OTHER EPISODES in A Horse Walks Into A Bar

Ep 14: Perfecting Pedigree Perusal

In a special episode, Fionnuala Timoney gives Gus the lowdown on her process for analysing a catalogue pedigree. Be it physical or digital, the catalogue is still the first port of call for many in the bloodstock industry when approaching the sale, but there is much, much more to a pedigree than simply what is on the ‘page’.


Ep 13: The Sexy Son

Byron Rogers and Gus run the rule over the recent Australian juveniles, and find that several measure up. They dig into an historic weekend in the Fragrant Harbour (AKA Hong Kong), assess Eclipse Award voters’ ability to have the honour, and look for bold new frontiers in money laundering.


Ep 12: The Peanut Gallery

Suman Hedge returns from sin city to join Gus, and regale him of his favourite first season sires. They also look at the proven ones, pay tribute to a true innovator and Gus sounds off on Phar Lap claims.


Ep 11: Burned Legs

Fionnuala Timoney joins Gus, to decide whether the sales company on the Gold Coast brought the magic to match the millions. They review the top lots, a few stars on the rise on the vendor front, pay tribute to a legend and Fionnuala even shares a link between a project she did on the Irish National Stud course and the a yearling Auction in 2023.


Ep 10: Buying Bargain Babies

It’s the start of sales season and in this special episode, Kristen Buchanan joins Gus to discuss what to look for, and what to avoid when sourcing yearlings for less than AUD$100,000. They talk pedigree page, physical appearance, and protecting owners.

Plus, sale day attire, trends to ignore, and sale ground nosh.


Ep 9: Let It Ride

In a New Year’s special, Dan Delgado, host of The Jockey Club podcast joins Gus, to talk his favourite movie, Let It Ride. They talk the people, places and propiety of the film and what it’s like to review it scene by scene.

Plus, jai alai punting, the America’s Cup and the Mount Rushmore of racing movies.


Ep 8: The Obligatory End Of Year Special

The entire team gives their highs and lows for 2022 and shares a story of randomness that only the thoroughbred industry can provide.

Plus, bold predictions for 2023 from the experts.


Ep 7: Ireland Doesn’t Have Emu’s

Fionnuala Timoney joins Gus, only to discover some impressive pedigree updates aren’t real! They query wet track rebounds and whether Aussies are big in the old world, pay tribute to a retiring superstar jockey and one that was taken too soon.


Ep 6: Racing’s Rodney Dangerfield

Byron has unlocked level 2 with Gus, and wants jumpers out of his feed. They talk all the action from the fragrant harbour (that’s Hong King), rate the most versatile training nations, and re-tackle the three-year-old classics’ place in the season conundrum. Plus, Jason Servis cops it, a multi million dollar payday doesn’t go to Byron, and a campaign to get a great horse the name recognition he deserves takes a root.


Ep 5: The Worst Movie Ever

Suman is back at the bar with Gus, well actually he is living off the grid….not by choice. They discuss the growing circus that is pre-sale, on-farm inspections of yearlings. Is it really necessary, and what are the ramifications for the farms that are selling the yearlings?