Monthly archive - April 2012

Equine Forum Podcast – April 28, 2012

Today’s HRRN show brings you the latest insight on Saturday’s Oaks & Derby works as Jude Feld calls in live from Churchill Downs. Dr. Jim Chiapetta from Flair Equine Nasal Strips discusses the lasix debate and talks about how Flair Strips can help horses, and trainer Ken McPeek joins host Mike Penna to discuss his new app “HorseracesNOW” and shares his thoughts on this year’s Kentucky Derby and issues facing the thoroughbred industry. Plus, Roy Steele from calls in to “Help You Win More”

“The Pontiff” Talks About Oaks & Derby Works

HRRN’s Jude Feld shares his thoughts on Saturday’s Oaks & Derby workouts

Trainer Ken McPeek on HRRN

Trainer Ken McPeek joined Mike Penna to talk about his new app “HorseracesNOW”, discuss this year’s Kentucky Derby and looks at issues facing the industry

Six Reasons to Play Against Bodemeister

By Rich Nilsen.
(Reprinted with permission from our friends at A Game of Skill. Read more Derby profiles on their site)

This son of Empire Maker may have peaked in the G1 Arkansas Derby, when he overcame a very tough outside post that afternoon to crush the field by 9 1/2 widening lengths. He got the final 1/8th of a mile in a shade under 12 seconds, which is simply phenomenal and explains why he won by so far. In the process Bodemeister earned a very strong 105 BRIS Speed Rating and an even bigger 108 Beyer speed figure. Read more

Out of Many Figures One Result

By Jude “Pontiff of the Pick Four” Feld

This week, it seemed like every top handicapper I know was lauding the speed figures they use. These people are not just casual fans, but folks who make a living with Thoroughbred racing – turf writers, handicappers, owners, trainers and breeding farm executives. Read more

HRRN Renews Agreement to Broadcast 2012 Triple Crown

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Monday they have reached an agreement with all three Triple Crown racetracks for HRRN to provide the national radio broadcast of the 2012 Triple Crown for the second consecutive year. Having reached an agreement with Churchill Downs Incorporated, HRRN will provide the exclusive broadcast of both the 138th Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 4th, and the 138th Kentucky Derby on Saturday May 5th. HRRN will then move on to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD for the 137th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 19th, then return to New York for the final jewel in the crown, the 144th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9th. Read more

Equine Forum Podcast – April 21, 2012

Airdrie Stud’s Bret Jones kicks off today’s show talking about their Oaks & Derby contenders and previews a great fundraiser to benefit the Markey Cancer Center. Then Ed DeRosa from Brisnet and Churchill Downs Director of Communications Darren Rogers share their thoughts on Derby contenders. In the second hour, Mike & Jude are joined by Steve Castagnola and John Gasper to handicap Saturday’s stakes races. Plus, Roy Steele from calls in to “Help You Win More”

Darren Rogers Interview

Churchill Downs Director of Communications Darren Rogers looks ahead to Kentucky Derby 138


By Jude “Pontiff of the Pick Four” Feld

My grammar school debate teacher was fond of misquoting Ralph Waldo Emerson. Read more

Equine Forum Podcast – April 14, 2012

On today’s special Blue Grass Stakes edition of the Equine Forum on HRRN, hosts Mike Penna & Jude Feld broadcast live from Keeneland and visit with special guests: Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin, trainer Jonathan Sheppard, Adele Headley Green & Adiclere Evans from Silks Unlimited and Erich Zimney from Charlestown. In hour 2, Michael Hernon (Gainesway), Steve Castagnola (Vinery) and John Gasper (Vinery) handicap Saturday’s stakes races.