Horse Racing Talk: Mike Smith on Justify, top current horses

January 10, 2019 05:30pm
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...

 The first show of the new year resets the national scene, specifically recapping Coliseum's flop in last weekend's Sham Stakes and Bellafina's big score in the Santa Ynez. The hosts take a look at fields shaping up for the Pegasus World Cup and the new Turf Invitational.

 Ken Miller joins next. The Des Moines, Iowa, sports talk host also worked previously as track announcer at Prairie Meadows and Arapahoe Park. He has patented new bets that are debuting at Santa Anita and Gulfstream Park.

 Jockey Mike Smith also called in to discuss a few of his mounts, including Eclipse Awards finalists Marley's Freedom and McKinzie, along with Kentucky Derby hopeful Gunmetal Gray. Smith also gives his argument for Justify as Horse of the Year.


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Emery Songer and John Hernandez talk with some of the biggest names in horse racing weekly on 
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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 or through the iHeartRadio app.

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