Podcast: Mike Ziegler, Senior VP and General Manager of Churchill Downs
Updated: May 18
It’s been just a little over a week since Rich Strike shocked the world by winning the Kentucky Derby as an 80-to-1 long shot.
In this episode, we talk with Churchill Downs General Manager Mike Ziegler about that stunning upset and what it means to both the track and horse racing in general. We’ll also talk about the impact of legalized sports betting on horse racing, and what you just cannot miss when you go the Derby.
But this episode is really all about taking advantage of opportunities when they arise. Whether you’re a 80-to-1 long shot in the biggest race of them all, or an unemployed CA native with absolutely zero background with horses who managed to climbed to one of the sports most high profile roles.