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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Andrew Cohen On HISA Litigation

With no fewer than four lawsuits filed by opponents of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, not to mention an injunction, a stay of the injunction, and three of the cases already heading to the Court of Appeals, we called on legal analyst and Standardbred horseman Andrew Cohen to help us understand what is driving […]

Letter To The Editor: Lamb Chop Deserves Hall Of Fame Consideration

With the Hall of Fame induction ceremony of Beholder, Tepin Royal Heroine, and Hillsdale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., I would like to make a case for a forgotten champion, a filly from the early 1960s who has been on the ballot in the past but failed to garner enough votes. I am writing to make […]

Letter To The Editor: The Medina Spirit/Otomax Theory Really Isn’t That Complicated; It Also Doesn’t Nullify DQ

The recent release of the information that Medina Spirit was negative for betamethasone on a pre-Derby test, while demonstrably positive on a post-Derby test, is being waved about as a stunning mystery. Has no one on either side ever been around a real live horse before? This new revelation is not likely evidence of a […]

The Friday Show Presented By Monmouth Park: All Those Court Documents

Paulick Report’s editor-in-chief Natalie Voss has an unusual summer reading list. No Stephen King or James Patterson novels, not even the new Geraldine Brooks best-seller, “Horse,” a story about an enslaved groom in Kentucky and a horse named Lexington who became an iconic stallion to Thoroughbred breeders. Instead Voss pores over court documents: depositions, transcripts, […]

View From The Eighth Pole: Jockeys’ Guild Hurting Their Own Cause In HISA Lawsuit

Earlier this year, two federal judges dismissed lawsuits filed in Texas and Kentucky alleging the federal legislation that created the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority was unconstitutional. Both cases are being appealed. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Louisiana issued an injunction that prevents the Authority from enforcing its rules in West Virginia and Louisiana, […]

Basler: ‘Major Concern Over HISA Permeates The Industry’

Recently Tom Rooney of the NTRA released a statement regarding the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA). I agree with Mr. Rooney that change is never easy, especially when the change is being forced by a private entity given governmental authority through what many believe is an unconstitutional piece of legislation. I am pleased to […]

The Friday Show Presented By Monmouth Park: Haskell Preview And Question Time

The $1 million Haskell Stakes highlights a huge day at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., on Saturday, with the Grade 1 race for 3-year-olds one of five graded stakes to be run on a 14-race program. In this week’s Friday Show, Paulick Report publisher Ray Paulick and bloodstock editor Joe Nevills handicap the Haskell, led […]

Del Mar Summer: What’s Old, What’s New Where The Turf Meets The Surf?

By now, the Prius should know the route. Follow the setting sun for 2,250 miles of Interstate highway from Lexington, Ky., to Del Mar, Calif. Been making this annual trek for a while now. Goodbye heat and humidity. Hello ocean breezes and temperatures in the 70s. Goodbye fried catfish. Hello fish tacos. While doing the […]

NTRA’s Rooney: Debunking Some Commonly Held Myths About HISA

Change is never easy, especially change being brought about by the federal government imposing national uniform reforms in an industry long regulated at the state level. I served in the House of Representatives for 10 years, representing 750,000 people from South Florida. I heard day in and day out from my constituents on how we […]