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TDN Stories Podcast Archive

Welcome to the new TDN Podcast page, which features a weekly racing discussion—the TDN Writers’ Room—along with stories from the TDN Look and longer stories in the TDN which have been made into podcasts.

Previous Podcasts

Oisin Murphy

10.18.18

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

John Sadler

11.07.18

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

John Gosden

11.16.18

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}).

Chuck Zacney

12.06.18

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

King Leatherbury

01.02.19

King T. Leatherbury is a horse racing legend, but not in the manner of a Bob Baffert or a Wayne Lukas. Leatherbury has been grinding it out since with 1958, primarily with claiming horses. But the 85-year-old trainer has been so good at what he does that he’s the fifth-winningest trainer of all time in

Horologist Owner Cameron Beatty is Getting a Second Chance at Life

09.16.19

Saturday, 27-year-old Cameron Beatty will watch his filly Horologist compete as one of the favorites in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes at Parx. Just eight years ago, however, he thought he had lost everything when a motorcycle accident cost him his college football career, and left him seriously injured. We talk to Beatty about his

A Changing of the Guard at Denali

04.25.20

After 30 years at the helm of their Denali Stud, Craig and Holly Bandoroff are–if not stepping aside–at least taking a step or two in that direction. But the operation is safe in the capable hands of their son, Conrad. Kelsey Riley reports.