Keyword: Steve Byk

  • What Makes Byk Tick?

    Let’s cut right to the chase. Steve Byk, the voice of Thoroughbred racing, is human in flesh and blood, but it would be difficult to convince anyone that he isn’t an android, more simply a robot with human appearance; a mental cyborg.

  • Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming 45 ideas in 45 minutes.

    Symposium: Panel Gives 45 Ideas in 45 Minutes

    The University of Arizona Racetrack Industry Program's Global Symposium on Racing started in a big way when it asked five panelists to offer 45 ideas in 45 minutes on improving racing and the marketing of the sport.

  • Triple Crown Trophy Arrives

    Darren Rogers, with Churchill Downs, arrives at Belmont Park with the Triple Crown trophy on June 4, 2014.

  • And They're Off: Belmont Stakes Edition

    Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk discuss Los Alamitos, the Belmont Stakes Day Card, react to the draw, and give their picks. Plus, an interview with Martin Panza, NYRA Senior Vice President of Racing Operations.

  • And They're Off: Belmont Stakes Edition

    Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk discuss filly Unlimited Budget, Orb, the post position draw, and make their picks. Plus, comments from Dallas Stewart, trainer of Golden Soul. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • And They're Off: Belmont Stakes Edition

    Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk discuss the Belmont Stakes, including an interview with Chad Brown, trainer of Belmont contender Street Life, and the picks for the Belmont Stakes. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • And They're Off: The Belmont Stakes

    Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk report from Belmont Park about the Belmont Stakes, including thoughts about the draw, how the race will be run, and picks. Plus, a tour of Belmont Park.

  • And They're Off: Belmont 2010

    Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk talk Belmont Stakes, including their picks. Plus, thoughts on Quality Road, the Hall of Fame nominees, and the site of the 2011 Breeders' Cup.

  • Cash Refund Creates Buzz in Churchill Opener

    Churchill Downs opened the 2009 spring meet April 25 with a cast of talented Derby Trial (gr. III) 3-year-olds lined up with the promise of spotlighting a potential star. And while Hull's victory was impressive, it was Richard, Bertram, and Elaine Klein's Cash Refund that drew raves 60 minutes earlier with a resounding seven-length triumph in a non-winners of two allowance race.

  • Ted Theos, co-owner of Derby contender Sweetnorthernsaint.

    'Saint' Co-Owner Theos Sought More Than Derby Glory

    When Sweetnorthernsaint co-owner Ted Theos was looking to bring his and partner Joe Balsalmo's horses to a Maryland area trainer two years ago, he looked for a conditioner who embodied focus, dedication, and hard work.

  • NY Stallion Gold Token Dies in Freak Accident

    A freak accident at about 10 a.m. Sunday at Howard Kaskel's Sugar Maple Farm near Poughquag, N.Y., resulted in the death of New York stallion Gold Token and injuries to another stallion at the farm, A. P Jet.

  • Hopeful winner First Samurai, diagnosed with two broken ribs.

    First Samurai Diagnosed With Broken Ribs

    Bruce Lunsford and Lansdon Robbins III's multiple graded stake winner First Samurai was discovered Wednesday to have two broken ribs likely suffered when struck by the starting gate at the outset of the April 15 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.