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Horse racing discussions, stories and interviews too BUT trainer-speak not allowed here! If it’s mundane, we don’t care about it. I promise to never, ever give out my selections unless it’s a Let it Ride scenario where people are looking for toss outs.

You can reach us at:
Goingincirclespodcast@gmail.com

Going In Circles Charles Simon

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    • 4.4 • 12 Ratings

Horse racing discussions, stories and interviews too BUT trainer-speak not allowed here! If it’s mundane, we don’t care about it. I promise to never, ever give out my selections unless it’s a Let it Ride scenario where people are looking for toss outs.

You can reach us at:
Goingincirclespodcast@gmail.com

    Going in Circles Big Monday show with Barry Spears - Presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

    Going in Circles Big Monday show with Barry Spears - Presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

    On tonight’s Big Monday show we recap last weekend’s big races including the Jim Dandy, Vanderbilt, Bowling Green, Bing Crosby and Clement Hirsch. Other topics include how people perceptions of rides often miss the mark both good and bad, preview the upcoming weekends races including stellar editions of the Whitney, Test, Troy and Saratoga Derby, talk about health and our friend Mike Recio as he continues his fight and how important it is to support groups like the PDJF.

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Going in Circles LIVE

    Going in Circles LIVE

    On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we talk to Jeff Bessa of www.Chartinghorsevalue.com about his site which offers unique way of looking at races by incorporating a plethora of handicapping data and price points into a chart that is pretty easy to understand. His service covers all the major tracks daily and at $20 a month for ALL the races from those tracks, it’s great value itself. We also are visited by the TRF’s Kim Weir to talk about three upcoming fundraisers in the Saratoga area on August 8, 11 and 24.

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    Going in Circles Big Monday show w/Barry Spears

    Going in Circles Big Monday show w/Barry Spears

    On tonight’s Big Monday show we start out asking for prayers 🙏🏻 for our friend, horseman Mike Recio who is seriously ill. We then recap last weekend’s stakes action starting with Maracuja’s upset of Malathaat in the CCA Oaks at Saratoga. Also talk about Royal Flag’s impressive Shuvee score and where she ranks in the older dirt filly hierarchy. We touched on Caravel’s big win in the Caress, where she goes from here and the odd and confusing circumstance that led to Jakarta running for purse money only. Also discussed United’s Eddie Read and his chances in this years Del Mar Breeders Cup against the so far this years dominant European invaders. The second segment started out with Baffert/Vitality/ NYRA due process procedures as the topic and morphed into a discussion on lasix, horses going on and off and how to possibly make bleeder info accessible. We looked ahead to this weekends big races, The Curlin, Jim Dandy, Honorable Miss, Bowling Green, Vanderbilt and Sunday’s rematch of Jackie’s Warrior and Drain the Clock in the Amsterdam. A few minutes of hoops talk to wrap up tonight’s show.

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Going in Circles Big Monday show with Barry Spears

    Going in Circles Big Monday show with Barry Spears

    On tonight’s Big Monday show we tackle the Haskell, explain why the DQ was the easy call, touch on why the whip rule was immaterial though is still a terrible rule. We talk about why people should be skeptical of information that is giving from various industry sources, especially if it seems dubious. I warn every jockey in America about something that will ruin their career if they aren’t smart about it. We wonder if every big turf race in the US is gonna be won by Euros soon, Barry talks about some handicapping approaches, I talk about my weird ability to cash more tickets on races called by Jason Beem and a bunch of other stuff too! Oh yeah some Baffert stuff too, everyone likes Baffert stuff!

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    Going in Circles LIVE with special guest Tom Law of the Saratoga Special

    Going in Circles LIVE with special guest Tom Law of the Saratoga Special

    On part one of this weeks Going in Circles LIVE show we talk with the Saratoga Special’s Tom Law about the upcoming Saratoga meet. We had Tom on a year ago when the meet was held without spectators and he reminisces about how bizarre that was and the differences going in this year compared to last. Check out the Saratoga Special at www.thisishorseracing.com 🏇🏻It’s a great read and provides insight on the horses and players from Saratoga that you won’t get anywhere else!

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    • 46 min
    Going in Circles LIVE with Dean Towers (part 2 of 7/13 show)

    Going in Circles LIVE with Dean Towers (part 2 of 7/13 show)

    On the second half of today’s Going in Circles we talk to Dean Towers aka racing Twitter hall of famer (1st ballot when we get around to having a racing Twitter HoF) @pullthepocket about the trouble with eliminations in harness racing and just about every other issue that we could fit in today! Was a great conversation that encompasses both breeds (sorry no QH’s). Hopefully people can undertake that all racing has a lot of the same issues and collaborating can only benefit all.

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

lovehorseracinggirl ,

My favorite

This is my favorite racing podcast! Wish he did more than two shows a week🙏

RipCurl1386 ,

Entertaining and informative

Excellent views from a former trainer on horses and the industry in general.
New episodes often helping keep me up to date on the latest in horse racing. Highly recommend.

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