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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

Refresh yourself: beer, cocktail, wine or soda?

Would you rather skydive or bungee jump?

Best sneakers you've ever owned?

Who's your favorite horse of all time?

Michael Beychok

Michael -Beychok

A political consultant from Louisiana, Michael won the 2012 DRF/National Handicapping Championship.  

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I like the trifecta here of beer, cocktail, and wine. Start with an Abita Purple Haze beer, go to a Sazerac and finish strong with a nice Spanish red from Ribuero del Duoro.

Skydive - I prefer no strings attached for leisure activities.

Sneakers.  I owned a pair of Converse All Star Dr. J Leather High Tops when I was a kid - wish I still had them as they are worth about $1,000 bucks on Ebay. I think my mom threw them away with my baseball cards.

This is a lay up. Glorious Dancer. Her nose victory earned me a million dollars but before her, Ferdinand was my favorite of all time because of the joy and pride I saw on my dad's face when he won the Kentucky Derby after I picked him.

Victoria Garofalo

Victoria Garofalo

ABR ambassador who lives by the belief that food and traveing are two of life's greatest pleasures - they create countless memories, the best laughs and bring family and friends together!

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Wine, no questions about it.

Skydive, I like the idea of free-falling. Plus, I don't think I could convince myself to jump when told to go. 

If we're going with sneakers for fashion I would have to say my Coach Leopard print high tops otherwise I'm a huge fan of my Nike Dual Fusion kicks.

I've got a special place in my heart for Funny Cide  — he was the first New York-bred to win the Kentucky Derby and my New York roots love that!

Sean Clancy

Sean Clancy

One of the owners, publishers, and writers oof ST Publishing Inc., Clancy also runs Sean Clancy Bloodstock and Riverdee Stable and consults for Irish Thoroughbred Marketing. He is a former champion steeplechase jockey and a media Eclipse Award winner.

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Anchor Steam, in a frosty mug, on a porch, after winning the feature at Saratoga.

Skydive, without a doubt. I trust myself packing a parachute more than a guy standing on a bridge, strapping a rubber cable around my ankles.

Adidas Sambas (I think). Black with yellow stripes. Bought them in Manhattan and walked all over the city in them. Lost them somewhere, still think they're going to turn up some day. Like old friends. They must be in somebody's closet, somewhere.

Favorite horse of all time, wow, that's tough. I have three – the three who got me here. Red Raven, Riverdee and Student Dancer. They came along when I need them most (age 13-18). Without them, I'd be doing something else.

Esther Marr


Esther Marr is a writer for The Blood-Horse magazine. She lives in Lexington with her husband, Steven, and four-month-old daughter, Lyla.

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Non alcoholic: water or sweet tea; adult drink of choice: bourbon & ginger ale

Bungee jump. Seems like less time and effort. I actually did a form of bungee jumping at in high school King's Island called the slingshot and it was thrilling:)

Brooks--they helped me run a marathon!

Rachel Alexandra--she won the first Kentucky Oaks I covered and I got to spend a lot of time with her and trainer Hal Wiggins on the backside of Churchill.

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