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Winning Ponies

Winning Ponies

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November 19th 2015:Winning Ponies Welcomes Back Odds Maker, Handicapper, Racing Analyst and now Warner L. Jones Jr. Award Winner Mike Battaglia and DRF Correspondent and Handicapper Mary Rampellini

Mike Battaglia, one of horse racing’s great ambassadors, will be feted this Saturday by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners with the organization’s prestigious Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award. This award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to Kentucky racing and sharing the passion for the industry exemplified by Jones, founder of Oldham County’s renowned Hermitage Farm and who spent 50 years on the Churchill Downs board, including eight as chairman during the iconic track’s resurgence. Jones was the inaugural winner in 1988. Mike will tell us what this p

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Mike Battaglia

Mike Battaglia is an American horse racing analyst, race caller and television broadcaster. He is most closely associated with Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. Battaglia has worked most of his career at Churchill Downs and Turfway Park. He has set the morning line odds at Churchill since 1974, and was the race announcer there from 1977 to 1997. He also has worked as announcer at Latonia Park. Besides Churchill, he also has set the morning line odds at many other tracks. He left his position as analyst for simulcast racing in 2008. Battaglia has been a member of the NBC Sports broadcast team for the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes since the network gained broadcast rights in
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Mary Rampellini

Mary Rampellini is a correspondent and handicapper for Daily Racing Form. She began contributing to the publication in 1996. She is a native of Hartford, Connecticut, and grew up in a racing family. Her father, Ralph Rampellini, was the racing manager for Nelson Bunker Hunt in the 1980s and also broke a crop of 100 to 120 yearlings for him each year at Hunt's training center in North Texas. Ralph Rampellini later served as a racing manager and trainer for John Franks. Mary is currently based in Hot Springs, Ark., and Grand Prairie, Texas, covering Oaklawn Park and Lone Star Park as well as major stakes at other tracks in Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1448/winning-ponies 21/11/2017 01:00 21/11/2017 02:00 Winning Ponies https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1448/winning-ponies Mike Battaglia, one of horse racing’s great ambassadors, will be feted this Saturday by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners with the organization’s prestigious Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award. This award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to Kentucky racing and sharing the passion for the industry exemplified by Jones, founder of Oldham County’s renowned Hermitage Farm and who spent 50 years on the Churchill Downs board, including eight as chairman during the iconic track’s resurgence. Jones was the inaugural winner in 1988. Mike will tell us what this particular award means to him at this juncture in his illustrious career in Thoroughbred horse racing. In the second segment DRF correspondent and handicapper Mary Rampellini will tackle all the action from Delta Downs this Saturday notably the $1,000,000 Grade 3 Delta Downs Jackpot; the $250,000 Grade 3 Delta Downs Princess; the $250,000 Delta Mile and the $200,000 Delta Treasure Chest. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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