Brian DiDonato

Kentucky Downs Turf Pick of the Day for Sept. 8

Steve Sherack and Brian DiDonato give their best bet for each day of racing during the FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs. $100 Win/Place format; highest bankroll at the end wins. Steve Sherack: Monday's Results - Setting the Mood was fourth. Race 5 - Reward Night has looked like a graded stakes horse in the making since switching to grass in his last two starts for Ian Wilkes. Rallied nicely--albeit into a hot pace--to finish a very useful third sprinting over the Ellis lawn July 9, then broke through with a visually...

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Breeders' Cup Talk with Jerry Bailey on the TDN Writers' Room

The countdown is running to a close for the 2020 Breeders' Cup World Championship and perhaps no one has more Breeders' Cup memories to share than Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, who made an astounding 15 trips to the Breeders' Cup winner's circle during his 31-year career, including a record five wins in the Classic. Calling in via Zoom as the Green Group Guest of the Week for Wednesday's TDN Writers' Room podcast presented by Keeneland, Bailey spoke on some of his favorite Breeders' Cup moments, as well as...

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Jerry Bailey Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to relive some of his favorite Breeders' Cup wins and give some of his top picks for this year's Championship meet.

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Kirk Robison Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Owner Kirk Robison joins this week's TDN Writers' Room after his undefeated juvenile Jackie's Warrior (Maclean's Music) romped in last weekend's GI Champagne S.

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International Editor Kelsey Riley Joins the TDN Writers' Room

TDN's International Editor Kelsey Riley joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to discuss the upcoming G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Amidst heavy rainfall in Paris, Champion Enable (GB) and 3-year-old filly Love (Ire) will go head-to-head this Sunday.

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Producer Patty Wolfe Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Producer Patty Wolfe joined this week's TDN Writers' Room to celebrate the podcast's 50th episode and discuss her vision for how the show may evolve in the future.

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Tom Drury Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Coming off a big win at the Keeneland Summer Meet with his star Art Collector taking the GII Blue Grass S., Tom Drury Jr. joins the TDN Writers' Room to share his rags to riches journey as a trainer.

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Gabby Gaudet on the TDN Writers' Room

TVG analyst and host for the Keeneland Summer Meet Gabby Gaudet joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to discuss the "Keeneland at Home" theme fans will enjoy during the upcoming spectator-less race meet at Keeneland.

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TDN Writers' Room with Mark Taylor

This week on the TDN Writers' Room, we spoke with Taylor Made's Mark Taylor and discussed Not This Time's (Giant's Causeway) fast start as a freshman sire, as well as his predictions looking towards the upcoming sales season.

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Backside Learning Center Launches 'Purses for a Purpose' Program

The Backside Learning Center at Churchill Downs is launching "Purses for a Purpose", a program to allow horse owners to pledge a portion of their horse's earnings to benefit backside workers and their families. "The backstretch community is a hugely important part of our sport, and we're more than happy to support it in any way we can," Brian DiDonato of Franklin Ave. Equine LLC, owner of Moonshine Dancing (Speightster) and Too Much Kandy (Kantharos), the first two horses to participate in Purses for a Purpose, said of his motivation...

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TDN Writers' Room with Shug McGaughey

Shug McGaughey joins the TDN Writers' Room to talk about the return of New York racing along with his star four-year-old Code of Honor.

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TDN Writers' Room May 13, 2020: Louis Cella

Oaklawn Park owner and president Louis Cella discusses the challenges and logistics of running a race meet in the coronavirus era.

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