Pass the Buck Radio: Special Guest Barry Irwin

Buck Grottano and co-host Travis Hembd welcome Team Valor’s Barry Irwin to the program.

They also discuss the top weekend races. Email your questions to or call in during the live shows at 1-714-816-462.

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Barry Irwin (photo via

Barry Irwin (photo via

Barry Irwin was a longtime staff writer for The Blood-Horse and also wrote for the Thoroughbred of California and the Daily Racing Form. Ar one time, he hosted a twice-weekly radio program, as well as a weekly, television show.

Irwin left the Form in 1978 to become a bloodstock agent and, over the next decade, bred, raced, syndicated, bought and sold several hundred horses, including It’s the One, African Sky, Moscow Ballet and Torsion.

In 1987, Irwin began operating a stable of syndicated racehorses. He formed a partnership with longtime friend Jeff Siegel, whom he bought out in 2007, when Team Valor became Team Valor International.

Irwin won the Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom in 2011 and has also captured numerous other prestigious races from around the globe.

To learn more about Barry Irwin and Team Valor International, click HERE.