Bill Mott, the youngest trainer ever induced into Thoroughbred racing’s Hall of Fame; Ed Musselman–better known as Indian Charlie; and former University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach Billy Gillispie were the guests on this week’s “Riders Up!” with Frank Lyons and John Gaver. If you missed the broadcast on Sunday, August 6, you can catch the replay HERE.
Mott, who recently celebrated his 64th birthday, checked in from Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and gave us an update on his Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) winner Good Samaritan and reflected on his time recently spent at Royal Ascot in Berkshire, England.
Former groom, clocker, and jockey’s agent Ed Musselman has been the publisher and purveyor of the racing newsletter Indian Charlie since 1994. He joined us from Saratoga and gave us an update on the sights and sounds from the backstretch and beyond on Whitney Stakes (G1) weekend at The Spa.
Basketball coach and avid horse racing fan Billy Clyde Gillispie–head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team from 2007-2009, reminisced about his time spent in Lexington, Ky., how he became interested in Thoroughbred horse racing, and what he’s up to now in his native state of Texas.
“Riders Up!” with Frank Lyons and John Gaver airs Sunday mornings from 7:00 to 8:00 A.M. Eastern and is available for live streaming on the ESPN Sports Radio 1300 app (for iOS or Android) or by visiting the WLXG ESPN Sports Radio 1300 website.
“Riders Up!” gives listeners fresh insights and perspectives into the myriad of colorful characters that make up the world of Thoroughbred horse racing. Check out the broadcast on Sunday mornings from 7:00 to 8:00 A.M. Eastern in Lexington, Kentucky on 1300 AM, WLXG ESPN Sports Radio, or worldwide by visiting the WLXG ESPN Sports Radio 1300 website.
Header image: “Fair High,” oil on board by Vaughn Flannery (American, 1898 – 1955)