#463 - An English King on Independence Day: 7/1/20
On American Independence Day, a colt called English King tries to win the Epsom Derby. Plus, thoroughbred racing in the States heads for a "Who Moved My Cheese" moment involving grooms and stablehands.
In The Gate #462 - Where Did All the Lonely Horses Go?: 6/25/20
Why do field sizes for stakes races seem to be so low? Plus, how the COVID-19 shutdown led to a protest at a major thoroughbred track in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In The Gate #461 - An Unusual Triple Crown Begins: 6/17/20
Chris "The Bear" Fallica previews the 1st leg of an unusual Triple Crown - the Belmont Stakes. Plus, the intrigue behind Patrick Biancone, trainer of Belmont entry SOLE VOLANT
In The Gate #460 - A Difficult Conversation: 6/12/20
A discussion of racism and the social unrest in the United States as seen through the prism of thoroughbred horse racing.
In The Gate #459 - Lord of the Gold Ring: 6/3/20
Trainer Blaine Wright sends out Anneau d'Or in the Santa Anita Derby. Will the added sign-ups on racing ADWs yield long-term gains? Plus, Barry comments on social unrest.
In The Gate #458 - The Doctor Is In: 5/28/20
Dr. Post hopes a delayed Triple Crown works to his benefit. Plus, a horse that once played Seabiscuit in the movie now helps kids with autism.
In The Gate #457 - Riding the Mono-Rail: 5/20/20
Will Mr. Monomoy be able to return in time for a delayed Kentucky Derby? Plus, the COVID-19 shutdown leaves a couple of racing jurisdictions fighting for survival.
In The Gate #456 - Back Into Form: 5/13/20
Breeders Futurity winner MAXFIELD stands to benefit from a delayed Derby. Plus, in a precursor to major U.S, tracks re-starting, we discuss European tracks that have resumed.
In The Gate #455 - Artist at Work: 5/6/20
Will the still-unraced Cezanne become trainer Bob Baffert's 4th (& maybe best) Derby hopeful? Plus, how is horse racing taking advantage of being the only game in town?
In The Gate #454 - My Friends Beer: 4/28/20
My Friends Beer looks to pound down the big boys in the Arkansas Derby. Plus, what would happen if all 13 Triple Crown winners hypothetically raced each other?
In The Gate #453 - The Fonner Things In Life: 4/24/20
Who'd believe that our podcast leading to the 1st Saturday of May would come from...Fonner Park, in Grand Island NE? Plus, a quantifiable measure of horsemen's COVID-19 angst
In The Gate #452 - An Auction at Home: 4/14/20
An Australian bloodstock agency conducts the first-ever online yearling auction. Plus, Santa Anita officials push to restart racing at the Arcadia, CA oval.
In The Gate #451 - What About the Horses?: 4/6/20
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance president John Phillips discusses the ramifications of a possible spike in racehorse retirements due to the COVID-19 shutdown.
In The Gate #450 - Dealing with COVID-19: 3/30/20
Hall of Fame rider Javier Castellano discusses contracting COVID-19. Plus, a business owner that relies on Keeneland's spring meet is struggling to make ends meet.
In The Gate #449 - People Not Numbers: 3/25/20
Independence Hall hopes Saturday's Fla. Derby is a preamble to a Ky. Derby win in September. Plus, we remember 2 harness racing trainers who died from COVID-19.
In The Gate #448 - Knocking It Out of the Park (UPDATED): 3/17/20
Former CLE/DET 1B/DH Victor Martinez has King Guillermo ready for the Derby, even in Sept, Plus, an updated intv w/Keeneland pres. Bill Thomason on cancelling the April meet.
In The Gate #447 - Legislating Safety: 2/27/20
Are reforms proposed in a new bill introduced in the California legislature too strict? Plus, we remember an upstate New York woman whose idols were the jockeys of Saratoga
In The Gate #446 - Nadal's Passing Shot: 2/13/20
Will Nadal, the horse, become a champion worthy of his namesake? Plus, a new way to track thoroughbred aftercare.
In The Gate #445 - Back to California: 1/30/20
One year after the height of the Santa Anita fatality situation, a new standing PET scanner reveals potential bone fractures before they become catastrophic.
In The Gate #444 - Racing Without Gambling: 1/22/20
Are race purses more important to the industry than gambling dollars? Plus, we set the table for the Kentucky Derby prep season. Who are the leading contenders so far?
In The Gate #443 - Socially Responsible: 1/15/20
Daniel Centeno rides not just to win a 7th Tampa Bay jocks' title, but for a higher purpose. Plus, how social media scuttled the proposed return of a retired G1 winner.
In The Gate #442 - Who's the Champ?: 1/7/20
Will the almost-Derby champ, Maximum Security, take home a big year-end honor? Plus, what's the future for the home of the world's first-ever million dollar race?
In The Gate #441 - Races of the Year: 12/23/19
We count down 2019's Races of the Year! Are any Breeders' Cup races in there? How about Horse of the Year candidates? How does our list compare with yours?
In The Gate #440 - Cultured Pearl: 12/12/19
The Pearl of the Carribbean racetrack in St. Lucia is lavish & glamorous, but controversial also. Plus, a history of dirt in American racing. Will synthetics eventually win?
In The Gate #439 - Do They Know They've Won?: 12/1/19
Do racehorses know whether they've won or lost a race? The answer has important implications. Plus, new research on horses displacing their palates (breathing problems).
In The Gate #438 - What Can We Learn From This?: 11/22/19
A number of major racing organizations form a Thoroughbred Safety Coalition. Plus, the potential Stateside implications of an Australian trainer's overturned drug suspension.
In The Gate #437 - All the Way to the House: 11/2/19
The injured group of Veterans who met (and bet on) the unlikely Kentucky Derby winner. Plus, Marine Corporal Tom Knust has spent a lifetime in racing.
In The Gate #436 - Handicapping the Breeders' Cup: 10/30/19
Veteran handicappers Molly Jo Rosen and Brisnet's Ed DeRosa break down 7 of the Breeders' Cup races. What big upset do they predict?
In The Gate #435 - Hi Ho Silva: 10/21/19
Retiring rider Eurico Rosa da Silva hopes for a Hollywood ending in Tinseltown. Plus, a look at the first S. Korean-based horse to compete at the upcoming Breeders' Cup
In The Gate #434 - Off to See the Wizard: 10/14/19
Saffie Joseph Jr prepares 31-1 Penn. Derby winner, MATH WIZARD, for the BC Classic. Plus, Sophie Doyle enjoys the ride on Cotillion winner STREET BAND heading into the Distaff
In The Gate #433 - Dancing to the Cup: 10/8/19
Third-generation trainer Carlos Martin prepares Come Dancing for the Filly & Mare Sprint. Plus, jockey Abel Cedillo bursts onto the sport's brightest stage.
In The Gate #432 - Stallion Cap: 10/3/19
Will there soon be an annual limit on stallion matings? Plus, what's the best way to strengthen a horse's abdominal muscles after surgery?
In The Gate #431 - A Legacy Questioned: 9/13/19
A then-California Horse Racing Board member reacts to a media report of Justify testing positive for a banned substance. Plus, Churchill Downs' commitment to gaming vs. racing
In The Gate #430 - Family Feud: 9/10/19
Will the Stronach family feud bring down thoroughbred racing in the U.S.? Plus, we remember recently deceased Hall of Fame rider, Randy Romero.
In The Gate #429 - Overturning the Derby: 8/26/19
Will the Ky Derby DQ be overturned? It happened in a recent Derby. Plus, one of the youngest horsemen, Nick Vaccarezza, on working for Chad Brown & surviving Parkland.
In The Gate #428 - Not Ready to Dismount: 8/19/19
At age 48, jockey Frankie Dettori is having a season for the ages. Plus, we replay our interview from last October with recently deceased HOF broadcaster, Jack Whitaker.
In The Gate #427 - Why Now?: 8/5/19
This year's Santa Anita's 12-month fatality totals are almost equal to last year. So why the media furor now? Plus, the fragility of the US thoroughbred vs. Japanese-breds
In The Gate #426 - The Historic Upset: 7/28/19
55-year old Jose Ferrer returns in 10 days from a broken neck vertebra to record 2 wins on Haskell day. Plus, it's been 100 yrs since Man OWars only career loss, to Upset
In The Gate #425 - Doing the Splits: 7/21/19
You know how very little hard data is available for UK races, compared w/North America? Well, change is on the way. Plus, a skeptic's view of the Horseracing Integrity Act.
In The Gate #424 - Showing the Waya: 7/11/19
The great filly/mare, WAYA, enters the Racing Hall of Fame. Plus, an equine gene that can predict whether a horse will make it to the races by age 3.
In The Gate #422 - Presque Isle to British Isle: 6/27/19
Rising star Tyler Gaffalione, rider of Preakness winner War of Will, describes riding at Royal Ascot for the 1st time. Plus, an update on the continuing problems in So. Cal.
In The Gate #421 - He's Baaaack!!: 6/18/19
Kentucky Derby morning-line favorite, Omaha Beach, returns to training. Plus, an update on the laws and consequences affecting seasonal workers to care for racehorses.
In The Gate #420 - All for One: 6/9/19
What concerns would industry stakeholders have if a push for a national governing body of thoroughbred racing were to gain momentum?
In The Gate #419 - Mending Fences: 6/1/19
Can Japan-based Master Fencer claim an American classic, the Belmont? Plus, Ray Paulick provides a nuanced view of the continuing turmoil in California.
In The Gate #418 - The Loud Silence: 5/28/19
Will the maturing U.S. legal betting market necessitate officials' accountability (see: Derby DQ)? Plus, how can all the mid-Atlantic tracks survive in an era of contraction?
In The Gate #417 - Secrets of Seabiscuit: 5/19/19
When will Maximum Security get a rematch against Preakness champ, War of Will? Plus, will DNA from the 1930s legend - Seabiscuit - reveal secrets of the breed?
In The Gate #416 - Mining for a Gem: 5/13/19
Alwaysmining rides a 6-race win streak into the Preakness. A re-examination of the DQ rule that affected the Derby & a look at the decision's perception by the general public
In The Gate #415 - A Different Kind of Derby: 5/6/19
What does the Preakness hold after the wild Kentucky Derby DQ? Plus, how about winning a Derby that's not 1 1/4 mi long, but 620 mi? When you've never ridden a horse before?
In The Gate #414 - Handicapping the Derby: 5/2/19
Who's going to win the 145th Kentucky Derby? Our expert panel analyzes the race. Plus, jockey Gabriel Saez prepares to ride By My Standards in the race.
In The Gate #414 - Handicapping the Derby: 5/1/19
Who's going to win the 145th Kentucky Derby? Our expert panel analyzes the race. Plus, jockey Gabriel Saez prepares to ride By My Standards in the race.
In The Gate #413 - Out of Nowhere: 4/23/19
Jeltrin, winner of the Davona Dale at 51-1 odds, prepares for the Kentucky Oaks. Plus, will the proposed Congressional bill to reform horse racing actually get done?
In The Gate #412 - The Taxman Cometh: 4/13/19
Trainer Danny Gargan prepares TAX for the 145th Kentucky Derby. Plus, mainland China runs its first competitive thoroughbred meet.
In The Gate #411 - In His Court: 4/7/19
58-year old rider Jon Court rides Rebel co-winner Long Range Toddy in the Arkansas Derby. Plus, an informative, nuanced view of the situation at Santa Anita.
In The Gate #410 - Calling Signals: 3/31/19
Signalman prepares for the Blue Grass Stakes, plus a comprehensive look ahead to the Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial, & Blue Grass...& rundown of top Ky. Derby contenders
In The Gate #409 - A Shot of Bourbon: 3/26/19
Twice ignored at sales, Bourbon War has a shot to make the Kentucky Derby. Plus, the latest on the fight to keep the Preakness at Pimlico.
In The Gate #408 - Hog Heaven: 3/19/19
Trainer Vickie Foley sends out Hog Creek Hustle in the Louisiana Derby. Gary West looks at the broader Derby picture and examines the changing situation at Santa Anita.
In The Gate #407 - Santa Anita Recovers: 3/12/19
Dr. Mick Peterson discusses his team's re-inspection of the Santa Anita tracks, which have seen 21 fatalities since 12/26. Plus, the track closure effect on jockeys.
In The Gate #406 - Santa Anita Suspends Racing: 3/6/19
Santa Anita suspends racing in the aftermath of 21 fatalities since 12/26. Where does this leave top Ky. Derby contenders Game Winner and Improbable?
In The Gate #405 - Click To Buy: 3/3/19
Could thoroughbred auctions ever be held online? Plus, a refresher course in social media best practices after an online controversy following a race at Tampa Bay Downs.
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.