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Michael Behrens Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Michael Behrens, the founder and CEO of MyRacehorse, joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to celebrate Seize the Grey's victory in the GI Preakness.

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Bob Baffert Joins TDN Writers' Room Podcast

To some trainers, the GI Preakness S. has become an afterthought. They worry about making the GI Kentucky Derby, so much to the point that the Preakness is not on their radar. The exception is Hall of Famer Bob Baffert. Yes, he'd like to win the Derby more so than any other race, but the Preakness isn't far behind. He's won it eight times and will be back in Baltimore this week with Muth (Good Magic), the 8-5 morning line favorite, and Imagination (Into Mischief), who is 6-1 on the...

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Bob Baffert Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Trainer Bob Baffert joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to discuss Preakness-bound Muth and Imagination.

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Kenny McPeek Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Who else could possibly join our show this week besides the man of the hour, Kenny McPeek? The trainer relives his Oaks-Derby double with Thorpedo Anna and Mystik Dan.

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TDN Writers' Room Team Takes a Deep Dive into the Kentucky Derby

In a special edition of the TDN Writers' Room presented by Keeneland, the team of Bill Finley, Zoe Cadman and Randy Moss discussed all 20 horses entered in this year's GI Kentucky Derby, focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of each one. The consensus pick was Sierra Leone (Gun Runner), the winner of the GI Toyota Blue Grass S. He was picked on top by both Cadman and Finley. "He's in great form, seems to be improving and should love the 1 1/4 miles," Finley said. "He'll need a fast...

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The TDN Writers' Room: 2024 Kentucky Derby Edition

Who are the contenders in this year's GI Kentucky Derby? The TDN Writers' Room crew breaks down the field for the biggest race on the first Saturday in May. The TDN's Emma Berry also joins the show to preview the weekend's 2,000 Guineas.

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Keith Asmussen Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Jockey Keith Asmussen joins the TDN Writers' Room to discuss his family's illustrious history in the sport and his first-ever mount in the GI Kentucky Derby.

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Dennis Albaugh Joins TDN Writers' Room Podcast

When it comes to getting horses to the GI Kentucky Derby few have done more with less. Dennis Albaugh's Albaugh Family Stable doesn't have nearly the numbers of a Mike Repole or the partnership of SF Racing, Starlight Racing, and Madaket Stables, but he keeps coming up with Derby starters. This year he has Catching Freedom (Constitution), the winner of the GII Louisiana Derby, who will be his tenth starter under the Twin Spires over the last seven years. The goal this time around is not to simply make into...

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Chad Brown Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Fresh off a yet another win in the GI Blue Grass S. at Keeneland, trainer Chad Brown joined the TDN Writers' Room podcast presented by Keeneland to offer up insight on Sierra Leone's definitive victory and share how he hopes to see the $2.3 million son of Gun Runner progresses from here.

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Keeneland's Dr. Stuart Brown Joins 'TDN Writers' Room' Podcast

At Keeneland, they take the safety of the horses and the jockeys very seriously, the reason why Dr. Stuart Brown was brought on board in 2020. As Keeneland's Vice President of Equine Safety, it is Brown's job to do whatever is necessary to protect the sport's competitors. Brown was this week's Green Group Guest of the Week on the TDN Writers' Room Podcast Presented by Keeneland and he gave our team a tutorial on all Keeneland is doing to promote safety. The effort includes the usage of StrideSAFE, which uses...

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Dr. Stuart Brown Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Dr. Stuart Brown, Keeneland's Vice President of Equine Safety, discusses safety measures ahead of the track's opening weekend of the Spring Meet. 

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Brad Cox Joins TDN Writers' Room Podcast

Brad Cox won four stakes races over the weekend, including the GII Louisiana Derby and the GII Fair Grounds Oaks. But such a run of success has almost come to be expected from a trainer who never seems to have a bad week. Cox will arrive at Churchill Downs with an army of stakes-caliber horses, including threats for the GI Kentucky Derby and the GI Kentucky Oaks. The multiple Eclipse Award winning conditioner was our special guest on this week's TDN Writers' Room podcast presented by Keeneland. He was this...

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