Talkin' Horses to Focus on Breeding, Sales

Talkin' Horses to Focus on Breeding, Sales
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Michael Hernon

The next edition of the popular live podcast, Talkin’ Horses with The Blood-Horse will feature Michael Hernon and Brian Graves from the Lexington-based Gainesway Farm. The podcast is scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, on BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses.

Owned by the Beck family, Gainesway Farm’s stallion roster includes such prominent sires as Tapit  , Afleet Alex  , Birdstone  , Orientate  , and Corinthian  , among others. In addition to its stallion success, Gainesway is among the leading consignors at North American auctions and has achieved success with its pinhooking ventures and horses on the track wearing the farm’s colors.

Hernon, a native of Ireland with a commercial horse background, was appointed Gainesway’s Director of Sales in November 1996 and his responsibilities include sales of seasons, identifying stallion prospects, developing partnerships, and purchasing breeding stock.

As Yearling Sales Manager at Gainesway, Graves is in charge of recruiting and purchasing select yearlings for Gainesway consignments, and managing those yearlings to the sale. He is also in charge of Gainesway’s yearling sales and communications with clients regarding their yearling sales.

The podcast will be co-moderated by Ron Mitchell, online managing editor for BloodHorse.com, and The Blood-Horse magazine staff writer Esther Marr. The Talkin’ Horses segment on March 20 will also include handicapping analysis by Jason Shandler, a staff writer with The Blood-Horse who co-hosts “That Handicapping Show” at BloodHorse.com.

Racing enthusiasts need to submit questions for this edition of Talkin’ Horses by noon Monday, March 19, one of the following ways: Tweet questions to Twitter.com/BloodHorse using #TalkinHorses; post questions via Facebook.com/TheBloodHorse; or email questions to talkinhorses@BloodHorse.com.

All live broadcasts of Talkin’ Horses will be recorded and archived for on-demand listening on BloodHorse.com. Visitors can listen to archived episodes directly or download episodes individually.

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