Players’ Podcast – April 15, 2022

We kick off the show with Matt Bernier and Philip Shelton of Medallion Racing giving us their early thoughts on the Kentucky Derby and Oaks.

They both make cases for Epicenter and they talk about his attributes and address their concerns — or lack thereof — about Steve Asmussen’s record in the Derby. We also talk extensively about the Kelly Breen-trained In Due Time — Medallion’s horse on the Derby Trail.

In the Oaks chat, Nest, Kathleen O, and Venti Valentine all get mentions.

Eric Solomon of  and Philip Shelton of Medallion Racing are here to go over the Late Pick Five at Keeneland on Saturday. Horses covered include

Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine, joins us to talk about this weekend’s kickoff to the meet and lets us know what days to save on the calendar throughout the season, with an emphasis on the Queen’s Plate and Woodbine Mile cards. He also shares his thoughts on winning a Sovereign Award for his homebred filly, Mrs. Barbara.

Then Klaus Ebner of Woodbine is here to give his thoughts on the JRA races Saturday night.

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