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Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin

Barry talks about Animal Kingdom and previews his current 3-year-olds with Mike Penna on HRRN


Equine Forum Podcast – January 28, 2012

Listen to today’s Equine Forum on HRRN featuring special guests: Jockey Jeffrey Sanchez, talking about riding Champion Awesome Feather. Trainer Mike Maker discusses the return of his Juvenile Champ Hansen. Eclipse Award winner Jennie Rees look back on her winning story. Trainer Bill Kaplan talks about Champion Musical Romance returning in today’s Sunshine Millions, and Santa Anita Director of Publicity Mike Willman previews Saturday’s stakes and the LUCK Pick 6.

Trainer Mike Maker Talks About Champion Juvenile Hansen

Mike Maker joins HRRN’s Equine Forum to talk about his Champion

Kathy Ritvo on Mucho Macho Man

Trainer Kathy Ritvo talks about Mucho Macho Man coming up to Saturday’s Sunshine Millions Classic

Dale Romans on Shackleford

Trainer Dale Romans talks about Preakness winner Shackleford pointing for Donn Handicap

Sunshine Millions, Luck Pick 6 to be Broadcast Live on HRRN

Internet exclusive broadcast to air on horseracingradio.net and be presented by
Adena Springs, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita, and the Stronach Group

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Thursday it has partnered with Adena Springs, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita, and the Stronach Group to provide live coverage of the tenth annual Sunshine Millions, Saturday, January 28, from 2-6 p.m. EST.  

HRRN’s coverage will include six Florida Sunshine Millions stakes to be contested at Gulfstream Park, along with four stakes to be run on Santa Anita’s Sunshine Millions day card, and will encompass each stakes races included in the $250,000 guaranteed (HBO) LUCK Pick six.   

Saturday’s coverage is the first in HRRN’s series of “Internet Exclusive” broadcasts to be made available exclusively on the HRRN website in 2012.  Fans can listen live with free streaming at www.horseracingradio.net

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

Eclipse Award Winning HRRN to Broadcast Charles Town Classic

(Charles Town, WV) – Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races announced today that it has reached an agreement with Horse Racing Radio Network (“HRRN”), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, Kentucky, to provide the live radio broadcast for the 2012 Charles Town Classic on April 14.

The Charles Town Classic broadcast will be available worldwide via live streaming on the HRRN website, www.horseracingradio.net.  Additional affiliate information along with specific broadcast times and channels will be announced prior to April 14. 

HRRN’s award-winning broadcast team will be anchored by HRRN President, Mike Penna, along with analyst Jude Feld.

“We’re excited to add Horse Racing Radio Network to our expanded coverage of the Charles Town Classic,” said Erich Zimny, Charles Town’s Director of Racing Operations.  “As the exclusive radio home of the Kentucky Derby, HRRN is at its most visible in the lead-up to the first Saturday in May, which coincides very well with the timing of our race.” 

“Charles Town has done a tremendous job of consistently attracting top quality fields for the Classic,” said Penna.  “The Grade 2 status is well deserved.  We are thrilled to include this event as part of our 2012 schedule and showcase this outstanding night of racing to fans around the globe.”

The $1,000,000 Charles Town Classic will be one of 13 races on April 14 and serves as the feature on a card that includes the $250,000 Robert Hilton Memorial, $200,000 Sugar Maple and 3 other stakes.  Post time for the first race on Charles Town Classic day will be 5pm EST.

Equine Forum Podcast – January 21, 2012

Listen to today’s HRRN show featuring an outstanding group of special guests: Champion jockey Ramon Dominguez talks about winning his second consecutive Eclipse Award & discusses riding Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, Gio Ponti, & Hansen. Gainesway Farm’s Michael Hernon joins to the show to talk about their red hot stallions Tapit, Corinthian, and Hat Trick. Katie Mikolay calls in from the Fair Grounds to preview the G3 Lecomte. Arlington’s Dave Zenner announces a brand new race to be run on Arlington Million day, and Eric Hamelback joins us from Adena Springs to share his thoughts on the seven time Eclipse Award winning breeders.

Ramon Dominguez Interview

2-time Eclipse Award winning jockey Ramon Dominguez on our January 21st Equine Forum

Bill Christine Interview

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