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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.


Ribchester and William Buick winning the Prix Jacque Le Marois Deauville Photo: Patrick McCann 14.08.2016

William Buick | January 14, 2017

He was once so small he was considered to be perhaps even too small to be a jockey. He made his debut in US racing in 2008 as an obscure apprentice/exercise rider who got all of three mounts for Todd Pletcher at Gulfstream. But few riders in the history of racing have come so far so fast. Today, at the age of 28, William Buick is recognized as one of the top jockeys in the world. Buick is this week’s guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast.

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Jockey Gary Stevens at Clockers' Corner after a busy morning working Breeders' Cup horses, Santa Anita Park, CA 10.27.2016.

Gary Stevens | January 8, 2017

You can knock him down but you can never knock him out. Gary Stevens, having battled Father Time and numerous injuries, seems to always find his way back to the heights of his profession. Now recovering from hip replacement surgery, is there another chapter to Stevens’s career as a jockey? We’ll find as Stevens is this week’s guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast.

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Perry Martin | January 1, 2017

  As one of the original "Dumb Ass Partners," Perry Martin has been there from the beginning with California Chrome  and he will be there at the end. Now part of the ownership team with Taylor Made, Martin will bid adieu to one of the best and most charismatic horses of our times when California Chrome says goodbye in the Jan. 28 Pegasus World Cup. Martin is our guest on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast.

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Andy Beyer | December 19, 2016

From his writing to his railing against drug trainers to his speed figures, which revolutionized handicapping, Andy Beyer's impact on the sport is immeasurable. He is semi-retired now, but he still has plenty to say about racing. Beyer is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast.

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Walker Hancock | December 10, 2016

Just 24 when he took over as the head man at Claiborne, Walker Hancock not only understands and appreciates the Claiborne tradition, but he is the right age to lead the iconic breeding and racing operation into a future that is filled with new ideas, new concepts and new challenges. Now 27, Hancock has already made his mark by bringing the stallions Runhappy and Ironicus to Claiborne for the 2017 breeding season. In this week's TDN podcast, Bill Finley touches base with one of racing's brightest young leaders.

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Sol Kumin | December 2, 2016

Chef Bobby Flay takes over the interviewing duties this week when he hosts Sol Kumin in his Manhattan studios. Kumin, the 41-year-old hedge fund manager, has been involved in horse racing for just over two years, enjoying unprecedented success. But most of all, he's having the time of his life.

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Trainer Mark Casse after Noble Bird with Julien Leparoux up wins the G3 Pimlico Special, Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD 5.20.2016.

Mark Casse | November 27, 2016

Always a top trainer, Mark Casse has emerged as one of the major forces in racing this year. He has continued to dominate Canadian racing, he took Tepin over to Royal Ascot to win the Grade I Queen Anne Stakes and he won the Grade I Breeders' Cup Juvenile with Classic Empire, next year's Derby favorite. All the while, he's done so while having to deal with the loss of his father, Norman, who died earlier this year. This week on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, we'll catch up with one of the hottest trainers in the sport.

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Karl Broberg | November 18, 2016

For the past three years, no trainer in America has won more races than Karl Broberg. He has been described as `the most driven man in horse racing' with an insatiable appetite for success. But Broberg's 2016 took a tragic turn when his wife Samantha was declared lost at sea after falling overboard from a cruise ship in May. This week, Broberg talks about putting his life back together and raising his four children after the tragedy.

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Mike Smith | November 13, 2016

Mike Smith has been one of the nation's top jockeys for 20 years, but it has been in the Breeders' Cup where he has truly made his mark. The all-time winningest Breeders' Cup rider ever, he has also been responsible for some of its most dramatic moments, with thrilling wins, and heartbreakingly close losses. Those tales and more in this week's TDN podcast with the man who is perhaps racing's most likeable jockey.

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Tom Durkin | November 5, 2016

It's not a stretch to say that Tom Durkin forever changed racecalling in America with his meticulous preparation and colorful, detailed race calls. Retired since 2014, he now fills his time with stage acting, travel and more. We caught up with the always-entertaining Durkin on Breeders' Cup Day, 2016.

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