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I think she should be back full-time instead of part-time/producing. I would say replace Scott Hazelton and keep Carolyn Conley. I think it should be Carolyn Conley and Becky Witzman hosting Race Day America. That would be better. I see Scott Hazelton making too much mistakes even in his interviews. Why does HRTV use Scott Hazelton alot in it's on-site events because he makes too much mistakes. Like I'll give you an example, when he interviewed Roby Albarado during a post-race interview on Big Cap day he said am "Gonna be watching you on Einstein in the Big Cap. And guess what Roby said. He said "Am not on Einstein but I would love to be aboard him Roby Said. Roby was aboard a horse from Jerry Hollendorfer's barn. I think that was unaceptbale. I found out what happend to Becky and why she's part time analyst and full-time producer from these two sources:
http://www.dailyracingnews.com/horseracing.aspx?id=7344: In February 2008
HRTV'S BECKY WITZMAN WAS A HORSE LOVER FROM THE START
Horses have been in Becky Witzman's blood almost from birth. As a child, she preferred real horses to ones she could ride on a merry-go-round. As an adult, she emanated from being an assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella to an analyst with HRTV.
"I worked for Richard in the summers when I was 16, and after college at the University of Arizona, I worked for him full time, so overall, it was probably seven or eight years," Witzman said. "I've been with HRTV just over three years, and I made the transition mainly to have some time off and have a life again.
"But I love the horses. They kept me with Mandella, just being involved with the excitement, and I miss that sometimes. I miss going to the races and bringing the horses into the paddock, watching the races and getting nervous, and then going down to the winner's circle. But I'm still semi-involved."
Her hands-on foundation has been paramount in sharing her expertise with viewers of HRTV. "Just being around horses, you learn so much, and I've been very lucky to have done that, because a lot of people are never going to have the opportunity to work with horses hands-on, and that's something I wanted to do," Witzman said.
"That was my dream when I was a little kid. I was born in Richfield, Minnesota, just outside of Minneapolis. I grew up going to the races at Canterbury Park.
It's a small-time track, but that was my Santa Anita growing up. "Every weekend, I wanted to go to the races, and that was funny, because there was an amusement park, Valley Fair, across the street and instead of going there, I was a little kid who wanted to go to the race track."
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ay-america: In December 2007
HRTV to Launch 'RaceDay America'
Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2007 1:43 PM
Posted: Friday, December 28, 2007 3:28 PM
With the busy winter racing schedule under way, HorseRacing TV will debut a new daily 90-minute show, “RaceDay America,” beginning New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, at 11:30 a.m. EST.
Produced by Becky Witzman, and co-hosted by Scott Hazelton and Carolyn Conley, the show will give viewers a detailed preview of that day’s racing from some of the sport’s top venues, including Fair Grounds, Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park, Oaklawn Park, and Santa Anita Park.
“RaceDay America” will provide handicappers with pertinent information, including updated track conditions and scratches for the day. In addition, the show will air informative interviews with racing personalities. “RaceDay America” will also usher viewers through the early races from East Coast racetracks.
“The winter racing season on HRTV features some of the sport’s top racing venues, including Santa Anita, Gulfstream, and Fair Grounds,” HRTV executive producer Amy Zimmerman said. “With an exciting and expanding racing schedule, this show will be an ideal fit and allow fans and handicappers to get the latest information on that day’s races.”
This is supposed to be funny right?
I see Scott Hazelton making too much mistakes even in his interviews.
Did you ever stop to think she doesn't want to be on-air? I like Scott Hazleton.
At 4:00 one of my favorite moments of Scott Hazleton.
I am well aware about Scott Hazelton's background in racing and stuff but can't you recall about his mistake this year about the Roby Albarado interview? I thought Oh My God! This was about the Jerry Hollendorfer runner in the Big Cap. And instead he said Einstein. Oh My God again!
I guess you are mistake-free?
This statement reminds me of the recent headline on the internet site of a California newspaper, regarding the possible appearance of Einstein in the Pacific Classic. In big bold type, the word "INTELLIGENCE" was spelled "INTELLEGENCE."
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