The Final Furlongs Podcast is back this week after the disaster that was last week's attempted episode. On this week's episode:
1st Segment (0:00 - 26:00): Reviewing the last two weeks of graded stakes action and a discussion of the speed figures from these races across the various systems.
2nd Segment (26:30 - 39:30): An overview of the current top contenders in the Ladies' Classic and Turf Mile divisions, and a quick look ahead to the key races coming up in the next couple of months.
3rd Segment (40:00 - 53:00): Handicapping the Woodward, Forego and Bernard Baruch.
Intro: Follow You
1st Break: Mouthplay
2nd Break: Mouthplay
While I was at Emerald Downs for Mile day, I was talking to EDowner who mentioned he'd like to be able to skip between segments as opposed to having to start and listen all the way back through. I'm working on incorporating that into the podcast so that the listener has more control and we'll see how that goes in the future. For now, not much has changed, although her are a couple different ways to listen to the podcast.
1. You can download the file directly to your computer at this site and listen using whatever player is on your system. (There is a "download" link at the bottom of each episode post.)That should allow you to pause and skip around easier.
2. If you are on your mobile, you can go to the mobile hosting site and listen to any of the current episodes.
3. If you are streaming through the player embedded in the post, you can scan through the podcast by clicking on various points in the green portion of the player (right next to the play/pause, forward/back buttons); it's sort of a crude way of skipping around the content. (I've also outlined where each segment occurs in the episode.)
4. And, finally, if you use iTunes frequently, I highly recommend subscribing to the podcast through that service which will allow you to easily download new and old episodes right to your iPhone or iPod. Playing through iTunes will save your spot in the episode even if you stop listening and come back at a later hour; it's very easy to use. (There is also a podcast app for iPods/iPhone/iPads.)