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Find out what culture vultures and horse racing royalty have to say about what’s #TrendingNow!

This week’s featured guests are:

In the Saddle

Worst dance craze made famous on the Internet?

What's the weirdest sport in the Winter Olympics?

Fedora or Panama hat: you must choose.   

What's your favorite racetrack?

Amy Kearns


Amy traveled with Curlin and Rachel Alexandra after grad school and now lives in Lexington doing industry-related social media, writing and photos.

The Fox dance! I watched a YouTube tutorial and I can’t even talk about it.

The Luge is pure madness. I am obsessed with it – they can hit almost 90 mph. I watch it like it is my job.

Always a fedora. It is the only headwear I even remotely pull off. I’m biased.

Impossible! I cut my teeth at Keeneland, the people at Monmouth are delightful, the Fair Grounds and Liuzza's … I love the hot dogs at Arlington

Pat Cummings


Pat Cummings is the founder and editor of and business manager and director of racing information for Trakus. He'll be in Hong Kong this week for the Longines Hong Kong International Races #HKIR

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Gangnam Style ... hands down. How that went viral is still beyond comprehension.

Winter biathlon. Feels like everyone is participating in a Bourne movie.

Panama hat. I'm a contrarian.

Happy Valley in Hong Kong. If you bottled one-tenth of the energy there on a Wednesday night and uncorked it in America ... magic.

Chip McGaughey


Brand ambassador for America's Best Racing who has grown up in the Thoroughbred racing industry. Working to increase the profile and awareness of our sport one new fan at a time. He likes hip-hop, hot dogs, and hanging at the racetrack.

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I have to say that the Stanky Leg, made famous by GS Boyz, is pretty awful. Actually, any of the "snap dance" from Atlanta is no good in my opinion. 

I don't keep up with the Winter Olympics too much but curling is pretty out there. I mean the premise of the sport is to vigorously use a broom while running around on ice.

I am not a hat guy whatsoever besides an occasional baseball hat when it is sunny. I would go with a Fedora over a Panama hat though.

Incredibly tough choice between my hometown track of Keeneland and Saratoga. I am going to have to give Saratoga the slight edge because of their incredible quality of racing and the all-around experience of being up there during the summer. It can't be beat in my opinion. 

Mandy Minger

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Mandy Minger is vice president of marketing for Daily Racing Form and president of Turf Publicists of America. Her childhood horse was the gray Thoroughbred in the match race starring in The Black Stallion movie.

Follow on Twitter: @mandyminger1 (a maiden on twitter)

Wish I knew. If the answer is Gangnam Style, I kind of liked that one.

Nothing weird about making it to the top level of any sport. Whichever is the weirdest, I wish I could play it.

Easy one. Fedora.

Tough one. Keenatoga. Is that cheating? Also, nothing beats a sunny day at Monmouth Park relaxing in the Parterre boxes.

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