2011 – The Horse Racing Radio Network

Yearly archive - 2011

Equine Forum Podcast – December 31st 2011

Today’s show features an in-depth look at our new HRRN website and interviews with the following guests:  Eclipse Award-winning writer Sean Clancy talks about his HRRN blogs & his impressive Grade 3 winner Eagle Poise.  Eclipse winning journalist Bill Christine discusses his top 10 unbreakable records in racing, and jockey Leandro Goncalves reflects on his 1,000th career victory.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Birmingham

By Eclipse Award-Winning Writer Sean Clancy

It’s been 20-year dalliance for the southern city and me. I came here, chasing a girl, in 1990. I wound up marrying the woman in 2006; I’ve been the token Yankee at Thanksgiving and Christmas ever since. I’m the one American-ee (as they say) amongst the Kontos family of Birmingham, Alabama. There are other Anglos who have played their parts in the real-life Big Fat Greek Wedding, but I’m the true outsider; blue eyes, light skin and unable to recite the starting 11 of the football team. Roll Tide. Read more

Equine Forum Podcast – December 24th 2011

Join hosts Mike Penna & Jude Feld for a special Christmas Eve edition of the Equine Forum. Mike & Jude begin the show by visiting with Santa Anita Director of Publicity, Mike Willman, to preview their opening day. Then, relive all the excitement of the 137th Kentucky Derby as we replay our exclusive HRRN coverage of the “Greatest 2 Minutes in Sports”. Plus, enjoy a look back at Goldikova’s run at history with our coverage of the Breeders’ Cup Mile.

The Pontiff’s Keys to Winning – Eliminating Horses with Little Chance of Success

By Jude “Pontiff of the Pick Four” Feld

I made my first wager on a horse race when I was 11 years-old. During the last 43 years, I have developed a systematic way of handicapping that suits my personality and style. For me, it is best to eliminate the dead wood, pruning the race down to the top contenders, instead of looking at all the entrants and finding the one I like best.
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Equine Forum Podcast – December 17th 2011

Listen to today’s show as Mike & Jude are joined by special guest, UPI Racing Writer, Bob Kieckhefer. Hear discussion of last weekend’s Hong Kong races and our debate about the NTRA Moment of the Year. Plus, Roy Steele calls in with our weekly “Helping You Win More” segement, and former Kentucky Governor, Brereton Jones, discusses the loss of Airdrie stallion Indian Charlie & previews their newest stallion, Haynesfield.

Rest in Peace, Ferdinand

By Eclipse Award-Winning Writer Sean Clancy

He just appeared one day. I don’t remember how he got there, why he got there, who sent him or when he left. We were living in an old yellow house on the edge of Route 82 in Unionville, Pa. I was just out of college, nursing a torn ligament in my knee, eating frozen hamburger paddies cooked in a microwave and drinking beers for lunch. 1992, I guess.
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Equine Forum Podcast – December 10th 2011

This morning, Mike & Jude return to Gainesway Farm to visit with special guest Michael Hernon.  Hear our preview of the Gainesway stallions, including the newest addition for 2012, Champion Hat Trick.  Plus, Michael talks about the Gainesway sales philosophy & Denny Chow calls into the show from Hong Kong to discuss their 4 Group One races being contested on Sunday.

HRRN Vignette – Graham Motion

Graham Motion Vignette from 2011 Breeders’ Cup Broadcast

U of A Symposium on Racing & Gaming
December 7th 2011

Listen to day 2 of our coverge of the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming.  Mike Penna & Jude Feldvisit with special guests: Doug Reed (Program Director, U of A RTIP), Tom LaMarra (Bloodhorse News Editor), Jason Wilson (VP Business Development, Jockey Club), Vince Gabbert (Keeneland VP & COO), Erich Zimny (Hollywood Casino at Charlestown Races), & Dan Silver (NYRA Director of Communications)

HRRN Vignette – Scooter Dickey

Scooter Dickey Vignette from 2011 Breeders’ Cup Broadcast