horse racing podcasts

Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Story Of Rood & Riddle

Bill Rood didn’t grow up around horses but once he came in contact with “God’s kindest creatures,” he knew he wanted to care for them as a veterinarian. Along with partner Thomas Riddle, Rood eventually turned a “box” on a farm into Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, a world-renowned facility with locations in Lexington, Ky., […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Trainer Dale Romans

Dale Romans doesn’t know what he would’ve done without horses. Growing up with dyslexia and difficulty learning in a traditional environment made school painful for Romans. After school, though, he could go “home” to the horses in his father’s barn at Churchill Downs. Today, Dale still trains at that same barn, and over the course […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Voices And Stories From 2017

When I look back on the voices and stories we heard this year on Around the Track, it’s a satisfying and well-rounded mosaic of racing history and moments, joy and heartbreak, laughter and tears, determination and courage. We heard from jockeys, trainers, owners, breeders, agents, race callers, journalists, and Thoroughbred retirement advocates — each with […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Hall Of Fame Jockey Ramon Dominguez

At the top of his game, Ramon Dominguez was among the best who ever sat on a horse in a starting gate. His Hall of Fame career, cut short by a devastating spill, began in his native Venezuela and flourished when he came to the U.S. In this episode of Around the Track, Dominguez shares […]

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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: 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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