Tom Hammond

Tom Hammond


Broadcaster Tom Hammond Wednesday's Guest on Talkin' Horses

Join renowned NBC broadcaster Tom Hammond as he prepares to host this year's 132nd running of the Kentucky Derby. Hammond will share his memories and insights on the eve of racing's most celebrated event and be the special guest live online for the Wednesday, April 26th edition of "Talkin' Horses" beginning at Noon ET (9:00 a.m. PT); online at "Talkin' Horses".

Hammond, who started out as a $35-a-week racing reporter for a local Lexington radio station and went on to be an announcer at Keeneland horse sales, is now recognized around the world as one of the premiere sports journalists in the business.

With a diverse list of events ranging from the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup to Olympic track and field, the World Ice Skating Championships, NBA and WNBA basketball, college and arena football, and Southeastern Conference basketball among his regular assignments, Hammond is most respected for his low-key style and the depth of knowledge he brings to any event he covers.

For a kid from Lexington who armed himself with a University of Kentucky master's degree in animal science and dreams of becoming a farm manager and, hopefully, someday owning his own Thoroughbred stable, Tom Hammond has certainly come a long way without ever actually straying too far from his old Kentucky home. "Talkin' Horses" offers an entertaining and engaging opportunity for racing enthusiasts to talk online "one to one" with high-profile "insiders," newsmakers and legends of the Thoroughbred industry.

Racing enthusiasts are invited to join in the discussion or simply enjoy and monitor the informative "Q&A" session as it occurs by visiting "Talkin' Horses" at Noon ET on Wednesday.

Each edition of "Talkin' Horses" is also archived and available 24/7 for later reading.