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Winning Ponies

Winning Ponies

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September 10th 2015:Winning Ponies Welcomes Back Old Friends' Founder Michael Blowen and DRF Handicapper Byron King

Engelhardt got to spend some time with Michael Blowen the founder of Old Friends Retirement Facility this weekend. The DRF have just published a special edition celebrating the farm and highlighting its "Stable of Stars". That elite group will be getting a new member when Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem will soon be calling Old Friends. Michael will also be hosting a post-Breeders Cup event at the farm and several high profile horsemen will be in attendance. Michael will get us up to speed at what has been happening and talk about the post-Breeders Cup event that will take p

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Michael Blowen

Old Friends' founder and President Michael Blowen discovered his unique bond with Thoroughbreds while working as a volunteer groom at Suffolk Downs during the 1990s, eventually buying and racing a small stable of claiming-level horses before leaving his position as Arts & Entertainment reporter and film critic for The Boston Globe to become operations director for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. That move to Kentucky gave Michael an even greater appreciation for plight of older, displaced Thoroughbreds and led him to the idea of creating a permanent retirement home in the Bluegrass for horses who need a place to go when their working days are over.
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Byron King

Byron King, a native of Louisville, Ky., is the Kentucky handicapper and columnist for Daily Racing Form. A graduate of the University of Arizona Racetrack Industry Program, he initially worked as the paddock host and morning-line odds maker for Sam Houston Race Park before joining DRF in 1995. Since that time, he has covered racing from across the country for the Form, with his primary focus now being on the Kentucky circuit, and Churchill Downs in particular. In addition to his handicapping and reporting duties for the Form, he is a horse owner and breeder, and has helped identify numerous eventual stakes winners for private purchase for clients.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1448/winning-ponies 20/11/2017 01:00 20/11/2017 02:00 Winning Ponies https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1448/winning-ponies Engelhardt got to spend some time with Michael Blowen the founder of Old Friends Retirement Facility this weekend. The DRF have just published a special edition celebrating the farm and highlighting its "Stable of Stars". That elite group will be getting a new member when Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem will soon be calling Old Friends. Michael will also be hosting a post-Breeders Cup event at the farm and several high profile horsemen will be in attendance. Michael will get us up to speed at what has been happening and talk about the post-Breeders Cup event that will take place at his farm. Churchill Downs opens its gates this week and who better to preview the meet than the popular DRF Handicapper Byron King who calls Louisville home. They will be running the Gr. 2 Pocahontas and the Gr. 3 Iroquois Stakes on Saturday. We'll also look at the Gr. 3 Kentucky Turf Cup at Kentucky Downs an head west to Louisiana Downs for the Gr. 2 Super Derby. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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