Posted Friday, June 07, 2019
On a new edition of the Kentucky Winner's Circle, hosts EJ Clark and Lane Gold preview Saturday's Belmont Stakes with a pair of special guests.

Along with handicapping from the hosts, trainers Mark Casse (War of Will) and Dale Romans (Everfast) join to discuss the final leg of the Triple Crown series. Additionally, Tom Amoss, who trains Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress, discusses the importance of her winning on more circuits as she takes on Saturday's Acorn Stakes.

Clark and Gold also share their handicapping insights for the Met Mile, Ogden Phipps and Manhattan Handicap, which all run as part of a blockbuster weekend in New York.

Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019
On a special edition of the Kentucky Winner's Circle, hosts EJ Clark and Lane Gold welcome in trainer Dale Romans to discuss the controversial, historic and well-publicized disqualification of Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby.

This show, recorded Saturday, May 11, goes in depth with thoughts from Romans, Churchill Downs' all-time winningest trainer. He didn't have a horse in the race, but Romans has a clear opinion on stewards' unanimous call.

Listen below, and expect select editions of the Kentucky Winner's Circle to continue throughout Triple Crown season.

Posted Saturday, April 20, 2019
Listen in to interviews with trainers Bill Mott and Bret Calhoun on their contenders.
Posted Friday, April 12, 2019
Listen in to TVG's Caleb Keller and Richard Mandella, trainer of Omaha Beach.
Posted Friday, April 05, 2019
Preview the Blue Grass Stakes with EJ Clark interviewing connections.
Posted Friday, March 29, 2019
Hear from Mark Hennig and Jay Privman on a new podcast on Saturday's Derby prep.
Posted Saturday, March 23, 2019
A new "Road to the Derby" podcast talks top picks for Sunday's Sunland Derby.
Posted Friday, March 22, 2019
Each week leading up to the 2019 Kentucky Derby, Horse Racing Nation hosts EJ Clark's Kentucky Winner's Circle podcast looking ahead to the top preps.

This week, it's a double edition of the Kentucky Winner's Circle podcast as EJ Clark welcomes a pair of experts to his show previewing Saturday's Grade 2, $1 million Louisiana Derby.

First, co-host Lane Gold analyzes the Fair Grounds field, mentioning contenders Country House, Spinoff and Hog Creek Hustle as 3-year-old colts to know. But they'll all have to deal with War of Will, the race favorite.

Not that you should run to the betting windows....but he's the horse to beat," Gold said of the 6-5 top morning line choice.


In a second podcast, Clark interviews award-winning turf writer and dynamic publicist Jennie Rees, who knows all well the Louisiana Derby's runners but also those chasing Kentucky Oaks points in the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2).

Rees provides her reasons to like, in particular, the Keith Desormeaux-trained colt Sueno, and knows more than just about anyone about flashy filly Serengeti Empress given her connection to Ellis Park, where Rees works in the summer.

Thank you for tuning in to the Kentucky Winner's Circle podcast -- and look for a new edition next week!

Posted Friday, March 15, 2019
Each week leading up to the 2019 Kentucky Derby, Horse Racing Nation hosts EJ Clark's Kentucky Winner's Circle podcast looking ahead to the top preps.

Horse Racing Nation editor Jonathan Lintner joins EJ Clark, host of the Kentucky Winner's Circle podcast, to talk all things Rebel Stakes (G2) ahead of Saturday's split division features at Oaklawn Park.

Are undefeated Improbable (division one) and Game Winner (division two) beatable? And which contenders, both local and from the large group of West Coast shippers, stand the best chance to upset?

Listen in full below, and look for another edition of the Kentucky Winner's Circle podcast back here next week.

Posted Friday, March 15, 2019
Each week, Horse Racing Nation hosts EJ Clark's Kentucky Winner's Circle podcast looking ahead to the top Kentucky Derby preps and other doings in racing.

On a new Kentucky Winner's Circle podcast, EJ Clark speaks with Tom Amoss a week out from his 3-year-old filly's try at the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2).

Already an open-lengths winner at Churchill Downs, where later this spring there are hopes she can contend in the Kentucky Oaks, Serengeti Empress won her season debut also with ease in the Rachel Alexandra (G2).

Also on this show, Horse Racing Nation editor Jonathan Lintner joins to handicap Rebel Stakes (G2) undercard races headlined by the Azeri Stakes (G2), which will send postward four Grade 1 winners.

Listen in full below, and look for another edition of the Kentucky Winner's Circle podcast back here next week.

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Meet E. J. Clark

E. J., a 30-year broadcast radio veteran, has covered Thoroughbred racing for most of that time. After 22 years on the air as a DJ and program director, he joined his radio station’s sales staff at WTMT- AM in Louisville, Ky., and created what is now the city’s longest-running horse racing talk show, the Kentucky Winner’s Circle, in 1997.

Originally known as “The Road to Racing,” the show has aired on a number of local stations — it can now be heard regularly on Big X Sports Radio, 96.1 FM and 1450 AM, WXVW — with this podcast aimed at reaching a new audience of horse racing fans.

When racing’s in session at Kentucky’s major circuits, you can find Clark, microphone in hand, roaming the barn area, with those interviews and more coming to Horse Racing Nation during Triple Crown season.

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