Racing moves toward restricting medications, including Lasix

churchill downs

All I can say is: It’s about time. Led by the Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields, changes are coming North American racing. Two other major racing organizations — Churchill Downs and the New York Racing Association — are implementing a partial phase out of Lasix, beginning with 2-year olds racing […]

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No Saddle? No Problem

Winnng a race without a saddle

It’s challenging enough to ride in a racing saddle. But in this race, the saddle slipped under the horse’s stomach during the race, leaving the jockey briefly straddling her horse at a full gallop before she managed to pull herself back on. Unbelievably, jockey Elaura Cieslik not only stayed on but won the raceĀ at the […]

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Sir Winston Wins the Belmont with a Strong Finish

Sir Winston wins Belmont

Sir Winston, a horse known for having a strong closing run, put that to use in the Belmont. Jockey Joel Rosario gave the colt a perfect ride, hugging the rail and making it a shorter trip. Tacitus was running strongly to finish second, went wide on both turns. At a track like this one, that […]

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Who do you like for the Belmont?

Tacitus wins the wood memorial

War of Will is the only horse this year that will have run in all three Triple Crown races. This means that the rest of the field is fresh and well rested in comparison. Maximum Security an Country House are sitting the race out, which leaves the race wide open. Although we hope it’s not […]

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Could you ride like a jockey?

The Paulick Report‘s Natalie Ross has ridden all her life. After spending time at the track, she had a hankering to gallop a race horse. She discovered that it’s harder than it looks. One of the things I hadn’t really calculated is how difficult it is just to stay perched up there, much less stay […]

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