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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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This week’s Ron Flatter Racing Pod features gallopers and trotters. From Saratoga, turf writer Tom Pedulla looks ahead to this weekend’s Whitney Stakes featuring Life Is Good and Olympiad. Hall of Fame driver John Campbell previews Saturday’s 97th Hambletonian, the richest trotting race in North America. Handicapper Sara Elbadwi offers tips for wee…
 
On this week’s Ron Flatter Racing Pod from Monmouth Park, Dallas Baker of BetMakers talks about the launch of fixed-odds wagering in New Jersey and plans to take it across the country. Trainer Brad Cox discusses Haskell winner Cyberknife, this weekend’s San Diego Handicap at Del Mar for Mandaloun and the Jim Dandy at Saratoga with Tawny Port. Super…
 
From Monmouth Park, this week’s Ron Flatter Racing Pod has a bicoastal focus. Trainer Dale Romans talks about this weekend’s $1 million Haskell Stakes. Longtime San Diego newspaper columnist Bryce Miller has stories in conjunction with the opening of the summer season at Del Mar. Ed DeRosa handicaps weekend races. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod via Hor…
 
On this week’s Ron Flatter Racing Pod, the focus is on opening week of the 2022 meet at Saratoga. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. talks about Saturday’s Diana Stakes, his recent riding title at Belmont Park and the rebuilt mile chute at Saratoga. Turf writer Tim Wilkin previews the biggest races of the summer in upstate New York. Handicapper Jeff Bessa has t…
 
On this week’s Ron Flatter Racing Pod, trainer Kenny McPeek outlines weekend plans for his horses like Tiz the Bomb and Classic Causeway in the Belmont Derby Invitational as well as his starters in the Indiana Derby and Oaks and Iowa Oaks. Calvin Davis and Leon Nichols of the Project to Preserve African-American Turf History talk about a movie proj…
 
The life of the legendary broadcaster, gambler and horseplayer Hank “The Hammer” Goldberg is remembered in this special, pop-up episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Guests include former ESPN anchor Kenny Mayne, producers Steve Nagler and Kris Kugler and TV director Bob Fishman. Hank’s appearances on previous episodes of the RFRP are also replaye…
 
On this week’s Ron Flatter Racing Pod, Juddmonte Farms manager Garrett O’Rourke has a look at 2021 Kentucky Derby winner Mandaloun’s bid to win the Stephen Foster Stakes at Churchill Downs. John Furlong of NBC Sports looks at the Foster and the matchup between Life Is Good and Speaker’s Corner in the John A. Nerud Stakes at Belmont Park. Horse Raci…
 
From New York, the Ron Flatter Racing Pod delves into issues and stories with three members of the racing media. John Cherwa of the Los Angeles Times and Louis Rabaut of the Horse Racing Happy Hour talk about next week’s launch of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act. John Scheinman in Baltimore discusses the evolution of racing in Maryland and…
 
From New York, the Ron Flatter Racing Pod casts a gaze across the pond to the end of the Royal Ascot meeting. Trainer Wesley Ward discusses his latest visit to England as well as the horses he has racing late in the week. Turf writer Lee Mottershead of Racing Post previews some of the races on the final two cards. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod via Hor…
 
This weekend’s Belmont Stakes and next week’s Royal Ascot meeting will be previewed on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Trainer Todd Pletcher discusses his Belmont starters Mo Donegal and Nest. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay talks about his England-bound filly Pizza Bianca. Fox Sports and NYRA TV’s Maggie Wolfendale Morley offers local insight into Saturday’…
 
The hard-core handicappers are back to analyze the Belmont Stakes on a pop-up episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Ed DeRosa, Sara Elbadwi and Mark Midland of Horse Racing Nation delve into the pluses and minuses for each of the eight horses in Saturday’s race. They also have tips elsewhere on Saturday’s Belmont card. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod v…
 
On this week’s Ron Flatter Racing Pod, HorseCenter hosts Brian Zipse and Matt Shifman visit to talk about the year in racing and the Belmont Stakes, international jockey Mickaëlle Michel discusses her move to the United States, and Ed DeRosa handicaps weekend races. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod via Horse Racing Nation is available via free subscripti…
 
On this week’s Ron Flatter Racing Pod, trainer Rodolphe Brisset talks about Peter Pan winner We the People’s bid to win next month in the Belmont Stakes. National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association president Eric Hamelback discusses his organization’s opposition to the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act. Mark Midland handicaps Memor…
 
From Pimlico in Baltimore, trainer D. Wayne Lukas talks about his filly Secret Oath facing the boys in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. 1/ST Racing’s Naomi Tukker and Eclipse Award-winning author John Scheinman preview the race, and Super Screener creator Mike Shutty handicaps it. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod via Horse Racing Nation is available via free…
 
Just in time for the Preakness Stakes, it is the hard-core handicappers, pop-up episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Ed DeRosa, Sara Elbadwi and Mark Midland of Horse Racing Nation do a deep analytical dive on each of the nine horses in Saturday’s race. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod via Horse Racing Nation is available via free subscription from App…
 
On this week’s Ron Flatter Racing Pod, Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Eric Reed talks about his experience winning America’s biggest race with 80-1 long shot Rich Strike. From Pimlico, WBAL Radio’s Scott Wykoff previews next weekend’s Preakness. Handicapper Sara Elbadwi offers betting advice on Saturday races at Belmont Park and Churchill Downs. Th…
 
From Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby brings out the all-star guests on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Friday’s episode features trainers Steve Asmussen, Todd Pletcher and Bhupat Seemar, jockeys Joel Rosario and Flavien Prat, Sports Illustrated columnist Pat Forde and Super Screener handicapper Mike Shutty. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod via Horse Raci…
 
Just in time for Kentucky Derby 148, from Churchill Downs, it is the fifth annual, hardcore handicappers, pop-up episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Ed DeRosa, Sara Elbadwi and Mark Midland of Horse Racing Nation do a deep analytical dive on each of the 20 horses in Saturday’s race. They also provide a snapshot of Friday’s Kentucky Oaks. The Ron…
 
On this week’s Ron Flatter Racing Pod from Churchill Downs, trainer Tim Yakteen discusses ex-Bob Baffert horses Messier and Taiba and their chances to win next week’s Kentucky Derby. Track announcer and horseplayer Travis Stone offers a betting preview of the Derby. Horse Racing Nation’s Ed DeRosa handicaps weekend races at Churchill Downs and Gold…
 
On this week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, trainer Chad Brown discusses his Kentucky Derby horses and plans for other standouts in his barn. Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale describes how he will bet $3 million on Derby day. NBC Sports and MSNBC analyst Steve Kornacki talks about the angles he is looking at in the Run for the Roses. Super S…
 
On this week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas talks about Ethereal Road coming back on short rest in Saturday’s Lexington Stakes, and he looks ahead to Secret Oath’s run in the Kentucky Oaks. Workout and pedigree analyst Laurie Ross looks beyond past performances to the Kentucky Derby. Sara Elbadwi handic…
 
This weekend’s last three big preps for the Kentucky Derby are part of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Sports-talk icon and podcast host Mike Francesa discusses his love of horse racing – and horse ownership. 1/ST Racing chief operating officer Aidan Butler talks about changes this summer at Gulfstream Park. Super Screener creator Mike Shutty handicaps…
 
This week’s episode originates from South Florida, one of the next stops on the Kentucky Derby trail. Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. discusses White Abarrio’s run in the Florida Derby. From Oaklawn, TVG’s Gabby Gaudet previews the filly Secret Oath’s run against the boys in the Arkansas Derby. Ed DeRosa handicaps those races plus the Jeff Ruby Steaks. T…
 
Previewing this weekend’s Louisiana Derby and Fair Grounds Oaks, owner Ron Winchell talks about Epicenter and Echo Zulu on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Also, Fair Grounds TV analyst Joe Kristufek looks at the Saturday card, and Mark Midland handicaps weekend races. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod via Horse Racing Nation is available via free subscription…
 
Celebrating Women’s History Month, Colonial Downs vice president Jill Byrne discusses the sale of the Virginia track, horse-racing issues and the Kentucky Derby trail. Owner Tami Bobo talks about Fountain of Youth winner Simplification and his bid to run for the roses. Sara Elbadwi handicaps weekend stakes at Oaklawn and Santa Anita. The Ron Flatte…
 
Weekend races and an example of growing diversity in the sport are the topics for this week’s Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Hall of Fame jockey Víctor Espinoza talks about his ride on Ce Ce in this weekend’s Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn. Former University of Kentucky athletes Allen and Leslie Carter tell stories about the decade they have spent as horse breed…
 
Seventeen graded stakes with four Kentucky Derby points preps are on the weekend calendar and in focus on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher discusses Emmanuel in the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. That is where TV analyst Naomi Tukker of 1/ST Racing checks in to handicap the Gulfstream Park card. XBTV’s Mi…
 
Best known as a political consultant, James Carville also bets on sports and the horses. He is the special guest on this week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Also, West Point Thoroughbreds CEO Terry Finley discusses racing issues that include the end of the Jockey Club’s mare cap and the implementation of the Horseracing Integrity and Safe…
 
The formal disqualification of the late Medina Spirit from victory in last year’s Kentucky Derby is the subject of a special, a pop-up episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Bob Baffert’s attorney Craig Robertson reacts to the news and discusses an appeal. Trainer Brad Cox talks about the promotion of Mandaloun to be the new Derby winner. Horse Rac…
 
From New Orleans, Fair Grounds TV analyst Kevin Kilroy and Epicenter’s assistant trainer Scott Blasi preview the Risen Star Stakes, and Mark Midland handicaps a weekend Pick 4. They are on the Ron Flatter Racing Pod via Horse Racing Nation, available via free subscription from Apple, Google, Spotify and Stitcher as well as HorseRacingNation.com.…
 
Is horse racing beyond repair? Two prominent bettors offer their answers on this week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Newly inducted into the National Horseplayers Championship Hall of Fame, Michael Beychok and David Gutfreund raise issues and offer some solutions. On the road to the Kentucky Derby, top Golden Gate Fields trainer Jonathan …
 
The road to the Kentucky Derby continues with the Holy Bull, Withers and Robert B. Lewis stakes, and they are the focus of this week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Longtime turf writer John Pricci offers a preview from South Florida. Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. discusses his ride this weekend on Tiz the Bomb. Horse Racing Nation’s Ed DeRos…
 
From the National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas, competitors convene for a roundtable on this week’s Ron Flatter Racing Pod. They include Justin Mustari, Frank Mustari, Steve Wolfson Jr., Jim Stirr and Jonathon Kinchen. Also, a preview of the Pegasus World Cup includes trainer Brad Cox talking about the last run for Knicks Go. Super Screen…
 
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 i…
 
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 …
 
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, Spo…
 
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 Anit…
 
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 subscr…
 
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 Racin…
 
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 handica…
 
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 offer…
 
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, Spoti…
 
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…
 
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 Stitche…
 
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, w…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 Cham…
 
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 Flatte…
 
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