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Coffee with Kerry

John Scheinman sits down for coffee with Kerry Thomas, author of “Horse Profiling: The Secret to Motivating Equine Athletes.” Thomas describes how he assesses horse behavior and who he likes in this year’s Kentucky Derby.

Video by Scott Jagow

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Author PhotoJohn Scheinman, a long-time writer and editor, covered thoroughbred racing for The Washington Post from 2000-09. He won the Red Smith Kentucky Derby writing contest for best advance in 2007. He is a correspondent for the Thoroughbred Times. Scheinman also has worked extensively in humor writing and sketch comedy. He lives in Washington, DC. More by  ›