Bill Finley

Kentucky Representative Adam Koenig Joins Writers' Room

Kentucky Representative Adam Koenig joins the TDN Writers' Room to talk about his plan to eliminate breakage. Koenig also discusses his support of the legalization of sports betting, and a tax on ADWs.

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Beem Talks Racecalling, Anxiety, on Writers' Room

Jason Beem was just 23 years old when he had his first panic attack, but remembers it in excruciating detail to this day. "I was in law school at Gonzaga University. I was in constitutional law class and I didn't know what it was and walked out of class and freaked out in the hallway." That episode was the beginning of over a decade-and-a-half struggle with anxiety and depression that caused him to leave racing for a period, and be hospitalized several times. The popular racecaller and podcast host talks...

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Jason Beem Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Popular podcast host and race track announcer Jason Beem joined this week's TDN Writers' Room to discuss the highs and lows of his time in the racing world and share some of his favorite race-calling stories.

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Flavien Prat Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Following an outstanding New Year's Day at Santa Anita with six wins and four seconds on a 10-race card, jockey Flavien Prat joined the TDN Writers' Room to discuss his background in racing and his ride to victory in the GI Runhappy Malibu S. aboard superstar Flightline.

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Tom Rooney Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Newly-appointed NTRA President and CEO Tom Rooney joins the final TDN Writers' Room podcast of 2021 to discuss how his D.C. background can help racing.

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Writers Discuss Racing's Ongoing Crisis Point on TDN Writers' Room

On this week's episode of the TDN Writers' Room, the writers remember Medina Spirit and discuss racing's ongoing crisis point. They're also joined by guest Clint Bentley, director of the upcoming drama film 'Jockey.'

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Kenny McPeek Joins the TDN Writers' Room

After a dominating weekend with 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs, trainer Kenny McPeek joined this week's TDN Writers' Room to discuss his young stars, plus his opinion on upcoming changes in the sport with the implementation of HISA.

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Anna Ford Joins the TDN Writers' Room

New Vocations Thoroughbred Program Director Anna Ford joined this week's TDN Writers' Room podcast to give an update on Ben's Stall, plus Bill Finley and and Jon Green welcome special guest host Randy Moss.

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In Sweden, It's a Dog Versus Dopers

In Swedish racing, there's a new tool being used to catch drug cheats, one with four legs and a wet nose. A 2 1/2-year-old Giant Schnauzer named Lykke (Swedish for happiness) has been put to work by the Swedish Trotting Association (ST) as part of its efforts to wipe out cheating. Lykke is able to detect the presence of illegal substances in a horse by smelling their urine. "It is impossible to say how common doping would be in Swedish trotting, but it would be naive of me to think...

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Bobby Flay joins the TDN Writers' Room

Riding high from a scintillating victory in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf with his homebred Pizza Bianca, celebrity chef, restaurateur and owner/breeder Bobby Flay joined the TDN Writers' Room.

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USADA's Travis Tygart and Tessa Muir Join the TDN Writers' Room

To coincide with the release of its anti-doping guidelines for the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's CEO Travis Tygart and Equine Program Director Tessa Muir joined the TDN Writers' Room

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TDN Writers' Room: 2021 Breeders Cup Preview Edition

Trainer Wesley Ward joined this week's TDN Writers' Room podcast as the writers preview the 2021 Breeders' Cup World Championship.

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