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Talking with Richard Migliore

John Scheinman talks with former jockey Richard Migliore about his Derby experiences, his new career as a TV analyst and his top choices for Kentucky Derby 138.

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John, ask him about Designer Prospect, a horse that ran in the 90s and scored at about 60-1 (70-1? 80-1?)

$2 WPS returned @ $235 & that’s all the math I remember. I also remember the teller glaring at me, because I wasn’t, in her estimation, quite appreciative enough (believe, me, I knew how fortunate I had been, having bet my last six dollars on DP, in the last race fo the day).

You should have seen this mount. I’ve seen rubber bands with better abs.

What a day that was! Mig practically slid off the horse outside the winner’s circle, with his arms upraised in absolute wonderment & disbelief.

Posted by Don Reed on May 2, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

Hey cuz,

What a great day, even if the weather may not cooperate.
Have a great day. You deserve it!

The family is so proud of you!,

The best,


Posted by John Elefante on May 5, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

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  ›