The Ron Flatter Racing Pod

The Ron Flatter Racing Pod

Featuring handicapping tips and insight from insiders, the Ron Flatter Racing Pod is posted every Friday morning via VSiN.com. Check out the interviews with owners, trainers, jockeys, racing journalists, handicappers and celebrities. The pod is hosted by VSiN host/reporter Ron Flatter, who has been covering horse racing around the world for more than 30 years.... Show More

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On the current episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, racing journalist and publicist Jennie Rees discusses the new Triple Crown schedule, trainer Greg Foley talks about Major Fed’s bid to win Saturday’s Matt Winn Stakes, and Duane Colucci of the Rampart Race and Sportsbook and Kate Hunter in Japan handicap weekend races in Kentucky and Tokyo. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via Apple, Google, iHeart, Spotify, Stitcher and ...

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Trainer Brendan Walsh discusses the comeback of Kentucky Derby contender Maxfield, Jude Feld of Horse Racing Radio Network looks forward to the sport’s reboot this weekend, and Johnny Avello of DraftKings Sportsbook and Kate Hunter in Japan handicap weekend races in the U.S. and Tokyo on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, sponsored by 1/ST BET.

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Anticipating the opening next week of Churchill Downs and a reopening in California, Las Vegas handicapper Richard Eng discusses betting during the pandemic on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Trainer Ken McPeek talks about Kentucky Oaks favorite Swiss Skydiver and her aim to race next month in England. From Paris, Racing Post’s Scott Burton handicaps Monday’s resumption of racing in France. The RFRP is available via Apple, Google, Spot...

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On the current episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert discusses his Arkansas Derby favorites Charltan and Nadal and admits that he has considered moving his stable from southern California. Quantitative analyst and horseplayer Tony Zhou talks about the realities and myths of computer handicapping. VSiN’s Vinny Magliulo and Japan racing expert Kate Hunter handicap this weekend’s Arkansas Derby and Te...

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Bob Baffert admitted that the suspension of racing at Santa Anita and the exodus of good horses from southern California has made him think about moving his Hall of Fame stable out of the state.

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Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano discusses his recovery from the coronavirus, and racehorse analyst Bruno De Julio talks about the Derby trail and the sport’s federal drug scandal on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, sponsored by 1/ST BET.

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Race caller and podcaster Jason Beem discusses betting strategies, Chris Kotulak of Fonner Park and John Lies of Will Rogers Downs talk about bettors discovering their tracks, plus previews of weekend races in Arkansas and Japan with Chris Andrews and Kate Hunter are on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, sponsored by 1/ST BET.

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April 9, 2020 83 min

Renowned gambler Alan “Dink” Denkenson, jockey Joe Talamo discusses his ride this weekend on Thousand Words in the Oaklawn Stakes, and previews of races in Arkansas, Japan and Australia with Dave Tuley, Kate Hunter and Nick Quinn on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, sponsored by 1/ST BET.

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The longer road to the Kentucky Derby and betting on Group 1 racing in Australia are the focus of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. XBTV’s Zoe Cadman handicaps this weekend’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Breeder Randy Gullatt discusses Florida Derby winner Tiz The Law. Nick Quinn from Sky Racing in Australia has his picks for The Championships this weekend at Royal Randwick in Sydney.

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March 26, 2020 79 min

In spite of the pandemic, Gulfstream Park is going ahead with this weekend’s Florida Derby, and it is the focus of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Horse Race Insider’s John Pricci from south Florida handicaps the race, and trainer Patrick Biancone discusses his colt Été Indien. The impact of the coronavirus on horse racing is also discussed. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher and at VSiN.com/po...

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Since racing continues through the coronavirus scare, a preview of Saturday’s Louisiana Derby is a big part of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Trainer Mark Casse and turf writer Byron King of the Blood-Horse discuss the race, the pandemic’s impact on the sport and the extended road to a postponed Kentucky Derby. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher and at VSiN.com/podcasts and is sponsored by 1/S...

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Racing goes on at most tracks in North America even as others around the world are being shut down because of the coronavirus. In this pop-up episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, trainer Wesley Ward offers his thoughts about why racing should go forward. A media panel of XBTV's Millie Ball Yakteen, Saratoga Special's Tom Law and Racing Post's Paris-based correspondent Scott Burton also discuss how the pandemic is impa...

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Long-range challenges for horse racing and goals for an international jockey are up for discussion on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. National Thoroughbred Racing Association CEO Alex Waldrop talks about the issues facing the sport. Italian jockey Umberto Rispoli discusses his permanent move to Santa Anita. Saturday’s Kentucky Derby points preps – the Rebel and the Jeff Ruby – are previewed. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via ...

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Racing journalists Frank Angst of the Blood-Horse and John Pricci of Horse Race Insider discuss the new federal criminal case against 27 defendants including trainers Jason Servis and Jorge Navarro, who stand accused of illegally and deceptively drugging their racehorses. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available on Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher and at VSiN.com/podcasts.

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March 5, 2020 70 min

This weekend’s Kentucky Derby preps at Aqueduct, Tampa and Santa Anita are previewed on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Trainer Linda Rice talks about her Derby hopes with First Deputy and Montauk Traffic. And sports writer Mark Whicker of the Southern California News Group discusses Santa Anita’s response to last year’s crisis. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher and at VSiN.com/podcasts and is...

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The next stop on the road to the Kentucky Derby is the focus of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. talks about Chance It’s bid to win this weekend’s Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park, Florida. Horse Race Insider’s John Pricci handicaps the race and also discusses the push to shorten the 10-year drug suspension of trainer Rick Dutrow. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via Apple, Google, Spotify, St...

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February 20, 2020 67 min

Lingering debate from the Eclipse Awards, betting on drug-free horse races and an early preview of next week’s Fountain of Youth Stakes. They are among the topics being discussed on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Free-lance writer Tom Pedulla has strong opinions about hot-button issues in racing, and trainer Dale Romans discusses the comeback of his top Kentucky Derby prospect Dennis’ Moment. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available vi...

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February 13, 2020 75 min

Another Kentucky Derby prep is the focus of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Fair Grounds track announcer John G. Dooley checks in from New Orleans to preview this weekend’s two divisions of the Risen Star Stakes. Also, National Thoroughbred Racing Association executive Keith Chamblin talks about the growth of handicapping contests. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher and at VSiN.com/podcasts and...

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The biggest handicapping contest in the country is the focus of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Competitors Chris Fallica, David Gutfreund and Judy Wagner take part in a roundtable to talk about betting strategy for the National Horseplayers Championship at Las Vegas. Trainer Peter Eurton discusses 2019 juvenile champion Storm The Court’s return to the track Sunday in the San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is...

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Ideas for the future of racing and a look ahead to this weekend’s Kentucky Derby preps are featured on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. VSiN’s and Horse Racing Radio Network’s Dan Mason takes a long view of the sport. National Horseplayers Championship winner Scott Coles talks about defending his title next week and also handicaps Saturday’s Withers, Holy Bull and Robert B. Lewis stakes. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via Apple...

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