’Tis the season for a Christmas show. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod offers a retrospective on 2018 and reminiscences from a popular trainer. Mark “Moose” Malusis of CBS Sports Radio talks about how challenging a year it was for horseplayers the east coast. He also looks ahead to the handicapping year of 2019 and has some thoughts about the Horse of the Year debate between Accelerate and Justify. Five years after California Chrome burst onto the racing scene, trainer Art Sherman has stories about their run to a Kentucky Derby victory, the disappointment of Chrome being taken from him to England and the joy of getting him back for a triumphant charge to win the Dubai World Cup. In the conversation at his home track Los Alamitos, Art also recalls meeting Richard Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover early in his career. The Racehorses by the Letters feature looks at the best horse ever starting with the letter “G.” The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is available at Apple, Google Play, Stitcher and VSiN.com/podcasts.