January – 2012 – The Horse Racing Radio Network

Monthly archive - January 2012

Bill Christine Interview

Eclipse Award-winning writer Bill Christine talks about racing’s most unbreakable records on our December 31st Equine Forum

HRRN Vignette – Kathy Ritvo

From 2011 Kentucky Derby Broadcast

The Pontiff’s Keys to Winning – Avoiding Bums

By Jude “Pontiff of the Pick Four” Feld

My father was an excellent handicapper. Jack was the “King of Two-Dollar Bettors,” yet he spent most of his off hours developing formulas that he applied to his selection methods.
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Equine Forum Podcast – January 14, 2012

Today’s HRRN show was packed full of special guests. Listen as Mike Penna & Jude Feld visit with Eclipse Award-winning writer Claire Novak to discuss her winning story. Claire also provides an update on injured jockey Garrett Gomez. Hour 2 features our interviews with Churchill’s John Asher, Oaklawn Park’s Rolly Hoyt, and Stuart Fitzgibbon from Castleton Lyons talks about their multiple Eclipse Champion, Gio Ponti. Plus, Roy Steele calls in with our weekly “Helping You Win More” segment presented by horsewhispererusa.com

The Pontiff’s Keys to Winning – Longshots and Lament

By Jude “Pontiff of the Pick Four” Feld

There was a large Pick 5 carryover at Gulfstream Park recently. Playing a $30 ticket, things went perfectly for me in the first two legs, but the third leg was taken by a first-time starter with slowish workouts, trained by Rusty Arnold. He paid $118.20.

I considered the winner, but the race was a maiden special going a mile on the turf and Arnold was 0-14 with debut runners going a mile or more. I left Exothermic off the ticket, had the final two winners and cashed five consolations at $100 each for a $470 profit on the day. Read more

Equine Forum Podcast – January 7, 2012

Hosts Mike Penna & Jude Feld begin today’s Equine Forum on HRRN with special guest Nelson Clemmens. The CEO of AmWest Entertainment, Nelson discusses the Dubai Carnival and the impact Dubai racing has on the international racing landscape. Hour 1 also features our interview with Keeneland Associate Director of Sales Tom Thornbury, to preview the upcoming January sale and talk about the state of today’s auction markets. In the second hour, Mike & Jude share their Eclipse Award votes for each division and visit with trainer David Wells to reflect upon the 22 race win streak for Rapid Redux.

Silly resolutions. So many lies. So many false promises.

By Eclipse Award-Winning Writer Sean Clancy

Run every day. Write every day. Won’t happen. Probably won’t get through the week. But here goes. It’s 8:06 on the first working day of 2012. I’ve been up for hours, surfing the Internet, drinking coffee, reading What I talk about When I Talk about Running (so far, a dull 10-minute-mile book about writing and running). Yes, my theme. No, not my style yet. It could get better. I’ve written in fits and starts this morning, nothing very good. I guess, I can check it off, ‘I’ve written today.’ Now for the run.
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HRRN Vignette – Animal Kingdom

2011 Preakness Stakes

HRRN Vignette – Zenyatta

2010 Breeders’ Cup

The Pontiff’s Keys to Winning – Racing’s Crystal Ball

By Jude “Pontiff of the Pick Four” Feld

A seven length victory in a horse’s most recent race stands out like a sore thumb. A 96 Beyer speed figure is a beacon on the page and three in-the-money finishes in its last three starts makes a horse an automatic contender. That’s the way most people handicap.
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