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 HorseRacingNation.com. Check out the interviews with owners, trainers, jockeys, racing journalists, handicappers and celebrities. The pod is hosted by HRN managing editor Ron Flatter, who has been covering horse racing around the world for more than 35 years.

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January 21, 2022 79 min

Kentucky Derby and Oaks points preps resume this weekend with the Lecomte and Silverbulletday stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans. On this week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse discusses Lecomte Stakes favorite Pappacap, track announcer John G. Dooley and Horse Racing Nation’s Mark Midland provide advance insight and analysis. Ron also delves into his Eclipse Awards votes. The Ron Flatter R...

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This week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod checks in on Tampa Bay Downs, where the Pasco and Gasparilla stakes are preps for upcoming Derby and Oaks preps. Longtime turf writer and publicist Mike Henry offers a preview. Also, trainer Dallas Stewart discusses Long Range Toddy’s run in the Fifth Season Stakes at Oaklawn. Horse Racing Nation’s Sara Elbadwi handicaps weekend races. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via fre...

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January 7, 2022 73 min

This week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod focuses on opening weekend at Sam Houston Race Park. Track announcer Nick Tammaro and jockey Ry Eikleberry offer their thoughts and angles for the 2022 Thoroughbred meet. Ed DeRosa has weekend handicapping. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via free subscription from iHeart, Apple, Google, Spotify and Stitcher as well as HorseRacingNation.com.

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December 31, 2021 83 min

This week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod features owner Kosta Hronis and trainer John Sadler talking about rising sprint star Flightline. Ron Mack discussing Legacy Equine Academy’s mission to make racing more inclusive. VSiN’s Vinny Magliulo handicaps weekend races, including Kentucky Derby points preps at Aqueduct, Oaklawn and Santa Anita. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via free subscription from iHeart, Apple, ...

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December 24, 2021 64 min

This week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod features a Christmas conversation among friends. Japan Thoroughbred liaison Kate Hunter, Racing Post correspondent Scott Burton from Paris and turf writer John Cherwa from The Los Angeles Times discuss the year in racing and look ahead to 2022. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via free subscription from iHeart, Apple, Google, Spotify and Stitcher as well as from VSiN.com/podc...

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December 17, 2021 94 min

This week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod features Eclipse Award-winning writer John Scheinman, who discusses his new book Bal Harbour Blues. Celebrity interviewer Brad Blanks talks about what happens when red carpets and horse racing come together. Chris Andrews of the South Point in Las Vegas handicaps weekend races. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via free subscription from iHeart, Apple, Google, Spotify and Stit...

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December 10, 2021 71 min
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December 3, 2021 73 min

This week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod features Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale discussing his $13,000 worth of bets in last weekend’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Anthony Stabile of the New York Racing Association previews this weekend’s Cigar Mile card at Aqueduct. Paul Zilm talks about Circa Sports’ opening Derby futures, and he handicaps weekend races. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via free subscription from ...

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November 24, 2021 90 min

This week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod features analysis of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager with Horse Racing Nation and Derby Wars CEO Mark Midland. Trainer Brian Lynch discusses his 2-year-old Derby prospect Classic Causeway racing in this weekend’s Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs. Las Vegas handicapper Richard Eng offers his picks for graded stakes during the holiday weekend. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod ...

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November 19, 2021 97 min

This week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod features a preview of graded stakes in New York, Kentucky and California with Channel Cat’s trainer Jack Sisterson, Churchill Downs TV analyst James Scully and Race Day Las Vegas handicapper Ralph Siraco. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via free subscription from iHeart, Apple, Google, Spotify and Stitcher as well as from VSiN.com/podcasts. It is sponsored by 1/ST BET.

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November 12, 2021 68 min

This week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod features a look back at the Breeders’ Cup with Horse Racing Nation’s Ed DeRosa. Kate Hunter recruited the horses from Japan who won two of last weekend’s championships, and she will talk about her role. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via free subscription from iHeart, Apple, Google, Spotify and Stitcher as well as from VSiN.com/podcasts. It is sponsored by 1/ST BET.

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November 5, 2021 84 min

From San Diego, this week’s regular episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod features jockey Mike Smith, trainers Chad Brown, Brad Cox and Bill Mott, workout analyst Bruno de Julio and XBTV’s Zoe Cadman and Jeff Siegel all previewing the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar. The RFRP is available for free subscription at iHeart, Apple, Google, Spotify and Stitcher. It is sponsored by 1/ST BET.

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November 3, 2021 74 min

The Breeders’ Cup means there are two episodes of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod from Del Mar. This pop-up special features Las Vegas bookmakers Chris Andrews, Johnny Avello and Duane Colucci handicapping all 14 championship races. Also available here, the regular Friday episode features jockey Mike Smith, trainers Chad Brown, Brad Cox and Bill Mott, workout analyst Bruno de Julio and XBTV’s Zoe Cadman and Jeff Siegel. The Ron Flatter ...

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October 29, 2021 98 min

This week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod features a preview of next week’s Breeders’ Cup with trainers Mark Casse and Wayne Catalano and XBTV handicapper Jeremy Plonk. DraftKings Sportsbook’s Johnny Avello handicaps weekend races. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via free subscription from iHeart, Apple, Google, Spotify and Stitcher as well as from VSiN.com/podcasts. It is sponsored by 1/ST BET.

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October 22, 2021 83 min

This week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod looks at next month's Breeders’ Cup. Trainer Wesley Ward talks about his six horses that will be at Del Mar. Broadcasters who work away from their love of racing get together in a roundtable, including former ESPN host Chris Lincoln, Baltimore newscaster Scott Wykoff and Texas Tech sportscaster Ryan Hyatt. Duane Colucci from the Rampart Casino handicaps weekend races. The Ron Fl...

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October 15, 2021 103 min

This week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod features the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “Forrest Gump” and 10-time National Horseplayers Championship competitor Eric Roth. Jockey Arnaldo Bocachica talks about the rarity of his eight-win night last Saturday at Charles Town. Racing Post’s Lee Mottershead handicaps Saturday’s British Champions Day at Ascot. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via free subscription fro...

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October 8, 2021 75 min

This week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod comes from opening weekend at Keeneland, where track executive and horseplayer Jim Goodman discusses Breeders’ Cup qualifiers. Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher talks about Malathaat, Life Is Good and his top 2-year-olds. DraftKings Sportsbook’s Johnny Avello handicaps weekend races. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via free subscription from iHeart, Apple, Google, Spotify a...

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October 1, 2021 89 min

On this week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, Belmont Park morning-line writer David Aragona of TimeformUS previews Saturday’s Woodward Stakes. Starlight Racing’s Jack Wolf talks about the horses he has racing during opening weekend at Santa Anita. Racing Post’s Scott Burton looks at Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. VSiN’s Vinny Magliulo handicaps weekend races. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via free subscripti...

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September 24, 2021 78 min

This week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod comes from Arlington Park, where general manager Tony Petrillo discusses Saturday’s final race card in the track’s 94-year history. Trainer Robertino Diodoro talks about Keepmeinmind’s bid to pull off an upset in Saturday’s $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. Rampart Casino sportsbook director Duane Colucci handicaps weekend races. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via free subscri...

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September 17, 2021 92 min

This week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod features former NFL quarterback Shaun King, the VSiN host who is also a longtime horseplayer. Thoroughbred owner and handicapper Marshall Gramm talks about the edges he has gained as a computer bettor. Las Vegas oddsmaker Paul Zilm handicaps weekend races. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available via free subscription from iHeart, Apple, Google, Spotify and Stitcher as well as from V...

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