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Paulick: Luis Saez Has Put Reputation For Careless Riding In His Past

Kiaran McLaughlin doesn’t believe Luis Saez deserved to be tagged with the reputation of a reckless rider, but he admits it was there. When McLaughlin shocked the racing world in March 2020 with an announcement that he was disbanding his successful stable to become agent for Saez, he sat down with the Panamanian rider and […]

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 […]

A Note Of Thanks From Our Editor

On this Thanksgiving Day, we at the Paulick Report have a lot to be grateful for. I am approaching my tenth anniversary of full-time work here(?!), and am thankful each day that I work for a publication where I’ve been supported and encouraged to let my curiosity guide the reporting I do. It’s given me […]

Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season: Tip Of The Hat To Fall Turf Festival

Tezzaray winning last year’s Grade 3 Jimmy Durante Stakes by a nose was a headline writer’s dream – but somehow we all missed it. Durante may be best known to racing fans as the namesake for this race and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s grass course (the street that fronts the racetrack is also named […]

Migliore: New York Stewards ‘Need To Really Crack Down And Lay Down The Law’ On Dangerous Riding

Award-winning retired jockey-turned-broadcaster Richard Migliore has been increasingly frustrated by the stewards’ lack of action against the New York jockey colony, he told the Thoroughbred Daily News this week. In the wake of an accident that will keep jockey Trevor McCarthy out of the saddle for up to 10 weeks, Migliore said he believes the stewards […]

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: Dr. Larry Bramlage On Bisphosphonates In Young Horses – Where Are We Now?

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Question: You first raised the alarm about the potential drawbacks of bisphosphonate use in young racehorses several years ago now. Where are we with these drugs now? Dr. Larry Bramlage, Rood and Riddle […]

ARCI’s Martin: ‘Storm Cloud Hanging Over Regulatory Actions Taken By HISA’

The following statement was issued by Ed Martin, President, Association of Racing Commissioners International: For well over a year we have been told that the HISA Act was legally bulletproof and within the parameters of the US Constitution. According to a unanimous decision of a three judge panel from both political parties issued last week, […]

Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season: Team Approach To Doing The Right Thing For The Horse

Bo Champlin was watching on television at his home in Visalia, Calif., when Rick’s Dream and 11 other horses left the starting gate in the fourth race on the closing-day card at Del Mar on Sept. 7, 2020. A California-bred gelding by Coil, Rick’s Dream had given Champlin’s Big Iron Racing its first winner nearly […]

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 […]

Commentary: Be Factual, Avoid Clickbait When Tying Sudden Death In Racehorses To Lasix

After reading both the Bennet and Parkin article published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association entitled “Fifteen risk factors associated with sudden death in Thoroughbred racehorses in North America (2009–2021)” followed by the TDN analysis of that article, I have become increasingly aggravated over the last three weeks from the implied message […]