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Players' Newsletter - June 2nd, 2023
A busy Saturday awaits and we have you covered in this weekend’s Players’ Podcast. I’m joined by some of your favorite recurring guests to cover action from Belmont, Monmouth, Woodbine, Churchill Downs, and Japan.
On the early week show, I took an early look at the Belmont Stakes with Dean Keppler. I also had an incredible chat with Annise Montplaisir, from Amplify Horse Racing, to discuss their partnership with BetterHealth. Make sure to take a listen and read more about how they are promoting mental health awareness in horse racing below.
Finally, make sure to catch up on all of your favorite weekly shows from the network with The Owner’s Box, Redboard Rewind, and First Over With Edison Hatter.
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Players’ Podcast - Saturday Horse Racing Tips and Analysis
PTF kicks off the new show with Drew Coatney as they look at the last four races at Woodbine on Saturday including two stakes and the return of Moira.
Then Klaus Ebner is here to chat about Breeders’ Cup Win-and-You’re-In action from Japan on Saturday night into Sunday morning. Remember you can get free PPs and are picks and analysis by visiting inthemoneypodcast.com on Saturday afternoon.
Scott Shapiro is up next with his thoughts on a stakes-laden card at Churchill for Stephen Foster Preview Day.
And we wrap with Nick Tammaro doing double duty covering the Belmont Pick Six as well as an assortment of races at Monmouth including the Jersey Derby.
Players’ Podcast - First Look at the Belmont Stakes
On the new show, Dean Keppler of inthemoneypodcast.com sits down with PTF to look back at a trio of Grade 1 races from Santa Anita on Saturday and take an early look at the prospective field for the Belmont Stakes.
Then Annise Montplaisir of Amplify Racing is here to talk about the organization and its efforts to promote mental health in racing through their partnership with Better Health. Click here to learn more about the program.
First Over With Edison Hatter - Saturday, June 3, 2023 @ Woodbine Mohawk Park
Edison Hatter returns both from Sweden and to the podcast of his namesake for a special comeback episode of First Over with Edison Hatter, but only for a minute. Frequent fill-in host Mike Pribozie takes the reins on this week’s episode as Mohawk plugs towards the biggest race on its calendar.
Pribozie is joined by gambler and Century Downs track announcer Murray Slough as well as Woodbine Mohawk Park on-air analyst John Rallis to preview the $100,000 guaranteed Early Pick 5 for Saturday, June 3 as well as the stakes action on the Saturday card, which includes:
Three $75,000 divisions of the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes, for 3-year-old pacers
Two $66,500 divisions of the Graduate Series opening preliminary, for 4-year-old pacers
The $99,750 Graduate Series opening preliminary, for 4-year-old trotters
The $53,200 Miss Versatility second leg, for aged trotting mares.
The Owner’s Box - Harlan Malter (Ironhorse Racing Stable)
Billy and Michelle catch up with Harlan Malter from Ironhorse Racing Stable to discuss Bucchero and Royal Ascot.
Redboard Rewind - EP:193 Brian Nadeau Gulfstream Park
Spencer and Brian go over three races from this past Saturday at Gulfstream Park (races 7-8-10). Some angles they talk about are an up-and-coming bug jockey and why good off the claim numbers are great for finding longshots.