Tim Layden

Legendary sports writer talks COVID-19 pandemic, Triple Crown and more.

Jim Rome
May 20, 2020 - 11:00 am
Tim Layden

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All Topics: COVID-19 | Past two months of his life | Michael Jordan image he shared | No more high fives from athletes to fans | The role sports play in people’s lives | Covering sports before and after 9/11 | MLB’s safety and health recommendations | Baseball players not spitting | Spending time with athletes one on one | Pat Tillman | Spending time with Pat | Horse Racing changes this season | There is no Triple Crown this year

May 20th 2020

May 6th 2019

All Topics: 2019 Kentucky Derby | Maximum Security | Watched the race with Baffert in the paddock | Hearing there was an inquiry | Being in real time, waiting on the 22 minute inquiry | Standing next to the key figures during the inquiry | Stewards not making the inquiry themselves is still not a mystery | War of Will not filing an inquiry | Country House trainer, Bill Mott | Mott finally getting his Kentucky Derby | Owner of Maximum Security Gary West saying he might get out of the game | Gary West will lose an appeal if he chooses to do so


May 2nd 2019

All Topics: 2019 Kentucky Derby | Favorite Omaha Beach being scratched | Omaha Beach’s trainer Richard Mandella never winning a Kentucky Derby | Mike Smith choosing Omaha Beach over Roadster | Mike was heartbroken over Omaha Beach being scratched | Bob Baffert saying the Derby is wide open | Baffert likes being in Kentucky without the pressure | Weather | Expecting a sloppy track | Baffert’s 3 horses in the Derby | Santa Anita’s problems | Horse Racing is in danger | Tillman Scholars | Spending time with Pat Tillman

June 8th 2018

All Topics: 2018 Belmont Stakes | Hysteria around Justify compared to American Pharoah’s attempt at the Triple Crown | The stories of attempted Triple Crown horses that failed before Pharoah | Jusitfy is hugely muscled | Bob Baffert | Mike Smith | Smith in 02 after crash | Baffert and Mike’s history | Justify drawing the 1 post | Thinks Justify will win the Triple Crown |


May 4th 2018

All Topics: 2018 Kentucky Derby | The talent in the 2018 field | Justify | American Pharoah in 2015 | Wasn’t buying Pharoah at the 2015 Derby | Justify looks the part of Pharoah | Justify not running as a two-year old | Fitness | Apollo curse | Magnum Moon | Todd Pletcher | Rags to Riches vs. Curlin 2007 Belmont |