Can Do
with Bill Duncliffe

Can Do is a podcast devoted to all things horse racing - some history, some handicapping, and some humor. Our focus will be on the human interest stories of the people involved in the Sport of Kings.

Every Friday, we will publish an episode consisting of an interview with someone involved in the sport, a short guest handicapper segment, and a big score story from a guest or a listener via social media. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter, send in a story, and please hold all tickets!

Belmont Stakes Special: Interview with Nick Zito
June 4, 2020

For Belmont Stakes week Bill Interviews trainer, Nick Zito, one time winner of the Preakness, and 2 time winner of both The Kentucky Derby and The Belmont Stakes.

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Previous Episodes

Preakness Stakes special part 2: Interview with Leeanne Ladin
May 14, 2020

In part 2 of our series to commemorate Preakness week, Bill has a discussion with Leeanne Ladin, co-author of "Secretariat's Meadow".

Preakness Stakes Special Part 1: Interview with Kate Tweedy
May 13, 2020

To celebrate Preakness week Bill sits down with author of "Riva Ridge - Penny's First Champion", Kate Tweedy, the daughter of Penny Chenery, to discuss one of the most overshadowed horses of all time.

Derby Special: Interview with Don Combs
April 29, 2020

Hello horse racing fans! To commemorate what would usually be derby week, Bill sits down with trainer of the 1970 derby winning horse, Don Combs. Don recalls growing up around horses, just how much racing has changed through the years, and how much time and energy goes into training a champion thoroughbred.

Season 4 Episode 16
Interview with Robin Hutton
March 26, 2020

To conclude season 4 we had a fascinating conversation with best selling author of "Sgt. Reckless: America's War Hero", Robin Hutton, about the storied horse who received a Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal and was undeniably a hero during the Korean War.

Season 4 Episode 15
Interview with Barry Pearl
March 22, 2020

Barry Pearl, President of the nonprofit organization, Jockeys and Jeans, returns to discuss the dangers jockeys face and how they have changed over the year, among other things.

Season 4 Episode 14
Big Score with Barry Pearl
March 12, 2020

Jockey, Barry Pearl, shares 2 big score stories with us. One of an underdog horse he took a chance on, and the other about a horse he rode who ended up breaking a track record.

Season 4 Episode 13
Interview with Brendan Walsh
March 10, 2020

Trainer, Brendan Walsh, joins Bill to discuss the upcoming derby, horses he's trained, Irish beer, English tea, and more.

Season 4 Episode 12
Big Score with Brendan Walsh
March 5, 2020

Trainer, Brendan Walsh, tells the story of a horse he bought, who at first was underwhelming, but ended up over achieving.

Season 4 Episode 11
Interview with Jonathan Kinchen
March 3, 2020

An interesting conversation with Handicapper, Jonathon Kinchen, ranging from the best tracks in the U.S to stories about Vince Young's championship season at Texas.

Season 4 Episode 10
Big Score with Bruce Jackson
Feb 28, 2020

Bruce Jackson, who runs the Fair Hill Equine Therapy Center tells us about the first Big Score for the Center, when one of their graduates took down a Grade I event for the first time.

Season 4 Episode 9
Interview with Bill Heller
Feb 25, 2020

Fascinating discussion this week on the Can Do podcast with previous guest and award winning author Bill Heller. We talk about the microscope our sport is under and continue the debate about the use of Lasix on our athletes.

Season 4 Episode 8
Big Score with Jonathan Kinchen
Feb 20, 2020

2015 NHC Tour Champion and FS1 racing personality Jonathon Kinchen shares 3 Big Score stories with us this week! The full interview with Jonathon airs later this season but for now sit back, relax and enjoy a flight through some memorable Big Scores.

Season 4 Episode 7
Big Score with Jonathan Kinchen
Feb 20, 2020

If you haven’t used Jim Mazur’s Progressive Handicapping ( breeding and trainer, etc. angles publications I strongly suggest you do so. And I strongly suggest you listen to this entertaining podcast with Jim on Can Do today.

Season 4 Episode 5
Interview with Audrey Menefee
Feb 11, 2020

Fascinating combination of racing and remembering in this week's edition. Artist Audrey Menefee is this week's guest. She's preserved the memories of many of the great figures in our sport - from Jimmy Winkfield to John Asher, from Billy Walker to Isaac Murphy. We talk about the artistic process and the artistic vision. Enjoy!

Season 4 Episode 4
Big Score with Jim Mazur
Feb 6, 2020

Jim Mazur of Progressive Handicapping, an alumnus of Duke University, duked some of his followers a massive trifecta of which, once you'll hear it, you'll say "I shoulda had it!!!" I know I should have! Thanks, Jim!

Season 4 Episode 3
Interview with Eric Wing
Feb 4, 2020

We are hearing a lot about Founding Fathers lately. This week's podcast features an informative and entertaining conversation with NHC founding father Eric Wing. We talk about how he got into racing and his career journey to his current position as Communications Director at

Season 4 Episode 2
Big Score with Bob Phillips
Jan 30, 2020

Bob Phillips is a nationally known comedian featured on, among other places, Sirius XM's Raw Dog channel. He has a very funny new album coming out tomorrow, January 31, called 10 Dollar Gift Card. I got an early preview and I can tell you it was very enjoyable. As was my conversation about a big score Bob had as a child. All told with his trademark humor, of course!

Season 4 Episode 1
Interview with Peter Thomas Fornatale
Jan 29, 2020

I can't think of a better way to kick off Season 4 of our Can Do podcast than by interviewing Peter Thomas Fornatale. When I listened to the interview with Peter, one word came to mind. Raconteur!

Peter is the Money Players' Podcast host, founder of the World Horseplayers' Tour and much more.

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