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In the News & Notes segment, host Derek Simon discusses the top stories in the Sport of Kings, including a new claiming rule in New York and a tragic confrontation between Steve Coburn, part-owner of California Chrome, and some members of the Breeders’ Cup media.
In the U. of Bet / History segment, Derek discusses a great piece by Patrick Cummings regarding the way races are timed in the U.S.
Lastly, in the Handicapping segment, the Breeders’ Cup Classic is analyzed.
TwinSpires' Derek Simon discusses all the latest happenings in the Sport of Kings, including the untimely passing of jockey Juan Saez. Was the racing media irresponsible in reporting his death prematurely? Are racing fans and bettors partly responsible for Saez' untimely demise?
Then, in the Crazy News segment, Derek explains why he now cries everytime "The Notebook" comes on.
Lastly, in the I Need to Know segment, some juicy Breeders' Cup statistics are shared and dissected.
LOGLINE: Rock Star, Adam Webb, plans to fulfill a vow to kill himself on his 37th birthday to atone for a horrible crime he committed as a child. With only 12 weeks to go before his expiration date (and release of his final album) he meets and falls madly in love with Jemma Johnstone, who has a dark secret of her own.
“37: A Final Promise” is based on a true story of devastation, love, hope and loss. From a script by veteran actor Randall Batinkoff (“Kick Ass”) & Jesse Stratton (“Hosanna”) and based on the intense personal experiences of Guy Blews, who authored the novel, (and source material) How Angels Die. Starring Randall Batinkoff (“For Keeps”, “School Ties”), Scottie Thompson (“Skyline”), Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”), Kate Nauta (“Transporter 2”), Scott Wolf (“Party Of Five”), Leon Robinson (“Cool Runnings”) and Oscar nominee Bruce Davison (“X-Men”), “37: A Final Promise” is the debut directorial feature film from Batinkoff, and was produced by Batinkoff, Blews and BAFTA Award winner Leila Djansi (“Ties That Bind”), and executive produced by Gordon Winston, and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.
For more information on the movie, the films website: http://themovie37.com/
Ed DeRosa of Brisnet.com joins host Derek Simon to discuss Treve's win in the Prix De L'Arc de Triomphe and the resulting confusion over her actual odds. He also offers his opinion on the Breeders' Cup hopes of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, Awesome Again champ Shared Belief, Pennsylvania Derby hero Bayern and two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan.
In a special History segment, Derek looks back at the career of Cigar, who recently passed away at the age of 24.
Lastly, in the I Need to Know segment, Derek discusses greatness and whether or not two-time Arc winner can rightly be called one of the best ever.
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author E. J. Simon to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his new book DEATH LOGS IN, which was chosen by Conversations Book Club as one of its "Must Reads" for October.
Host Derek Simon recaps "Super Saturday" and offers a bevy of Breeders' Cup stats sure to cure insomnia.
* What BC race best suits Bayern?
* Which sophomore star fits the profile of a Breeders' Cup Classic winner: California Chrome, Shared Belief or Tonalist?
* Is the great Untapable back?
* Did Beholder do enough in the Zenyatta to make her the Distaff favorite?
* How do Belmont shippers do in BC races at Santa Anita?
These questions -- and more -- will be answered... maybe not well, but they will be answered.
In the News & Notes segment, host Derek Simon discusses a great article in The Guardian entitled "Scratching the surface: US racing looks to track conditions to lower injury rates."
Then, he takes up the bizarre tale of a feud between a supermodel and a onetime super horse, California Chrome.
Lastly, in an extended version of theHandicapping segment, Derek previews "Super Saturday," as well as some other races being run on Friday.
Host Derek Simon discusses the announced closing of Suffolk Downs after 79 years of hosting thoroughbred racing, relating it to the closing of Longacres Park in 1992.
In the I Need to Know segment, Derek explains how handicapping dogma keeps many players in the pari-mutuel dog house. And, lastly, in the Handicapping segment, he offers a potential play from Suffolk Downs (it seemed appropriate) and looks ahead to this weekend’s big races at Parx.
Spiritual Growth Tools on the Radio has a variety of guests to help you to better understand the blocks that are holding you back, the show aims to entertain, inform and offer a different perspective to the issues that you are faced with. We hope you will join us on the journey!
This weeks guest, Simon Heathcote is a former newspaper editor, award-winning feature and travel writer for publications including CNN Traveller magazine, The Independent and The Sunday Herald magazine in Scotland. After some time living in a retreat centre where he was lucky enough to be part of the pioneering men's movement in the UK, he retrained as a counsellor specialising in the nascent field of sex and love addiction and working at London's Roehampton Priory.
A believer in reincarnation, he spent several years training with the late Dr Roger Woolger founder of Deep Memory Process as well as studying astrology. His website soulvision.co.uk has been chosen several times as one of the most interesting blogs on the net. This year he set up the Centre for Alternative Education, an online resource which aims to connect people with the unity behind the whole and in the spring walked The Camino with his middle child Meg, aged 20. He is the father of Noah, 16, and Jess, 24. After a long spiritual search, including time with the Babaji community in the UK and northern India, interests in Buddhism and mystical Christianity, Simon found a home in Sufism.
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