Tim Layden

Info & Stats: SI.com Senior Writer

All Topics: Two weeks from Summer Olympics in Rio | Rory McIlroy withdrawing from the Rio Games | Rio not being prepared to host Games | These issues in Rio are bigger than other host cities who commonly have issues | Athletes being robbed at gun point in Rio already | Michael Phelps’ decision to come back for another Olympics | Phelps hitting rock bottom in his personal life | Phelps was a dedicated swimmer back in the day before 08 Olympics | Michael wasn’t as dedicated for the 2012 Olympic Games | Phelps’ childhood | Phelps turns 31 next week | Thinks Phelps will be disappointed if he doesn’t win two individual gold medals |

June 23rd 2016

Tim on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro: “A lot of issues ahead.”

May 20th 2016

All Topics: 141st Preakness Stakes tomorrow | Nyquist being the encore to American Pharoah | Still trying to figure out Nyquist’s buzz | Nyquist being unbeaten | Nyquist is probably not getting the respect he deserves | 100 percent it will be sloppy tomorrow in Baltimore | Keith Desormeaux | Keith has been uncomfortable with the spotlight | Mis information | Preakness party | The Preakness is about Nyquist |

Tim on if Nyquist is getting the respect he deserves: “Probably not.”

May 9th 2016

All Topics: Nyquist winning the Kentucky Derby | Nyquist’s time in the Derby being the best in over a decade | Nyquist’s run | Nyquist vs. American Pharoah | Nyquist’s plan | Nyquist heading to the Preakness | Doug O’Neill | O’Neill and the connections having I’ll Have Another | O’Neill’s past | Paul Reddam | Best horse in the world now | Needing to get people to the race track |

Tim on how to get more fans in horse racing: “Get people to the racetrack.”

Aug 28th 2015

All Topics: Horse racing in Saratoga, NY | Saratoga atmosphere for six weeks in the summer | American Pharoah | Ahmed Zayat’s decision to continue racing American Pharoah | Zayat’s stud deal | American Pharoah’s continued improvement | What happens if American Pharoah loses at Travers Stakes | Beholder | Beholder vs. American Pharoah | Beholder might come back for another season |

Tim talks American Pharoah and the Travers Stakes.

Tim Layden

Jun 4th 2015

All Topics: American Pharoah drawing the 5 hole | Mile and a half Belmont Stakes | No Triple Crown since 1978 | American Pharoah is the 14th horse since 78 to try and win the Triple Crown | American Pharoah looks good | American Pharoah racing against fresh horses | American Pharoah’s ear plugs | Zenyatta using ear plus too | American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat’s background | Zayat treating the big people better than the little man |

Tim talks about American Pharoah’s Triple Crown chances.

Tim Layden

June 5th 2014

All Topics: California Chrome’s attempt at the Triple Crown | California Chrome’s strengths | California Chrome’s stamina | California Chrome looks great | California Chrome not showing signs of wear and tear | Victor Espinoza fits California Chrome | Art Sherman | Sherman and Steve Coburn look tired right now | If California Chrome wins the Belmont Stakes he could be worth around $10 million | California Chrome’s future | Fiscal reality of owning a horse | California Chrome’s biggest threat on Saturday |

Tim on California Chrome: “He looks to be doing great.”

Tim Layden

May 1st 2014

All Topics: 2014 Kentucky Derby | California Chrome is the favorite | California Chrome’s owner | California Chrome’s owners spending hardly nothing to breed him | Dumb Ass Partners | Steve Coburn and Perry Martin | California Chrome’s owners being offered a lot of money for him | California Chrome not being for sale | Admires California Chrome’s owners but question their business sense | The Kentucky Derby being a jockey’s race | 20 horses in the Derby | PETA’s video? | Steve Asmussen’s training being questioned | Steve is not talking about PETA’s video tape this week | Asmussen firing his assistant Scott Blasi | No leadership in horse racing | Shared Belief not running in the Kentucky Derby

Tim on California Chrome’s chances in the Kentucky Derby: “At his best, he is the best in this race.”

Tim Layden

 

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