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Because of his two inexplicably poor efforts in the Breeders' Cup Classic, Game On Dude, despite his numerous historic achievements, has been one of racing's most under-appreciated horses. In addition to his unprecedented three Santa Anita Handicap victories, he became only the second horse in history to sweep California's three grade I handicaps (Santa Anita Handicap, Hollywood Gold Cup, and Pacific Classic) in the same year, and at the age of 7 won the Big 'Cap in a near-American record time of 1:58 flat, which was the fastest time in the race's 79-year history and only one-fifth off the track record set by the great Spectacular Bid in the 1980 Charles H. Strub Stakes.. Read more
A team of highly respected, international researchers and scientists recently found that in 98% of horses they studied there was no association between exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) determined after an endoscopic examination and long-term racing performance. The findings challenge some long-held opinions in North American racing, including the contention that the use of the diuretic furosemide — sold under the trade name Salix and commonly known as Lasix — is necessary to ensure the long-term careers of equine racing athletes. Read more
The Paulick Report caught up with [Woodbine's Steve] Koch last Saturday on the eve of the $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile and Northern Dancer Stakes, a pair of G1 races run over the track’s European style turf course. Wagering on Sunday’s card was a record $7,004,235 for Woodbine Mile Day and up 30 percent on-track, compared to 2013. Click here to read Ray Paulick's interview of Steve Koch
After our outside panel of experts decided on the winning entry for our Ideas Contest, I was happy to bring Mike Caggiano in as part owner of our filly Oroluce. Prior to winning the contest I didn't know Mike who owns a small business and resides in Florida. He had also never been a Thoroughbred owner. Click here to read Mike's story as a first-time Thoroughbred owner.
New foal photo postings signal that we are into another naming season. While Thoroughbred birthdays are easy because January 1st is the standard birthday for all racehorses born in the Northern Hemisphere, coming up with a meaningful name for each foal can prove challenging. If you're new to horse racing you may think a name is a name but . . .is it? What's in horse's a name?
After our Ideas Contest winner Mike Caggiano shared his exciting experience as an owner, we re-visited some of the many great ideas that were submitted during our contest. Our challenge, as we saw it in 2010, was to find new ways to help our sport have a future. Hundreds of people showed creativity and took time to submit their ideas, well-known supporters of our sport helped to promote the contest online, and we published a summary of results in August 2010. These ideas, submitted by some of the best minds in horse racing, are as relevant now as they were then. Read the Racing Future Summary Report.