Barry Abrams brings you the latest news and opinions from the world of horse racing
Races of the Year/Farewell (For Now)
We count down the top American thoroughbred races of 2020. Plus, Barry Abrams says farewell (for now) - ESPN Audio will not be offering this podcast in 2021.
Pennsylvania Jones and the Noble Crusade
Keith Jones, the 2nd-longest tenured track announcer in American racing (behind Richard Grunder at Tampa Bay), turns off his mic for the last time after 34 years at Parx Racing near Philadelphia. Plus, what does the domination of 1 of the 3 foundation sire lines of the sport over the other two mean for the future of the breed?
The Next Generation
What must horse racing do to connect with its would-be future audience, Gen Z? A roundtable panel discusses this issue.
Back to the Future In Miami
With Gulfstream Park West closed for good, what is the future of racing in South Florida? Plus, if you could implement a rule that would lower the fatality rate for racehorses, would you do it? Not everyone has.
As 2021 nears, so does the expanded commitment by many major racetracks - including the three Triple Crown tracks - to ban Lasix from horses competing in stakes races. Plus, will winter racing soon be coming to the island of Antigua?
An Added Layer
Kentucky Derby-winning Bob Baffert has hired a vet just to oversee the dispensing of medication to his horses. What does that mean for the industry? Plus, what can larger racing countries learn from the threat to the thoroughbred breeding industry in Norway?