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Features - LIFESTYLE

Find out what culture vultures and horse racing royalty have to say about what’s #TrendingNow!

This week’s featured guests are:

In the Saddle

Do you prefer a run through the park or a run through your Netflix queue?

Tell us your feelings on Fantasy Football.

Hat or no hat at the racetrack?

Favorite all-time jockey?

Helio Castroneves

Helio

Castroneves one of only nine drivers to win the Indy 500 three times. He was also the winner of the 2007 edition of "Dancing With the Stars".

Follow on Twitter: @h3lio

Run through the park.

No feelings, as long the Colts or Miami Dolphins are at the Super bowl.

No hat, got to keep the hair slick!!

George Woolf

Michelle Boniface St. John

Michelle Boniface

A former exercise rider, groom, and training assistant for her family on Bonita Farm in Maryland and now an Associate Producer at CBS News "60 Minutes". Michelle strives to bring her passion for horse racing to the masses through TV news.

Follow on Twitter: @bonitafarm

The only running I like to do is galloping, so have to say Netflix - "Breaking Bad"!

I love football but can't imagine rooting for a fantasy player over the Ravens.  

No hat, I'm rarely at the track when I'm not alongside a horse.

Edgar Prado

John Hennegan

John -Hennegan

‪Hennegan is the writer, producer, and director of The First Saturday In May

Follow on Twitter: @HenneganBros

A year ago it was the Netflix route watching the likes of "Freaks and Geeks" and "House of Cards but I'm in training to fight Mayweather next, so you'll see me running around Brooklyn nowadays. 


I used to be a hater but crossed over to the dark side two years ago to help my wife with her draft. Now I'm scouring the waiver wire and following Texans games to see how many catches DeAndre Hopkins has. But remember - nobody wants to hear about (and certainly doesn't care about) your fantasy team. 


I wore a hat to the track once. A friend told me the late Buzz Chace's take on guys who wear hats to the track. Since this is a family show I won't repeat what he said but suffice to say, I stopped. The hat also looked like a thimble on my large gourd. No hat. 



 Our Dad worked in the Jock's Room as an official for NYRA in the 1970s and 80s so we were lucky enough to get to know a lot of the N.Y. riders. They were all super nice to us. Angel Cordero, Jorge Velasquez, Eddie Maple, Jacinto Vasquez, Jeffrey Fell, Don MacBeth, Cash Asmussen, Nick Santagata, Robbie Davis. We loved all those guys. And how couldn't you worship Steve Cauthen (except for his country album of course). Let us remember, he beat out Reggie Jackson and Muhammad Ali for Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year in 1977 as a teenager for God's sake. 


But the coolest guy was a dude named Joe Imparato. He wore New Wave glasses, told us about cool bands like the Clash, the Smiths and the Jam before anybody was talking about them. He wasn't a top rider but we liked his style. I'd love to know what happened to him.

Christina Blacker

Christina Blacker

Blacker is a reporter, host, and analyst on HRTV

Follow on Twitter: @ChristinaBlackr

Definitely a run through the park.  My absolute favorite form of exercise is to run/ walk on the beach. I go multiple times a day when we're in Del Mar. When I lived in Hermosa Beach, I would walk the Strand there with trainer Mike Mitchell's wife and daughters  almost everyday. 

Never played. But curious.  

Fascinator!  I love wearing some sort of headpiece on the big days of racing.  And I really enjoy seeing the international hat choices for Melbourne Cup, Dubai World Cup and Royal Ascot.  Already brainstorming my fascinator choice for Breeders' Cup! 

Well that one's easy. My dad, Frank Olivares. He introduced me to the game and horses in general. I was very young for most of the time he was riding, but I have such an appreciation for what he did now that I really understand the hard work and sacrifices involved.

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