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Going In Circles

240 EpisodesProduced by Charles SimonWebsite

We cover horseracing from a different point of view than the typical racing podcast. Looking at both the business and sporting aspects of the game, you are gonna get straight forward, no-nonsense views and opinions as well as a deep dive into various issues that allows the listener to have a greater… read more

240 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Going in Circles Big Monday show with Barry Spears

March 28th, 2023

1:56:55

On tonight’s Going in Circle’s Big Monday show Barry and I talk about the Louisiana Derby and the FG Oaks, offer a suggestion for Hoosier Philly’s next race, Barry talks his day at Tampa Bay Downs for Florida Cup day …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears

March 21st, 2023

1:51:54

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I talk about the marathon Louisiana Derby card this coming Saturday, plus touch a little on the Dubai Cup races, how does the NCAA basketball tournament resemble …

Going in Circle’s Big Monday Show with Barry Spears

March 14th, 2023

2:08:27

On tonight’s Going in Circles show we recap the Tampa Bay Derby card with our impressions of Tapit Trice and the rest of the day for which Barry served as a guest TV analyst. We also talk about the lunacy of Dark day …

Going in Circles Big Monday show w/Barry Spears

March 7th, 2023

2:18:55

On tonight’s Big Monday show we talk about a wide variety of topics starting with the 3 triple crown preps from this last weekend, the Fountain of Youth that featured the return of 2yo champion Forte; the San Felipe …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/ Barry Spears

February 28th, 2023

1:48:22

On tonight’s Big Monday show we recap last Saturdays Rebel stakes, talk about the latest GIC Digest which is a grading of all the Derby preps run so …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears

February 21st, 2023

2:28:45

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I have a long reaching conversation about a variety of topics including last weekends Risen Star day card at FG, the bizarre grass situation there, a need for …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show with Barry Spears

February 14th, 2023

1:38:09

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday Show Barry and I recap the weekend’s Derby Prep action, preview next Saturdays prep, the Risen Star from FG and some of the other stakes action. Barry also tells us about his day …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears

February 7th, 2023

1:34:25

On this weeks going in Circles Big Monday Show we take a look at last weekends Derby preps from Santa Anita and Gulfstream Park, plus some of the …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears presented by The Going in Circles Digest

January 31st, 2023

1:58:56

On tonight’s Going in Circle’s Big Monday show Barry and I recap the Pegasus card from Gulfstream Park, talk about his trip to the races and …

Going in Circles Big Monday show w/Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Stallions

January 24th, 2023

1:24:50

On tonight’s Big Monday show Barry and I discuss last Saturday’s Lecomte stakes from Fair Grounds and what impact it may have on the Derby Trail. We also look forward to this weekend’s Pegasus Day card and also take a …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears and special guest Sid Fernando

January 17th, 2023

1:56:05

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday Show, Barry and I are joined by special guest Sid Fernando! In a wide ranging conversation about many different racing issues. We first talk about how Sid got into racing, his …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears

January 10th, 2023

1:52:37

On tonight’s Big Monday show Barry and I discuss the latest Going in Circles Digest piece which is a Wishlist for racing in 2023. We talk about our hopes for racing in the new year, what changes we’d like to see and a …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears

January 3rd, 2023

2:05:20

On tonight’s Big Monday show Barry and I kick off our 4th season which makes me laugh considering I wasn’t sure that we’d even make it through one! We talked about 2022 and many of the racing topics and issues that were …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

December 27th, 2022

2:24:07

On the final edition of the Going in Circles Big Monday show of 2022, Barry and I talk the opening day card at Santa Anita, what the results told us, …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm 🎅🏼🎅🏾🎄🕎🏇🏽

December 20th, 2022

1:26:07

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry is back from his one week absence, we talk about some of the latest racing headlines including an upset in the Los AL Futurity, graded stakes downgrading and how the …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Stallions

December 13th, 2022

1:51:58

On tonight’s show special guest Eric Smith will share stories from his days as an assistant to trainer Neil Howard during the 90’s when they were a barn to be reckoned with. We reminisce about some of the great horses …

Going in Circles w/Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

December 6th, 2022

2:25:18

On this mega-edition of the Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I review some of the big stakes from last weekend including Mind Controls swan …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Stallions

November 29th, 2022

1:42:49

On tonight’s Big Monday show Barry and I discuss the Thanksgiving weekend action including the upset in the Clark, as the famed Derby winner Rich Strike was defeated (as usual), the possibly Derby Trail aspirations for …

🦃 Thanksgiving week BIG MONDAY show w/Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

November 22nd, 2022

2:03:50

On this week’s edition of the Big Monday Show Barry and I touch on a plethora of topics including some meaningful stakes action from Churchill, the …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

November 15th, 2022

1:08:20

On tonight’s Big Monday show we bat around a few topics like the Eclipse awards, why the powers that be need to offer more guidance to voters, some …

Going in Circles Big Monday Breeders Cup recap w/Barry Spears - sponsored by PlayUp Racebook

November 8th, 2022

1:49:08

On tonight’s Breeders Cup post-race wrap up, Barry and I discuss Flightline, his huge win in the Classic, his retirement and why it was the only move …

Going in Circles Breeders Cup 2022 Preview! Sponsored by PlayUp Racebook!

November 3rd, 2022

2:09:27

The annual Going in Circles Breeders Cup Preview featuring Barry Spears and special analyst Jason Beides! The guys break down each of the 14 Breeders Cup races, making observations, pointing out things that you may have …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears presented by PlayUp Racebook and Pleasant Acres Farm

November 1st, 2022

1:09:53

On tonight’s Breeders Cup week edition, Barry and I talk the news of the day, the BC draw and the defection of Jack Christopher. Also discuss …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

October 25th, 2022

1:24:48

On this weeks Big Monday Show Barry and I talk Breeders Cup news, a fresh batch of current runners heading off to retirement, an update on my trip to Kentucky for the Fasig Tipton Yearling sale and Keeneland, next weeks …

Going in Circles Big Monday show with Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

October 18th, 2022

1:28:44

On this weeks Big Monday show, Barry and I talk about the paltry stakes action from last weekend, Breeders Cup pre-entries, discuss the debut of …

Big Monday w/Barry Spears and special guest Joe Bianca presented by Pleasant Acres Farm 🏇🏻

October 11th, 2022

2:09:30

On this mega-pint edition of the Going in Circle’s Big Monday show Barry and I are joined by TDN’s Joe Bianca to recap all the final BC prep action from Keeneland, Baqueduct and Santa Anita. Among the topics Nest vs …

Big Monday show with Barry Spears sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farm and the GIC Digest

October 4th, 2022

1:36:16

On tonight’s Big Monday Show Barry and I talk about the suspension given to Rich Strike’s jockey, Sonny Leon, for his rough riding in the Lukas …

Going in Circles BIG MONDAY with Barry Spears - sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farm and the GIC Digest

September 27th, 2022

1:37:17

On this weeks BIG MONDAY SHOW, Barry and I recap the big PA Derby Day card which featured the return of Taiba and an emerging three year old filly …

BIG MONDAY with Barry Spears presented by the GIC digest and Pleasant Acres farm

September 20th, 2022

1:33:22

On tonight’s Going in Circles BIG MONDAY show Barry and I recap the weekends stakes action including the first KY derby/Oaks point races at Churchill Downs. We also talk about the changes to that point system that were …

BIG MONDAY with Barry Spears sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farm and the Going in Circles Digest!

September 13th, 2022

1:08:53

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I talk about the races at Kentucky Downs from last weekend. Touch on some of the Baffert 2yo’s at Del Mar. Some scorn for the Del Mar and Monmouth Stewards and …

Big Monday with Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

September 6th, 2022

1:34:33

On tonight’s Big Monday show Barry and I wrap up the Saratoga meet which ended this afternoon. We talk about Flightline and why coming back next year might be a mistake. Also discuss some other big winners from the …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

August 30th, 2022

1:27:38

On tonight’s Big Monday show Barry and I talk about Epicenter’s huge Travers win and where he sits in regard to the BC Classic. We also recap the …

Big Monday w/Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm & Going in Circles daily Saratoga blog 🎪

August 23rd, 2022

1:35:21

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday Show we talk about Nest and her big Alabama win, discuss the Travers on Saturday and how the three year old …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

August 16th, 2022

1:53:14

On tonight’s Big Monday show we recap Barry’s Saratoga trip this past weekend, talk about the Saratoga Special and Damon’s Mounds big win, Casa Creed finally getting a big two turn 🏆 , a major bad beat gambling story, …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show with Barry Spears sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farm and GIC 🎪 blog

August 9th, 2022

1:38:17

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I recap the stakes action from the weekend including Life is Good’s Whitney where more people seemed to be talking about the ride than the race itself. Plus I …

Going in Circles Big Monday show with Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

August 2nd, 2022

1:44:44

On tonight’s Big Monday show we recap the weekends big races including Epicenter’s re-emerging as leader of the three year old division, software …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears - presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

July 26th, 2022

1:49:47

On tonight’s Big Monday show we have a lot to talk about between the upset in the Haskell by Cyberknife, the huge race run by Nest in the CCA Oaks, Claireire running knocking off Malathaat in the Shuvee, the ‘No …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears - presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

July 19th, 2022

1:48:53

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I recap opening week at Saratoga that went off mostly without a hitch. Discussed the Diana …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show with Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

July 12th, 2022

1:50:14

On tonight’s Big Monday show we recap the big turf festival races from Belmont last weekend, touch on the Indiana and Iowa Derby’s, do a little preview on the upcoming Saratoga meet, talk wagering strategy, and explain …

Going in Circles Big Monday show with Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm 🏇🏻

July 5th, 2022

1:27:15

On our special 4th of July Going in Circles Big Monday show we recap a busy stakes schedule as the Churchill Spring meet comes to a conclusion, Life …

Going in Circles BIG Monday show w/ Barry Spears - sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farm

June 28th, 2022

2:11:00

On tonight’s special 200th edition of the Going in Circles Podcast, Barry and I are joined by TimeformUS’s Craig Milkowski to discuss the small …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears

June 21st, 2022

2:11:44

On tonight’s Big Monday show we look ahead to Saratoga and the big Summer meets but our main topic is the HISA situation which has been rather unsettling regardless of which side of the fence you are sitting on. If you …

Big MONDAY with BARRY SPEARS presented by Pleasant Acres farm

June 14th, 2022

2:06:34

On tonight’s Going in Circle’s BIG MONDAY show Barry and I recap Mo Donegals win in the Belmont Stakes, again refute the idea that changing the Triple Crown is a good idea, wonder what lays ahead for blowout winners …

Going in Circles Big Monday with Barry Spears - sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farm

June 7th, 2022

2:15:52

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I discuss the Belmont Stakes, why the undercard seems to be underwhelming, the general malaise on New York’s roadways, why the $3 Belmont Late pick 3 hasn’t caught …

Going in Circles Big Monday with Barry Spears - brought to you by Pleasant Acres farm

May 31st, 2022

1:58:01

On tonight’s Memorial Day Big Monday show Barry and I talk about a LOT of racing issues including HISA and it’s clunky rollout and potential crushing …

Going in Circles Special Edition with the Racingbiz’s Frank Vespe talking about Maryland Racing

May 26th, 2022

52:04

On today’s special edition of the Going in Circles show we talk to Frank Vespe of www.theracingbiz.com about the Preakness weekend, the potential changes coming for Maryland racing and kick around the hot topic of the …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears - presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

May 24th, 2022

1:39:48

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I review the Preakness weekend and talk about Early Voting’s win, Epicenter’s Trip, Happy Jack’s interference and a lot more that happened on the undercard that …

Going in Circle’s BIG MONDAY w/Barry Spears - brought to you by Pleasant Acres Farm

May 17th, 2022

1:29:20

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday Show we preview this Saturdays Preakness, discuss the absence of Rich Strike and why he might be making a mistake skipping the race, the Blackeyed Susan and undercard plus why a …

Going in Circles Big MONDAY show with Barry Spears brought to you by Pleasant Acres Farm

May 10th, 2022

2:03:31

On tonight’s BIG MONDAY show we recap Derby weekend, the huge upset by Rich Strike, why it means a lot and why it also doesn’t mean anything. Plus Oaks coverage, the great undercard stakes, who might run in the …

🌸🌹Going in Circles BIG THURSDAY Kentucky Oaks and Derby Preview show

May 6th, 2022

2:03:06

On the annual Kentucky Derby and Oaks preview show Barry Spears and I go over the fields for the big races this weekend and also take a look at the …

Going in Circle’s Big Monday show w/Barry Spears - sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farms

May 3rd, 2022

1:41:04

On tonight’s edition of the Going in Circle’s Big Monday Show Barry and I discuss the post position draw for both the Derby and Oaks and how for the most part it isn’t nearly as important as everyone makes it out to be …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears -presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

April 26th, 2022

1:49:48

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday Show we discuss the reemergence of Classic Causeway and now his presence may alter the plans of a couple other contenders. We also talk about how people dwell on every little …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears

April 19th, 2022

2:04:24

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I discuss the final Derby prep, the Lexington held last weekend at Keeneland, the closing of Pompano Park and how every track that we lose gets us one step closer …

Going in Circles 🚨Special Edition show🚨 introducing Game of Silks 🏇🏽

April 13th, 2022

1:03:03

On todays Special Edition of the Going in Circles Podcast we talk to Dan and Troy the founders of the exciting new Metaverse thoroughbred horseracing world GAME OF SILKS that mirrors real life racing! They explain what …

Going in Circle’s Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm 🏇🏽

April 12th, 2022

1:55:06

On tonight’s Big Monday show Barry and I recap the last big Kentucky Derby prep races from Aqueduct, Keeneland and Santa Anita last weekend. We also talk about a bunch of the excellent undercard races and some of the …

Going in Circles Big Monday LIVE from the Pomp w/Barry Spears and a host of special guests!

April 5th, 2022

1:37:15

🚨Tonight we are live at the Senditinderby Match race between Gulfstream Park Track Announcer Pete Aiello and Pompano Announcer Gabe Prewitt as they …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/ Barry Spears - brought to you by Pleasant Acres Farm

March 29th, 2022

1:36:00

On tonight’s Big Monday Show LIVE from Pompano Park, Barry and I are joined by CJ Johnson from CJ Thoroughbreds and Silky Seth Wilkey, bloodstock extraordinare!! We talk about Barry’s coverage of the Florida Cup last …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears -sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farm

March 22nd, 2022

2:00:17

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I discuss the bill passed in KY that slashes breakage eyes to a penny (good news) while raising ADW tax on KY residents (not so good news). Of course we talk about …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears -Mega edition - sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farms 🏇🏽

March 15th, 2022

2:30:41

On tonight’s MEGA Big Monday show Barry and I discuss his big weekend over at Tampa Bay Downs doing an excellent job on the in-house handicapping show for the Tampa Bay Derby card. We breakdown the big race won by …

Going in Circles BIG MONDAY w/Barry Spears - presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

March 8th, 2022

1:58:32

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show we go back to Saturday and review the Kentucky Derby Preps from Aqueduct, Santa Anita and Gulfstream …

Going in Circles Big Monday /Barry Spears 🏇🏽sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farm and Fan Tack

March 1st, 2022

1:26:38

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show we talk about last weekends big races including an upset in the Saudi Cup, a soft edition of the Rebel, Wayne Lukas is back on the Derby Trail (maybe) and why Derby and Oaks …

Going in Circles Big Monday show w/Barry Spears - sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farm and Fantack

February 22nd, 2022

1:45:48

On tonight’s Big Monday show we discuss todays news from the KHRC with the official disqualification of Medina’s Spirit from last years Kentucky Derby and the fine and suspension of his trainer Mr Baffert. What the next …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears - presented by Pleasant Acres Farms and FanTack 🏇🏽

February 15th, 2022

1:41:59

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I discuss the potential outcomes from the KHRC vs Baffert Stewards hearing, what we think might happen and what potential avenues that this crazy train may go down …

Going in Circles BIG MONDAY Show w/Barry Spears - Presented by Pleasant Acres Farm and Fantack 🏇🏽

February 8th, 2022

1:33:47

On tonight’s Big Monday show Barry talks about his TVG debut on Sunday afternoon, a tapeta discussion with that surface very much part of the pick 4 Barry gave out on the air. The we talk about the Pick 5 incident at …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farms / Fantack / GIC Digest

February 1st, 2022

1:36:40

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I start off discussing our venture out to Gulfstream Park on Saturday for the Pegasus World …

Going in Circle’s PEGASUS WORLD CUP card Preview w/Barry Spears

January 27th, 2022

1:32:20

Barry and I go over the 12 races that make up Saturdays PEGASUS World Cup at Gulfstream Park. We go through the fields and give you our thoughts on …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears -Presented by Pleasant Acres Farm & Fan-Tack & GIC Digest

January 25th, 2022

2:01:36

On tonight’s Big Monday show Barry and I talk about todays hearing re: NYRA vs Baffert and how that seemed to go on Day 1. We previewed the Pegasus World Cup and Barry tries to convince me an upset is a possibility (he …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/ Barry Spears - presented by Pleasant Acres Farm and Fan-Tack.com

January 18th, 2022

1:51:01

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show (Live from Pompano Park) we talk about todays Astra Stakes from Santa Anita which led to a discussion about too many graded stakes still being run. From there we had a …

Going in Circle’s BIG MONDAY w/Barry Spears -sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farm and the GIC Digest 🏇🏽

January 11th, 2022

1:37:15

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I talk about the latest Bob Baffert vs the racing world potential lawsuit after a report in the New York Times that litigation against the Churchill Downs ban is …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears - presented by Pleasant Acres Farms and the GIC Digest 🏇🏻

January 4th, 2022

1:33:03

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show we talk about the early season KY Derby preps from FG, OP, Aqu, GP and SA and how much of a factor any of the horses exiting these races might be. We also discuss jockeys …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears - brought to you by Pleasant Acres Farms and GIC Digest

December 28th, 2021

1:55:15

On tonight’s Big Monday Barry and I feel obligated to talk about the worlds newest wonder horse Flightline and his huge blowout win in Sundays Malibu. We also discuss some items that bother both of us including distinct …

Going in Circles Big Monday show w/ Barry Spears LIVE from PPK - sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farm 🏇🏽

December 21st, 2021

1:20:30

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show we lament the current state of the industry, talk about how Gulfstream’s turf is the latest place that …

The Big Monday show with Co-host Barry Spears sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farm and the GIC Digest

December 14th, 2021

1:34:21

Tonight we talk about the latest tone deaf move by a major industry player and what it is that doesn’t seem to resonate within racing circles. We …

Going in Circles Big Monday show w/Barry Spears - sponsored by the GIC Digest

December 7th, 2021

1:40:46

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I discuss the tragic death of Medina Spirit, how California racing could be in its final …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears - presented by Pleasant Acres Farms and the GIC Digest

November 30th, 2021

1:19:07

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I talk about Maxfield going out a winner in the Clark last weekend as well as recap the other stakes action at Churchill, Del Mar and Aqueduct. We also look …

Going in Circles Big Monday show w/Barry Spears - presented by Pleasant Acres Farm & the GIC Digest

November 23rd, 2021

1:35:00

On tonight’s Big Monday show Barry and I discuss the first round Kentucky Derby Futures which were announced Monday with one very controversial trainers horses not included among the 22 individual listed. That theme …

Going in Circles Big Monday with Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm and the GIC Digest

November 16th, 2021

2:09:40

On tonight’s Big Monday show Barry and I discuss the baffling inability of tracks when it comes to accurate timing of the races as we found out that the fractions for the Breeders Cup Distaff and Classic were not …

Going in Circles

November 15th, 2021

0:59

Introducing Going in Circles Media where we provide horseracing content in the audio/video and written form. We cover all aspects of the sport and business from the backside to the betting windows! Subscribe for free to …

BIG MONDAY post Breeders Cup show w/Barry Spears - sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farm

November 9th, 2021

2:04:17

On this weeks Big Monday show Barry and I recap the entire Breeder Cup weekend, all fourteen races capped by Knicks Go’s Classic score. We also talk about what things look like going forward and how next year might be a …

Going in Circles BREEDERS CUP PREVIEW with Barry Spears and Jeff Bessa of Chartinghorsevalue.com

November 4th, 2021

1:57:10

Going in Circles 2021 BREEDERS CUP Preview looks at all 14 of the Breeders Cup races over both days. Barry and Jeff offer unique takes on all the …

Going in Circles Big Monday with Barry Spears - sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farm and the GIC Digest

November 2nd, 2021

1:51:58

On tonight’s show we talk about the tragic passing of jockey Miguel Mena, discuss todays Breeders Cup post position draw and how that may effect the races this weekend and point out the late post times for the Breeders …

Going in CIRCLES Big Monday show with Barry Spears - brought to you by Pleasant Acres Farm

October 26th, 2021

1:38:11

On tonight’s Going in Circles Pre-pre Breeders Cup Big Monday show we talk about (what else?) the Breeders Cup. On that topic we delve into how …

Going in Circles Special Edition podcast with Kim Weir of the TRF

October 19th, 2021

25:22

The TRF is having a special 20th anniversary horse show at its Lowell facility in Ocala this coming Thursday, October 21. We talk to Kim about the program and other programs that the TRF is administering and developing. …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show w/Barry Spears - presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

October 19th, 2021

1:36:39

On tonight’s Big Monday show we talk about why racing can’t seem to rid itself of issues that seem like low hanging fruit with the latest case in Delaware where bad actors got ludicrously light penalties. We also …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show with Barry Spears - presented by Pleasant Acres Farms & GIG Digest

October 12th, 2021

1:52:18

On tonight’s Big Monday show we recap the final round of Breeders Cup preps from Keeneland and Belmont and talk about how the fields are shaping up for the big event. We also delve into the difference between legal …

Going in Circles Big Monday with Barry Spears - presented by Pleasant Acres Farms and GIC Digest

October 5th, 2021

2:05:26

On tonight’s Big Monday show we recap the huge weekend of Breeders Cup prep action from Belmont, Churchill and Santa Anita including three of the main Classic preps. We also reveal our Top 9 list for the Classic at this …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show with Barry Spears - presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

September 28th, 2021

1:46:30

On this weeks Big Monday show we talk about last weekends stakes at Parx including Hot Rod Charlie’s Pennsylvania Derby, Jackies Warriors cakewalk, the Silver State controversy, Chub Wagon not getting the inquiry sign …

Going in Circles Big Monday show with Barry Spears - sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farm + GIC Digest

September 21st, 2021

1:57:53

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I discuss the Charlie Appleby takeover of North American grade 1 turf races, whether Charlie …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show with Barry Spears

September 14th, 2021

1:42:40

On tonight’s Big Monday show Barry and I talk about some topics on our mind including some ideas about tying the Breeders Cup to the “regular season” …

Going in Circles Big Monday show with Barry Spears presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

September 7th, 2021

1:20:16

On tonight’s Big Monday show we recap the recently concluded Saratoga meet including this past weekends stakes which could also be named the Gun …

Going in Circles BIG MONDAY show w/Barry Spears - presented by the Going in Circles Digest

August 31st, 2021

1:43:58

On tonight’s Big Monday Show Barry and I recap the big races from Saturday’s entertaining yet chalky card from Saratoga. We talked about Essential Quality’s Travers win and where he might go next and will he race next …

Going In Circles Big Friday TRAVERS preview with Barry Spears

August 28th, 2021

1:29:04

On a special edition of the Big Monday Show (Big Friday) Barry and I spend the first part of the show lamenting the latest in stewards controversy from Saratoga. Then we go over the allowance races and stakes action on …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears - Presented by Pleasant Acres Farm and the GIC Digest

August 24th, 2021

1:24:09

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I recap the Queens Plate, the Alabama, the Pacific Classic and several other of the stakes from the past weekend. We also talk about growing the game, building up …

Going in Circles Big Monday show with Barry Spears- sponsored by Pleasant Acres Farm

August 17th, 2021

1:14:50

On tonight’s Big Monday show we recap the last relevant weekend of racing at Arlington Park, talking not just about the races but why it’s such a big blow for racing to lose one it’s very nicest facilities. Barry speaks …

Going in Circles Big Monday show with Barry Spears - presented by Pleasant Acres Farms

August 10th, 2021

1:22:33

On tonight’s Big Monday Show we recap the weekends stakes including the Whitney, Test and other graded stakes action across the country. We also discuss inane stewards decisions which are now a common issue …

Going in Circles Big Monday show with Barry Spears - Presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

August 3rd, 2021

1:43:47

On tonight’s Big Monday show we recap last weekend’s big races including the Jim Dandy, Vanderbilt, Bowling Green, Bing Crosby and Clement Hirsch. Other topics include how people perceptions of rides often miss the mark …

Going in Circles LIVE

July 29th, 2021

1:20:57

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we talk to Jeff Bessa of www.Chartinghorsevalue.com about his site which offers unique way of looking at races by incorporating a plethora of handicapping data and price points into a …

Going in Circles Big Monday show w/Barry Spears

July 27th, 2021

1:33:12

On tonight’s Big Monday show we start out asking for prayers 🙏🏻 for our friend, horseman Mike Recio who is seriously ill. We then recap last weekend’s stakes action starting with Maracuja’s upset of Malathaat in the …

Going in Circles Big Monday show with Barry Spears

July 20th, 2021

1:34:46

On tonight’s Big Monday show we tackle the Haskell, explain why the DQ was the easy call, touch on why the whip rule was immaterial though is still a …

Going in Circles LIVE with special guest Tom Law of the Saratoga Special

July 14th, 2021

46:46

On part one of this weeks Going in Circles LIVE show we talk with the Saratoga Special’s Tom Law about the upcoming Saratoga meet. We had Tom on a year ago when the meet was held without spectators and he reminisces …

Going in Circles LIVE with Dean Towers (part 2 of 7/13 show)

July 13th, 2021

50:15

On the second half of today’s Going in Circles we talk to Dean Towers aka racing Twitter hall of famer (1st ballot when we get around to having a …

Going in Circles Big Monday show with co-host Barry Spears

July 13th, 2021

1:33:26

On tonight’s Big Monday Show we recap recent racing news including the death of star stallion Galileo and top owner and breeder Bert Firestone and Bob Baffert’s latest court appearance. We make our unhappiness known …

Going in Circles LIVE part 2 with Carlo Vaccarezza 🏇🏻🍝🇮🇹🇺🇸

July 7th, 2021

49:32

On the second part of this weeks Going in Circles LIVE we talk to trainer, breeder and restaurateur Carlo Vaccarezza about how things are going for him since he relocated his operations to central Kentucky. He also …

Going in Circles LIVE with special guest author John Scheinman

July 7th, 2021

45:42

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we are joined by 2x Eclipse winning writer and author John Scheinman to talk about his first novella Bal Harbour Blues. The book is a horse racing story set in 1991 south Florida …

Going in Circles Big Monday show with co-host Barry Spears -presented by Pleasant Acres Farms

July 6th, 2021

1:39:26

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I recap the stakes action from the long holiday weeeknd. We talk about low hanging fruit and …

Going in Circles Special Edition with Chris Rossi (aka o_crunk) on handle trends/Fixed odds w

June 29th, 2021

1:48:19

On a special edition of Going in Circles today we talk to Chris Rossi who is racing’s unofficial statistics guru about handle trends so far in 2021 and take a look forward to the upcoming Saratoga meet and what the …

Going in Circles Big Monday show with Barry Spears - presented by Pleasant Acres Farms

June 29th, 2021

2:09:00

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show Barry and I talk about Masquerade’s Ohio Derby win, the plethora of three year old dirt stakes this …

Going in Circles LIVE w/Pat Cummings -presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

June 22nd, 2021

1:35:01

On today’s Going in Circles lLIVE we are joined by Thoroughbred Idea’s Foundations Pat Cummings to talk about the differences in American add …

Going in Circles Big Monday with Barry Spears (part 2 or 2)

June 22nd, 2021

27:18

On part 2 of tonight’s Big Monday show we conclude our discussion of covering racing from a different angle and break down the NBA’s Final 4 teams with Barry and I having different predictions for the Finals

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Going in Circles Big Monday show with co-host Barry Spears (Part 1 of 2)

June 22nd, 2021

2:14:56

On part 1 of tonight’s Big Monday show Barry and I discuss last weeks big stories, the Royal Ascot meet, bids are in at Arlington Park and it’s not promising for racing, we discuss California racing and what might be …

Going in Circles BIG MONDAY show w/co-host Barry Spears

June 15th, 2021

2:27:33

On tonight’s Going in Circles LIVE we talk about the upcoming Royal Ascot meet and go over a few races on the opening day card, get Barry’s impressions of the whip less stakes at Monmouth this past weekend and how the …

Going in Circles LIVE with Helen Barbazon of Pleasant Acres Farm

June 11th, 2021

1:53:02

We are joined by Pleasant Acres Farms Helen Barbazon to talk about the recent success of their freshman sire Neolithic and others like Ride on …

Going in Circles LIVE with Ron Moquett presented by Pleasant Acres Farm (part 2 of today’s show)

June 8th, 2021

41:58

On the second half of today’s Going in Circles LIVE we are joined by trainer Ron Moquett to discuss plans for his stable star Whitmore and talk about Oaklawn Park’s decision to extend their meet with it now starting in …

Going in Circles Big Monday with Barry Spears presented by BRL Equine And Pleasant Acres Farm

June 8th, 2021

2:25:42

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show we recap the Belmont Day stakes racing including the big race itself. Also talk about Barry being suspended by Twitter (🙄), industry people sensitivity, joined by the one …

Going in Circles LIVE w/THT bloodstock’s Pete Denk

June 6th, 2021

56:52

We talked to Pete Denk of THT Bloodstock about a variety of topics including the Belmont Stakes.

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Going in Circles LIVE with CJ JOHNSEN @ceejayjohnsen

June 2nd, 2021

1:07:18

On the 2nd part of today’s Going in Circles LIVE we talk to CJ Johnsen about CJ Thoroughbreds and his racing career on the frontside at Kentucky Downs. Topics include hearing the back story about the international …

Going in Circles BIG MONDAY show with Barry Spears - presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

June 1st, 2021

1:53:11

On tonight’s Big Monday show Barry and I discuss the current controversial racing topic, the Monmouth Park whip regulations. We touch on how this …

Going in Circles LIVE (part 2) with super fan Jim Terry - presented by BRL Equine

May 25th, 2021

52:56

On the second part of today’s show we are joined by my longtime friend and one of the greatest degenerate gamblers in modern racing history, Jim Terry aka Slim. Lots of perspective (he only might have gotten me …

Going in Circles LIVE with Chad Summers - presented by Pleasant Acres Farms

May 25th, 2021

1:42:26

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE a really good conversation with trainer Chad Summers on the raging whip fight at Monmouth, what’s happening at Belmont and more on covering racing and how to make it better.

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Going in Circles BIG MONDAY show with co-host Barry Spears

May 25th, 2021

2:24:02

On tonight’s edition of the Big Monday show Barry and I talk about the latest news in racing including the CHRB’s unusual statement on Mr Baffert, the upcoming meet at Monmouth sans whips, the inability of racing to see …

Going in Circles LIVE Part 2 with Dean Reeves presented by Pleasant Acres Farm

May 18th, 2021

46:47

On part 2 of today’s Going in Circles LIVE we are joined by prominent owner Dean Reeves of Mucho Macho Man fame to talk about his views on the game from an owners point of view. An interesting discussion.

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Going in Circles LIVE Part 1 with @Swifthitter

May 18th, 2021

38:32

On the first part of Going in Circles LIVE we are joined by @swifthitter who is currently involved with a class action suit against Bob Baffert among …

Going in Circles BIG MONDAY show with Barry Spears - The everybody gets banned edition

May 18th, 2021

2:18:44

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday Show Barry and I discuss the massive amount of racing related news breaking today especially concerning Linda Rice getting her license revoked for three years and soon after the …

Going in Circles LIVE with Frank Vespe presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm

May 11th, 2021

1:15:39

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we discuss the breaking news that Medina Spirit will be allowed to compete in the Preakness, what people are getting wrong about the situation and how the fallout will affect racing for …

Going in Circles BIG MONDAY show with Barry Spears

May 11th, 2021

1:37:57

On tonight’s BIG MONDAY show we talked about....what else...the Kentucky Derby fiasco and how it’s gonna probably get worse if you can imagine that 🤦🏼‍♂️

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Going in Circles Special Edition with Daniel Wallach regarding sports betting/racing in Florida

May 7th, 2021

58:55

On this special edition of Going in Circles we are joined by Daniel Wallach of Wallach Legal (@WALLACHLEGAL) to talk about the proposed gaming …

Going in Circles LIVE w/ THT’s Pete Denk presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm 🏇🏻

May 4th, 2021

1:32:58

We sit down with THT Bloodstock’s Pete Denk to review the Kentucky Derby and see where their annual report on the Derby field was in regards to the …

Going in Circles LIVE w/Steve Screnci of FHBPA

May 4th, 2021

53:37

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we speak to the President of the FHBPA Steve Screnci about the potential fallout for horseracing from the Florida legislature’s special session on gaming to be held May 17 in …

Going in Circles BIG MONDAY show w/Barry Spears - Derby weekend recap- presented by BRL Equine

May 4th, 2021

2:15:43

On tonight’s BIG MONDAY show we recap the Kentucky Derby weekend, talking about the big race, the Oaks, the undercard stakes, what the Preakness …

Going in Circles SPECIAL KY OAKS and DERBY card preview w/Barry Spears

April 30th, 2021

2:07:11

On this special KENTUCKY OAKS & DERBY edition of Going in Circles Barry and I go over the next two days racing cards, pointing out some great long shots, beatable favorites and try to provide some information and …

Going in Circles LIVE KY Derby edition with THT’s Kerry Thomas

April 27th, 2021

25:09

On the second part of today’s Going in Circles LIVE Derby edition we are joined by THT Bloodstock’s Kerry Thomas to talk about his annual report on …

Going in Circles LIVE KY Derby pod w/ Doug Salvatore presented by BRL Equine & Pleasant Acres Farm

April 27th, 2021

1:30:36

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we are joined by the best racing analyst in the business, the reclusive Doug Salvatore, to go over the field for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. Going horse by horse Doug’s in-depth analysis …

Going in Circles BIG MONDAY w/ Barry Spears (presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm)

April 27th, 2021

1:53:01

On tonight’s Big Monday show Barry and I talk about the Kentucky Oaks, the undercard and it’s softness, post Derby attrition, is Fiya ready for the big time, NYC OTB stories, Beemie awards “rooting” video, more on why …

Going in Circles LIVE w/Bobby Neuman

April 20th, 2021

41:44

On the second part of today’s Going in Circles LIVE we are joined by Bobby Neuman, HRRN Race Day show co-host and new track announcer at Praire Meadows to talk about that new position, announcer booth issues and a …

Going in Circles LIVE with Gabe Prewitt - presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres farms

April 20th, 2021

1:11:31

On part one of today’s Going in Circles LIVE we speak with Gabe Prewitt, Director of Racing for Caesar’s Entertainment, best known for his work at Pompano Park, the Red Mile and as leader of the #senditin army about the …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears (special Guest host Jason Beides)

April 20th, 2021

1:32:21

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm we are joined by Jason Beides agent for jockey Jose Lezcano subbing for an under the weather Barry. Jason and I discuss the …

Going in Circles LIVE with special guest Harlan Malter of IronHorse Racing

April 13th, 2021

2:30:59

On part 2 of today’s show we speak with Harlan Malter of IronHorse Racing about his beginnings in racing, talk about starting up a racing partnership …

Going in Circles LIVE with special guest Kenny McPeek

April 13th, 2021

1:13:47

On part one of today’s Going in Circles LIVE we speak with Kenny McPeek about the big showdown this Saturday at Oaklawn between Swiss Skydiver and Monomoy Girl. We touch on a few racing industry topics and Kenny also …

Going in Circles BIG Monday show w/ Barry Spears - presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm

April 13th, 2021

2:37:41

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show we recap the Derby trail and talk about how the point system needs to be tweaked and not make the last round of preps seem like a powerball ticket. Talk about how different …

Going in Circles LIVE with Thoroughbred Retirement Foundations Kim Weir

April 6th, 2021

26:29

We talked to TRF’s Kim Weir about their newest aftercare facility located right outside of Louisville, Kentucky in Prospect. She also told us about a …

Going in Circles LIVE presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm

April 6th, 2021

1:33:13

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we are joined by Aaron Vercruysse of Post Time radio to talk the Kentucky Derby picture and he brings a few very unique angles to light. We also had Sal Sinatra from the Maryland Jockey …

Going in Circles Big Monday show w/Barry Spears - Presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm

April 6th, 2021

2:33:13

On tonight’s Big Monday show Barry and I recap last weekend’s Kentucky Derby preps, discuss at length the bleeding/lasix issue and why it’s pointless now, try to figure out who is riding who in the Derby and a bunch of …

Going in Circles Big Wednesday show / Barry Spears - presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm

April 1st, 2021

2:19:22

On tonight’s delayed Big Monday show we talk about a wide variety of topics including why the Big Monday remote from Pompano didn’t happen, recap the …

Going in Circles LIVE presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm - Today’s guest Pat Cummings

March 30th, 2021

1:08:09

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we are joined by the Thoroughbred Ideas Foundation’s Pat Cummings to preview his upcoming multi-piece white paper on …

Going in Circles Special FLORIDA derby Preview show w/special guests Barry Spears and Jason Beides

March 27th, 2021

2:03:52

On this special edition of Going in Circles -Presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm- Special guest handicapper Jason Beides and Big Monday co-host Barry Spears carve up the marathon Florida Derby Card. The guys …

Going in Circle’s LIVE presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm- (part 2) Saratoga Dan

March 24th, 2021

1:20:30

On the second part of today’s Going in Circles LIVE we talk to racing twitters Saratogadan @skipaway42 about his entry into racing, thoughts about the game in general/NY and his daily basketball coaching videos …

Going in Circles LIVE presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farms- Part 1 DEGEN NATION

March 23rd, 2021

1:18:02

Today’s Going in Circles LIVE is a two part show. The first part features the introduction of DEGEN Nation which is a new group created by members of racing Twitter that is designed to bring younger players together …

Going in Circles BIG MONDAY show w/Barry Spears - Presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm

March 23rd, 2021

2:04:21

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show we talk about the lunacy of how the whip regulations are being implemented in California, discuss …

Going in Circles BIG MONDAY show w/Barry Spears - Presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm

March 16th, 2021

2:03:02

On tonight’s Big Monday Show we recap the stakes action at Oaklawn Park including Concert Tour’s authoritative score in the Rebel, talk about the contrived controversy in the aftermath of the Essex, Swiss Skydivers …

Going in Circles LIVE presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm

March 10th, 2021

2:01:58

On this weeks Going in Circles we are joined by Evan Friedman of Stable Battles, trainer Jeff Engler on his relocating to south Florida and his stable star Willy Boi and Tammy Gantt and Crystal Fernung to talk about …

Going in Circles BIG Monday w/Barry Spears - presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm

March 9th, 2021

2:02:11

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show we recapped the weekends three Triple Crown preps, commenting on the Gotham, Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe. We also talked about the Big Cap, who was betting on Storm the …

Going in Circles LIVE w/special guest Sean Clancy of the Saratoga Special - presented by BRL Equine

March 2nd, 2021

1:45:24

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we are joined by writer, author and bloodstock agent Sean Clancy to talk about the Gordon Elliot incident and a …

Going in Circles BIG MONDAY with Barry Spears - Presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farms

March 2nd, 2021

2:03:03

On tonight’s Big Monday show we talk about the horrible image of a Irish Jump trainer and a dead horse that’s become a scandal, discuss the post race skirmish between Irad Ortiz and a Paco Lopez after the 4th race last …

Going in Circles LIVE Phil Antonacci/Jimmy Takter + Troy Levy - presented by BRL Equine

February 24th, 2021

2:01:10

On today’s show we spoke to Phil Antonacci and Jimmy Takter who have launched a stable training thoroughbreds after having been hugely successful in …

Going in Circles BIG MONDAY show w/Barry Spears - Presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm

February 23rd, 2021

2:16:08

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show we recap the international races that were held Saturday, talk about this weeks Derby preps including the twice postponed Southwest and the Fountain of Youth at GP. We also …

Special Edition Going in Circles Podcast with @O_Crunk aka Chris Rossi

February 17th, 2021

1:48:18

On this special edition of the Going in Circles Podcast we are joined by Chris Rossi who has unofficially been keeping track of racing data especially in regards to handle numbers for years. Better known on Twitter as …

Going in Circles LIVE w/Kim Weir of the TRF

February 16th, 2021

12:24

Joined by Kim Weir of the TRF to talk about the new Second Chances Juvenile Program and next Tuesday’s livestream event.

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Going in Circles LIVE Tuesday Feb 16 - presented by BRL Equine & Pleasant Acres Farm

February 16th, 2021

2:04:57

On today’s show we first speak with Trainer Ron Moquett about the weather issues plaguing Oaklawn and get a report on his Breeders Cup winner and champion sprinter, Whitmore. @Swifthitter of racing Twitter fame joins us …

Going in Circles BIG MONDAY show w/Barry Spears - Presented by BRL Equine & Pleasant Acres Farms

February 16th, 2021

1:42:44

On today’s Big Monday Show we discuss the impact that weather is having on racing in the Midwest, especially with Oaklawn Park announcing another weekend missed due to unusually strong winter storms. With the Southwest …

Going in Circles LIVE presented by BRL Equine and Pleasant Acres Farm w/special guest Tom LaMarra

February 10th, 2021

1:42:32

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we are joined by the MTHA’s Tom LaMarra who is a man who has worn many hats in his career in racing. We discuss his …

Going in Circles presented by BRL Equine & Pleasant Acres Farm BIG MONDAY w/ Barry Spears

February 9th, 2021

2:17:25

On this weeks BIG MONDAY show Barry and I discuss last weekends Derby preps from Tampa, Aqueduct and Santa Anita (unofficial prep). Barry talks about his visit to Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday for the Sam Davis card with …

Going in Circles LIVE presented by BRL Equine & Pleasant Acres Farm w/ special guest Stuart Morris

February 3rd, 2021

1:57:41

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we talk with sales agent/consignor/bloodstock advisor Stuart Morris about the sales game, breeding horses, stallions and how they relate to the racing game. It turned into a very …

Going in Circles Big Monday sponsored by BRL Equine + Pleasant Acres Farm w/ Barry Spears UPDATED

February 2nd, 2021

2:22:03

*CORRECTED VERSION On tonight’s Big Monday show we discuss last weekends two Kentucky Derby preps and what contenders they might reveal. We also dive into the Racing Twitter debate about podcasts. Are there too many of …

Going in Circles LIVE presented by BRL Equine w/guest Ryan Clements

January 26th, 2021

1:39:13

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we talk to software designer Ryan Clements about the racing games and smart phone apps that his team has created. His latest app TOP JOCKEY was just released recently and you actually …

Going in Circles Big Monday Presented by BRL Equine w/Barry Spears

January 26th, 2021

1:44:40

On tonight’s Big Monday show we talk about last Saturday’s Pegasus card chiefly Prevalence and Knicks Go, how a viral video from Pegasus day was born, where racing and the BC goes with the news that NBCSN is getting its …

Going in Circles Big Monday on a Wednesday special Pegasus Stakes edition

January 21st, 2021

2:53:20

On tonight’s program Barry and I analyze the Pegasus card stakes, the Pegasus Dirt and Turf as well as the undercard stakes. This years races are lacking in ⭐️ power but are very competitive races and offer a lot of …

Going in Circles LIVE presented by BRL Equine w/Helen Barbazon of Pleasant Acres Farm/Stallions.

January 19th, 2021

1:29:27

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we are joined by Helen Barbazon of Pleasant Acres Farm/stallions to talk about the breeding and sales business, the farm and stallions like Gunnevera, including some breaking news about …

Going in Circles LIVE presented by BRL Equine - NYTB Executive Director Najja Thompson

January 14th, 2021

56:47

On this weeks Going in Circles LIVE presented by BRL Equine we open by paying tribute to Juddmonte Farm owner Khalid Abdullah on the event of his …

Going in Circles LIVE presented by BRL Equine - Steve Screnci President of FHBPA

January 13th, 2021

1:11:47

On the 2nd part of GIC LIVE presented by BRL Equine we talk with Steve Screnci who is the President of the FHBPA which is the group that represents the horsemen of South Florida. Steve shares his beginnings in racing …

Going in Circles Big Monday show w/Barry Spears

January 12th, 2021

1:45:44

On tonight’s Big Monday show we recap the light stakes schedule from last weekend, talk about the lack of diversity in racing playing a part in the …

Going in Circles LIVE 2021 debut show! GIC LIVE sponsored by BRL Equine

January 5th, 2021

2:08:45

On the years first Going in Circles LIVE we are joined by Pat Cummings of the Thoroughbred Ideas Foundation to break down the newly passed Federal HISA law, how it’s going to be paid for and what are the weaknesses and …

Going in Circles Big Monday W/Barry Spears Season opener

January 5th, 2021

1:22:34

On tonight’s Big Monday show Barry and I talk about the first KY Derby preps of 2021 at SA, AQU and GP. We also go over the Pegasus Dirt and Turf invitees, blast the LA Times for the latest cheap shot editorial, talk …

Going in Circles LIVE season finale

December 29th, 2020

1:28:56

Today’s show is the finale episode from our first season as we wrap up 2020. Rob Whitlock (aka Garlic Rob) joins us to tell stories from his interesting racetrack life, starting when he was working in the film business …

Going in Circles BIG MONDAY year end finale with co-host Barry Spears

December 29th, 2020

2:01:22

On tonight’s Going in Circles BIG MONDAY show, which is the final episode of 2020, we discuss the mood of the sport and where we need to do better. We talk about the untapped resources and talent that exists in and …

Going in Circles NBA Preview (Part 3) conversation with Barry Spears 🏀🏀🏀

December 22nd, 2020

1:40:35

On the final segment of the Going in Circles NBA preview Barry Spears joins us to give us his hot takes on the upcoming season, where he sees teams like the Clippers and Nets ending up and his picks for the Finals and …

Going in Circles NBA Preview continued (Part 2) 🏀🏀

December 22nd, 2020

1:37:17

On this episode of the Going in Circles NBA season Preview we talk to Jason Beides about his view on the season, who he is bullish on, teams and …

Going in Circles NBA preview (Part 1 of 3) 🏀

December 22nd, 2020

1:14:14

On our first NBA season preview the Going in Circles NBA power rankings are revealed with no big surprises at the top but some interesting mini-team previews. The second and third episodes will feature discussions about …

Going in Circles LIVE December 15

December 16th, 2020

1:35:13

On today’s Going In Circles LIVE we talk to Don Chatlos who is racing manager for OXO stable on his unique career path in racing and his takes on the sport. On the second half of the show we are joined by Jose Santos, …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears

December 15th, 2020

2:00:40

On tonight’s Big Monday show we recap last weekends stakes from Gulfstream Park, ask why there is no turf lane designation in the pp’s, talk about …

Going in Circles LIVE December 8, 2020

December 8th, 2020

2:11:44

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we are joined by top racing photographer Skip Dickstein to talk about his career in pictures. On the second half of the show we speak to racing twitter influencer and occasional wild …

Going in Circles Big Monday with Barry Spears

December 8th, 2020

1:58:26

On tonight’s show we talk about a plethora of items ranging from the annoying timing issues that are still occurring at some tracks to the COVID blues and how racing seems more prepared for a second wave. Also touched …

Going in Circles LIVE with special guest Jason Beides

December 2nd, 2020

1:30:38

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we are joined by jockey agent Jason Beides to preview the weekends graded stakes from Aqueduct including the Cigar Mile. We also cover the Demoiselle, Go for Wand and the 10 point Derby …

Going in Circles Big Monday with Barry Spears

December 1st, 2020

1:58:44

On tonight’s episode we talk about the events of the past week in racing, from the stakes winners to the closing of Calder. We also talk about the upcoming GP championship meet, who might be running in the Pegasus and …

Going in Circles Big Monday Show with Barry Spears

November 17th, 2020

1:24:30

On tonight’s Big Monday show we talk about the great stallion Northern Dancer and his influence on the breed on the 30th anniversary of his passing, …

Going in Circles LIVE November 10th

November 11th, 2020

2:01:17

On today’s show we recap last weekends Breeders Cup Championship races and are also joined by Eric Hammelback of the NHBPA to discuss some of the …

Going in Circles Big Monday Post Breeders Cup hangover recap show w/Barry Spears

November 10th, 2020

2:05:49

On tonight’s show we recap last weekends Breeders Cup races, discus the results, what went right and what went wrong. We also touch on horses going …

Going in Circles LIVE looks back at the 1985 Breeders Cup Classic won by Proud Truth

November 4th, 2020

2:00:02

On today’s show we welcome a pair of hall of famers who teamed up to win the 1985 Breeders Cup Classic with Proud Truth, trainer John Veitch and jockey Jorge Velasquez. John reminisces about his training years and tells …

Going in Circles Super Tuesday Breeders Cup Preview show with Barry Spears and Jason Beides

November 4th, 2020

2:24:15

On tonight’s Breeders Cup Preview we go over all 14 Breeders Cup races, provide some insight and opinions on each of the fields. Jason and Barry both are excellent handicappers that view the races from their own unique …

Going in Circles Breeders Crown Preview

October 30th, 2020

57:59

Going in Circles is joined by Jason Beides and Barry Spears to preview the Breeders Crown at Harrahs Hoosier Friday and Saturday nights

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Going in Circles LIVE October 27

October 27th, 2020

1:45:11

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we talk to trainer Luis Carvajal of Imperial Hint fame about life at his barn without his stable star. We also speak with trainer Carlos Martin about his Breeders Cup filly sprint …

Going in Circles LIVE TRF show 10/20

October 27th, 2020

36:30

Going in Circles talks TRF Blackburn’s virtual horse show with Kim Weir

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Going in Circles Big Monday w/ Barry Spears

October 27th, 2020

1:45:21

On tonight’s show we discuss the latest Baffert positive, how racing can get free advice, the 1985 Aqueduct Breeders Cup, and look ahead to this years edition

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Going in Circles LIVE Spectacular Bid edition (Anchor)

October 22nd, 2020

1:22:01

On today's program we talk to author Peter Lee about the subject of his excellent book Spectacular Bid : The last Superhorse of the 20th century. We …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Speers

October 20th, 2020

2:00:28

On tonight’s show we talk about how the new whip regulations in California are making things worse, discussed the ‘good old days’ of racing coverage …

Going in Circles LIVE October 13

October 14th, 2020

2:07:44

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we talk to longtime south Florida trainer Henry Collazzo about Calder as we countdown it’s final days. Pat Cummings …

Going in Circles Big Monday show with Barry Spears

October 13th, 2020

1:50:54

On tonight’s Going in Circles Big Monday show we recap the weekend stakes events and their potential impact on the Breeders Cup in a few weeks. Barry is a Happy Saver fan and I’m a little more skeptical about him. …

Going in Circles LIVE Oct 6

October 7th, 2020

1:59:29

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we talk to trainer Ron Moquett about his popular sprinter Whitmore and the state of the game from his point of view. …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears

October 6th, 2020

2:02:17

On tonight’s show we recap the huge weekend of racing highlighted by Swiss Skydivers upset Preakness win. We also talk about Beyer figures and how speed figures can mean different thing to different people. Also discuss …

Going in Circles LIVE with Kim Weir of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (part 2)

September 30th, 2020

29:34

On the second part of Going in Circles LIVE we speak with Kim Weir of the TRF about their upcoming virtual horse show featuring the horses and inmates of the TRF Blackburn facility on October 20th

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Going in Circles LIVE Preakness preview with Tom Cannell and Jason Beides (part 1)

September 30th, 2020

1:33:58

On today’s show we previewed this Saturday’s Preakness stakes which is in the unusual spot of being the final leg of the Triple Crown. Longtime owner and handicapper Tom Cannell leads of the show with his insights. He …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears

September 29th, 2020

1:41:05

We talk about the weekends big races including what to think about Maximum Security off of his so-so effort in the Awesome Again. Also discuss the weakness of California graded races in comparison to other jurisdictions …

Going in Circles Special w/Chris DeCarlo

September 23rd, 2020

52:53

On today’s special Going in Circles Podcast we speak to veteran jockey Chris DeCarlo about the new whip regulations being implemented in New Jersey …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears

September 22nd, 2020

1:23:31

On tonight’s show we talk about the inane whip rules being enacted through the country, touch on some of the weaknesses and items that won’t be …

Going in Circles Big Monday show w/ co-host Barry Spears

September 15th, 2020

1:02:11

On tonight’s episode we discuss a wide variety of topics including Kentucky Downs this past weekend, the Queens Plate, why songs for racing are …

Going in Circles LIVE call-in show

September 9th, 2020

2:01:43

On this weeks Going In Circles LIVE show we took callers and discussed various issues that listeners were concerned about. The topics were wide-ranging from transparency for bettors, horses shoes and glue-on’s, to the …

Going in Circles Big Monday with Barry Spears

September 8th, 2020

1:48:43

On tonight’s show we discuss the weekends events, the fallout from the Derby, the micro-share conundrum and why you shouldn’t be surprised that …

Going in Circles LIVE Derby Edition

September 1st, 2020

1:30:23

On today’s Going in Circles LIVE we talk to starter Bob Duncan on issues dealing with the starting gate and how the gate crew’s techniques have …

Going in Circles Big Monday show w/ Barry Speers Derby Edition

September 1st, 2020

1:59:06

On tonight’s show Barry and I go through the field of Derby runners and size them up. We also talk about trying to stay positive this week despite being inundated with negative news lately. We wrap up the segment …

Going in Circles LIVE Aug 25 w/Cherie Devaux

August 26th, 2020

2:00:47

Going in Circles LIVE is joined by Cherie Devaux to talk about her success in only her 3rd year of her training career. We are also joined by trainer Chad Summers to talk about some of the trends both good and bad that …

Going in Circles Big Monday show w/Barry Spears

August 25th, 2020

1:44:53

On Going in Circles Big Monday show this week we discuss Maximum Security’s Pacific Classic win, the baffling stewards/judges decisions this past weekend, how inconsistencies from different jurisdictions on so many …

Going in Circles Sick of the bad news special edition

August 21st, 2020

1:19:02

An impromptu Friday show where we sound off on this past weeks bevy of bad news. We are also joined during the second half of the show by Nicholas …

Going in Circles LIVE looks at different ways of doing things

August 20th, 2020

2:00:43

On this weeks Going in Circles LIVE we talk to four guests from four entirely views of racing. Murray Johnson leads off from the middle of the night in Australia, describing how the handicap system of racing works down …

Going in Circles Big Monday w/Barry Spears

August 18th, 2020

1:57:51

We talk about Swiss Skydivers Alabama domination and how the Kentucky Oaks might be a more compelling matchup than the Kentucky Derby. Then we get into how racing industry people often don’t see the dangers that lurk …

Going in Circles LIVE with special guest Tom Law of the Saratoga Special

August 12th, 2020

2:00:42

The Saratoga Special's Tom Law joins us today to talk about the Derby Trail, Tiz the Laws big win, what jockeys might go into quarantine next week, what is in store for the remainder of the Saratoga season and Barclay …

Monday’s Going in Circles with Barry Spears

August 11th, 2020

1:51:59

On tonight’s Going in Circles we talk about Tiz the Law’s dominant Travers, Art Collector holding serve in the Ellis Park Derby, what the Kentucky …

Going in Circles LIVE with jockey agents Ralph Theroux and Jason Beides

August 5th, 2020

1:57:00

We visit with former well respected jockey agent and racing official Ralph Theroux and Jose Lezcano’s longtime agent Jason Beides. Unfortunately there were a couple audio issues due to weather at both ends of the calls.

Going in Circles with guest Rick Schosberg

August 5th, 2020

49:46

We talk with NY trainer Rick Schosberg about his career and his work for horses and horseman with NYTHA

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Going in Circles Monday with Barry Spears

August 4th, 2020

1:00:28

On tonight's episode we talk with Barry about the Kentucky Derby Jockeys protocols and the potential fallout from that announcement. We also touch on …

Going in Circles LIVE mini-podcast with trainer Reeve McGaughey

July 29th, 2020

26:43

We speak to trainer Reeve McGaughey about his first year training his own outfit, what lessons he learned from his father and uncle, hall of famer Shug McGaughey and Charlie LoPresti and his thoughts on racing from …

Going in Circles LIVE mini-podcast with Jason Barkley

July 29th, 2020

46:49

We talk to Kentucky trainer Jason Barkley about his growing stable, how he was born into the game and where he sees his barn headed in the future

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Going in Circles LIVE with Emmet Jolley mini-Podcast

July 29th, 2020

11:55

We speak with trainer Emmet Jolley on his journey in racing from 🇮🇪 to Gulfstream Park

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Going in Circles LIVE mini-podcast with Susan Ditter

July 29th, 2020

34:01

We talk to trainer Susan Ditter about her beginnings in racing, the best horses that she has ridden and how her current group of horses is shaping up

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Going in Circles LIVE with trainers Jason Barkley, Reeve McGaughey, Susan Ditter and Emmet Jolley

July 29th, 2020

1:59:30

Today’s show features four up and coming trainers from different backgrounds. Listen in to hear their stories and how racing looks through the prism of a young trainer

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Monday’s Going in Circles with Barry Spears

July 28th, 2020

1:00:30

On tonight’s show we recap Maximum Security’s comeback races and the resulting fallout, racing’s social media negativity and how conspiracies start

Going in Circles looks back today with Nat’l Museum of racing and hall of fames Brien Bouyea

July 23rd, 2020

59:30

Today we are joined by Brien Bouyea who is the director of communications for the Nat’l museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY. We talk about the renovation project the museum is undergoing including …

Going In Circles LIVE with guests Steve Haskin and Jennifer Kelly

July 22nd, 2020

2:15:32

We are joined by racing media Hall of Famer Steve Haskin and author/racing historian Jennifer Kelly to discuss racing's history and how to keep it alive. Mr. Haskin talks about his beginnings in racing and the changes …

Going in Circles Monday July 20 w/special guest Barry Spears

July 21st, 2020

1:03:02

Tonight we talk about the Haskell and a couple of undercard stakes last weekend at Monmouth, Saratoga’s soft stakes, the Meadowlands pace and why we see so many Australian and New Zealand imports in standardbred racing …

Going in Circles Monday’s with Barry Spears

July 14th, 2020

1:01:51

Tonight we talk with Barry Spears about the impact that jockeys testing positive for Covid-19 is having on racing and touch on Saratoga opening this week.

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Going In Circles LIVE with special Guests Roberto Rodriguez and Marty McGee

July 8th, 2020

2:00:52

On today's Going in Circles LIVE we talk with guest Roberto Rodriguez of the Spanish language racing site El Potro Roberto about racing's lack of diversity and how embracing the nations fastest growing demographic, …

Going in Circles Monday w/special guest Barry Spears

July 7th, 2020

1:41:33

Today we have top handicapper Barry Spears join us to talk about last Saturday’s Met Mile and thoughts about the sport itself and where we are headed.

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Going in Circles goes Under the Radar on Friday’s

July 4th, 2020

28:34

In our first edition of Under the Radar we talk to Nicholas Tomlinson who is Mark Casse barns head assistant trainer for the South Florida division …

Going in Circles Looks Back

July 3rd, 2020

54:09

Going in Circles celebrates the history of the sport on Thursdays. Special guest Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day shares his memories of the great racing …

Going in Circles LIVE - Should we change the Triple Crown?

June 30th, 2020

1:59:53

The Triple Crown is racing's biggest series but should it be changed? Host Charles Simon and guests Charlie McCarthy, John Scheinman and Jennifer …

Going in Circles Monday show “No crying over Beyers”

June 30th, 2020

33:41

Today we talk about last weekends two major dirt races at Churchill Downs and the interesting differences between the two.

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Going in Circles Monday June 22

June 22nd, 2020

55:35

Today we recap last Saturday’s Belmont Stakes with Pete Denk of THT Bloodstock and talk about the sales and Runhappy (no this show isn’t sponsored by Runhappy!)

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The Queens fingerprints and our new schedule

June 19th, 2020

19:02

A short podcast talking about what our new podcast schedule will be and a quick story about the Queen and her fingerprints

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Going in Circles episode 2 with guests Chad Summers and Jose Santos

June 18th, 2020

44:39

On today's podcast we are joined by guests Chad Summers talking about how things are slowly going back to normal at Belmont and Hall of Fame jockey Jose Santos reminiscing about some of the great horses that he rode …

We aren’t a major sport 🤷🏼‍♂️

June 7th, 2020

25:22

In our first episode I talk about my hopes for this podcast. Also touch on the fallacy of racing “missing the boat” with the mainstream sports media. Let me know what you think, if you have any ideas or questions at:

Going in circles preview

May 28th, 2020

4:59

Introducing  Going in Circles, a brand new horse racing podcast that is not going to be like other racing shows. Hosted by Charles Simon (@cannonshell on Twitter) this show is going to entertain you while at the same …

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