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Winning Ponies

Winning Ponies

Thursday at 5 PM Pacific

December 19th 2013:'Winning Ponies' Presents DRF Executive Columnist Jay Hovdey, Trainer Doug O'Neill and Jockey Agent Billy Johnson

As the curtain falls on Hollywood Park, we will have two guests that have an intimate relationship with the track that will close its doors after 75 years Sunday. Daily Racing Form's executive columnist Jay Hovdey who started going to the races at Hollywood Park with his father in 1964, will share his many memories of the great horses he has witnessed run there over the years. Our second guest will be Kentucky Derby winning trainer Doug O'Neil who campaigned "the world's greatest claimer" - Lava Man, who went on to win the Hollywood Gold Cup three times. He will also update us on plans for his

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Jay Hovdey

Jay Hovdey has been executive columnist for Daily Racing Form since 1998. Previously, he covered horse racing for The Blood-Horse and the Thoroughbred Record, and his work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Reader's Digest. He is the winner of four Eclipse Awards and the author of the biographies "Whittingham - A Thoroughbred Racing Legend" and "Cigar - America's Horse." He has just recently released his latest book – Long Rein: Tales From The World of Horse Racing, which contains 81 individual stories that he has authored over the years.
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Douglas F. "Doug" O'Neill

Douglas F. "Doug" O'Neill (May 24, 1968) is an American Thoroughbred horse trainer. He was born in Dearborn, Michigan, and resides in California, where he trained the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, I'll Have Another. Based at Hollywood Park Racetrack, O'Neill and his family reside in Santa Monica, California. In 1986 he began working in Thoroughbred horse racing as a stable hand and eventually a training assistant. In 1994 he obtained his professional trainer's license and since the early 2000s has been a major figure on the California racing scene, with the largest stable in Southern California and one of the largest and most successful in the United States. He gained nati
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Billy Johnson

Since late 2000, Billy Johnson became the jockey agent for Deshawn Parker. They have made a great team ever since with Deshawn becoming the Leading Rider in the North America wins for 2010 & 2011. They are currently in the top 5 in wins for the 5th straight year, an impressive accomplishment. Billy started going to the racetrack with his father when he was 5 years old. When he was 15, he followed in his brother’s footsteps working in various positions until he became his assistant trainer. He worked as a racing official at Beulah Park where he held several job titles including entry clerk, clocker, placing judge and identifier. He left Beulah in the early 1990’s going to Mountaineer Pa
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1448/winning-ponies 24/11/2017 05:00 24/11/2017 06:00 Winning Ponies https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1448/winning-ponies As the curtain falls on Hollywood Park, we will have two guests that have an intimate relationship with the track that will close its doors after 75 years Sunday. Daily Racing Form's executive columnist Jay Hovdey who started going to the races at Hollywood Park with his father in 1964, will share his many memories of the great horses he has witnessed run there over the years. Our second guest will be Kentucky Derby winning trainer Doug O'Neil who campaigned "the world's greatest claimer" - Lava Man, who went on to win the Hollywood Gold Cup three times. He will also update us on plans for his Breeders' Cup winner Goldenscents, who plans a 4-year-old career at the races. Our handicapper will be Billy Johnson, who certainly knows how to pick a winner. As a jockey agent, he currently has the top 2 riders at Mountaineer Park including two-time national champion DeShawn Parker. In a weekend void of any major races, we will be getting the inside track on several races at Moutaineer. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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