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Hall of Fame Trainer Jonathan Sheppard on HRRN

Jonathan Sheppard talks about Blue Grass Stakes contender Ever So Lucky and discusses his philosophy on training

Barry Irwin Interview

Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin joins Mike & Jude on the Equine Forum to talk about Blue Grass contender Howe Great and Vinery Spiral winner Went the Day Well
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HRRN’s Blue Grass Stakes Week Broadcasts Begin Thursday

Series of broadcasts will include Grade 1 Arkansas Derby and Grade 2 Charles Town Classic

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Tuesday, a series of four live Blue Grass Stakes week broadcasts beginning Thursday, April 12th. HRRN will provide exclusive on-site coverage of the Grade 1 Vinery Madison from 4:30-5:00 ET on Thursday, followed by the Makers 46 Mile on Friday beginning at 5:00 ET.

HRRN’s full slate of Saturday broadcasts kicks off with a special Blue Grass Stakes edition of their popular Equine Forum show hosted live from Keeneland. The Equine Forum airs weekly from 8:00-10:00 a.m. ET on 96.1 FM in Lexington, KY and streamed live on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net. HRRN then returns Saturday afternoon with a 2-hour broadcast of the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) and Arkansas Derby (G1) from 5:00-7:00 ET. In addition to the major Derby preps, coverage will include the Commonwealth (G2) and Jenny Wiley (G1).

Live race coverage continues Saturday night on HRRN with an exclusive two-hour broadcast of the Charles Town Classic (G2) from 9:00-11:00 ET.

The Blue Grass Stakes and Charles Town Classic broadcasts can be heard nationwide on Sirius channel 93 as well as on select HRRN affiliates. All HRRN broadcasts will also be streamed live on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net. A complete HRRN schedule along with a listing of affiliates for each broadcast and streaming information is available on the HRRN site.

Mike Penna will anchor the HRRN coverage along with analysts Jude Feld and Sean Clancy.

Equine Forum Podcast – April 7, 2012

Listen to today’s special Santa Anita Derby edition of the Equine Forum on HRRN. Hosts Mike Penna & Jude Feld broadcast live from Santa Anita and visit with special guests: Jockey Joel Rosario, trainer Doug O’Neill, Ed DeRosa from BRIS, Erich Zimney from Charlestown, SA racing secretary Rich Hammerle and Jennie Rees from the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Joel Rosario Interview

Santa Anita leading rider Joel Rosario talks about Creative Cause & his background growing up in the Dominican Republic on HRRN’s Equine Forum

Take Charge Indy Vignette

The story of Florida Derby winner Take Charge Indy. Listen to this vignette aired live on HRRN’s Florida Derby coverage.

Trainer Patterns: A Review of the 2010-2011 Keeneland Meetings

By Art Parker
(Reprinted with permission from our friends at A Game of Skill)

Keeneland Spring and Fall (past 4 meets)

It is a sensible and accepted practice to review historical data before making investments. If you ever purchased shares of a mutual fund from a securities representative, you were probably drowned with information about the great past performance of the fund, which is the best weapon the representative has to sell you on the quality of the investment. Naturally, among all of the investment warnings and small legal fine print, you are warned that past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
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Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial & Ashland Stakes Live on HRRN Saturday

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Wednesday they will broadcast live from Santa Anita Park this Saturday, with coverage of the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby. HRRN’s two-hour broadcast begins at 4:00 ET and includes coverage of the Grade 1 Wood Memorial from Aqueduct as well as Keeneland’s Grade 1 Ashland Stakes.

Fans can tune-in on Sirius channel 92 as well as on select HRRN affiliates. The broadcast will also be streamed live on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net. A complete HRRN schedule along with a listing of affiliates and streaming information is available on the HRRN site.

Mike Penna will anchor the HRRN coverage along with analyst Jude Feld.

In addition, HRRN will host a special edition of their popular Equine Forum show from Santa Anita on Saturday morning. The Equine Forum airs weekly from 8:00-10:00 a.m. ET on 96.1 FM in Lexington, KY and streamed live on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net.

Equine Forum Podcast – March 31, 2012

Hear today’s special edition of the Equine Forum on HRRN. Hosts Mike Penna, Jude Feld & Sean Clancy visit with special guests to preview the Florida Derby & Louisiana Derby live from Gulfstream Park. Hear our interview with owner Mike Munna as he tells the cinderella story of his Louisiana Derby contender, Comiskey’s Humor. Jockey Rosie Napravnik talks about Mark Valeski, Xpressbet’s Ranel Castro discusses their unique Florida Derby promotion, Joe Kristufek shares his toughts on the Florida Derby and handicapper Ron Nicoletti gives his selections for Saturday’s Gulfstream card.

Rosie Napravnick Interview

Jockey Rosie Napravnick talks about Louisiana Derby contender Mark Valeski on HRRN’s Equine Forum