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.


Ercel Ellis | April 8, 2017

Man o' War's 100th birthday has spawned a year-long celebration of the horse many consider to be the best in history. There aren’t many people left who can say they knew him, but if you’re looking for someone who did so intimately, look no further than Ercel Ellis. His father was the first one to put a halter on the famed horse, Ellis himself spent many hours around him when he was a sire and attended his funeral, which was broadcast on NBC radio to the nation. Still going strong at 85, Ellis may be the No. 1 expert in the sport when it comes to the original Big Red, who turned 100 last month. Ellis is our guest on this week’s Thoroughbred Daily News podcast.

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Chad Brown | April 4, 2017

It may not seem like it, but Chad Brown is a relative baby in this game. He’s been training for only 10 years, but has already reached the heights of his profession. In 2016, he had his best year ever, not only leading the nation in money earned but winning an Eclipse Award as the nation’s outstanding trainer. Chad Brown is our guest on this week’s Thoroughbred Daily News podcast.

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Laura Hillenbrand | March 25, 2017

The best horse racing book ever written? Honestly, that's a no-brainer. Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit wins in a gallop. For good measure, Hillenbrand also wrote the best-selling book Unbroken about World War II hero and Olympian Louis Zamperini. Hillenbrand has led a fascinating life, reaching the pinnacles of her profession despite battling health problems. She is our guest on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News Podcast.

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Dennis O’Neill | March 18, 2017

Dennis O'Neill may not get the acclaim that his brother, Doug, does. He's the behind-the-scenes guy. But with virtually every Doug O'Neill success story, Dennis has played a role, as he is the one who picked out and bought so many future O'Neill stable stars at the sales. How has he done it? We'll find out this week as Dennis O'Neill is our guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News podcast.

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John Phillips | March 11, 2017

Darby Dan Farm is one of the most iconic brands in the history of the thoroughbred racing and breeding business. Darby Dan won two Kentucky Derbies, an Epsom Derby and stood all-star stallions like Roberto, Sea Bird and Sword Dancer. The early 2000s were quiet ones for Darby Dan, but that is beginning to change. Under the direction of John Phillips, Darby Dan stands some of the most exciting young stallions in the sport and is clearly embarking on a prosperous new era. Phillips is this week’s guest on the Thoroughbred Daily News Podcast.

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Duncan Taylor | February 25, 2017

The most high-profile stallion to retire to stud this year was North America's leading money-winner, California Chrome, the two-time Horse of the Year. As the breeding season gets underway at his new home, Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Kentucky, they are hopeful he will prove to be as great a sire as he was a racehorse. Taylor Made's president, Duncan Taylor, fills us in on all things Chrome and all the latest news from the family-run operation on this week’s Thoroughbred Daily News podcast.

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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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