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.


Ogden Phipps II | April 12, 2018

You certainly know the given name Ogden and the surname Phipps, but you may not know much about this particular Odgen Phipps.  He is Ogden Phipps II, the 40-year-old son of Odgen Mills "Dinny" Phipps, who passed away in April, 2016. Going back to the late 1800s, the Phipps family has been a visible and integral part of the sport. That is not about to change as Ogden Phipps II has filled the void left by his father's passing and is clearly intent on seeing to it that the famed black and cherry silks continue to be a major force in horse racing. Ogden Phipps II is our guest on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Michael Wallace | March 16, 2018

The China Horse Club is a relatively new name in American horse racing, but it has wasted little time letting the world know that it intends on being nothing less than a major player on the U.S. racing scene. The Horse Club had a breakthrough when Abel Tasman, a horse it co-owned with Clearsky Farms, won the 2017 Kentucky Oaks and was named 3-year-old filly champion. It looks like they were just warming up as in Audible, Quip and Justify the China Horse Club has three serious contenders for this year's Kentucky Derby. Michael Wallace is a big part of the team, the group's head of bloodstock and racing. He is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Emmeline Hill | February 19, 2018

Emmeline Hill is Associate Professor of Equine Science at University College Dublin and, along with trainer Jim Bolger, was the co-founder of Equinome Ltd. She is now Chief Science Officer for the equine science company Plusvital Ltd, a world leader in the development and provision of genetic tests for the international Thoroughbred horse racing and breeding industries. All of which means she's brought science into the equation. Will your horse be a sprinter, a miler or stayer? Will it prosper on grass or dirt? Hill has found that in something called equine exercise genomics, those answers can be found.

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Criquette Head-Maarek | January 25, 2018

On February 1, Criquette Head-Maarek will retire, concluding one of the greatest careers any trainer has ever had. A member of what one may call France's first family of racing, she has won the Arc de Triomphe three times, established herself at a time when few thought a female could rise to the top ranks of the French trainer's standings and on two occasions beat life-threatening illnesses. Head-Maarek is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Ron Paolucci | January 16, 2018

Two things are certain about Ron Paolucci-his enthusiasm for the sport is unsurpassed and he thinks outside the box. That's why it comes as no surprise that not only will he partake for the second straight year in the GI Pegasus World Cup, but he has two entrants, War Story (Northern Afleet) and Sharp Azteca (Freud). Sometimes controversial, never dull, Paolucci is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Louis Cella | January 5, 2018

A lot has changed in racing since 1904, but one thing has remained the same. When it comes to Oaklawn Park, for the last 114 years the person in charge has been named Cella. Following the death of Oaklawn owner Charles J. Cella in December, his son Louis was named the new president of Oaklawn. He will be the one guiding the historic track in Hot Springs, Arkansas into the future, and he is our guest on this week's TDN podcast brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Mandy Pope | December 6, 2017

Mandy Pope is a breeder, an owner, an equestrian. She's also a collector, but not of fine art or vintage wines, but of great broodmares. Since 2011, she has purchased some of the greatest mares ever to race at the fall breeding stock sales at Fasig Tipton and Keeneland. And she was at it again this year, purchasing champion Songbird for $9.5 million at Fasig Tipton. Mandy Pope is this week's guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Tim Ritvo | October 24, 2017

Few people have come as far and as fast in this sport as Tim Ritvo has. Starting out as a jockey on the Massachusetts Fair circuit, he went on to become a trainer and then the head man at Gulfstream Park for the Stronach Group. Today, he's much more than even that. He's been promoted to the chief operating officer, which means he is Frank Stronach's right-hand man when it comes to operating his racetracks. Tim Ritvo is our guest on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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Marshall Gramm | October 19, 2017

He's the son of an economist who also happens to be a former United States Senator and a one-time candidate for the Republican nomination for he presidency. Marshall Gramm did follow his father's path, at least when it comes to economics. The younger Gramm is an economics professor at Rhodes College in Memphis. But he never went into politics. Perhaps that's because he is too busy with his other lines of work, betting on the horses and running the Ten Strike Racing syndicate. A fascinating individual, Marshall Gramm is our guest on this week's TDN podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.  

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Craig Fravel | October 3, 2017

Formerly the president and general manager of Del Mar, Craig Fravel will be returning home for this year's Breeders' Cup. The CEO and President of the organization talks to the TDN about this year's championship event, and where he sees the Breeders' Cup headed in the future, on this week's TDN Podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made.

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