Talkin' Horses

Talkin' Horses, the exclusive horse racing podcast from, has always offered Thoroughbred fans and professionals an opportunity to pose questions to the people who make the headlines. Guests have included owners, trainers, jockeys, industry leaders, and newsmakers from around the world of Thoroughbred breeding and racing.

March 2006 - Posts

Avalyn Hunter: Pedigree Analyst

One of the first pedigree books Avalyn Hunter can recall reading as a fifteen-year-old is Sir Charles Leicester’s classic work Bloodstock Breeding , which twenty-five years later served as a model and inspiration for Hunter’s first book, American Classic Pedigrees 1914–2002 . Covering the race records, antecedents, and descendants of the winners of the American Triple Crown races plus the... Read More

Frank Lyons: TVG Analyst

[image url=""]Frank Lyons[/image] Born and raised in Ireland, Frank Lyons was introduced to race horses by an uncle who was a horse owner. His interest was enhanced by his mother, Betty, who took him to local tracks such as Phoenix Park and Fairyhouse. While in boarding school, Lyons began getting first-hand experience by working on a horse farm... Read More

Handicapper Steve Moody

Steve Moody, 50, grew up in Louisville, Ky. His first connection to horse racing was listening to Cawood Ledford call the feature races during the Keeneland and Churchill Downs meets. When WHAS-TV would broadcast from Churchill Downs on Saturdays in the spring and summer, Moody would watch the races and make his selections. He picked his first Derby winner at age nine "when the name Kauai King sounded... Read More

John Asher: Churchill Downs

[image url=""]John Asher[/image] John Asher, vice president of Communications at Churchill Downs, has worked in the Thoroughbred racing industry as a journalist and a publicist for more than 20 years. A native of Leitchfield, Ky., Asher has a journalism degree from Western Kentucky University. Asher joined Churchill Downs in January 1997 and... Read More

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