TDN Podcast

Welcome to the TDN Podcast, 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.


Gary West | September 13, 2017

Gary West has had great success as a hospital administrator, running a private equity firm and in particular in the field of telecommunications. Along with his wife Mary, West founded the West Corporation in 1985, which went on to become one of the largest customer relationship management providers in the world with more than 35,000 employees and $3.5 billion in annual sales. His ability to build something from the ground floor and prosper also extends to the horse racing business, where the West family's pink and black silks are a regular visitor to the winner's circle in major races. Gary West is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Corey Johnsen | September 7, 2017

When Corey Johnsen and Ray Reid took over Kentucky Downs in 2007, they were handed the reins of a track that had had financial problems and was little more than a blip on the radar when it came to the national racing scene. Today, Johnsen, the president and part-owner of Kentucky Downs, oversees a meet where the purses are huge, the takeout is low and the racing is so good that everyone is taking notice. Johnsen is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Bill Thomason | September 1, 2017

Keeneland is unique in that it is both a sales company and a racetrack, which means its president and CEO Bill Thomason must be well versed in just about all aspects of the sport. Thomason took over the head roles in 2012 and his steady leadership has allowed Keeneland to maintain its place as one of the iconic names in the sport. On the eve of the newly restructured Keeneland September Sale, Thomason joins us as this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Kosta Hronis | August 24, 2017

To those outside racing, Kosta Hronis is best known as the CEO, CFO and President of Hronis Inc, a family run fruit farm in California's San Joaquin Valley. But around the racetrack, Kosta is known as one of two brothers behind one of the most successful racing stables in the nation, Hronis Racing. In business only since 2010, Hronis Racing's accomplishments are many and they are noteworthy. Kosta and Pete Hronis are in the midst of another stellar year with a barn led by Stellar Wind. Kosta Hronis the guest on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Craig Bernick | August 17, 2017

Craig Bernick is very passionate about racing. You know that as soon as he starts talking about the many things he likes and doesn't like about horse racing. The President and COO of Glen Hill Farm, a board member of the Breeders' Cup and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Bernick covers a wide variety of subjects in this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Terence Collier | July 31, 2017

Think Fasig-Tipton, and you think Terence Collier. In many ways, he's been the voice and face of one of the world's most famous sales companies since 1976. By way of Cobham, England, Collier has been a huge part of American racing for over 40 years. Collier is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made, to talk about this year's upcoming Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale.

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Angel Cordero and Jerry Bailey | July 23, 2017

When it comes to the greatest riders in the history of Saratoga, there have been many, but two names top the list, Angel Cordero Jr. and Jerry Bailey. Between them, they've won 21 Saratoga titles, 14 for Cordero and seven for Bailey. The two Hall of Fame jockeys are our guests on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Chris Kay | July 15, 2017

On the job since 2013, NYRA President and CEO Chris Kay has navigated the organization through some tough times. The Belmont Stakes is booming, Saratoga is as wonderful as ever and NYRA's financial picture looks much better than it did when Kay took over. Fast forward four years and the ship has been righted, but many challenges are yet to come. Chris Kay is our special guest on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made, where breaks some interesting news about Belmont, and discusses the future of that track as well as Aqueduct and Saratoga.

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Justin Nicholson | June 24, 2017

Though just 31 years old, Justin Nicholson has already worn many hats in thoroughbred racing. He is the founder and president of the racing partnership Ninety North Racing Stable, a member of the Board of Directors of Horse PAC--the NTRA's federal political action committee--and he is a breeder. He's now added a new and ambitious project to his resume, as the head of Equestricon, which is a racing fest/convention meant to bring together all segments of the industry to celebrate the sport and help it to move forward. Nicholson is our guest on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast.

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Alex Waldrop | June 19, 2017

There is increased talk that sports betting my soon be legal in the U.S. Due to a crackdown in immigration policies, there's a work shortage that is causing problems on backstretches across the nation. The Horse Racing Integrity Act is once again making its way through the nation's capital. For the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, those issues and others must have its President and CEO Alex Waldrop working overtime. Waldop is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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