TDN Writers' Room

Sierra Leone's Co-Owner Brook Smith Joins TDN Writers' Room

Brook Smith, the co-owner of GII Risen Star winner Sierra Leone and fellow Kentucky Derby hopeful Hall of Fame, joined the TDN Writers' Room to discuss an exciting weekend.

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Brook Smith Joins TDN Writer's Room Podcast

The families and children who rely on the Backside Learning Center have a GI Kentucky Derby horse to root for. Sierra Leone (Gun Runner), the winner of the GII Risen Star S. at the Fair Grounds, is partially owned by Brook Smith, who is part of a partnership led by Coolmore. Smith has been a generous supporter of the Backside Learning Center and, through the Purses for a Purpose program, donates a portion of his earnings every time a horse of his picks up a check. Smith joined this week's...

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Frank Taylor Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Frank Taylor joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to discuss the massive success story that is Taylor Made's School of Horsemanship and Stable Recovery programs.

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Kenny McPeek Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Trainer Kenny McPeek joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to discuss his big weekend at Oaklawn Park, including a win in the GIII Southwest S. with Mystik Dan (Goldencents).

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Jockey Oisin Murphy Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Irish jockey Oisin Murphy talks life as a rider at Gulfstream on this week's TDN Writers' Room.

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Michael Iavarone Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Could this be the year? Michael Iavarone discusses his chances at this year's Pegasus.

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HISA Ombudsman Alan Foreman on the TDN Writers' Room

Alan Foreman is an equine law expert in Maryland, and he's also the HISA Ombudsman, helping horsemen navigate the new laws under HISA. He joins the TDN Writers' Room this week with both hats on, talking about changes going on with HISA and in Maryland as a new structure takes shape for racing there.

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Michael Blowen Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Michael Blowen, the founder of Old Friends, has stepped down as President of the Thoroughbred aftercare facility. He joined this week's Writers' Room to discuss the announcement.

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Pat Cummings Joins TDN Writers' Room

On this week's episode of the TDN Writers' Room, Pat Cummings fills us in on the latest updates with the National Thoroughbred Alliance.

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Trainer Linda Rice Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Linda Rice is having a career year, and is in a position to break the all-time annual win record in New York. After winning numerous training titles this year, she talks about what changes she made to propel her to the success she's having with Bill Finley and Randy Moss on this week's TDN Writers' Room.

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Len Green Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Len Green, the founder of The Green Group, joined this week's TDN Writers' Room to share what breeders and owners can do before the close of the year to save money on taxes.

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Trainer Whit Beckman Talks Honor Marie on the TDN Writers' Room

Whit Beckman has been the assistant to two of the top trainers in the country, but this past week, he landed the first graded stakes win of his own career when Honor Marie (Honor Code) won the Grade II Kentucky Jockey Club S. at Churchill. Beckman was the Green Group Guest of the Week on this week's TDN Writers' Room Podcast presented by Keeneland. "Going into it, I was fairly confident we were going to see that new dimension of him being able to really close, and kind of find...

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