Talk Racing To Me with Naomi – Ep13 Amy Zimmerman

Today’s show features a very special guest in Santa Anita Park Senior Vice President and Executive Producer, as well as long standing NCB Sports Producer Amy Zimmerman.

Amy elaborates upon the atmosphere and silence in the production truck when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown; how they had a major sportscast to produce, whereby the climax always presents itself in the last half hour, but even more so in that instant.

She outlines her start within the industry, moving to Kentucky before realising California is truly home, in addition to sharing her memories of some of the greatest trainers that were based on the Santa Anita backstretch.

We go over her favourite Charlie Whittingham trainee, Kentucky Derby and Breeders Cup Classic winner Ferdinand, the launch of HRTV and its eventual conclusion when taken over by Betfair’s TVG.

Her success has truly spoken for itself, but it is worthy to note that her resume contains 26 Eclipse Award-winning, 14 Emmy-winning, and four International Simulcast Award receiving productions.

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