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.


Chuck Zacney | December 6, 2018

Owner Chuck Zacney had quite the run in 2005 when Afleet Alex (Afleet) won the GI Preakness and GI Belmont and was named champion 3-year-old male. He's had a good horse here and there over the next many years, but nothing like the duo he's ready to launch in the major races for 3-year-old fillies and colts next year. He's the co-owner of both GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Jaywalk (Cross Traffic) and GII Remsen S. winner Maximus Mischief (Into Mischief) and, yes, he's dreaming of a GI Kentucky Oaks-GI Kentucky Derby double. Can you blame him? Zacney is this week's guest on the TDN Podcast, presented by Taylor Made.

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John Gosden | November 16, 2018

Not that anyone necessarily needed reminding, but John Gosden proved at this year's Breeders' Cup that not only is he one of most gifted trainers in the sport, he is among the most durable. Way back in 1984, the then-33-year-old trainer won a race at the inaugural Breeders' Cup with Royal Heroine (Ire) (Lypheor {GB}). Fast forward to 2018 and the 35th Breeders' Cup and there was John Gosden back in the winner's circle with the phenomenal filly Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}). A trainer who has won far more than his fair share of big races all over the world, John Gosden is our guest on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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John Sadler | November 7, 2018

After he won the GI Breeders' Cup Classic with Accelerate (Lookin at Lucky) John Sadler said the story wasn't about him. He wanted all the glory to go to the horse. But he was only partially right, as Sadler was widely admired for how he guided Accelerate's year and for how he withstood the scrutiny that came with an 0 for 41 record coming into the Breeders' Cup. Sadler is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Oisin Murphy | October 18, 2018

It's not the least bit uncommon for European jockeys to win a Breeders' Cup race, but the names are usually familiar ones...like Frankie Dettori, or Ryan Moore. But this year it could be that the star among the European jockeys in the Breeders' Cup is a 23-year-old baby-faced jockey from Ireland who you may not have heard of. His name is Oisin Murphy and on the other side of the Atlantic, there is no hotter rider. Murphy is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Jim McIngvale | October 17, 2018

Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale has been known for his innovative nature, his enthusiasm, his philanthropy and for owning some fast horses. Now, he's about to make his mark as a stallion owner. Runhappy (Super Saver), the brilliant sprinter he owned who won the 2015 GI Breeders' Cup Sprint and nominated for three Eclipse Awards that year, will be represented for the first time at this fall's breeding stock sales as 23 of his weanlings will go through the ring. Runhappy broke records at Keeneland and Saratoga, while racing 100% medication free. Mattress Mack is our guest on this week's TDN podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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30 Years After Personal Ensign’s Distaff | September 19, 2018

It its 34-year history and over hundreds of races, the Breeders' Cup has provided many a thrill and many a great race. But virtually everyone agrees that one race stands alone, that the 1988 Distaff, won by Personal Ensign, was the greatest Breeders' Cup race ever run. This year marks the 30th anniversary of that race and on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made, we'll look back at this great race with trainer Shug McGaughey and jockey Randy Romero.

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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 | 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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