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The Science of Horseracing

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The Science of Horseracing

The Science of Horseracing

The Science of Horseracing

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Last Saturday, Smarty Jones ran away with the roses in the 130th Kentucky Derby. With a bit of luck he might go on to win the Triple Crown. In this hour, we'll talk about the science in horse racing: breeding, bleeding, vets and, of course, what makes a winner.

Guests:

Scot Waterman
*Executive director, Racing Medication and Testing Consortium in Lexington, Ky.

Norm Ducharme
*Medical director, the Equine Hospital
*Professor of surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University

Niall Brennan
*Trainer (trained and sold Derby contender Read The Footnotes), Niall Brennan Stables

Patrick Biancone
*Trainer (of Lion Heart)