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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.


Hugh Bowman | February 18, 2017

He just may ride the best horse in the world...and his name is not Mike Smith. While Arrogate has taken U.S. racing by storm, the great mare Winx has done the same in Australia. She is rated the top grass horse in the world, and has won an incredible 14 in a row. On this week’s Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, we chat with Winx’s jockey, Hugh Bowman.

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John Oxley | February 11, 2017

He’s already won one Kentucky Derby with Monarchos and is now taking aim at a second with Eclipse Award winner Classic Empire. As if that’s not enough, he’s also an acclaimed polo player and philanthropist. John Oxley is our guest this week on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast.

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Rick Porter | February 4, 2017

Be it Eight Belles, Hard Spun, Jostle, Havre de Grace or the great champion Songbird, owner Rick Porter keeps coming up with terrific race horses. How does he do it? We talk to him about that, as well as how he is he faring in his battle with cancer, in this week’s guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast.

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Billy Koch | January 28, 2017

As the head of the Little Red Feather racing syndicate, Billy Koch has always been an innovator. His latest project is crowdfunding, which could be the best way yet for racing to attract something it desperately needs, new owners, no matter how big or small. Koch is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast.

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Mike Rogers | January 21, 2017

The Stronach Group likes to think big--so big that it has created the richest horse race in the history of the world, the $12 million Pegasus World Cup, which will be run Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park. One of the people leading the team is Mike Rogers, the President of the Stronach Group, and he is this week’s guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast.

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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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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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