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 horsewhispererusa.com calls in to “Help You Win More”
Churchill Downs Director of Communications Darren Rogers looks ahead to Kentucky Derby 138
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.
Jonathan Sheppard talks about Blue Grass Stakes contender Ever So Lucky and discusses his philosophy on training
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
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.
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.
Santa Anita leading rider Joel Rosario talks about Creative Cause & his background growing up in the Dominican Republic on HRRN’s Equine Forum
The story of Florida Derby winner Take Charge Indy. Listen to this vignette aired live on HRRN’s Florida Derby coverage.
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.