Donna Barton Brothers - Racing Analyst

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Donna Brothers by Joe DiOrio

Donna Barton Brothers is the daughter of Patti Barton, one of the first women to be licensed as a jockey, Barton Brothers is second on the all-time leading earners list for female riders with more than 1,100 victories. Barton Brothers now uses her racing expertise as a commentator and analyst for the Triple Crown series on NBC and the VERSUS networks and for TVG Network. In addition to Thoroughbred racing, Barton Brothers also covers other sporting events, including the World Equestrian Games, the Hambletonian, and the Professional Bull Riders finals.

Married to retired trainer Frank Brothers, Donna Barton Brothers is also the author of Inside Track: Insider’s Guide to Horse Racing, published by Eclipse Press. The book provides an insider’s guide to a day at the races, with tips on what to wear, how to bet, what to look for as a race unfolds, and where to see the best racing. Inside Track: Insider’s Guide to Horse Racing, which will be available in August 2011, can be pre-ordered now. The cost is $16.95, however, if you pre-order you will receive free standard shipping (a $4.95 value). The book can be purchased at or - The official store of The Blood-Horse.

Ron Geary will also be appearing on this week's show. Ron is the owner and president of Ellis Park.

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Leave a Comment:

Tina Hines

Great interview--thanks BH for saving this, as I was unable to listen to this live.  Donna, you are always interesting and I'm anxious to get your book--I hope you will be autographing copies at the Keeneland meet!


22 Jul 2011 3:59 PM
Michael DuSchane

Hi Donna - Will you autograph one of your books to my daughter Kate, I'll never forget the days at Cby... Andy... Silver Me Timbers... MN Derby... what a wonderful time... please let me know how to pay for this opportunity... thanks

23 Jul 2011 10:02 PM
Kenneth Ottosson

Maybe you have any contact where you live and can give me some addresses for stables who need a good working man?

I live in Sweden and look at Jive who is training by Jessica Lng so you see a new star! Its won a victory at our track Jägersro.

I am a fan of horseraces all over the world and I write only Zenyatta so you see my point!

Well I hope you can take some few lines for me and good luck and will buy the books later and hope I can pay by moneybookers?

My Best Regards

Kenneth Ottosson

27 Jul 2011 6:59 PM
susan trimble

Thanks for all you do for the horses! We are a 501c3 racehorse rescue FLTRAC Florida retirement and adoptive care. We work directly with Calder and Gulfstream and are funded by a percentage of their purses. The jockeys also give us a dollar per mount. We are all volunteers except for our farm mgr. We are based in Palm City Fla. We currently have about 85 horses in our program. Our goal is to rehab and adopt horses out to their forever home. We have a screening process, visit the farms, and each horse is appointed a guardian who checks on the horse. Any suggestions you may have, we would love to hear from you! Our web is And if you are in our area please stop and visit our farms! Sincerely, Susan Trimble

19 Oct 2011 9:38 AM

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