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Jumping Around Podcast: Guy Torsilieri from Far Hills Races

Guy Torsilieri is the co-chair of the Far Hills Races, president of the National Steeplechase Association and the man behind the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. If that's not enough to make you listen, you're in the wrong podcast. 

Jumping Around Podcast: Talking TV with Steve Hankin

A Marylander who now lives in California, Steve Hankin brings a background in sports video production to his new role with the National Steeplechase Association, where HD video is changing the way people see American jump racing and opening new opportunities.

Guest Column: Special days at Saratoga

Early in the meet I sat on a picnic table by the coffee shack on the backstretch of Saratoga Race Course and reflected on how my interest and participation in horse racing have brought me many wonderful experiences. Saratoga has played the central part in these experiences.

Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with The Little Guys

First you have to find them. Many don’t appear on the barn list and sometimes when they do appear, you can’t find them in their assigned barns. Some are tucked in the trees in the far corners of Horse Haven. Some are wedged between bigger stables, just a stall or two, like bobbers on a pond. Some bed down in private barns around town, others reside in low-ceilinged barns on the harness track, others, hell, we’re still looking for them.

Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Bill Mott

The tour begins in Bill Mott’s office near the Oklahoma Training Track. The Hall of Famer shows some photos and paintings hanging on the wall of the spacious standalone office building. The walls and shelves contain a variety of Mott’s horses – Cigar, Theatrical, Royal Delta, Drosselmeyer and Singleton, winner of the Hazel Park Mile in 1979. In the photo, the gray gelding streaks across the line in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Michigan track. (Originally published in Sept. 1 edition of The Saratoga Special.)