Michael Hernon and Brian Graves of Gainesway Farm

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This edition of BloodHorse.com’s popular Talkin’ Horses live podcast featured Michael Hernon and Brian Graves, from the Lexington-based Gainesway Farm. The podcast was recorded at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, March 20.

Owned by the Beck family, Gainesway Farm’s stallion roster includes such prominent sires as Tapit, Afleet Alex, Birdstone, Orientate, and Corinthian, among others. In addition to its stallion success, Gainesway is among the leading consignors at North American auctions, has achieved success with its pinhooking ventures and horses on the track wearing the farm’s colors.

Hernon, a native of Ireland with a commercial horse background, was appointed Gainesway’s Director of Sales in November 1996 and his responsibilities include sales of seasons, identifying stallion prospects, developing partnerships, and purchasing breeding stock.

As Yearling Sales Manager at Gainesway, Graves is in charge of recruiting and purchasing select yearlings for Gainesway consignments, and managing those yearlings to the sale. He is also in charge of Gainesway’s yearling sales and communications with clients regarding their yearling sales.

The podcast is co-moderated by Ron Mitchell, online managing editor for BloodHorse.com, and The Blood-Horse magazine staff writer Esther Marr. The Talkin’ Horses segment of March 20 also includes handicapping analysis by Jason Shandler, a staff writer with The Blood-Horse who co-hosts "That Handicapping Show" at BloodHorse.com.

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