The Triple Crown and jockeys’ health are the subjects of this week’s Ron Flatter Racing Pod.
Gene Kershner of The Buffalo News offers his early assessment of Belmont Stakes 2023, the current series of classics and how he may be the turf writer with the longest active streak of Triple Crown races covered.
The Jockeys’ Guild president and CEO Terry Meyocks talks about this week’s symposium that was focused on the mental wellness of riders and offers some startling statistics about the challenges facing racing’s most overlooked athletes.
Horse Racing Nation’s Ed DeRosa has some handicapping tips for some of this weekend’s races plus his own early view of the Belmont Stakes.
There also is a backlog of listener and reader feedback.
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