Guy Torsilieri talks jump racing, gambling and a big Christmas tree

November 5, 2018

Guy Torsilieri is the co-chair of the Far Hills Races, president of the National Steeplechase Association and the man behind the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. If that's not enough to make you listen, you're in the wrong podcast. 

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Steve Hankin hopes to revolutionize U.S. steeplechase video product

October 25, 2018

A Marylander who lives in California, Steve Hankin brings a diverse background in live sports video production to his new role with the National Steeplechase Association. His high-definition camera work hopes to set a new bar and open new opportunities for U.S. jump racing.

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Funding the future of jump racing

August 7, 2018

The good work of the like-minded National Steeplechase Foundation and Temple Gwathmey Fund gets a boost as the organizations merge to create the Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation. Board members Emily Day and Charlie Fenwick discuss the future. 

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Catching up with trainer Neil Morris

June 18, 2018

As far as we know, he's the only trainer ON EARTH to win races at 4 1/2 furlongs (at Charles Town) and 4 miles (in the Virginia Gold Cup) this year. Based in Virginia, English native Neil Morris is off to a great start to 2018 with Thoroughbreds of all types. He took some time to talk about his horses, his training philosophies and how he got here.

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Jockey Jack Doyle

May 10, 2018

Jump jockey Jack Doyle has ridden horses all his life, and made a career of it in Ireland and England. He moved to the United States in 2014 and has found a spot near the top of the standings and leads the way in 2018. 

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Talking Temple Gwathmey, National Steeplechase Foundation and more

April 10, 2018

In this edition, we talk about Temple Gwathmey (the man) and the Temple Gwathmey (the race) with Ned and Temple Grassi, get an update on the National Steeplechase Foundation with Charlie Fenwick and check in on the Middleburg Spring Races with Doug Fout. 

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NSA’s Bill Gallo talks Eclipse Awards, 2018 season and more

January 19, 2018

Bill Gallo started working at the National Steeplechase Association in 1977 and has seen the sport go through a variety of cycles. He talks about the competitive race for the 2017 Eclipse Award, takes a look ahead at the 2018 season and even goes way back to his favorite jumper of all-time – a late-1970s underdog from the barn of Jonathan Sheppard.

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Talking Fair Hill with Terry Hasseltine & Ross Peddicord

October 23, 2017

When it comes to horses, Fair Hill is home to plenty – racing, eventing, showing, fox hunting and more. The iconic Maryland property hosted its first races more than 80 years ago, and it's back in the news again with plans to overhaul the outdoor event space into a world-class facility. Two of the people behind that effort, Terry Hasseltine and Ross Peddicord, sat down to talk about the progress.

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Jockey Hadden Frost talks about his life in racing

June 26, 2017

Hadden Frost, whose father Jimmy Frost was a top jump jockey in the day, grew up in England riding ponies and took the experience all the way to careers on the flat, over jumps and in the show ring. He came over to the U.S. this spring, won a few timber races and nearly pulled off the Maryland Hunt Cup.

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Trainer Richard Valentine

June 14, 2017

You know him as the guy behind 2014 steeplechase champion Demonstrative and some other stars to come off Whitewood Farm in Virginia. He grew up in a family with little or no horse background, but dove in and now operates one of the country's most successful stables.

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