17 Burst results for "Neil Howard"

"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

05:32 min | 3 months ago

"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Service moment at the top of my list and you're pitching me a softball here. So I probably don't. I guess keen ice going by American feral, it would be hard to top for me. That was a great day and it was a great moment when he got to the lead and I've told a story a million times welcome back with a horse and Leroy jolly senator in the barn and give me a hug and welcome me to the Travis club. It was an exciting day and I can't imagine ever having a better driver. How many times have you gone back to watch that race on replay? I've watched it several times, several times, but it's everything that went around that whole week and that day. It's bigger than just the finish of the race when we got there. It was just an amazing day, amazing week with feral being the star of the show is showing up and having to cap the number of people that could come to walk over with all the people camping over the past as we walked. I mean, it was almost like there was a ceiling on the path there on each other's shoulders and how many people want to see American fire on the hated upset them all, but it was the respect they showed the horse walking back to charity. They appreciated this performance and then Leroy standing there in topped it off and I got told the guys in the barn with me. Kelly and Eric, I said, I don't advise you putting the blanket erosion over your shoulders and walking down the road in Saratoga, you'll get a lot of people thought that. Yeah, that happened to me after a few beers, but it was a fun week. It was a great moment. I mean, what else do you need to do? Is there another moment Dale? Obviously keen ice is going to be at the top of your list. But is there another traverse memory that you have, but going back a few years maybe? I thought it was pretty good drivers when they did. He would make Beacon McLaughlin. That was a good day that day. That was too nice horses that came to the wire together. And dad heated and, you know, the first time I think it was corporate report when it was the first drivers I ever attended. I think it was corporate report wanted. That my friend brought me up here in my 15 years old, just going to want to go to drivers and we came up and watched the race. You know, this is the end of really three year old racing at the highest level when we started the Pennsylvania Derby and I was taking anything away from it. These resources now are adults after today and they go out and compete with the older horses and move on and aren't just three year olds anymore. So it's kind of the end of the major three year old season. Yeah, that dead heat, by the way, alpha and golden ticket in 2012 Ramon Dominguez David Cohen hitting the wire together for Kieran and Ken mcpeek. That's pretty cool stuff. Timmy, how about for you? Well, first off, I would have bet every dime that I have in my feeble possession that Dale was going to bring up that race. So that was the best bet of the whole meat. And kudos to Dale because it was a great day for him. A couple of travelers that stick out to me was more than a couple because I've been to more than a couple. But I remember the one I didn't go to in 1996. It was the only one I didn't go to because my stupid ways got me into trouble because these people I knew were getting married. Out in Canada. And I said, you know, if you guys invite me to your wedding, I'll bring you a glass duck. So they invited me to the wedding, and it was on Travis day when will's way one, and I had to go find a glass duck to give them for a wedding present. And it took me probably about 5 months to find a glass duck, but I was out to this wedding, and it was in the middle of the ceremony, and when the Travis was going off. And back then, it didn't have the Internet. I don't think you did, but I was on the phone with someone at the track. They were telling me a blow by blow. And you know, I like will's way in the race. And right when will's way of the finish line, the person told me, and I scream, it's will's way right in the middle of the wedding. All these people looked at me like I was insane, but I think that people still have their glass stuck. And I remember another race that I thought that really sticks out to me was in 2008 when colonel John won. I was convinced that mambo and Seattle, Neil Howard's or said beat him. And I was on my way to the Windows collecting big, big win. I thought for sure it won. The photo lied that there. I'm still convinced that mama and Seattle beat colonel John. But, you know, you can go, you can talk Trevor's for this whole show and just talk about the different heavy races as its own great little story in it. But those are two that stick out to me. Yeah. They're very, very good. Of course. And of course. Yeah, and of course keen eyes. Everybody has those traverse moments for me. Obviously holy bull, but I also remember easygoing 89 and sitting at the picnic tables at the top of the stretch and he came flashing by and went on to win and that was that was really cool too. So happy Travers day to everybody out there. Let's move on to question number two. And guys, this one a little bit different this week. I wanted to shake it up a little bit. So in honor of our friend in 2004, Travers winning trainer Nick zito. Let's play a few rounds of right or wrong. Yeah, right or wrong. Am I right? What do you think? Right or wrong. So here we go for Nikki zito. After I read these statements, you guys tell me if you feel it is right or wrong and then defend your answer.

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"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

06:25 min | 6 months ago

"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Well, Daniel, that call of secretariat winning the Belmont stakes. I know you said he's your favorite horse of all time, but how many times have you watched the replay of that race? Oh, a lot. A lot of times a lot of times I've watched that replay of the Belmont mistakes one. That was an amazing performance that you probably never see again in your lifetime, so. Yeah, now you're only 27 years old. So I know you didn't get a chance to watch secretary in person and you know, but you have those memories and those videos to go back and watch and there's so many of them out there. Outside of the Belmont, are there other secretariat moments that made you fall in love with him? Just as demeanor how it was just such a classy horse and you know how I had to super big heart and just everything you know everything chess I love chestnuts too. Is everything about I loved you think you would have won the Triple Crown with secretariat if you were training him? I hope so. If you couldn't do it with him, I don't know who else should deal with. Yeah. I'll tell you he was so special and I can see why you have him at the top of your list. Who are a couple of other horses that have always kind of touch your heart. You talked about for all we know winner of the Lexus Raven run stakes at Keenan and how special that horse was. But talk to me about a couple of others that have always stood out to you. I also love and still regard who we also, it was a home bred that I followed and myself prepped and everything. And I always loved him. I wanted to see him go on. I always thought he would go on and do better things, which he did. He ran third in the Derby, and so I always loved that horse as well. You know, we talked about the fact that you are a private trainer for Katie rich, meaning you're not taking any outside clients. Talk about the difference in a trainer's approach when he is a private trainer as opposed to a public trainer. I mean, I can take on other clients. It's not that I can't. Oh, okay. Yeah, yeah, it's just right now. I'm focused on Larry and help and getting Katie rich. We're going to get we're going to get going here soon. So, but it's just, I got to talk to one owner and not 20 different owners. That's the only that's the only thing about it. And that's somewhat a bit better idea because some owners can be kind of a little different than other ones. They all got their own attitudes and how the horses should be and where they should be spotted in that. You know, I kind of like it that Larry kind of lets me decide and kind of lets me pick out everything about the horse and where they belong in that. So yeah, at the beginning of the show. Yeah, at the beginning of the show, I referenced some of the other legendary partnerships, if you will, the marriage is between suge McGee, he and the phipps family. And how successful that, that was for so many years. And Neil Howard and his relationship with the Ferris family over at lane's end in Kieran and the Mach tombs and there have been so many over the years. And I think that you're right. I think that the thing that appeals to those trainers probably, I would say, is the fact that you're working with one owner, one family, and it becomes like a family between the two of you, doesn't it? Yeah, oh yeah, it is. And I mean, I go and have dinner with them all the time and hang out. We go to the races, we do it's a family thing. So yeah, it's pretty special. And Daniel leitch is with me here on trainer talk presented by phasic tipton. There is one horse in particular that I want to bring up and I want to talk about some other ones too, but one of the Katie rich horses by the name of frills and I bring that up because frills has been on quite a streak lately. Tell me about that. Yeah, she's won four in a row for me now. She is an awesome silly. I love her. I should say. But she is awesome. I love her. She's the game of horse I've ever been around. She tries every time out. And she's doing she's doing really good. I want a little start. Well, we claimed her in Saratoga. And I ran her back in the start of 20 here at kamen, which I thought 6 and a half would have been difficult. She heard key races 6. So I ran her in that and kind of got blown out up front kind of went to the speed, went up front with the speed and kind of just kind of flooded out there at the end just went on too fast and so she came out of the race good and then I try to enter back at Churchill and she wasn't quite ready for that. So I took her up to Mahoney and she wanted to start her up there and then I brought her back and she wanted to start her at turfway park and then I brought her back to caiman and she wanted to start her there and then at the end of the last month on the 30 that she won the starter at Churchill. So she's in she's in the Thursday at church as well. Yep. When do you know when a horse is ready to step up to the next level? Like as far as in like a she's a starter to step up to a stake, you're talking about? Yeah, yeah, I mean, I know that horses will go through their conditions, certainly. And they'll just jump up the ladder, step by step. But yeah, when do you know that a horse is ready to step into stakes company and into the big leagues, if you will? Just the time that they run and how they do it. Yeah. And just how they're doing if they came out of the race really good and they're still pulling your riders arms out and doing really good, eating up and you know all everything is going the way you would like it and you just throw them in there. I mean, you kind of know what you really never know, you know? It's like rich strike. I mean, he never how would you know that you would get there with that horse, you know? They just put him in and he ended up running his race. Yeah, yeah, you just take your shots. I mean, D Wayne Lucas made a career out of that, right? He said, you can't win it. If you're not in it. So he would put horses in these spots. And you go, how on earth is this horse in here and all of a sudden Wayne standing in the winter.

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"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

06:03 min | 6 months ago

"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Course, podcast on major podcast platforms all over the world each and every week and really appreciate everybody tuning in. However, you're listening to trainer talk here on this Wednesday afternoon or maybe even a bit later listening on the podcast. Well, throughout the history of thoroughbred racing, there have been some incredibly successful partnerships among trainers who have taken private jobs for owners in the business and names like suge mcgahey and the FIPS family immediately come to mind. Neil Howard and his magical run with the Ferris family and lane then, and then you had Kira McLaughlin in the maktoum family and that relationship that worked so well for so long. Well, my guest on today's show isn't ready to count himself among those legendary pairings just yet. But he's also just getting started in September, he took over as private trainer for Katie rich farms in midway, Kentucky. He has saddled 6 winners from his first 26 starters. That's not a bad start. And at just 27 years old, the sky certainly appears to be the limit. As a matter of fact, how about this, in his first 8 months on the job, the native of Lexington, Kentucky, has made such a powerful impression that George Barnes, the president of Katie rich farms, took time to email me and had nothing but praise for their young trainer. Please join me in welcoming trainer Daniel leach to trainer talk presented by phasic tipton. Daniel appreciate the visit. Oh, I appreciate you guys calling me. Fun. You know, in his email, George made it a point to say that you've done a fantastic job and the team at Katie rich is convinced that you have a really bright future. It sounds like the perfect marriage. Oh, I mean, I love everybody out there and you know, they've given me an opportunity of a lifetime and you know stuff like this don't happen to people like me every day and when you get opportunity like this, you got to run with it and you've got to, I mean you got to make everything possible happen and if it does it's good, it's all good if not figure something else out but I just get in a really good opportunity and I love everybody over Katie rich and they're like family to me. When did you or what do you remember about the moment when you got the news that you were going to be promoted to head trainer? Well, it was kind of all in the work within probably four years, 5 years. So I started taking horses for Mark with the old trainer and I started shipping horses around for him like the Ohio to Virginia to just different little tracks that would needed to run and I'll run in for him, satellite and then bring him back and then I wanted to start doing more and more and so I got another job with ray handel down in Florida and I went down with him for a little bit and I wanted to stay with rape for a little bit longer, but they called me. They wanted me to come back and Mark was getting older and I just they wanted me to be around the barn more and help him ship and that. So I just decided to come back and it would just all going all good and you know it was you know I knew it was gonna happen but I just need to get my license so once I took the test and passed the test and actually got my license, I just figured it would be a matter of time before it happened. So you mentioned Mark and that's Mark Hubble who was the longtime trainer at Katie rich and he trained right up until last year. Is he training anything this year at all? No, he's not, he's actually retired. I think he's in he has also had the house in Colorado and breckenridge and I'm pretty sure he's out there right now. I've seen him every once in a while. He texted me after races every once in a while. He's like a father figure kind of and you know he helped me out a lot and I always loved Mark so he had some pretty good horses too for Katie rich. I think he saddled well let me see, I looked it up on echo base. It looks like 275 career winners more than $5.2 million in purses. So Mark Hubble was around some pretty good horses too. There was that one, I'm trying to think, was it your round? Was that the name of the Katie rich horse that he trained that was so good? Yeah, he had your round. He had missed Mary apples. He had misread delicious, which those are a part of the same family. Yeah, those are the better ones that he had, yeah. What things did you learn from Mark that, you know, that you're taking with you now is you're the head guy. Just a horseman, a lot of just a lot of horsemanship. Marquis, he always figured, you know, if the horse did want to do it, or just figuring out the horse and figure out what the horse liked. That's what I've learned a lot about that from Mark. How do you do that? You know, if they go, I mean, if they're going out, if they're going out and training and they're come back happy, I mean, they like it. And if they come back with their head and between their legs and they don't seem to give their refusing or if they're going on the track, spinning around and that they don't, you know, they don't like it, something's going on. You got to figure something else out, some to do something different with them. Is that something you can figure out relatively quickly? Or does it sometimes take a little time to do it? No, it's just all about the horse if it's whatever the horse likes to do. If the horse is training really good then keep on going with it, if not, then you gotta figure something else out. You know, you mentioned the name ray handled too and ray has been on this program, this trainer talk show. Tell me about working with ray and what you learned from him. Ray, he's also a really, really good horseman. And I've learned really just pick your spots with horses. He's.

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"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

05:33 min | 1 year ago

"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"The breeders cup so i would say. I share the enthusiasm for this horse taking a shot in a race like this. Let's head back to the phones. george in naples. Welcome to the net dot com. Call in show. Got bobby and ed. Hey guys that we don't tonight a george hey Couple of quick things You know i kinda digest. What neil howard said this morning on steve beck and I'm starting to get it like guys. Just between will farish and him teamed up for i mean they teamed up for fifty three million dollars in lifetime versus. I mean that's nothing to sneeze. At and of course he tailed off a little bitty star age a little and. I'm sure that i'm not sure. But i'm guessing he's going to take care of the kentucky string for shug and i mean shug shug just got better a lot better so it's actually an exciting thing when you look at it from thirty thousand feet It's probably going to work out for both of them and You know more power to them. And the friendship probably was in. I'm guessing was the was the deciding factor One thing i do have to say and i've been found races since i was fifteen and i'm sixty two Couple of years ago. I felt this way about totally and i called anthony stabile ad nauseam and and you were probably on some of those calls. I met matola Towing until i couldn't get enough of them in and i feel the same way about jackie's warrior if he goes in a sprint. I'm so far as to say that if he loses i quit. That's how you know. And every once in a while. I heard you on this show. You get that feeling on a horse. Why haven't jackie's warrior of all things come up to the race as they look like. They're going to you know you can't get too far ahead of your skis. One little plane pendant or something and all of a sudden you know we're sitting on the sidelines. But i'm willing to say that you know now and i think you know not even know where the field is. I think three to five four to five is in the in the ballpark. Maybe wanted to one and I'm ready and My bruce cups going to short sweet without horse And last thing. I have and i'll and i'll hang up and listen and you probably have to sit on your hands for this one but i found it in you know somebody online comments today. We're in the same way founded a little the optics of churchill announcing a new gaming facility. Cdi announcing the new gaming facility downtown two days after the arlington sale. A little bit. Like when you hear the guy say there's nothing to see here folks It was all you know. It was orchestrated very well. Obviously but the view from the optics view from thirty thousand feet and independent. Arbitrator would look at it. Like cdi has horse racing's best interest when benefits cdi. And i'm not ripping them. Listen i go to the derby every year. And i always have a good time. They always treat me. Well when i go there i don't. I've never had a bad experience there so but the optics for the and that's always it doesn't look that great. As far as a horse racing interests versus the gaming interest and listen their business there are beholden to the stock the stock holders. And you know they they ever ever right to run it like a business I mean we have a right to not like it so that. That's what makes america great. I guess and You know. I appreciate both of you. Guys you know. I miss the big of course I love the show and I try to listen as much as i can in the summer and early fall and then when season comes down here in naples i get pretty busy and can't listen but you know i think you guys do a great thing and i don't know how you do it sometimes because if i bet three three cards a month heavy i'm white dell and you guys do a day in day out. It's a it's a special breed a rare bird that can do it. They inundate out. God bless ya. But i appreciate you guys in Thanks for the show. Thanks for calling towards appreciate it. Well lots of bite off their. And i'm going to answer the last question the thing or i don't even know if it was a question but his comment about churchill the announcement today that their opening a new historic horse racing facility in downtown louisville in the next few years. So take that off. But as far as what. George was saying about jackie's warrior. Is there anything that can happen this weekend specifically in the santa anita sprint championship. That can bite into the favoritism of jackie's warrior a high. Just i mean there's no ways now at the favorite so that's off the table. I guess we have the phoenix next week. So maybe just something jumps out so much or You know where you say. Well that's the alternative. But i just think at this point it's jackie's warriors going to be three to five and then all the other prices are just determined by how they come into this race. But i i i see. No way that jackie's warriors in three to five no matter how these races are run. The next two weekends..

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"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

04:10 min | 1 year ago

"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Yes she she always. Kinda was a little special. You know she She was a big good looking philly She had an incredible stride on her You know she she showed ability right away you know even in her works but you know she just. She wasn't quite ready to run We had her up at saratoga when she was two and she's had a few setbacks. Nothing really serious. But i kind of felt like a nice. You know extra careful how. I how i trained her and We just kinda give the time and the owners are patient and You know obviously help and You know now she's she's developed into a very nice horse at belmont. Today you send out stand for the flag who returns to stakes company after racing with allowance company in her past several races. Tell me more about stand for the flag. In the athenian she She's kind of disappointed us a little bit you know. She's she's always trained quite well. And she's a nice bread philly and You know she's. She's renton really good racism. Racism it's really kind of Made you scratch your head so We've we've talked for the last few months trying around the turf and You know it's obviously not an easy spot but You know she does take the turf and run under a better efforts. You know she could. She could surprise some people. I'm not sure if he's a win candidate or not you know may still isn't there but You know we'll get a good read honor today rob. Isn't that amazing about being a horse trainer. You have a horse. Like merrick ouza. Who wins a great one for yes she shows up. She does everything right. And then you have stand for the flag who you said. It's been a bit of a disappointment. So far she's over nine this year but this is what horse trainers go through day in and day out you're balancing both sides of the scale. Yeah yeah sure. Sure as many successes as you have you have just as many probably more disappointment. So you just kinda gotta learn to balance with it. Yeah well listen. I know it's a busy day for you. I'll let you go really appreciate a few minutes here this morning. Good luck with america. Good luck would stand for the flag and good luck moving forward as we go down the road to the breeders cup. Thanks a lot appreciate it all right. Thanks rob rob actress. Here on the horse racing radio network. Think about that right. I mean this is what this is where we're so many of you who join me every wednesday on my trainer. Talkshow six eastern. This is what you hear every week. And this is what. I have heard for years on that program talking with different. Trainers from people like rob actress. Who join me when he was first getting started with his operation when he first went out on his own and people like bill modern. Todd pletcher. and steve asmussen bob baffert people that are more established in our sport. But that's what that's what they all talk about. Though it's that dynamic of not getting too high to low trying to stay in the middle as you're balancing both sides of the scale with horses that show up. Every time that are honest that are easy to train and then other horses. That are just the opposite. That's the life of thoroughbred horse trainer. Speaking of trainer talk by the way. If you missed it this past wednesday. I had the privilege and it was a privileged to spend a full hour talking with trainer. Neil howard one of the classiest most humble people. You'll meet anywhere. Forget about the world thoroughbred racing one of the greatest people. You meet anywhere so so nice. And neil spent our with me looking back on his career and looking to the next chapter. It was announced this past week that neil would retire as a full time trainer himself to take a job with his good friend hall of famer should mcgahey as his assistant in kentucky. We talked about that. We talked about some of the top moments in neil's career and we talked about that wonderful relationship. He had with the pharisees for so so many years. He told me the story of how that all came about. It's a great great conversation..

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"neil howard" Discussed on At The Races With Steve Byk

At The Races With Steve Byk

03:49 min | 1 year ago

"neil howard" Discussed on At The Races With Steve Byk

"Children jack. Kelly matthew and meagan nine grandchildren as well There's going to be a memorial service at the derby museum next monday. The twenty seventh and I'll certainly get somebody in the next day or two to to pay tribute jack conway very sad. There was also I mean i hate doing this but it's one of the things i always feel like if i don't if i don't mention them they're gonna you know they'll they'll slip through the cracks and not not get mentioned And and very often people reach out afterward and say that they they hadn't hadn't heard Earlier this month about about two weeks ago. And i've had this on on the on the desk. And a bob bogere who was attract super. The throughout the game passed away on september first and In a that's a that's a very tight community The track superintendent people So i wanted to make sure that slipped that he worked and national and Delta turf paradise prairie beddoes logged on. I've got to. I'm not gonna do it today because we've only got about fifteen twenty minutes working spend it with popo But you probably saw And this this had been circulating. Neil howard Is going to close the stable retire from running a shed rope Under his own name But is going to take on the responsibility of running the kentucky string and potentially a fairgrounds strength for shug. There's obviously been more and more of this You know the really the one of the first. The most prominent of these kinds of arrangements came with david. Carol going to work with cassie But this apparently showed pitched it to neil. And neil saw the you know the the value in doing it and We'll we'll get. We'll get neil onto To to talk about. I mean he to get a guy like neil howard to run To run your your string in kentucky and shook mates and berry very cogent case for stepping up a presence in kentucky.

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"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

04:32 min | 1 year ago

"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"You know. I think that the the people that have reached out to me when a when it finally became public what i was doing some of the things some of the texts that i got from people. I read him about four or five times and these people and wanting about people racetrack people. They may not paying lip-service tell you what they think. Yeah good and bad and and you know it's you just it's really resin. That's kind of. I think what i'm over. Just what you are what you're doing right now. calling a having me d. Able to talk about what i've done and and where i'm going and people just being really really when to to have friends like that that you've that i've made on the race track P the people in in in regular because we're not with different racetrack. We live at different life. All we think about horses but we we have. We have so many friends so many acquaintances that you make on race. Jack i think that's really More than anything other than really i. I will tell you the the owners that i've had and the relationships i've had but but but the collaboration that that mr parrish that mr mrs perish and i had on all through the years especially mineshaft would be the one thing that that will always That that i that i think about everyday talking with neil howard here on trainer talk presented by face tipped in. Neil were down to about the final four minutes of the program here and it has been just a delight to spend this time with you and can't thank you enough for the visit but i'd like to wrap up the show typically by asking trainers to let me know something about them that people might not be aware of other hobbies other things. They enjoy outside of racing. But as you talked about race trackers or different. We are committed to this sport into the horse. I i want to do it this way with you on this program today. I think we'd be remiss. If i know i certainly would be. If i didn't thank you for your service to this country. People might not realize that right out of high school you spent a couple of years in the navy right. That was a fun time mason. Good friends there too. Yeah yeah well behalf of myself and everybody at horse racing radio network thank you for your service to the country. Really appreciate you doing that. Thank you so much mike. What would it be that. Neil howard enjoys doing away from racing that i don't play golf but i'm addicted to watching it. Who's your favorite golfer. You know i tell you what this might sound like. Just kind of a funny answer. But i love watching professional athletes. How they act like derrick jeeter of the world and people like that. And and i watch i bring up highlights of top ballplayers on my phone all the time. Nobody even knows that. When i'm by myself like but i so so really. I like all the top. Not just because they're the best one but the top doesn't assault golfers. I just love to watch it. But i really go on a baseball big baseball fan the yankees fan. But i could watch highlights of derek jeter and really. My favorite player is yada emily. The catcher and i watch. I loved to watch their highlights and just the way professional athletes. You learn things too you can learn to. That's kind of what i like to do. And some that a lot of people probably don't know. Well neil listen. I can tell you that This hour has been so enjoyable. And i started the program talking about you being one of the nicest most approachable and humble people in the sport of thoroughbred racing. And i remember meeting you..

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"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

06:56 min | 1 year ago

"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"But But it was absolutely a thrill of a lifetime And and and add to the fact that you know when you have more kind of make delete a little bit at the quarter pole. And he's still running you know when and finishing is well as he gave to be second in the derby and also. I also had the pleasure of kind of going through a few of those races like even a couple of the bluegrass you know with with somebody like call master. Who's always been held in the highest regard in the industry And then and then going on to the preakness and things kind of being reversed It was just I i knew about it now. I'm not sure if. I knew how big was to be honest with you. At the time i knew. Was you have to train. You have to do things the same but it just so hard to describe when you're running into the classics it. It's a different ball game altogether. And i think any trainer. That's been in. It would tell you that you really can't put your finger on it but there's something about it but of course when the s. and it i would honestly say probably resonated with me Fully resonated with me kinda well after. I left that room. If you know what. I mean yeah you know that win in the preakness came eleven years after your first career winter. Knock knock bird and i mentioned that horses. We were going to the commercial break. I also mentioned the fact that he paid forty three sixty to win at river downs on that day. In one thousand nine hundred seventy nine and neil howard's career was often running but neil i joked you during the commercial break i said. How on earth did we get. Forty three sixty on knock knock bird that day and you said well. It's a new trainer just starting out. Nobody knew who we were. Tell me about the early days of of neil howard in that win and having your wife by your side. Yeah it was fun and us. Own nerve racking. I remember got started. And i'll never forget it because we we got our. We bought the equipment we needed and rented apartment. Cincinnati got their. Got off feet of water buckets in got all stuff and and then we we were got a bond set up down. Start out with seven horses. I remember we'd like. I think it was either two hundred and sixteen or three hundred sixteen dollars left in the bank when we got started and and but we couldn't have been enjoying it more and You know it was just a we. Were nervous to start out with and then you know. It was funding coming down. Meet meeting some new people. But you know it to this day. I always felt like this. Is it it. that's another thing that resonated with me. I remember that going somewhere. Didn't really know that. Partly anybody there but you just starting out on your own. What if you says and people everybody. The first day we thought training. Who got the bond immediately. I doing way from you. Know what what kinda got their you know talking to you like they knew all your life did know him five minutes. Yup and that's that's one. I said you know what this is. No cooler place in the world and the race track of it. Didn't you tell me that. Your wife susan was galloping at that time but she was pregnant when she was doing it. Yes yes yes he will she. She got pregnant while while she was working. My said look honey. You you gotta keep ryden too. So i know. I know but Yes so that. Was you know that was all of like the every. Starting family at river downs and But it was. It was a it was fun. 'cause you know having that built in top exercise rider re really really helped had what three hundred dollars in the bank. Neil you couldn't afford to pay an exercise rider. She had to keep going and paying one. She'll be forced to tell you that. That's another conversation but Yeah it was. It was fun. You always a little nervous. Obviously because no matter how much you trained to do anything as soon as you start on your own you know. You're you're going to be a little bit on edge about it but but it all worked out good but but the way people you know race jack people. They're all about. We might be running against each other in the afternoon but for the most part is not anything that another another outfit or another trainer. Wouldn't do for you. You know that saying that says behind every good man is a great woman or something along those lines. And it's so true for you and for susan what you've been to accomplish. Oh not even a win on halftime that conversation. Believe me your children. Are they interested or involved in racing in any way other than loving what i did and come into the races Daughter rode show horses. While because that's sues background and she kinda lost interested in but she. It's a shame because he was a good writer. She took after mother quite But more just just liking the races but none of them really data involved in it. What do you think. Neil is you now do get a little time to look back and reflect upon these forty two years that you've been training horses. What would you say is going to be the one thing or maybe the couple of things that you're most proud of i tell you the truth. It just became apparent to me over the last few days by actually by virtue of just like this conversation. You're having right now. You know you you you i i mean first of all were you know the camaraderie on the racetrack. To me is is is unlike is unprecedented. It's unlike any other any other industry But.

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"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

06:06 min | 1 year ago

"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"And i would ask when i talked to john. I was nervous about it. He laughed he said no. Just just train them. Just train them. He's he's the horse just train them and that's all he would say And you know john you know he's you said he's a good horse just just train them. You know what. I'm so glad you brought up the fact that you know being nervous before every race. Because nervous neil howard is kind of a nickname that you'll hear people say when they describe you because when you're in the paddock you're very intense and it. It does come across as being a bit nervous and anxious. Were you nervous before a lot of the big races. Neil or was it just intensity i think you more focused like most of us are and this comes off being a little nervous. I'm sure we get a a little bit nervous because for me. Personally i may be able to speak a lot of people. I don't know i've always had You know i try to. You know you have to be humble and and i have no problem being humble but i will say this one thing that i've always that's always resonated with me and the the thing that always gets me a little nervous apprehensive is i'm so embedded in wanting to do well for the owners that i get. I don't think it's just me. I'm sure everybody's he get satisfaction out of doing good for your owners. But i always. I always wanted to do well especially for mr mrs jarash. They they understood the business so well and they've put so much into it that whether it was a maiden race or or an allowance race or whether it was the jockey club gold cup you just you know they. It meant the almost the same to them no matter what i mean. Obviously it's going to be a little low name. What win agreed. One in non onto on wednesday but I just always was act over anxious because you know we always wanted to the owners to do well. I used to take such The the the most enjoyable oughta to me was after a race. You did well off one of the race and then watching watching the owners. how how. how thrilled a warrant. How proud they were. There was nothing. I knit. that was one. That's one of the biggest things that i enjoy more than anything about doing this. And a huge of why you've been successful because it's putting the owners i and putting their first and then everything else falls into line after that. I'm visiting with trainer. Neil howard here on trainer talk presented by phase tipton. Neil i want to talk a little bit more about summer. Squall because a horse that obviously was second in the kentucky derby in nineteen ninety Very very close finish in that one two behind unbridled and then came back and took the preakness stakes. Tell me more about him and that run that he had some squad was unique in. Its own way like each is summer. Squall as everybody knows was was a smaller lighter type horse and But had but his constitution was was like second to none. He was just that horse. They're like mineshaft was so and i'm not comparing the two. They would do different type horses but he was so honest. That horse meat. It was just unbelievable. The the how genuine he was. And you know that the class being genuine those words that are we feel mac. Melissa don't be so don't sotos worth around too easy because those horses don't come along that often the ones that genuine one that have class and it was always something that i i i kept in mind but i think that we all have a certain horses to careers that we could say that about and certainly my shop almost wall i think can can be shown in that category but that that was the thing about summer squash honest and You know i especially in and it was never more apparent than when he won the hopeful for a small horse at that with about nine hundred pounds or whatever it was and to do what he did on it. You know in all his races but especially your like the whole pool where you had to kinda squeeze through a whole that was just. Yeah you have to watch that race. It's hard to describe it and so it was It's really about what i can make that. That would be my main opinion. My biggest opinion about him. He you know he also gave you that first. Taste of your the first taste of kentucky derby in nineteen ninety even though he was second i know you were very proud of him And then he comes back and wins the preakness tell me about being at churchill. Downs that day in your emotions and then moving forward to the preakness two weeks later on what that was like to see him actually crossed the finish line. First in the classic yet it was. It was fantastic coming as we every trainer whether they want admitted not as we always think about the kentucky derby and then to finally get on derby trail and then make it to the derby. Is it it you never. You'd never realized or dreamed it would be. It would feel the way it felt the pressure. The excitement swish nervousness.

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"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

06:11 min | 1 year ago

"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Yeah it was It was unbelievable You know mineshaft of course Look at this picture every morning. When i leave my house. Do you really know. I'm not being funny about that. I mean i can imagine it would be very difficult not to look at that picture when you leave your house and not to look at it when you come into your house. Yeah well my my wife's got these blood. Loss covers would've humour so that we had on him and his is hanging right. I mean look at every morning. When i walk out you i know that sounds funny but i'm serious. None at all. It takes me through. If i walk into neil howard's house what are some of the memorabilia. And some of the things i'm going to say. Oh well i mean you know we all have that you know basically what we've got you know we again you know. I was so fortunate. But we've got the really. It's my chef summer. Squall you know which everybody has those coupla white not everybody but i was fortunate to have not one but two two horses lifetime but you know specifically mineshaft in in my home my personal opinion so we have a lotta pictures of him. All over and You got things to look at the remind you about it you. You have one thing about this. You can't look you can't look at yesterday as you all know you gotta be looking for for that first race today you know and tamar but but it's nice to kind of know that you you job you were able to accomplish a few things you know it's funny it's funny neil because you're one hundred percent right and i've had so many trainers tell me that on this program that you can't look back you're always looking forward and at some point when when things are wrapped up you'll be able to sit back and reflect upon all the great moments that you've had but the cool thing about trainer talked this this afternoon is that we do get the opportunity to look back on some of the top moments in your career and mineshaft provided you would so many when when you hear the name mineshaft just what are some of the immediate things that come to mind about him Well you know it was it was. It was kind of interesting That horse He was a very interesting horse. Because really i really learned what You know when they say good horses act different and and he demonstrated that every single day that i had him for the two years i had him and from the day he came into my born here at churchill From when he came over from england he would been up in quarantine up in newburgh new york for a couple of days and when he got off the van. The thing that's fixing my mind more than anything. And i've told people this before and i remember telling you know when when i call them when the horse i arrived he acted from the minute he walked in the bonn like he'd been there all his life and literally. This might sound a little over the top. I mean the horse never put a foot wrong. Just as simple as i can. Well it's it's so rare and that's why you described him as a horse of a lifetime. It's so rare to have a horse shows that type of class in and then delivers on the race. Track the way that he did. You look at what the way. He wrapped up his career. Neal he wins the grade. One suburban he comes back and wins the grade. One woodward then takes the jockey club gold cup a third consecutive grade one. We just heard that stretch call. Do you have a couple of of mineshaft moments that stick out to you. I mean they all do even the winning two to win the goal cup and to cap off the year and and pretty much almost at that. We didn't know for sure but that that clinched is title. But you know the jockey club. Gold cup again For mr farish that that race that to this day at the risk of putting words in his mouth i think that's that's one of the most important races In the world to him and he and obviously he wanted a twice. Now you know. I want it and she'll want it for a couple of years ago and but you know i thought really the race that the turning point race for him i think Was probably the pinnacle special. The way he won that race in in the slop. Although i did never shocked us that that is the pedigree you know. You know suggest you know the whole pedigree love off track. But which was another compensation. But i just think that he's one of those horses. You can't really The moments to me with him was being around him. More sold is racist because other than being nervous about every race you always went over there confidently but see i. I knew i knew that what this was going to be what this could possibly be. Because he came from one of the one of the greatest trainers in the world and john gosden. Who was a great friend of mr farage. And who had the horse and he told me he said this just he did. This is your heart. He needs dirk..

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"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

03:02 min | 1 year ago

"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Come a long way since saddling that first winter knock knock bird who paid forty three sixty to win at river. Downs may twenty seventh nineteen seventy nine. It's been one heck of a ride for. Neil will continue to talk about his story when i return. This is trainer talk presented by phasing. Nominations are still open for the basic gift in november sale. The world's premier breeding stock event last year the sale produce the eight highest price phillies mares sold at any. Us breeding stock sale led by monoploy girl selling for nine point five million dollars twenty two horses sold for one million dollars or higher and the sale also produced the co highest price wheeling sold in the us last year. Nominate your best today to the basic tipton november sale. A night of stars tuesday november night in lexington kentucky. Where will you sell the test of time. There is no better example than mill. Ridge farm founded in nineteen sixty two by alice chandler. This year's inductee into the hall of fame as a pillar of the turf. No rich has raised her sold thirty sixth grade. One winners including eight breeder's cup winners and two horses of the year. Since two thousand this keeneland september sale no ridge offers equality group throughout the various books led by leading stallions uncle mo kirwin candy reid gunrunner kitten's joy and several promising first year sires mill ridge will be showing at barn eleven starting september tenth. No ridge standing the test of time. The richest meet in oakland history begins friday december third through sunday. May eight the sixty six day meet will offer more than forty five million dollars in purses with thirty six stakes races. Totaling twelve point three million dollars and all allowance. races are now worth one hundred thousand dollars oaklawn. Both the richest triple crown. Prep series in the country highlighted by the one million dollar rebel on friday february. Twenty six and the great one. Arkansas derby saturday april second now offering a purse of one point. Two five million learn more at oaklawn dot com. This is trainer talk presented by facing tipton on the horse racing radio network saved assets excels at mineshaft. Putting up. Here told quest giving all second. Break them about seventy expect. Even tire purred. They're coming to the final furlong. And it's going to be line shaft mineshaft kane brilliance to win here at belmont park once again. He has won the chunky clipboard cup. Any has done it with style. Welcome back to trainer talk presented by at tipton here on the horse racing radio network. Mike penna visiting.

"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

06:41 min | 1 year ago

"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"And and mr campbell was h- unique also and is in a different way. He was a very very personal man. Him and mrs campbell too nice people. You couldn't have met. And you know. And and i had learned a lot to from mr campbell. Also like different about interacting with people. Just the business in general but mr campbell was very Very to the point You could shoot straight with them about everything you know. It was easy. It was easy sledding with him. Because like mr farris because they they wanted to know what was what did you make the right businesses It's you know in a proactive way and And they became And even even when Seeing when i changed over from a private or public stable and it was still chained from mr fairest publicly but but when i became public Is the campbell immediately. Sent me a few losses to help me out. And keep keep my my stable going And he appreciated you know mr campbell. Very much appreciated loyalty like this. The farish and So so i've been not only mr campbell in ferris but all the Submissive to that. End with mr parrish. I was I came in contact on a professional and personal basis with with with people. Like like mr. And mrs kilroy mr mrs hudson He is the list is. Just you know mr mrs mr. Mrs temple weber That the list is is so long. I can't even remember now. That all the people that i was had the pleasure of having horses in partnership with mister farris. All all result of of of the farish is Partners and and it's just you know people like that he just again. I've been so fortunate. I can't even. I can't overstate it enough. Yeah you know. Neil listening to you. Talk about those people and boy. You've mentioned some incredible names in the history of our sport. And you've had the privilege to be associated with those folks and and to hear your story into your you talk about. You know mike cline in the introduction that he made for you everybody in this business we look at you now we say neal howard yes. He's trained all these winners all these ones. He's trained a horse of the year but everybody starts somewhere. How much different is it today. Getting started as a horse trainer. Then when you broke into the profession years ago. I think it's different in in a way that It used to be a little different there if you I'm trying to think of the best way to put this a lot. Quite often. a trainer young trainer would get started when the person that he was that he worked up the ladder with would would cut back or retire and you would a lot of time and their trainer would recommend to his owners which were only a few owners at the time Relationships were different than they were less. Usually it was a single owner or a handful of owners that own their own horses. You didn't have a lot of partnerships that is obsolete it's been a great innovation. Don't get me wrong. I mean you might have horses today. That about forty fifty. People that yeah. That's that's a common occurrence now as you know. You know you look at that stuff more than i do. But i think that trains were more apt to get rolling on their own with the from. The owners would be passed down for lack if you will for lack of a better term I mean because a lot of trainers that i watched start out on their own and those days when you walk in there one the only thing that would be different it would be. The trainer will be the same equipped that kind of thing Which was good which was great but but things have changed from that a little bit. I think because of the different business models now if that makes any sense. I don't know if i'm explaining that. As good as i could sure i think that's part of it so it has gotten difficult but i also think though that if you carry yourself the right way and and work hard and show respect Usually you're gonna wind up You know that that's probably the best way way to get started. And so but it's it's a little harder in some ways but easier in other ways because nowadays there are a lot of programs out there now a lot of the like the elect wind program for one. I know there's others the arizona program. There are a lot of programs out there now like the flying stop program that are producing wonderful. Wonderful the horsemanship that you learn from these programs now is second to none. But it's still even though technology has really kind of taken over to a point. I still feel comfortable. That the hands on with the horses in the stalls and is still order the day to a point. You still have. You've got to have your your your technology skills much more than you ever had to have before you the kind of the days of the pencil and pad that i'm still using. Yeah but i think it's a little a little bit of both. I don't know if that has question good or not but yeah one one hundred percent completely understand. I'm visiting by the way with trainer. Neil howard here. On trainer talk presented by phasing. Tipton boy is he.

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"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

07:11 min | 1 year ago

"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Fall. I took the earrings to camden south carolina and broke that group yearlings with no But nothing at that point. It was just going to camden breaking the baby's probably coming back to the farm work in the season. And maybe start to do that but Midway through the winter. Mr farage had talked to me about Some of those tools go to kentucky. That i could if i wanted to. I could stay with them and That's what happened. Went to keeneland. And and i trained for for them ever since then for the next thirty some odd years i i was working for mr mrs version and the whole family so the rest of the really to the was the story that you could. I mean it was just something that was a lifetime dream come to basically it certainly was what a story neil You ever think about where your career might have ended up. Had you not walked into that role with the ferris. You know. I i do in the sense that i know. It wouldn't have turned out to be what it was. But you know but you know in this business especially if you have a work ethic and you treat people nice things usually come your way. I'm sure i would have. We would have made it. So when i but but but i don't think it would have evolved into what it did our or i i. I'm sure it wouldn't have you never know the unknown but but Know follow ease up and for that reason being associated with with with with mr mrs farris and the ferris family all those years and accomplishing what they enabled me to do. You know that mean. It's it's something that the most important thing and it's something you saw. Wanna make sure whatever i did when the time came to me to maybe make a change. I wanted to do everything that. I could. In a way that i could keep that in packed and i feel like by doing this it. It's a way for me to still do what i love doing. Every day with with a person that i have you know unlimited respect for and and at the same time kind kinda keeping packed what what accomplished. Neil how would you describe. The will farish approach and philosophy to owning and breeding and raising good horses. Because lord knows he's had so much success in the sport what allows him to do that or has allowed him. Yeah i think a lot of his approach. When i think about it now had a lot to do with mr farah. She's Fascination with with with history and And when which kinda. I know that's just a general term but Just listening to mr fares talk about you. Know he's a genius when it comes to breeding some of the things you used to say. I used to come away and say man who would ever thought of that. You know yes. I do it all the time with him but i think a lot of his historical nature kinda probably resulted in him In in the first becoming what he what he had in lanes in becoming what he had. And like you say b b. it's world renowned in i in the breeding part of it. It just generations families and and and the meticulous you know picking apart pedigrees and what horses it done. Relative to their their how far they ran the surfaces. They ran on and and i. It's just it's very hard. It's very hard to put in words to be honest with you What he there was so many things. And mr is his business acumen his And of course his his way he interacted with people. I mean it was just just just watching. Him was just very special very special. I think a lot of baby. It's hard to explain. But but again you know he. He was so uh his his interest and passion of about breeding. What was undeniable unbelievable. Yeah i think the word visionary could certainly apply to somebody like walther yet especially hearing your description of his approach his philosophy you also neal had the privilege of being associated with another true visionary in our sport is no longer with us that is caught campbell and his dogwood stable tummy a little bit about that relationship. And you're right There was a he was a visionary. Obviously and i'm sure what you're do the road you're going down is how he kinda was. I think most people would say that he was responsible for really For limp for partnerships thing big groups together really really became the order of the day and a lot of it was because of the the models. That that that mr campbell but Mr campbell actually I i came to Mr campbell came into my life. Also by way of mr mrs parish Starting with summer squall. And that was basically you know. Mr campbell bought someone squad for the dog would partnership from mr farage from the lanes and consignment and This fares had retained a part of summer. Squall mr campbell So graciously asthma ferriss. If it was possible that i could that he could send me the horse when he was ready you know when he was ready to come to the races and ms paris so graciously agreed. And of course i was sharing private for mister peres at the time but missed farish was a pot on.

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"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

06:36 min | 1 year ago

"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Giving people that otherwise couldn't get involved with the with buying young horses and and better stock and different partnerships the v. general partners in these partnerships. They have different agents that they use different trainers that they use. And sometimes you're involved sometimes. You're not but The business have been so good to me and the the mon- the bottom line is i. I'm very comfortable with the career. That i had and i wanted to keep that intact and i thought this is a good way to to accomplish two things. D do that and at the same time Still do what. I do what i wanna do. Every day And do it. You know you know for a for a for a person first off and and a trainer such a show so it really was kind of as i say i i know i said there's five times ready but it. It was a short conversation talking with trainer. Neil howard here on the horse racing radio network trainer talk presented by phasing tipton. If you are just joining us. Neil will be stepping away from his role as a full time trainer to take a job in kentucky as should mcgee. He's assistant trainer and they have been friends for a long time and he was just talking about some of the similarities with their careers. Neil you had that wonderful relationship with the parishes and they did a lot for you and a lot for your family and for your career shook had the phipps family who did an awful lot for him and for his career so even from that perspective there is wonderful. Synergy there between the two of you. Yeah very similar You're you're you're one hundred percent right. I can't add anything to that and on that note. I you know. I have I i'd like to feel like i have the the the knowledge and the background to operate the way. Shug you wants to operate which is in a very quiet and unobtrusive matter. Just go about your business Focus on what you're doing taking care of the horses and It that simple. We're going to spend a lot of time talking about your background and how you got started. We'll go back to the early days of neil howard but since we brought up that relationship with the ferris's incense will farish. his family. Meant so much to you into your family. Tell me a little bit more about how that relationship began back in the early eighties. What do you remember about the first time that you got. That phone call ran into them for the first time. Yeah well i actually. My association with mr farris was one hundred percent A result of of mike cline. Who was we'll just retired Mr fair shoes. Long long. Long time manager and who mike had been in the in bob with taking care of mr berisha's mairs when mike was managing big thing farm before mr parrish Opened up when when lanes and was just being developed And mike and i used to had had worked on the racetrack together. For mac miller and actually might even was responsible for getting me the job with macmillan which turned out to be kind of a turning point for me in the business. And that's where feel like i. I got the education of a lifetime. Not not so much with the horses but just also had to carry yourself Had it had interact with people. And cause you know mac miller. They has cliche all over the place but they they. There was a reason. They called him the gentleman trainer and because he was and everybody he approached everybody that approached him. he was just watch him around people with just it was a treat in itself and you learn a lot by that watching saying too much. That's the way you learn but anyway so But in my first job on my own. When i left Mr miller to go on my own. I had an opportunity to get started at in ohio and the ohio circuit and my and my wife's boss. Pg johnson who she was galloping horses four boys responsible for me getting that job and And after a few years. During that i wanted to kind of get wanted to go to kentucky and kind of change things around a little bit. We knew that's where we might might be a good idea that would help us. Take the next step. And i might could talk to me about coming to work at lanes end farm and that's just shortly when lane. Dan opened he told me. Mr head is visions would just on limited on on on what he's plans are and it would be. He thought it'd be a good idea to for me to come to work at the form. Which i did and i mean mike didn't pink me any any Any big pictures or tell me that. I'm sure this will happen. That will happen but It did happen. This happened and that did happen. I worked there and and there was a circumstance that occurred and a situation with up to me when bill carroll One of mr. Pharisees agreed as friends and trainer. He had horrible a terrible accident at keeneland and lost his life and So del. Julia was training cammisa. Farish in new york and Kind of a thing. That was opening there with a terrible loss of of of del. Carol and i took that.

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"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

07:39 min | 1 year ago

"neil howard" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

"Today's guest is going to be calling it a career after more than four decades of training. But trust me he won't be leaving the race track nor this sport that he loves so much the seventy two year old born in riverdale. New york is retiring from training on his own to work as an assistant trainer in kentucky for his longtime friend hall of famer should mcgahey now to date. This gentleman has saddled one thousand two hundred fifty six winners with purse earnings of nearly fifty four million dollars. Those victories by the way include one hundred eighty six stakes eighty five of those coming in graded stakes races including the nineteen ninety preakness with summer squall. In the two thousand. Three horse of the year mineshaft. And i can tell you this on a personal note. He is one of the nicest most approachable in humble people. You will ever meet in the sport of thoroughbred racing or anywhere for that matter. Please join me in welcoming trainer. Neil howard to trainer talk presented by tipton. Neil appreciate the time my friend. Thank you mike. You know this is simply the next chapter in the career career of neil howard. There was no way on earth that you were ready to ride off into the sunset and put your feet up in a rocking chair on the front porch. Somewhere right exactly. Yeah i just Something that i give everybody gets in a different way gets to to that point and In their careers and But i kind of been thinking about doing something like this and but you know it the opportunity i knew when the opportunity came up it would. It would kinda come up kind of all the sudden. That's how those things work especially in this business so when it did come up I you know. I it was kinda jumped at the lack of a better time. Will when you have a guy like shook mcgahey come to you and bring this up and i guess maybe that's how it worked if it was the other way around. Let me know if you went to shook but you know when when that connection is made with a person should mcgahey who is just not only a fantastic trainer but a wonderful person. Tough not to jump at that opportunity. Neil yeah it was exactly. It was one of those situations where should have been have been have been friends. We kinda started out kinda pretty much a lot of a lot of similarities. In the way we started out in the careers we we. Had you know from an coming internal standpoint with the kind of people that we learn from and A lot of the clients that we were that i think at the risk of putting words in his mouth kind of clients that we were so fortunate to to be to become employed by a lot of similarities there. But shoot. I've had some conversations about the about things at large about the business which everybody has those conversations about different things with their friends and she'll go being perceptive is You know i think he kinda thought You know give me a call. Probably would be. I think he knew without me ever telling him that. That might have been something that was in the back of my mind. But i also feel that he felt that that what was there will be no home in khan and reaching out to me and i'm and i'm so glad that he did It was just kind of one of those things that kinda came about just on its own and everything kind of felt place like. I said it was a short conversation. You mentioned neil that you had been thinking about making this type of move for a couple of years. Now what things lead you to start having those types of of thoughts about doing something a little bit different You know things change this. Is this the nature of this business. A lot of change. I think more sold that a lotta spend a lot of occupations the millions and millions of patients. That are out there. This is there's a lot of change in this business and that's what makes this business so so challenging and so wonderful and there's so much to it but I just wanted to think things change. I went from a you. Know i've very. I have to stress. I i was one of the. I was in the minority. I b. I was so fortunate to come in. You know to come to work. For the for the pharisees now that that doesn't happen you know. I was very very fortunate and And i they were responsible for me being able to have a career that you can only dream of and You know and having that professional and personal relationship with with with people such as affair issues with just again you can only you know. I know myself How fortunate i was but having said that i i just been thinking that i wanted to i. I could never ever quit working or not doing kind of work on a daily basis. But i wanted to kind of do it in a different capacity and but it was one of those things i was thinking about quite often i would think about it but then by the time in the afternoon to get that kind of thing so you know which. I'm sure everybody goes to that. You know and but then it was one of those things that When i got the call when she called me my ten days ago about this you know with two. It was one of those things that that i. I've been in this business kind of taught me. I know when my when to go and when not to go my gut feeling because the hardest part to learn when you coming up. There's a train and when you. I thought nowadays. It's kinda thing no should i run. Should i run. Should i scratch. Should i not you know off the tariff on the turf blah blah blah. When you start him on that's the worst thing that was never even a doubt You that i want that. I was going to do this. When i spoke to show guy just had exercise self control waiting about five or six hours to call him back and tell him look no further you know so it was just a combination of things you know my some some might things change. My bond was reducing a little bit in numbers The business models have changed in the industry with a lot of partnerships. Now are.

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"neil howard" Discussed on Daily Racing Form

Daily Racing Form

03:26 min | 1 year ago

"neil howard" Discussed on Daily Racing Form

"Twenty twenty one three races in question at monmouth. I'm sorry saratoga. Del mar and woodbine nuts it. Let's go to del mar i. That's the eddie read stakes. The best race best aches race in north america on saturday highly competitive fields move like like straight is the likely favorites Admirable beasts super talented has been developed nicely by trainer mike mccarthy he was a kind of front running one way meyler type in his earlier days and he has evolved into a horse who can raise a little bit. Doesn't have to be on the lead and can get nine for a long distance of the editor a pinch. But that's stretching him just a little bit I do think he's gonna get a pretty favorable trip. But i'm going to play a count again here to entrance for a trainer phil d'amato count again. I i saw him run at keeneland. Might have been as i start. Who trained by neil howard. And he he put forth at closing finish the likes of which you will rarely see from a maiden just completely flew home and was with mine for awhile ended up with d'amato the west coast. I guess Last year probably i mean. He's run several really good races and his best. He is a devastating turn of foot and homestretch. Possibly the best tracy's was his lunch. Started del mar where he flew home to beat the capable. Chad brown train flavius last november. I don't think that he had an ideal journey. In the turf classic at churchill downs his most recent start tried to get outside and being pushed down toward defense. The piece was muddling and slow. Just didn't really set up for them. I expect him to come outside this time. Get a cleaner journey and slingshot home and catch. We'd like straight in the shadow of the wire probably a fair price. The caress stakes short field. Don't have a don't have a big price here in caravelle. But she is not the favourite priced here at seven. Five by winemaker david gona. That'd be the second choice in this race. And i think that she could be a good anchor for multi-race wagers late in the card is race comes up i think it's the panov penultimate race of the day Caravel cover monness. She raised there in her last. Start so. I watched replays before that race. Even if you go back to recruit debut at penn national which i urge you to do have video replay access that was tremendous performance. She had no business winning that race. I think she's a pretty rare talent. Who is kind of all. Put it all together in the last couple races. What really impresses me about her. Mom's start with the way she traveled into it. She's a horse. That's going to be coming from off the pace. But she was so in the bridal and Weaving so nicely. That she had reached contention by the three to pull in. This race was over at the quarter pole. I think that she's going handle sixty five morning. Line favorite robin sparkles and wind the caress at saratoga toronto would bind the nassau stakes. Where julia olympica makes her first start..

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"neil howard" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network

Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"neil howard" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network

"Approach well and that gets us to the anchor leg. The fifth race of the sequence which is a maiden special weight for three year going a mile on the synthetic and among the participants. You look outside Master of war for neil howard that to be half instagram and there is some pedigree that is is on display in here and this is a really i really tricky and and it's so nice to see this kind of a race at this time of year at turf way you know to have this quality but that's what you know getting the purse level up to thirty two thousand That makes a difference. And there's horses here that might normally have been sent down to two run in new orleans or or In florida and here they are staying home. Man no doubt about it and this is It's a competitive one. The to debut runners or or big numbers on the morning line. But i wasn't dismissive of dubina. I'm always when a when a chocolate calvin jiminez decides to take him out and You know the the dams long starter was a winner on komo i. It's tough to win on debut to turn but You know this this test. Decent pedigree uncle out of a mountain view mayor probably can end up going even longer than a mile. Maybe but man it twenty one on the morning line. We'll see what it opens up but by then hopefully our money into pick five and You know no greater.

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