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Monday, July 7, 2008
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TODD SCHRUPP TO BE THURSDAY'S GUEST ON BLOODHORSE.COM "TALKIN' HORSES"
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Join TVG host/racing analyst Todd Schrupp for Thursday's edition of BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" at BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses on Thursday, July 10, at noon EDT (9:00 a.m. PDT), sponsored by TrueNicks.com. In 1999, Schrupp saw an ad in the Daily Racing Form for a new horse-racing network called TVG. He sent tapes, auditioned, and then became one of the first on-air people hired. His career highlight, Schrupp says, will always be his involvement in the launch of TVG.
Because his father served with the Marines, Schrupp, born in Edina, Minn., lived many places during his boyhood. The place he remembers best is Camp Pendleton, near San Diego and not far from Del Mar Race Course. In the summers of 1975 and 1976 he and his father often went to the track. Todd taught himself to read the Daily Racing Form during those visits and developed his lifelong love of horse racing.
When Schrupp's father left the Marines, he moved the family back to Minnesota where Todd became a good basketball player and an even more avid horse racing fan with the opening of Canterbury Downs (now Canterbury Park) at Shakopee in 1985. After his senior year in high school and before leaving for Buena Vista College in Iowa, he got a job at the track in customer relations.
While studying in Iowa, Schrupp missed Canterbury so much that he transferred from Buena Vista to the University of Minnesota. While studying there he took a job in the track's marketing department, which led to a full-time position as in-house analyst-handicapper. Eventually he became a backup for track announcer Tony Bentley.
In 1991, with Bentley's help, Schrupp landed a job at Calder Race Course in Miami as the in-house handicapper and backup track announcer to the legendary Phil Salzman. While at Calder, Schrupp earned an Eclipse Award Honorable Mention for his piece on the accident in which Carla Wolfson, wife of trainer Marty Wolfson, was kicked and grievously injured by a horse named Mr. Angel. The upbeat story focused on her recovery and her unwavering love for Mr. Angel.
How to participate in the BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses"/ask questions:
Questions for Todd Schrupp can be submitted in advance now or during the online discussion by going to BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses. The same Internet address will also carry BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" webcast on Thursday. BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" is sponsored by TrueNicks.com 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 join in the discussion or simply enjoy and monitor the informative "Q&A" session as it occurs by visiting BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses at noon EST on Thursday. Each edition of BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" is archived online and available 24/7 for later reading.
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