Monthly archive - February 2012

Equine Forum Podcast – February 25, 2012

HRRN returns to Gulfstream Park with today’s show. Listen as Mike Penna, Jude Feld & Sean Clancy discuss Gulfstream’s 5 Graded stakes and preview the G2 Foutain of Youth. Plus, hear interviews with Gulfstream announcer Larry Collmus, traner Buff Bradley (Groupie Doll), and jockey Javier Castellano.

Todd Pletcher Interview

HRRN reporter Sean Clancy talked with trainer Todd Pletcher prior to Sunday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes.

Weighing In

By Jude “Pontiff of the Pick Four” Feld

I was standing near the customer service booth adjacent to the paddock at Gulfstream Thursday afternoon when a large man with a big personality approached. Although I was attired more like a beach bum than a Gulfstream employee, I think the fellow was under the impression that I manned the booth.

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HRRN Returns to Gulfstream Park this Weekend


Davona Dale (G2), Sabin (G3), Very One (G3), Mac Diarmida (G2), and Fountain of Youth (G2) showcased on coverage

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Wednesday that for the seventh consecutive year, they will begin their yearlong broadcast campaign from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. HRRN will be on site to provide exclusive live coverage of five graded stakes this Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, HRRN will have coverage of the Davona Dale (G2), Sabin Stakes (G3), and Very One (G3) from 3:30-5:30 EST. The Sabin will feature the return of Eclipse Champion Royal Delta for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, while the Very One is highlighted by Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf hero Perfect Shirl.

Sunday’s broadcast will showcase leading Derby prospects in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth as Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner up Union Rags squares off with Algorithms, winner of the Gulfstream’s Holy Bull Stakes earlier in the meet. HRRN’s coverage will air from 4:30-5:30 EST.

HRRN’s broadcasts can be heard on Sirius 93 – XM 209, as well as on select HRRN affiliates and on the HRRN website, A complete HRRN schedule along with a listing of affiliates and streaming information is available on the HRRN site.

In addition to the live race coverage, HRRN will host its popular morning talk show, the Equine Forum, live from Gulfstream Park on Saturday morning. The Equine Forum airs from 8-10 a.m. ET and can be heard on HANK 96.1 FM in Lexington, KY, and is streamed live at

Mike Penna will anchor the HRRN coverage along with analyst Jude Feld. Sean Clancy will provide paddock commentary and interviews.

“Horses Make Liars Outta You”

By Jude “Pontiff of the Pick Four” Feld

This week, I embark on the dusty trail to the Kentucky Derby (G1). It is exciting, invigorating and grueling all at the same time and I love it. It is fantastic to see the majority of America’s top three-year-olds up close and personal as they prepare for their run for the roses and possible Triple Crown immortality.

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Tom McGreevy Talks Horses

By Eclipse Award-Winning Writer Sean Clancy, St Publishing

Sean Clancy caught up with bloodstock agent Tom McGreevy for an article about Fox Hill Farm’s Havre de Grace (who he picked out) in next month’s Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred. It was one of those conversations that wound up being 45 minutes long and over 2,000 words. We thought you might enjoy it.
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Equine Forum Podcast – February 18, 2012

HRRN makes our first stop at the Texas Roadhouse in Lexington for today’s show. Hosts Mike Penna & Jude Feld visit with trainer Graham Motion in hour 1, and Brisnet’s Ed DeRosa and Oaklawn’s Rolly Hoyt join the show in hour 2 to discuss Derby contenders and preview Monday’s G3 Southwest Stakes. Plus, Roy Steele from gives his selection of the day in our “Helping You Win More” segment.

Graham Motion Interview

Graham Motion talks about Animal Kingdom, Toby’s Corner, Lucky Chappy, Howe Great and Eagle Poise on HRRN’s Equine Forum

How Well do Favorites Perform?

By Rich Nilsen.
(Reprinted with permission from our friends at A Game of Skill)

The wagering public has been pretty amazing over the years. Historically, the betting choice, a.k.a. the favorite, has hit the Winner’s Circle at tracks all over the country at a fairly consistent 32% success rate. However, over the past decade or so I noticed that this rate continued to creep up. Read more

“Follow the money.”

By Jude “Pontiff of the Pick Four” Feld

Roy Steele, a member of the Horse Racing Radio Network’s Eclipse Award broadcasting team and the “brains” at has a mantra: “Follow the money.” Read more