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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: What We’d Like To See In 2024 And Beyond

Thanksgiving week, the Friday Show looked back to recognize some of the events of this past year, from the outstanding to the dubious, bestowing Turkey Awards to the winners. This week, we look ahead, putting together an early Christmas list of things we would like to see for the Thoroughbred industry in 2024 and beyond. […]

View From The Eighth Pole: Weighty Matters In Texas And Beyond

Not sure why, but post-Thanksgiving week always gets me thinking about weight. Pretty sure I’m not alone. Between turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy – lots of gravy – I’d have had a hard time making weight if I was a jockey. Fortunately, I’m not. Apparently, some Quarter Horse jockeys in Texas were also having […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: 2023 Turkey Awards

The annual Paulick Report Turkey Awards, a Thanksgiving Day tradition that dates way back to 2016, are upon us once again. It’s a chance to reflect on the past season and reminisce about the good, the bad, and the absurd in our game. There are some new categories this year as we were unable to […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Rich Perloff’s Next Act

Rich Perloff remembers well his first day at the races, going with his father to Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., where they saw future Hall of Famer Ack Ack suffer his lone defeat in a 1971 Horse of the Year campaign that included Eclipse Awards as champion sprinter and champion older male. Fast forward […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Larry Collmus On Cody And The Art Of The Race Call

Larry Collmus, the voice of the Breeders’ Cup since 2012, tries to keep his own rooting interest out of his race calls. At this year’s world championships at Santa Anita, however, Collmus made an exception to the rule. “I try to stay impartial but not today,” he posted on the X social media channel prior […]

Letter To The Editor: The Effect Of Computer-Assisted Wagering On Regular Horseplayers

I became a racing fan, handicapper and horseplayer at a very early age, then spent my entire working life in the racing industry. I’ve been a racetrack executive and marketing consultant, a professional race analyst and a horse owner. I’m retired now, but still active as a regular small- stakes horseplayer. Like many regular players, […]

Finley: Voting With My Heart; Cody’s Wish Is Horse Of The Year

From the moment the last Breeders’ Cup race finishes, voters and fans alike speculate on which horses and humans should win Eclipse Awards for the just-concluded racing season. On Monday, Bill Finley made a case for Idiomatic for Horse of the Year in the Thoroughbred Daily News. In the wake of Cody Dorman’s death, Finley […]

Editorial Endorsement: Gov. Andy Beshear Deserves Horse Industry Support At The Polls

Kentucky’s horse industry has been blessed in recent years to have friends from both political parties in Washington, D.C., and the state capitol in Frankfort. Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, has looked out for the industry’s best interests, especially on tax matters, and he was critically important in getting the Horseracing Integrity […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Handicapping Strategies From Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries

The fields for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup began to truly take shape on Wednesday with the release of the pre-entries for all 14 races, which means it’s time to start handicapping in earnest. The Breeders’ Cup presents some of the most lucrative betting opportunities on the calendar, with large fields full of high-quality runners over […]