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The Interviews: Kentucky Derby Winning Trainer Graham Motion

GrahamMotion Kentucky Derby, Dubai World Cup and multiple stakes winning trainer Graham Motion moved to the US from his native England in 1980. Since starting to train in 1993 Graham's horses have won more than 2000 races and over $100 million in purses. Graham talked to Thoroughbred People about the Fair Hill training center where he is based, Derby winner Animal Kingdom, the legendary Better Talk Now and his training career so far.

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The Interviews: Top Rider Turned Broadcaster, Richard Migliore

MigliorefunnycideRichard Migliore started race riding in 1980 at the age of 16. Richard rode over 30,000 races and 4,450 winners for purse earnings of over $160 Million. Following his enforced retirement in 2010, Richard worked as a racing analyst for HRTV, New York Racing Association and Fox Sports 1. Nicknamed "The Mig" after the jet fighter plane for his tenacious style of riding, Richard now lives with his wife, Carmela and children in Millbrook, New York.

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The Interviews: Renowned Thoroughbred Artist Thomas Allen Pauly

Thomas Allen Pauly & American PharoahAward-winning equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly has portrayed some of the finest horses and jockeys in the country. Born and raised in Chicago, Pauly's work encompasses Royal Ascot, the Hong Kong Cup, the Arc de Triomphe, the Dubai World Cup, the Velka Pardubicka Ceske Pojistovny Steeplechase in Prague and numerous Breeders' Cups, Preaknesses, Belmonts and Kentucky Derbies.

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The Interviews: Fairgrounds Leading Trainer, Michael Stidham

MichaelStidhamSince he started out in the '80s, much travelled trainer Michael Stidham's horses have won over 1600 races and $48 million dollars in prize money. A recent winner of the Trainer's title at Fairgrounds racetrack, Michael took time out of his busy schedule to talk to Thoroughbred People about his career to date.

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The Interviews: Michael Blowen, Proprietor of Old Friends

MichaelBlowenOriginally founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic Michael Blowen, Old Friends today cares for more than 100 horses across three states whose racing and breeding careers came to an end. A “living history museum of horse racing”, the farm attracts nearly 20,000 tourists annually. Thoroughbred People talked to Michael about the operation.

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The Interviews: Renowned California Race Caller Michael Wrona

MichaelWronaSince coming to the USA in 1990, Michael Wrona has become one of the top racecallers in America. With an efficient, expeditious style that succintly provides both fans and industry professionals with the clarity and information they need as a race is run, Michael's popularity has done nothing but increase over the past few years. Michael talked to us about how it all started and his experiences along the way.

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The Interviews: Southern California Trainer Simon Callaghan

SimonCallaghan Up and coming trainer Simon Callaghan has made a huge impression on the Southern California racing scene since he arrived on these shores from England five years ago. If it wasn't for a horse called American Pharoah, he would have won this year's Kentucky Derby. Simon talked to Thoroughbred People about his experiences since coming stateside.

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The Interviews: Jeff Seder of EQB: Bloodstock for the 21st Century

JeffSeder Jeff Seder has been a pioneer in the field of equine biomechanics and the study of the physical attributes that makeup an exceptional racehorse. After developing a fascination with horses in his twenties, Jeff went on to create EQB and has since advised successful clients like Ken Ramsay, Bob Baffert and Ahmed Zayat on their purchases. He talks to Thoroughbred People.

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