Featuring handicapping tips and insight from insiders, the Ron Flatter Racing Pod is posted every Friday morning via VSiN.com. Check out the interviews with owners, trainers, jockeys, racing journalists, handicappers and celebrities. The pod is hosted by VSiN host/reporter Ron Flatter, who has been covering horse racing around the world for more than 30 years.
They make sure the media have seats in the press section, access to horsemen and answers to endless questions. They write stories, they are on both ends of media interviews, and yes, they field complaints from the media far more often than they hear compliments. They have even been known to make an informed bet or two. You often hear them referred to as spokespersons. They are the media conduits at racetracks around the country – horse racing’s public-relations professionals. You will hear from Santa Anita’s Mike Willman, the Breeders’ Cup’s Jim Gluckson, the New York Racing Association’s Najja Thompson and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s Jim Mulvihill on this week’s Ron Flatter Racing Pod. There is also a preview of the Del Mar summer that starts Wednesday, some thoughts about Justify’s racing career being on hold and a flashback to Citation’s victorious exit from racing.