Monday, April 28, 2008

Contact: Robert Bolson, Director of Corporate Marketing

Blood-Horse Publications

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Lexington, Ky. - Join HRTV host/handicapper Jon White for a special Tuesday pre-Derby edition of "Talkin' Horses" sponsored by White will be the online guest for the Tuesday, April 29 edition, which begins at noon EDT (9:00 a.m. PDT). A host for HRTV from its inception and a simulcast television commentator working the paddock at Santa Anita since 1993. He has been involved in racing since joining the Daily Racing Form in 1974 at Playfair Race Course in his hometown of Spokane, Wash. He also spent three years as a licensed Thoroughbred owner in the 1970s.


A 25-year career with the Daily Racing Form took White to tracks from coast to coast in various capacities (reporter, columnist, handicapper and chart-caller). He covered the inaugural Breeders' Cup in 1984 at Hollywood Park as a reporter/columnist and called the official charts for the 1986 Breeders' Cup at Oak Tree and 1987 Breeders' Cup at Hollywood Park. White has the distinction of being the youngest steward in the history of racing, having worked in that capacity in Washington state at age 24. He also spent two years as a steward at Les Bois Park in Idaho in the 1990s. Additionally, he was the media relations manager at Lone Star Park in 2000.


White has written for numerous publications, including The Blood-Horse, Louisville Courier-Journal, New Orleans Times-Picayune, California Thoroughbred, Washington Thoroughbred, Canadian Horse and Paddock magazine. He received the 2004 Mark Kaufman Media Award from the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders' Association "for his excellence in reporting on the Washington Thoroughbred industry and Emerald Downs." In 1993, White was co-simulcast host from the Santa Anita paddock for the Breeders' Cup at Oak Tree. From 2001-2003, he was co-host of the Fox Sports Northwest one-hour Longacres Mile telecast at Emerald Downs. At Fairplex Park from 1997-2000, he was a television commentator from the paddock and made the track's morning line. >From 1983-1991, he made the odds in the Los Angeles Times for the races at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Del Mar. His wife, freelance equine journalist Tracy Gantz, covers Southern California racing for The Blood-Horse.


How to participate in the "Talkin' Horses"/ask questions:
Questions for Jon White can be submitted by visiting The same Internet address will also carry "Talkin' Horses" webcast on Tuesday. "Talkin' Horses" is sponsored by and offers an entertaining and engaging opportunity for racing enthusiasts to talk online one-on-one with high-profile insiders, newsmakers and legends of the Thoroughbred industry.


Racing enthusiasts are invited to enjoy and monitor the informative "Q&A" session by visiting at noon ET on Tuesday. Each edition of "Talkin' Horses" is archived online and available 24/7 for later reading.



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About was voted the #1 horse industry Web site in 2007, 2005, and 2002 by the American Horse Publications Association, and was previously selected as a Top Seven Equestrian Web site by Forbes magazine. It is the preferred choice of industry professionals and racing enthusiasts alike for up-to-the-minute racing news and information. From award-winning, comprehensive editorial to fan-favorite Breeders' Cup and Triple Crown Mania channels and the engaging "Talkin' Horses" weekly feature, there is something for all Thoroughbred racing professionals and enthusiasts. is operated by Blood-Horse Publications, the Thoroughbred industry's foremost publishing company. Blood-Horse Publications also publishes The Blood-Horse, the leading weekly Thoroughbred racing and breeding news and information magazine; the award-winning The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, a monthly equine health care magazine; TBH MarketWatch, a newsletter for Thoroughbred investors and recipient of the prestigious Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) for 2006 and 2005; the official Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup souvenir magazines; Auction Edge; and Keeneland magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes equine-related books and videos under the Eclipse Press banner, and operates a family of award-winning Web sites including,,, the official store of Blood-Horse Publications,, and


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