The Horse Ownership Experience

Billy Koch

Bio: 

Billy Koch was first introduced to the world of horse racing when he was six years old. In fact, his family claims he learned to read by reading the Racing Form. His grandfather, the late Hollywood legend Howard W. Koch (Airplane, Ghost), owned Telly’s Pop with partner Telly Savalas (Kojak). Telly’s Pop won the two-year-old California Triple Crown that year and once they wrapped the winner’s circle flowers around Billy, he was hooked.

After graduating from Northwestern University, Billy put together partnerships with friends and became convinced sharing the experience of horse racing was more rewarding than owning alone. Named for a fictitious Indian Chief who was the centerpiece of his grandfather’s bedtime stories, Billy founded Little Red Feather in 2002 with one horse, Spoonman.

Currently, the Little Red Feather Racing Club is the largest horse racing syndicate in California with over 300 active investors. The partnership’s Grade I winning filly, Egg Drop, sold last year at the Keeneland September sale for a whopping $1.9M. Billy lives with his wife, Kathy and their three sons in Woodland Hills, CA.

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Michelle Yu

Bio: 

Michelle Yu has been a life long horse lover who has turned her passion into a career. A railbird at a young age, Yu idolized Charlsie Canty and knew that someday she wanted to be able to talk horses.  At 22, she moved to Kentucky and attended school at the University of Louisville.  She played polo for U of L and also worked on the backside for various trainers.  The highlight of gigs was surely a summer with the Asmussen barn at Saratoga when Curlin was en route to Horse of the Year honors.  While in Kentucky, Yu worked for TVG as a production assistant, field producer and then contributor.  A full time job offer brought her back to California where she served as a host and analyst.  After several years at TVG, Yu branched out to work for Fox covering football but returned to racing as the simulcast co host for Santa Anita.  Yu is also in heavy rotation on HRTV as a host and analyst and also serves as the simulcast host for Los Alamitos Thoroughbred racing.  She has been a part of the Breeders Cup social segments and world feed and is living out her childhood dreams.

Yu resides in Orange County, Ca with her husband, their dogs and of course, horses.
themichelleyu@gmail.com

Show Time: 
Tuesday 12:00PM - 12:59PM
(PST)
Show Description: 
On The Horse Ownership Experience, discover everything you’ve wanted to know about horse racing ownership. Join Billy Koch, Founder and Managing Partner of the Little Red Feather Racing Club, and HRTV Analyst Michelle Yu as they discuss the secrets to becoming an owner in the Sport of Kings. OWN IT!

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Tuesdays at 12:00PM (PST)

Show Archives

August 2017

08/29/2017

Jason Loutch, Albaugh family stables

08/22/2017

Bob Elliston (Keeneland)

08/15/2017

Ken Ramsey

08/08/2017

Bryan Cross

08/01/2017

July 2017

07/25/2017

Live from Delmar

07/18/2017

George Bolton

June 2017

06/27/2017

Gatewood Bell / Owner

06/20/2017

Andrew Lerner / Trainer

06/13/2017

Scott Chaney

06/06/2017

Joe Morris

May 2017

05/30/2017

Liz Crow

05/23/2017

Ron Moquett

05/16/2017
05/09/2017

Mike Wallace of the China Horse Club

05/02/2017

Kentucky Derby 2017 preview

April 2017

04/18/2017

Chad Summers

04/11/2017

Bradley Weisbord

04/04/2017

Scott Dowell

March 2017

03/28/2017

Glenn Sorgensteen

03/21/2017

Andy Asaro

03/07/2017

Mark Giardino

February 2017

02/28/2017

Keith Abrahams

02/21/2017

Danny Caldwell

02/14/2017

Case Clay

02/07/2017

Ron Paolucci

January 2017

01/31/2017

Alex Solis Jr.

01/24/2017

Dean Reeves

01/17/2017

Mick Ruis

01/10/2017

Garrett O'Rourke, Juddmonte Farms Lexington, Kentucky

01/03/2017

Kosta Hronis / Hronis Racing

December 2016

12/06/2016

Sean Feld

November 2016

11/29/2016

Mike Ziegler

11/08/2016

Tyler Seltzer

11/01/2016

Billy and Michelle talk about the 2016 Breeder's Cup Championship at the Santa Anita race track, November 4-5, 2016

October 2016

10/25/2016

Harvey Diamond

10/18/2016

Michael Wrona

10/11/2016

Dina Bang

10/04/2016

September 2016

09/27/2016

Hall of fame Jockey Mike Smith

09/20/2016

Jamie Hill, Bourbon Lane Stables

09/13/2016

August 2016

08/23/2016

Frank Taylor / Taylor Made Farms

08/16/2016

Bing Bush

08/09/2016

Wayne Dehr

08/02/2016

Sol Kumin

July 2016

07/26/2016

Billy and Michelle

07/19/2016

Billy and Michelle

07/12/2016

Kaleem Shah

June 2016

06/28/2016

Elliot Walden

06/21/2016

Nick cosado

06/14/2016
06/07/2016

May 2016

05/31/2016

Madison Meyers

05/24/2016

Joe Ciaglia

05/17/2016

Kenji Morinaga

05/10/2016
05/03/2016

Greg Benzel / GMB Racing

April 2016

04/26/2016
04/12/2016

Phil D'amato

04/05/2016

Gary Hartunian

March 2016

03/29/2016

David Fisk

03/22/2016
03/08/2016

Michael Zynda

03/01/2016

February 2016

02/23/2016
02/16/2016

Aaron Hesz

02/02/2016

Travis White

January 2016

01/26/2016

Nick Hines

01/19/2016

Mike House

01/05/2016

Nick Alexander

December 2015

12/29/2015

Donna Keen

12/15/2015

Mark Martinez

12/08/2015
12/01/2015

November 2015

11/17/2015

Bob Liewald

11/10/2015

Bob Feld

11/03/2015

Anna Seitz on Today's show

October 2015

10/20/2015
10/13/2015
10/06/2015

September 2015

09/29/2015
09/22/2015
09/08/2015

Ali Nilforushan

09/01/2015

Just Billy and Michelle

August 2015

08/25/2015

Jeff Bloom

08/18/2015

Alex Venneri

08/11/2015

Maggi Moss

08/04/2015

Clark Brewster

July 2015

07/28/2015
07/21/2015
07/14/2015

June 2015

06/23/2015

Jill Baffert

06/16/2015

Triple Crown Winning Jockey - Victor Espinosa

06/09/2015

Aron Wellman. Eclipse thoroughbred partners.

06/02/2015

Carlo Vaccarezza

May 2015

05/19/2015

Madeline Auerbach

05/12/2015

Tom Bellhouse

05/05/2015

Bret Jones, Airdrie Stud

April 2015

04/28/2015

JACK WOLF, Starlight Racing

04/21/2015

Encore presentation of installment 04/07/2015
Justin Zayat. Racing and Stallion Manager, Zayat Stables.

04/14/2015

Veterinarian Ryan Carpenter. Guest host Mike Chiovare.

04/07/2015

Justin Zayat. Racing and Stallion Manager, Zayat Stables.

March 2015

03/31/2015

Arnold Zetcher talks ownership and Kentucky Derby hopeful Firing Line.

03/24/2015

Dan Metzger - President - TOBA (Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association).

03/10/2015

Vice Chair of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association,Harris Auerbach.

03/03/2015

Special guest: Owner Kosta Hronis of Hronis Racing.

February 2015

02/24/2015

Our guest was CRAIG DADO, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Michelle also quizzes Billy on simple horse racing terminology.

02/10/2015

Horse Acquisition Part B. The Two-Year-Old In Training Sales. Special guests, clocker and bloodstock agent Gary Young and Little Red Feather Racing Executive Bloodstock Agent, Tom McCrocklin.

02/03/2015

Horse Acquisition Part A. Breeding a racehorse with Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome Co-owner, Perry Martin. The Secrets of the Claiming Game, with three-time CA owner of the year, Bob Bone.