In The Gate #404 - Superstar Trainer Banned: 2/15/19
Australian trainer Darren Weir banned for 4 years for possession of an electrical device presumably to shock a horse. Plus, the potential impact of Brexit on horse racing.
In The Gate #403 - New Day in New York: 2/6/19
What will the New York Racing Association's future be after the removal of CEO Chris Kay? Plus, we hop on the Kentucky Derby trail with XBTV's Millie Ball.
In The Gate #402 - A Winx and a Smile: 1/24/19
Australian champion mare, Winx, receives a notable American honor. Plus, when the FBI owned a horse as part of a sting operation.
In The Gate #401 - The Times Aren't Changing: 1/9/19
What do race times say about the improvement or lack thereof of the breed? Plus, we dip into harness racing to acknowledge one of that sport's greatest-ever feats.
In The Gate #400 - Back in the Saddle: 12/30/18
Hall of Fame & Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza returns from a near career-ending neck injury. Plus, a new British racing series aims to make racing a team sport.
In The Gate #399 - Races of the Year: 12/10/18
Which made our list of the top 10 races of 2018? Did Justify crack our list?
In The Gate #398 - Vince Victoria: 11/25/18
Transgender British jockey Victoria Smith reflects on transitioning from life as Vince Smith.
In The Gate #397 - Hands and Heels: 11/13/18
Will a recently-run no-whip race in South Africa become a trend? Plus, the ramifications to racing of a casino restriction bill in Florida.
In The Gate #396 - Are We Doing Best by Our Veterans?: 11/3/18
A study to determine best practices for practitioners using equine therapy on vets with PTSD. Plus, a chat with legendary racecaster/corporal, Jack Whitaker.
In The Gate #395 - Handicapping The Breeders Cup Show 2: 10/31/18
Will the Americans prevail over the Europeans in the Breeders' Cup? In show 2, our panel breaks down: Mile, Distaff, Turf, and Classic
In The Gate #394 - Handicapping the Breeders Cup Show 1: 10/31/18
Our expert handicappers break down these 4 Breeders' Cup races: Juvenile, Dirt Mile, Filly & Mare Turf, Sprint
In The Gate #393 - Discreetly Victorious: 10/19/18
Owner/trainer Uriah St. Lewis takes on racing's bluebloods in the Breeders' Cup Classic. Plus, we say goodbye to one of the quirkiest champions in recent years, Chatauqua.
In The Gate #392 - Family Strife: 10/11/18
An explosive lawsuit threatens the most influential business entity in American racing. Plus, what impact would state-of-the-art on-screen graphics have on racing?
In The Gate #391 - Dress Rehearsals: 10/1/18
Trainer Tom Amoss prepares Serengeti Empress for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Plus, Alicia Wincze-Hughes looks ahead to the Classic.
In The Gate #390 - Breeders' Cup Preview Weekend: 9/24/18
Luis Carvajal, trainer of IMPERIAL HINT (Vosburgh Stakes) & Drayden Van Dyke, jockey of LA FORCE (Zenyatta Stakes) look ahead to Breeders' Cup preview weekend.
In The Gate #389 - Betting on Kentucky: 9/18/18
What effect would legalizing sports betting in Kentucky have on the thoroughbred industry there? Plus, a revolutionary procedure to heal tendon & ligament injuries.
In The Gate #388 - Who's In?: 9/11/18
Are the U.S. and U.K. legislating away race riders and stable staff from working in those jurisdictions? Plus, a new career for the son of the great Zenyatta.
In The Gate #387 - The Dream Lives: 9/3/18
A 3-year old filly whose co-owner survived a home invasion. The filly now runs for a worthy cause. Plus, we get personal with our prior story on veterinary mental health.
In The Gate #386 - Souper Saver: 8/28/18
Rescuing a race-winning horse from a potentially grim fate. Plus, is the Jockey Club about to become a track operator?
In The Gate #385 - Saying His Prayers: 8/22/18
Will Catholic Boy be the answer to his owner's prayers in the Travers? Tune in for a full race preview.
In The Gate #384 - A Pod About Sod: 8/13/18
What does a resurgence of turf racing in the U.S. mean for racing's future? Plus, a software developer develops an app to make it easier to interpret a past performance chart.
In The Gate #383 - Cmon Get Happy: 8/6/18
Will the ashes of the late, great entertainer David Cassidy be spread over the grounds at Saratoga? Plus, a new study aims to find out exactly how Lasix works in horses.
In The Gate #382 - Strengthening the Mind: 7/29/18
Sprint specialist Mind Your Biscuits stretches out for the $1.5M Whitney Handicap at Saratoga. Plus, why are veterinarians of all types dying at an alarmingly high rate?
In The Gate #381 - Strengthen Your Core: 7/26/18
With the retirement of Triple Crown champ Justify, can Core Beliefs fill the void? He'll run next in the Haskell at Monmouth Park. Plus, a preview of Saratoga's Jim Dandy.
In The Gate #380 - The Road to Recovery: 7/18/18
Trainer Joe Herrick recovers from burns he suffered in the fire that overcame San Luis Rey Downs. Plus, jockey Josh Cartwright restarts his life after an 18-month suspension.
In The Gate #379 - South African Uprising: 7/5/18
A violent work stoppage by South African grooms ripples through the thoroughbred racing world.
In The Gate #378 - The Pharoah Effect: 6/23/18
Did American Pharoah and/or Justify "save racing," as casual observers have wondered? We discuss tangible measurements of these two accomplishments.
In The Gate #376 - Jaunting Across the Pond: 6/10/18
Trainer Bill Mott leads an American contingent targeting Royal Ascot with Yoshida in the Queen Anne. Plus, a veteran administrator who calls Prince Phillip a 30-year friend.
In The Gate #375 - Handicapping the Belmont: 6/6/18
Will Justify reach immortality in the Belmont? Plus, we remember the only man to train 2 Triple Crown winners, "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons. Bob Baffert can equal that feat.
In The Gate #374 - Spanning the Globe: 5/27/18
Jockey Kyle Frey pilots Blended Citizen, who'll challenge Justify's Triple Crown bid in the Belmont. Plus, comparing the U.S. Triple Crown to others around the world.
In The Gate #373 - One To Go: 5/20/18
Will Justify wrap up the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes, plus how will the recent Supreme Court ruling on sports wagering affect horse racing?
In The Gate #372 - Quip Is No Joke: 5/12/18
Rodolphe Brisset, for a short time the trainer of Ky. Derby winner Justify, tries to beat him in the Preakness w/Quip. Plus, should trainers be mandated to take continuing ed?
In The Gate #371 - Justified Expectations: 5/6/18
Will Kentucky Derby winner Justified take the next step toward the Triple Crown? Plus, should/will thoroughbred racing ever allow cloned horses to compete?
In The Gate #370 - Handicapping the Derby: 5/3/18
Chris "The Bear" Fallica and Gulfstream Park's Acacia Courtney join the show to break down the Kentucky Derby and pick a winner.
In The Gate #369 - Derby Trifecta: 5/2/18
WinStar Farm CEO Elliott Walden discusses his 3 Derby starters, plus owner Jeff Bloom sends out Midnight Bisou in the Kentucky Oaks.
In The Gate #368 - The Todd Squad: 4/30/18
Trainer Todd Pletcher discusses his 4 Kentucky Derby starters. Plus, jockey Junior Alvarado prepares to pilot Enticed in the Run for the Roses.
In The Gate #367 - The Shadow of Your Spires: 4/29/18
Trainer Brad Cox, who grew up 2 blocks from Churchill Downs, tries to win the Ky. Oaks w/Monomoy Girl & Sassy Siena. Plus, owner Ron Lombardi has Firenze Fire in the Derby.
In The Gate #366 - The Wisdom of Solomini: 4/23/18
The owners of American Pharoah are back in the Derby with Solomini. Plus, online poker adds interstate wagering starting May 1st. How will it impact horse racing?
In The Gate #365 - Shaken Not Stirred: 4/16/18
The connections of Chocolate Martini prepare for her unlikely run in the Ky. Oaks. We also assess the Ky. Derby field, and we remember the late, great turf writer Bill Nack.
In The Gate #364 - The Warrior Princess of May: 4/9/18
A devout horseplayer's gamble on owning a filly could pay off big. Plus, a look ahead to the Arkansas Derby & review of the Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial & Blue Grass.
In The Gate #363 - Derby Dishing: 4/3/18
An update on the Kentucky Derby trail & look ahead to this weekend's 3 big prep races.
In The Gate #362 - Agent of Change: 3/26/18
Jockey agent Liz Morris has helped protege, Adam Beschizza, vault to the top echelon at Fair Grounds. Plus, do stats from the Eq. Injury Database mean progress or stagnation?
In The Gate #362 - The Intimidator: 3/19/18
How stewards view horse racing's version of "rubbin' & racin'" plus are tracks already behind in joining up with sports betting shops before the Supreme Court rules on PASPA?
In The Gate #360 - California Dreamin: 3/11/18
Bolt d'Oro & McKinzie headline Ky. Derby trail, plus emergence of Justify & Enticed. Also, a study suggests no difference in performance of male vs. female jockeys.
In The Gate #359 - Coming Together: 3/5/18
Trainer Carlo Vaccarezza on his 2 sons surviving the Parkland, FL school shooting, plus HOF jock Mike Smith on McKinzie & the new penalties for flagrant whip use in California
Mysterious Benefactor: 2/20/18
A mysterious benefactor adds big money to create a new stakes race on the Emerald Downs calendar. Plus, the latest on the decoupling issue in Florida.
In The Gate #357 - Tote Bag: 2/11/18
A dramatic change is coming to the way UK pari-mutuel betting pools are conducted. Could the same ever happen in the US? Plus, we hop aboard the Kentucky Derby trail.
In The Gate #356 - White Turf: 1/29/18
Thoroughbreds prepare to race in February on a snow-&-ice covered lake. Plus, why aren't odds on each horse shown on simulcast screens all the way through a race?
In The Gate #355 - Second Helping of Toast: 1/20/18
2014 UAE Derby winner Toast of New York returns from 3 yr layoff, prepares for $16M Pegasus World Cup. Plus, did horses run in Calif. races when they weren't eligible?
It's All in the Genes: 1/14/18
How close are we to the reality of a cloned thoroughbred racehorse? Guests include Daniel Sammartino of Kheiron Biotech & Dr. Pablo Ross of UC Davis's animal science dept.
In The Gate #353 - Chasing a Dream: 1/7/18
A 52-yr old ex-Dept of Homeland Security agent chases the dream of becoming a jockey. Plus, who are the emerging players so far on the Kentucky Derby trail?
Races of the Year: 12/19/17
Which were the best thoroughbred races of 2017? Where does Arrogate fit into our list? The "In The Gate" podcast presents the top 10 races of the year.
Coping with wildfires: 12/13/17
Two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O'Neill on So. California horsemen coping with wildfire devastation at San Luis Rey Downs. Plus, is a cure for laminitis on the horizon?
Music to her ears: 12/3/17
A British trainer sings opera to her horses each afternoon. Plus, a device that can detect a virus in horse or human in under 30 minutes. Could it prevent future outbreaks?
A Second Act: 11/27/17
Actress-turned-jockey Maria Falgione describes her unusual career switch. Plus, a British nutritionist aims to improve the physical & mental health of jockeys worldwide.
In The Gate #348 - Horses for Humanity: 11/18/17
We visit an upstate NY prison where inmates care for retired thoroughbreds in a symbiotic manner. It's part of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's Second Chances program.
A Developed Nation Outlaws Betting: 11/11/17
The curious case of a developed nation -- Israel -- outlawing horse race wagering. Plus, Gary West on unanswered post-Breeders' Cup questions. Who's 3 year old champ?
In His Crosshairs: 11/4/17
As part of ESPN's Salute to Heroes, we present this interview with Marine Sgt. Jeff Hiles, now an assistant trainer to Ken McPeek.
Handicapping the Breeders' Cup: Part 2: 11/2/17
Will Arrogate return to form in the Breeders' Cup Classic? We break down that race, plus the Filly & Mare Turf, Sprint, Juvenile, and Turf.
Handicapping the Breeders' Cup: Part 1: 11/1/17
In the first of our Handicapping the Breeders' Cup shows, we break down the Dirt Mile & Distaff (Friday) and the Turf Sprint and Filly & Mare Sprint (Saturday).
Frankly Speaking: 10/31/17
Two Breeders' Cup-bound jockeys from different backgrounds join the show -- Louisiana's Kendrick Carmouche, and the high-society, European stalwart Frankie Dettori.
BONUS: 30 for 30 Season Two Sneak Peek: 10/30/17
In The Gate shares the trailer for Season Two of 30 for 30 Podcasts, launching November 14th, as well as one of our favorite episodes from Season One, Dan & Dave.
Altered Reality: 10/30/17
Filly & Mare Sprint: Fabricio Buffolo of Don Alberto Stable (Unique Bella); & co-owner/breeder/trainer "Happy" Alter (Curlin's Approval), a close friend of Muhammad Ali
Lady In Waiting: 10/30/17
American trainer Wesley Ward on Lady Aurelia as she preps for the BC Turf Sprint. Plus, colorful co-owner Jay Oringer sends out Piedi Bianchi in the BC Juvenile Fillies.
Jeff Hiles Byte: 10/23/17
Marine Sgt. Jeff Hiles, assistant trainer to Ken McPeek, on his role as a marksmanship instructor.
Jeff Hiles Byte: 10/23/17
Marine Sgt. Jeff Hiles, assistant trainer to Ken McPeek, on his role as a marksmanship instructor.
Chu On This: 10/21/17
Susan Chu, owner of Breeders' Cup Sprint champ Drefong, stops by. Plus, trainer Tim Glyshaw's rise from a nearly extinct business to saddling a pair of BC starters.
Bolt of Lightning: 10/15/17
Mick Ruis, owner and trainer of Breeders' Cup Juvenile favorite, Bolt d'Oro. Plus, British track announcer Richard Hoiles gives us a primer on the Europeans heading to the BC.
Vegas Crusader: 10/8/17
Dallas Stewart sends out Forever Unbridled in the BC Distaff. Plus, a brush w/racing places crusader Hank Greenspun in Vegas. His son puts the recent tragedy into perspective.
You are nothing but a teaser: 10/1/17
Teaser stallions don't usually breed ... they're just meant to put a mare "in the mood." One teaser, though, was allowed to breed, and his son is a championship contender.
In The Gate #335 - Speed Gene: 9/23/17
How horsemen may be able to tell quickly and easily, using genetics, whether a horse should be a sprinter or stayer. Plus, the impact of int'l qualifiers on B. Cup & K. Derby
Penny Chenery Dies: 9/17/17
We remember the late, great Penny Chenery by re-living the live panel discussion event we held with her and others on the 40th anniversary of Secretariat's magical 1973 season.
A Sweaty T-shirt: 9/10/17
A racing fan turns a sweaty T-shirt and a relationship with trainer Doug O'Neill into a big betting score. Plus, how stewards adjudicate the would-be disqualification of a horse for interference.
Hurricane Harvey Impact: 9/5/17
Peter Fluor, Houston native & owner of Pacific Classic champ Collected, discusses the horse and the hurricane. Then, trainer Karl Broberg on the storm's impact in Louisiana.
Fake News: 8/25/17
A racehorse in South Africa previously known as President Trump, now called FAKE NEWS. Plus, the effect of the Trump administration's immigration policy on backstretch workers.
That's a Rap: 8/20/17
Owner Paul Reddam on entering Irap in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga. Plus, Bob Ehalt breaks the race down and looks ahead in the Classic Division.
War Dancer: 8/14/17
A unique campaign to garner business for a stallion prospect. Plus, the big takeaway from the trial of a Penn-based trainer convicted of giving her horses illegal raceday meds.
Young man with a horse: 8/6/17
19-year old wunderkind jockey Evin Roman is taking So. California by storm. Plus, what does trainer Bob Baffert do with Arrogate & Drefong?
Golden Girl: 7/21/17
The incredible career, in narrative form, of Hall of Fame inductee Goldikova. Included is amazing backstory involving icon Coco Chanel & an escape from the Nazi regime.
And Away They Go: 7/13/17
Renowned track announcer Trevor Denman returns to the booth with the start of the Del Mar summer season.
Cast in Bronze: 7/7/17
Jockey Javier Castellano reflects on being elected to the Hall of Fame. Plus, Teresa Genaro of the Brooklyn Backstretch blog on NY state's considering a partial Lasix ban.
A Brush with Racing: 6/28/17
Artist Whitney Anderson changes our view of horses & horse racing. Plus, Amanda Duckworth on the 3-year old crop as we head into the 2nd half of the season.
Fermented Horse Milk: 6/16/17
We examine the Dalai Lama's claim that Mongolians can be weaned off vodka using fermented horse milk. Plus, Mike Marten of CHRB on a recent winner being named a first-time gelding.
A Treetops View: 6/9/17
Did American Pharoah's Triple Crown win in 2015 "save the sport" of horse racing? Darren Rovell & Gary West take stock of the sport from above the treetops, and provide advice.
Handicapping the Belmont: 6/8/17
Who will win the final leg of the Triple Crown, the 149th Belmont Stakes? Handicappers Acacia Courtney and Chris Fallica break the race down.
Making History: 5/26/17
American racing's de-facto chief archivist, Cathy Schenck, retires from the Keeneland Library. Plus, Lydia Hislop of Racing UK previews the 238th Epsom Derby.
Rising Sun at Belmont: 5/21/17
Trainer Kiyoshi Hagiwara on bringing Epicharis over from Japan to run the Belmont Stakes. Plus, Bill Finley of Thoroughbred Daily News recaps Cloud Computing's Preakness win.
Handicapping the Preakness: 5/18/17
Will Always Dreaming take the next step on the Triple Crown trail? Zoe Cadman & Millie Ball of XBTV, as well as our own Chris Fallica, break down the Preakness.
Mo Money: 5/13/17
Owner Tom McKenna on the progress of his Preakness contender, Conquest Mo Money. Plus, Childs Walker of the Baltimore Sun looks ahead to the race.
The Young and the Victress: 5/7/17
12-year-old thoroughbred owner Hannah Schlenk is interviewed by peers, plus a recap of Always Dreaming's win in the 143rd Kentucky Derby.
Handicapping the Derby: 5/4/17
Will it be Classic Empire, McCraken, Irish War Cry, or someone else? Our expert panel of Chris "The Bear" Fallica, James Scully of Brisnet, and Gabby Gaudet analyze.
Thunder and Snow: 5/3/17
Olympic ski champ Bode Miller on the Derby horse he co-owns, Fast and Accurate. Plus, European champion jockey Christophe Soumillon on Derby mount, Thunder Snow.
In The Gate #314 - Thunder and Snow: 5/3/17
Olympic ski champ Bode Miller on the Derby horse he co-owns, #3 Fast and Accurate. Plus, European champion jockey Christophe Soumillon on Derby mount, #2 Thunder Snow.
O & O: 5/2/17
Jockey Jose Ortiz (Tapwrit) talks about having his wisdom teeth removed & being a New York Mets fan. Plus, owner John Oxley discusses Classic Empire's quirkiness.
Derby Comebacks: 5/1/17
Jockey Rajiv Maragh battles back from serious spill to pilot Irish War Cry in Ky. Derby. Plus, McCraken recovers from ankle injury to loom as big Derby threat.
Girvin Pushes Forward: 4/30/17
Louisiana Derby winner Girvin pushes through a cracked hoof. Plus, the father of Santa Anita Oaks winner Paradise Woods's co-owner, Steve Sarkowsky, has a long pro sports legacy.
Muscle Cars & Thoroughbred Stars: 4/21/17
Isabelle DeTomaso, owner of Derby hopeful Irish War Cry, has lived an amazing life. Plus, the revival of a stage play about two time Derby-winning jockey, Jimmy Winkfield.
Muscle Cars & Thoroughbred Stars: 4/21/17
The owner of Derby hopeful Irish War Cry, Isabelle DeTomaso, has lived an amazing life. Plus, the revival of a stage play about 2x Derby-winning jockey, Jimmy Winkfield.
Perfectly Sano: 4/16/17
Son Alex Sano describes his father -- trainer of Derby hopeful, Gunnevera -- surviving twice being kidnapped in his native Venezuela. Plus, a recap of Classic Empire's Ark. Derby.
She Likes to Move It: 4/9/17
Dr. Pam Robinson of Brandywine Farm discusses Ky. Derby contenders Gunnevera and Royal Mo. Plus, Art Wilson of So. Calif. News Group updates the Derby trail.
Two Roads Diverged: 4/2/17
Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr on his two prime Derby candidates -- Louisiana Derby winner Girvin & top-rated 3-year-old and Blue Grass entrant McCraken. Alicia Wincze-Hughes analyzes.
Mo Better Blues: 3/26/17
Trainer Tony Dutrow sends out Mo Town in the Wood Memorial, to try to qualify for the Ky. Derby. Racing UK's James Willoughby breaks down Thunder Snow's UAE Derby win.
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