Cleveland […]

The Friday Show Presented by Monmouth Park: Haskell Preview Day

With the 2022 Triple Crown in the history books and no dominant leader in the 3-year-old division, racing fans begin to look ahead to important summer Grade 1 contests like the Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 23 and the Runhappy Travers at Saratoga on Aug. 27. In this week’s Friday Show, Ray […]

View From The Eighth Pole: Lessons From ObamaCare

The Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, didn’t have the smoothest rollout after being signed into law by then President Barack Obama in March 2010. The federal legislation affording more Americans the opportunity to obtain health insurance passed on a party line vote (Democrats in favor, Republicans opposed). After becoming law, ObamaCare was challenged […]

The Friday Show Presented By Monmouth Park: Where Are All The Horses?

The Triple Crown comes to a close with Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, the culmination of a three-day racing festival at Belmont Park offering stakes for virtually every division of Thoroughbreds on both dirt and turf at the Elmont, N.Y., track. And while most of the best horses in training are participating, many of the races wound […]

Louw: As A Breeder, You Don’t Always Get The Horse You Want, But You Get The One You Need

I was mulling over a bit of writing in my head. It was going to be super sassy, staggeringly well-researched, fantastically funny and just a little quirky. And then, as the Facebook meme goes, “THIS happened….”. Charlotte, Anky, Carl — if you guys are reading this – exhale. Not because of the horse (obviously), but […]

Making Claims: Is The Moon Too Far Away To Matter In Today’s Marketplace?

In “Making Claims,” Paulick Report bloodstock editor Joe Nevills shares his opinions on the Thoroughbred industry from the breeding and sales arenas to the racing world and beyond. As we approach the 53rd anniversary of the first moon landing, I find myself staring at the glowing orb in the night sky with a furrowed brow […]

The Friday Show Presented By Monmouth Park: Crunch Time For HISA Launch

There are just four weeks until the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority – the non-governmental organization created by a federal law passed by Congress in December 2020 – officially launches its Racetrack Safety Program on July 1 (an Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023). This means, for the first time, […]

The Friday Show Presented By Monmouth Park: Rules In Racing That Don’t Rule

Here at the Paulick Report, we cover a lot of regulatory topics, and what usually grinds our gears is inaction – rules that should be in place, but aren’t, and their consequences. On this week’s episode of The Friday Show, we’re going in the opposite direction, and looking at some rules that are in place, […]