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Winning Ponies

Winning Ponies

Thursday at 5 PM Pacific

February 21st 2013:'Winning Ponies' Presents President of NYTHA Rick Violette, Jr. and DRF Columnist Marcus Hersh

Rick Violette, Jr. has had many achievements in a career that took him from showing hunters and jumpers to becoming the President of the National Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association. He will be discussing the growth of the racing program in New York, and stake his opinions on why there should be year-round racing and the organizations' efforts to find second careers for retired thoroughbreds. In the second segment DRF columnist Marcus Hersh will be our handicapper. He concentrates his efforts on the Fair Grounds and Chicago racing scene, and will tell us who's hot, and who's not, pointing o

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Marcus Hersh

Daily Racing Form columnist Marcus Hersh will be our guest handicapper. He concentrates his efforts on the Fair Grounds and Chicago racing scene. Hersh has worked for the Daily Racing Form for over a decade and is the co-international correspondent and a Daily Racing Form features writer.
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Rick Violette Jr.

Rick Violette Jr. Rick started showing hunters and jumpers on the East Coast circuit. He first started galloping race horses part-time but eventually chose racing over show horses. Rick graduated from Lowell University in Massachusetts and began working on the backstretch at Suffolk Downs. He was assistant to for Emile Allain at Woodbine Race Track in Canada for 2 years and then went to New York to be an assistant to trainer David Whiteley. He started his own public stable in 1983. Rick has served as Chairman of the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund for more than a decade and has been the President of the National Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and a member of the Board of
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1448/winning-ponies 23/11/2017 05:00 23/11/2017 06:00 Winning Ponies https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1448/winning-ponies Rick Violette, Jr. has had many achievements in a career that took him from showing hunters and jumpers to becoming the President of the National Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association. He will be discussing the growth of the racing program in New York, and stake his opinions on why there should be year-round racing and the organizations' efforts to find second careers for retired thoroughbreds. In the second segment DRF columnist Marcus Hersh will be our handicapper. He concentrates his efforts on the Fair Grounds and Chicago racing scene, and will tell us who's hot, and who's not, pointing out any horses which have impressed him and how the track bias has been playing. He will then join John in handicapping the $400,000 Gr. 2 Risen Star Stakes and $200,000 Gr. 3 Rachel Alexandra Stakes from the Fair Grounds and then look at Gulfstream Park's $400,000 Gr. 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes and $225,000 Gr. 2 Davona Dale Stakes. All of these races will have an impact on the KY Oaks and KY Derby. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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