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Jumping Around Podcast: Jockey Michael Mitchell

He's off to a rocket start on the 2019 season with 15 wins through May while riding first call for leading trainer Jack Fisher. Englishman Michael Mitchell has ridden horses races all over the world, and the United States steeplechase circuit is his latest stop. 

Jumping Around Podcast: Md. Hunt Cup women jockeys

Kathy Kusner was the pioneer, but it took Toinette Neilson (then Jackson), Joy Slater and Liz McKnight to make women riding in America's oldest steeplechase commonplace, accepted and successful. All three sat down for a conversation about how it happened and what it was like.

Jumping Around Podcast: Hunt Cup history

It's the last week in April, which means time to talk Maryland Hunt Cup. Buzz Hannum and Paddy Neilson won the great race three times each and sat down to talk about it with us.

 

Jumping Around Podcast: Jonathan Sheppard, Part 2

More from Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard, who discusses some highlights of his unparalleled career including steeplechase star Flatterer, future game-changing stallion Storm Cat and more. This is Part 2. If you haven't heard Part 1, check it out first.

Jumping Around Podcast: Jonathan Sheppard, Part 1

He's the dean of American steeplechase trainers, and fairly close to that status among all trainers – flat and jump. On an episode of our Jumping Around Podcast, Jonathan Sheppard talks about his career, some horses who helped make it and how he came to America (the first time was on a cargo ship). Part 1 of 2.

Good Times

Takaya Shimakawa bought Si Que Es Buena last year in Peru as a prospect to join his select broodmare band in Japan.