Around the Track

Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: New Vocations’ Anna Ford

Having grown up with a fifth generation Standardbred training father and a mother who ran the family’s breeding farm, Anna Ford has been around horses since the first day of her life. In her role at New Vocations, a celebrated Thoroughbred retraining and rehoming organization, Ford has helped extend the useful lives of hundreds of […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Jockey Agent Ron Ebanks, The ‘Love Man’

Ron Ebanks has led quite the adventurous life. The former jockey and longtime jockey agent has seen it all, from near-death experiences to run-ins with the mafia to chickens riding racehorses. In this edition of Around the Track, Ebanks tells stories from a life that began in the Caribbean and the bush tracks of Louisiana, […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Perseverance Of Simon Bray

Simon Bray grew up in Britain with a father who owned racehorses, so he had the good fortune of connections to the Thoroughbred industry. Bray has also had some tough luck through the years, both in his professional life and with his diagnosis of a rare form of blood cancer. He learned perseverance at a […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Tales From Julie Krone

Julie Krone’s earliest memories all contain horses, and her devotion to understanding the animal helped her become one of the greatest jockeys of all time, not to mention a pioneering athlete who was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. In this episode of Around the Track, Krone tells of her rough-and-tumble early days […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Many Questions Of Mike Repole

Despite his humble roots, Mike Repole’s goals have always been lofty, and to his credit, he’s achieved many of them. The kid from Queens who was the first person in his family to attend college turned a small beverage company into a giant worth $4 billion. He dreamed of owning racehorses as a teenager, and […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Ed Bowen On Racing History, Equine Research

Having written 20 books on Thoroughbred racing, Ed Bowen has an almost unparalleled memory of the sport, its renowned horses and their connections. In recent years, he’s also had a strong influence on raising money for equine health research that benefits horses of all kinds. In this episode of Around the Track, Bowen recalls tales […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Sol Kumin Shares The Ride

Over the weekend, Sol Kumin and his partners added more top-level hardware to their burgeoning trophy collection, winning both the Grade 1 Beverly D. and Arlington Million. Since he got into the game as a neophyte owner three years ago, Kumin, a 42-year-old Wall Street hedge fund manager, has circled the globe winning at classy events, […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Man Behind Storm Cat

Ric Waldman has devoted his life to understanding Thoroughbred bloodlines, what it takes to make a great racehorse and how to manage top sires. Waldman had the privilege of being connected to two of the most popular sires in history. As syndicate manager for E.P. Taylor’s Windfields Farm, Waldman oversaw the retirement of the legendary […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Life And Times With ‘The Mig’

There’s no question Richard Migliore laid it all on the line when he rode racehorses. Nicknamed “The Mig” after the Russian fighter jet for his tenacity on the track, Migliore was known for his fearless riding style and fearlessness off the track as well. Despite coming within millimeters of being paralyzed or killed, The Mig […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Versatile Vic Stauffer

There are few jobs left in horse racing Vic Stauffer hasn’t done. Enthralled by the sport at an early age, Stauffer skipped high school so he could make the racetrack life his own. From hotwalker to chart caller to jockey’s agent, Vic tried everything, all the while focused on his true love of announcing the races. […]

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