Once a week (or at least that's the goal), we have been producing "In the Room" on HRRN. Mike Penna, a longtime friend/colleague, came up with the idea when his flagship show, the Equine Forum, stretched to three hours every Saturday. It's been a fun, albeit, time consuming, project, interviewing the likes of Ramon Dominguez, Kendrick Carmouche, Dylan Davis, Richard Migliore and a host of others.
I start with a loose script, a list of questions, I get to some of them.
For Hall of Famer Pat Day, it started like this.
I’m Sean Clancy and I’m in the room with jockey Pat Day.
Eight Thousand. Eight Hundred and Three Wins. $297 million in earnings. Four Eclipse Awards. The Hall of Fame.
Easy Goer. Awesome Again. Cat Thief. Dance Smartly. Sky Classic. Tabasco Cat. Paradise Creek. Theatrical. With Anticipation. Seeking The Gold. Summer Squall. Java Gold. Wild Again, just a few of the icons on the roll of honor.
It is my pleasure and honor to be in the room with jockey Pat Day.
Welcome to the show Pat.
We are in the middle of the Triple Crown, let’s jump in right there. Take us back to Easy Goer in 1989, the time between the Preakness, a nose loss, and the Belmont Stakes, a romp. What was that like for you? Did you feel like you would avenge those losses to Sunday Silence?
When you lose by an inch, you look at every inch, could you have done anything different that day?
You retired in the summer of 2005, how did you know it was time? What was that like?
When you walk into the room that your wife, Sheila, put together and look at the trophies, the history of your riding career, what’s it like? Disbelief? Awe?
As I said, I get to some of them.