Hoosier Director: 2/5/16
Former Indiana Horse Racing Comm. exec dir Joe Gorajec on uneasy co-existence of policing & marketing. Expert discussion follows, & Barry on being SO CLOSE to Eclipse Awards.
Does Pegasus Have Wings?: 1/28/16
We discuss a proposed $12M Pegasus World Cup. Guests include an owner (Aron Wellman), a racing director (David Longinotti & Oaklawn Park) & sports biz analyst Darren Rovell.
Rising Again: 1/19/16
Paralyzed jockey Michael Straight discusses his long road back from injury. He uses a robotic exoskeleton to simulate walking. Plus, an early look at Kentucky Derby contenders.
You Gotta Have Heart: 1/8/16
New York State Equine Medical Director, Dr. Scott Palmer, on using smartphones to do EKGs on racehorses. Plus, an update on our December report on ozone therapy for horses.
Making a first impression: 1/3/16
Santa Anita race caller Frank Mirahmadi discusses taking high school math with actor David Schwimmer and impersonating multiple track announcers to get his big break.
Is three better than two?: 12/11/15
We discuss ozone therapy for horses (& humans) with Massachusetts veterinarian Dr. Margo Roman. Opposing the idea is Deborah Drechsler of the California Air Resources Board.
Against All Odds: 11/27/15
Australian jockey Michelle Payne on riding the 100-1 longshot winner of the $4 million (US) Melbourne Cup, as well as the horse's caretaker -- her brother Steven, who has Down Syndrome.
Fantasy Racing: 11/20/15
The daily fantasy sports question reaches thoroughbred racing, where an added layer creates more controversy. We discuss with a key player on each side of the issue.
Standardbred Deviation: 11/10/15
John Wentworth moves over from harness to thoroughbred & campaigns stakes winner Chocolate Ride. Plus, why trainer Maria Borell was fired a day after winning the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
Liam's Map: 10/30/15
The story of Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile champion Liam's Map, told by the horse's owner -- former NY Mercantile Exchange chairman Vincent Viola -- & namesake, USMA Col. Liam Collins.
Handicapping the Cup Part II: 10/29/15
Will Triple Crown winner American Pharoah go out a winner in his final career start, the Breeders' Cup Classic? Our expert panel breaks down that race, and the BC Mile, Juvenile, & Turf.
Handicapping the Breeders' Cup Part 1: 10/28/15
Our expert panel breaks down four Breeders' Cup races -- Juvenile Turf, Dirt Mile, Distaff (run on Friday), Juvenile Fillies (Saturday).
Wes Welker & Vincent Viola: 10/27/15
5-time Pro Bowl WR Wes Welker (Undrafted) & Florida Panthers owner Vincent Viola (Liam's Map, Greenpointcrusader) discuss their Breeders' Cup hopefuls.
Pharoah's Exodus: 10/26/15
Jockey Victor Espinoza prepares for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's final ride in the $5M Breeders' Cup Classic. Gary West analyzes from on-site at Keeneland.
There once were two men from Nantucket: 10/25/15
Jay Hanley & Sol Kumin, known collectively as Sheep Pond Partners, send Slumber (Turf) & Dacita (Filly & Mare Turf) to Breeders' Cup. Gary West analyzes on-site at Keeneland.
In The Gate: Vincent Viola Sample Byte: 10/22/15
USMA graduate Vincent Viola, former chairman of the NY Mercantile Exchange and owner of racehorse Liam's Map, on what it takes to be a leader in the military.
In The Gate: Liam's Map - Colonel Liam Collins Sample Byte: 10/22/15
Colonel Liam Collins, one of the first Special Operations forces to land in Afghanistan, on giving his silk-screen map of the local terrain to Vincent Viola.
Chicago Hope: 10/21/15
Trainer Larry Rivelli prepares dual stakes winner Cocked and Loaded for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Plus, jockey Florent Geroux on his Cup mounts, including The Pizza Man in the BC Turf.
The New Grande Dame: 10/14/15
Owner Sheila Rosenblum discusses her would-be Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint champion, LA VERDAD, as well as the growing place for women at the ownership level.
In The Gate #229 - Lady and the Champ: 10/8/15
Trainer Richard Mandella on sending 2-time Breeders' Cup champ Beholder against American Pharoah in the Classic. Plus, jockey Joe Bravo on 3 of his chances to land his 1st BC win.
Raiders of the Breeders' Cup: 10/2/15
Adventurist Charles Fipke on world travels for gemstones/precious metals and Breeders' Cup hopeful Unbridled Forever. And, Kosta Hronis on his 2 Cup contenders -- Stellar Wind & Hard Aces.
Filly fanatic: 9/23/15
Trainer Larry Jones looks ahead to the Breeders' Cup Distaff for his star 3-year old fillies, Lovely Maria & I'm a Chatterbox. Amanda Duckworth analyzes Beholder vs. American Pharoah.
French Connection: 9/12/15
French jockey Flavien Prat joins us to discuss finishing second at Del Mar in wins & earnings. Terry Turrell looks ahead to a potentially mouthwatering Beholder vs. Pharoah Classic.
In The Gate #226 - French Connection: 9/12/15
French jockey Flavien Prat joins us to discuss finishing 2nd at Del Mar in wins & earnings. Terry Turrell looks ahead to a potentially mouthwatering Beholder v Pharoah Classic
Testing the limits: 8/31/15
Travis Tygart (USADA) & Ed Martin (Racing Commissioners International) each presents his side of the controversial movement to involve the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in horse racing.
Has the Messiah Come?: 8/22/15
Casual & hardcore racing fans hoped/believed that a Triple Crown winner would "save" racing. Has American Pharoah done that?
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