TDN Podcast

Welcome to the TDN Podcast, presented by Taylor Made, where each week we bring you an interview with a racing industry personality. The podcasts are available through the Podcasts app on your iphone, or simply by clicking the play buttons below.


Tom Ludt | August 14, 2018

Tom Ludt has done a lot in the horse racing industry. He was the president of Vinery, the chairman of the Breeders' Cup and has worked for the Stronach Group. But never has he been involved with a project as ambitious as Phoenix Thoroughbreds. Ludt was hired in December to head the U.S. operations for the trailblazing stable that has emerged in less than two years as a major force on the global racing scene and is spending millions at the sales in order to achieve its goals. Ludt is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Trevor Denman

Trevor Denman | July 25, 2018

Trevor Denman burst onto the announcing scene in 1983 when the South African was hired to call the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita. American racing fans had never heard anyone quite like him. He didn't just announce a race; he painted a picture. He had a collection of colorful terms and he wasn't afraid to editorialize if he thought a horse was "moving like a winner." Now 65, Denman works only the Del Mar meets, but with the meet in full swing, he remains as good as ever. Denman is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Pat Cummings | July 11, 2018

What is The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation? According to the press release announcing its formation, it been established to create an active forum for the exchange and curation of ideas which will improve the overall prospects for the Thoroughbred industry, its stakeholders and fundamentally, the horse. Those are huge goals and the person running the ship will be Patrick Cummings, the former Executive Manager, Public Affairs (Racing), for the Hong Kong Jockey Club, who is now the executive director of TIF. He starts his new job  August 1, and is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Ahmed Zayat | June 20, 2018

A new chapter in the career of American Pharoah will begin July 10 in Lexington, Kentucky when his first crop of yearlings sells at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale. This is not just another first crop sire, but a sire who become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years and took owner Ahmed Zayat and his family on the ride of their lives. Zayat is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Dennis Drazin | May 23, 2018

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 is unconstitutional and the floodgates are about to open, with legalized sports betting expected to be up and running in dozens of states within the next few years. There's little doubt this wouldn't be the case if not for Dennis Drazin, chairman and CEO of Darby Development, operator of Monmouth Park. Never giving up despite several defeats in lower courts, Drazin spearheaded the effort to have legalized sports betting in New Jersey and, in particular, Monmouth. Drazin is this week's guest of the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Bob Baffert | May 10, 2018

He did it again. On May 5, Bob Baffert won his fifth Kentucky Derby and did so with style as Justify lived up to the tremendous hype that followed him into the starting gate after his win in the GI Santa Anita Derby. The Preakness is next and already there are whispers that racing may have another Triple Crown winner. So, who else but Bob Baffert, who spoke to TDN correspondent Daniel Ross, would be this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast? The TDN podcast is brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Duncan Taylor | April 26, 2018

Everyone knows that there are not enough horses to go around to adequately fill the 40,0000 races that will be run in North America this year. But to say there is a horse shortage is to simplify things. One of the reasons there is a horse shortage is because there is an owner shortage. So how does the sport fix that? Duncan Taylor, the president of Taylor Made, has some thoughts and some plans, some of which have already been put into action. Taylor discuss his ideas on the latest installment of the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Ogden Phipps II | April 12, 2018

You certainly know the given name Ogden and the surname Phipps, but you may not know much about this particular Odgen Phipps.  He is Ogden Phipps II, the 40-year-old son of Odgen Mills "Dinny" Phipps, who passed away in April, 2016. Going back to the late 1800s, the Phipps family has been a visible and integral part of the sport. That is not about to change as Ogden Phipps II has filled the void left by his father's passing and is clearly intent on seeing to it that the famed black and cherry silks continue to be a major force in horse racing. Ogden Phipps II is our guest on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Michael Wallace | March 16, 2018

The China Horse Club is a relatively new name in American horse racing, but it has wasted little time letting the world know that it intends on being nothing less than a major player on the U.S. racing scene. The Horse Club had a breakthrough when Abel Tasman, a horse it co-owned with Clearsky Farms, won the 2017 Kentucky Oaks and was named 3-year-old filly champion. It looks like they were just warming up as in Audible, Quip and Justify the China Horse Club has three serious contenders for this year's Kentucky Derby. Michael Wallace is a big part of the team, the group's head of bloodstock and racing. He is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Emmeline Hill | February 19, 2018

Emmeline Hill is Associate Professor of Equine Science at University College Dublin and, along with trainer Jim Bolger, was the co-founder of Equinome Ltd. She is now Chief Science Officer for the equine science company Plusvital Ltd, a world leader in the development and provision of genetic tests for the international Thoroughbred horse racing and breeding industries. All of which means she's brought science into the equation. Will your horse be a sprinter, a miler or stayer? Will it prosper on grass or dirt? Hill has found that in something called equine exercise genomics, those answers can be found.

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