Can Do
with Bill Duncliffe

Can Do is a podcast devoted to all things horse racing - some history, some handicapping, and some humor. Our focus will be on the human interest stories of the people involved in the Sport of Kings.

Every Friday, we will publish an episode consisting of an interview with someone involved in the sport, a short guest handicapper segment, and a big score story from a guest or a listener via social media. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter, send in a story, and please hold all tickets!

Season 3 Episode 15
Rip Simonick Interview
Nov 13, 2019

Rip is the founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Old First Ward stable. He’s also a member of 3 different sports Halls of Fame – the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame and the Hockey Hall of Fame. Rip is passionate about what he does, passionate about horse racing and passionate about Buffalo. That’s my kind of guy. I think you’ll enjoy our discussion about racing and his life in sports.

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Previous Episodes

Season 3 Episode 14
Sal DeMilio Big Score
Nov 8, 2019

Sal DeMilio is a nationally know comedian from Detroit, Michigan and a very funny guy! For the today's big score, Sal not only had a very funny story of his own but, for a change of pace, Sal and I also read a screenplay by Sal's friend regarding a true big score story.

Season 3 Episode 13
Fair Racing
Nov 6, 2019

We are all about history, handicapping and humor here at Can Do! And fair racing had all three, all wrapped up in an environment that few would recognize today.

I shared a lot of laughs with Michael Anderson, Mike Mazinski, Michael Blowen and Bill Finley as I recorded the interviews for this segment. I think you will detect from all of us more than a note of wistfulness as we recall those bygone days.

Breeders' Cup Saturday Handicapping Special
Nov 1, 2019

We are proud to present our roster of guest handicappers who will give you their analyses of each of the races from Santa Anita this Saturday, November 2, 2019.

1:51 - Filly & Mare Sprint with Brian Leckie

12:34 - Turf Sprint with Steve Simonovich

34:08 - Dirt Mile with Vince Bruun

43:15 - Filly & Mare Turf with Kany Levine

53:40 - Sprint with Leon Nichols

1:00:26 - Turf with Jerry Fife

1:06:03 - Mile with Peter Thomas Fornatale

1:14:36 - Distaff with Eric Wing

1:29:25 - Classic with Chris Larmey

Season 3 Episode 10
North East Bound Big Score
Oct 30, 2019

It's Breeders' Cup week! So we thought it was appropriate to share this story of a big score that was and (involving the same horse) a big score that wasn't.

Season 3 Episode 9
2002 Breeders' Cup "Fix Six" Scandal
Oct 28, 2019

As everyone looks ahead to this weekend's Breeders' Cup, we look back at one of the most notorious scandals in sports history.

Big Score with Peter Thomas Fornatale
Oct 24, 2019

This week, Bill is joined by noted author, writer, and podcast host Peter Thomas Fornatale for his Big Score story from Del Mar, circa 2004.

Season 3 Episode 8
The Big Score with Steve Simonovich
Oct 17, 2019

For this week's Big Score, Bill is joined by Steve Simonovich. Steve was kind enough to share stories not only about Big Scores, but bad beats as well. Steve also shared some techniques he uses to find those well-hidden big priced winners.

Season 3 Episode 7
Jim McKay Maryland Million Day & Maryland Horse Breeders Association
Oct 15, 2019

Cricket Goodall, Executive Director of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, and Mary McManus Guba, daughter of legendary broadcaster Jim McKay, join Bill to talk about Maryland racing and the upcoming Jim McKay Maryland Million Day on Saturday, October 19.

Season 3 Episode 6
Brian Leckie Big Score
Oct 10, 2019

Brian Leckie shares his story of how he handicapped the 2014 Kentucky Derby and bet Commanding Curve (37-1) and Danza (8-1) to run in the money under his key horse, California Chrome.

The exotics did not disappoint.

Season 3 Episode 5
Longacres II
Oct 8, 2019

Last season we took a look back at one of the premiere thoroughbred tracks of the Northwest in a 2 part special we called Memories of Longacres. Although lost, this track is surely not forgotten.

When we ran the special, we gained an even greater sense of what Longacres meant to racing fans. After an outpouring of comments and messages, we decided to do one final installment of The Memories of Longacres.

Bill was joined by Dave Sangara, Kany Levine, and Ron Blake who all shared their fond memories. Join us on facebook for photos and additional content.

Season 3 Episode 4
Rip Simonick Big Score
Oct 3, 2019

This week we're honored to have Robert "Rip" Simonick share not one, but two Big Scores with Bill. Rip is a living sports legend by anyone's standards. As a member of the NHL Hall of Fame, Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame, and Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, we can safely declare that he's the only guest we've had who's been inducted to three different HOF's.

Rip's knowledge of sports does not end with hockey, which why he joins us today.

Season 3 Episode 3
Bet The World Entertainment
Oct 1, 2019

For part 2 of Bill's in-studio interview with Leon Nichols, Calvin Davis, Jim Natsis, and Jerry Fife, the discussion turns from the non-profit endeavors of the Project to Preserve African American Turf History (ppaath.org) to what's in store for the future. Leon, Calvin, Jim, Jerry, and others also comprise the leadership of Bet The World Entertainment - a thoroughbred gaming venture created with an eye toward forming a world championship for horse racing.

Breeders Cup Dinner Contest
Sep 27, 2019

Do you feel lucky? Do you live in the New York/New Jersey area? Are you interested in winning a coveted seat at Anthony “The Big A” Stabile’s annual Breeders Cup preview dinner at King Umberto’s in Elmont, NY Wednesday evening, October 30th?

Come to our Can Do podcast Facebook page on Tuesday, October 1st to find a trivia question. First to correctly answer will win a free ticket.

The evening promises good fun, good information and, most importantly, a great time! The Big A will be joined by fellow NYRA analyst Maggie Wolfendale Morley and HRRN analyst Steve Grabowski.

Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya...?

Season 3 Episode 2
Big Score - Kany Levine
Sep 26, 2019

Kany Levine shares a Big Score story for the ages.

Season 3 Episode 1
ppaath.org
Sep 24, 2019

For our Season 3 Premiere, Bill sits down in the studio with the founders and leadership of the Project to Preserve African-American Turf History to discuss thoroughbred history, The Isaac Murphy Image Award, fan outreach, and what's ahead for their foundation.

Season 3 Episode 0
Season III Announcement
Sep 23, 2019

The podcast about all things horse racing is back! Can Do with Bill Duncliffe returns Tuesday, September 24 with a special in-studio interview with the founders and leadership of the Project to Preserve African American Turf History (ppaath.org).

Follow us on facebook and twitter for updates, photos, and much much more. And as always, may the horse be with you!

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