Horse Racing Talk: Baffert, Pincay on Kentucky Derby 2019

April 20, 2019 08:38am
Horse Racing Nation is thrilled to syndicate "Horse Racing Talk," hosted by Iowa-based KXnO's Emery Songer and John Hernandez. Look for a new edition here each week!

On the latest show...

 It's a good one. The hosts start with discussion about Thursday's announcement by top tracks to phase out the race day medication Lasix, as well as a look back at the Arkansas Derby (G1) and early top Kentucky Derby choices.

 NBC Sports' Laffit Pincay III then joins to discuss the Derby picture, mainly trainer Bob Baffert's trio and the other big prep winners.

 Baffert himself called in as well, talking about Roadster, Game Winner and Improbable. He also tells us about his conversations with jockey Mike Smith before and after the Arkansas Derby, plus his relationship with the Ortiz brothers and rising star Drayden Van Dyke.

 

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Meet the Hosts

Emery Songer and John Hernandez talk with some of the biggest names in horse racing weekly on 
KXnO's Horse Racing Talk!

Emery grew to love horse racing by watching horses like Barbaro and Rachel Alexandra while witnessing the pageantry and history of The Sport of Kings. John is a longtime veteran of the horse racing media world and he currently serves as the track television handicapper and commentator at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. His years in the industry all over the country have allowed him to create relationships with some of the top jockeys, trainers and personalities in horse racing.

Together, they bring different perspectives and analysis from the biggest races and events on the national thoroughbred scene. Each week, some of the important players in the game talk about their experiences and give special insight about the latest happenings in their career and on the track. Tune into the show each week to stay up-to-date on some of the biggest stories here, at kxno.com or through the iHeartRadio app.

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