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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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TDN Writers’ Room with Brendan Walsh

Trainer Brendan Walsh joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to talk about his Triple Crown hopeful Maxfield after last weekend's win in the Matt Winn S., as well as Godolphin's pursuit of the elusive Kentucky Derby.

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Pinatubo: It’s A Yes From Smullen

Ahead of the return of racing in Britain and Ireland, former Irish champion jockey and TDN columnist Pat Smullen has shared his thoughts with us on an action-packed June and beyond, which you can read here or listen to via the audio link in this story. One of the most anticipated returns to the racecourse in Europe this season will be that of Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal), whose unbeaten campaign in 2019 saw him crowned European champion 2-year-old with a rating of 128, the highest awarded to a juvenile in 25...

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Pat Smullen On Racing’s Return

Ahead of the resumption of racing in Britain and Ireland, Pat Smullen shares his thoughts on what lies ahead in an action-packed June.

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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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TDN Writers’ Room for May 6, With Bob Baffert

He might not want to answer the question, but among his 1-2-3 Derby prospects, Nadal, Charlatan and Authentic, who is the best? Bob Baffert joins the writers on the Writers' Room podcast to try to answer that question.

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NY Racetrack Chaplain Humberto Chavez Wants To Say Thanks

"There's still a lot of anxiety," says Chaplain Humberto Chavez, whose ministry helps thousands of backstretch workers every day. "But in the midst of that, I get to see men and women that love their jobs, and come in every day to take care of these beautiful horses."

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TDN Writers’ Room for March 26, With TSG’s Craig Fravel

Santa Anita and Gulfstream are only two of the six tracks still racing in the U.S. This week, we check in with Craig Fravel from the Stronach Group to talk about the precautions they're taking. Also, the writers talk about the latest developments in horse racing with the coronavirus, and the challenges horsemen face.

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Writers’ Room for March 18, the Age of the Pandemic: Listen Now

It's hard to talk about anything else these days. Just a week after what we thought was the biggest story in horse racing history, the Coronavirus outbreak has overshadowed the horse doping scandal. Today, Joe Bianca (from home), along with Bill Finley and Jon Green (six feet apart in the studio) talk about how the pandemic has stopped racing in many places around the world, how others are persevering, and what will become of the Triple Crown. In this special podcast with host Joe Bianca calling in from home, we...

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On TDN Writers’ Room Podcast, Casse Renews Call for Clenbuterol Ban

Two days after writing an Op-Ed for the TDN calling for a ban of Clenbuterol, trainer Mark Casse continued his campaign against the use of the drug in the Thoroughbred racing industry when appearing as the Green Group Guest of the Week on this week's TDN Writers' Room podcast. The Writers' Room podcast is sponsored by Keeneland. Casse said he believed that numerous trainers are abusing Clenbuterol because it can act like a steroid and is therefore a performance-enhancing drug.  He called trainers that abuse Clenbuterol the "Lance Armstrongs of...

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On Writers’ Room Podcast, How Jim Rome Fell in Love with Racing

There was a time when radio host Jim Rome poked fun at horse racing, demeaning it as a sport. "It's not a sport, it is a bet," he said. Today, he is not only a fan and an owner and breeder but he has become an ambassador for horse racing, sharing his love affair with the game with his audience of 2.5 million and anyone else who will listen. Rome's transformation from critic to an advocate happened virtually over night. The credit, he told the panel on this week's TDN...

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TDN Writers’ Room Podcast for Feb. 5, 2020, with Pat Cummings

The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation was formed to cultivate and put forth independent ideas for the benefit of Thoroughbred racing. In this edition of the TDN Writers' Room podcast, TIF Executive Director Pat Cummings talks to Joe Bianca, Bill Finley, Jon Green and Alan Carasso about their new white paper on the sustainability of racing.

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