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.


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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Wesley Ward | June 3, 2017

Wesley Ward does a lot of things well, but he has one specialty that stands above the rest-his ability to win at the Royal Ascot meet. No American-based trainer has come to close to what he has done there, which is to win seven races at what is one of the most prestigious race meets in the world. Ward, who will send a large contingent to England for this year's meet, is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Bill Lawrence | May 30, 2017

Cloud Computing (Maclean's Music) might have made it look easy when he won the GI Preakness, but it was anything but. He had to defeat a GI Kentucky Derby winner and the 2-year-old champion and overcome the fact he had had just three career starts. How did he do it? Whatever the exact answer is, it has something to do with a team effort among trainer Chad Brown, bloodstock agent Mike Ryan and owners Seth Klarman and Bill Lawrence. Lawrence is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made, and we'll get his thoughts on a huge win by their group in the middle leg of the Triple Crown.

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Rocco Baldelli | May 19, 2017

Rocco Baldelli may not have bred a Kentucky Derby winner, but then again, Colonel E.R. Bradley, John R. Madden and John Galbreath never hit 60 home runs in the major leagues. Baldelli, now the first base coach for Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays, is busy breeding thoroughbreds when he's not on the ball field. Baldelli is our guest on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Todd Pletcher | May 10, 2017

Todd Pletcher has been in the spotlight for a long time and his list of accomplishments is an almost endless one. But his finest moment may have come last Saturday at Churchill Downs, where he broke that 1-for-45 hex and won the GI Kentucky Derby with Always Dreaming (Bodemeister). The man of the hour, Todd Pletcher, is our guest on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Anthony Bonomo | May 4, 2017

It was a little less than 12 years ago that Anthony Bonomo Sr. took a trip to Saratoga with his wife Mary Ellen, and it sounds like Mary Ellen had to twist her husband's arm to get him to go to the track that day. But as so often happens with Saratoga visitors, he had the time of his life. Fast forward to 2017 and he has come a long way, so far that he is the co-owner of one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby, the Florida Derby winner Always Dreaming. Bonomo is our guest on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast.

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Bode Miller | April 28, 2017

Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller is best known for his talents on the ski slopes, but he's pretty well known around the track as well. A longtime horse fan and racehorse owner, Miller has bought into the Derby hopeful Fast And Accurate (Hansen). He talks Kentucky Derby, skiing, horse racing and more on this week's TDN Podcast.

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