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Our contributors will be continually updating posts to offer commentary, insight, advice, and expert opinions on horse racing and wagering. The goal is to help you win more and become a better all around horse player.

Predicteform Woodward Stakes Preview Ed DeRosa |

In-depth analysis of the Woodward Stakes including Pace Figures and Form Cycle Patterns of each starter. Please refer to the Legend or Pattern Guide for back-up definitions and patterns. The $600,000 Grade I Woodward Stakes is run at 9 furlongs for three year-olds and up. TV Coverage...

He's Ba-ack! Derek Simon |

Two-time Horse of the Year returns to the races in the Grade II Bernard Baruch Handicap. Below is a horse-by-horse look at the race: 5th Saratoga Bernard Baruch Handicap (G2) Purse $250,000 1-1/16 miles (turf) Course Notes: At this distance (1-1/16 miles), Saratoga’s turf course...

Prediction Machine Free College Football Pick of the Week Ed DeRosa |

Each week, PredictionMachine.com--the group behind Predicteform pace-adjusted performance figures with form-cycle analysis--will take to our blog to give a free college football pick of the week using its proprietary method of simulating each game 50,000 times. Free College Football Pick of the...

Predicteform Travers Stakes Analysis & Podcast Ed DeRosa |

In-depth analysis of the Travers Stakes including Pace Figures and Form Cycle Patterns of each starter. Please refer to the Legend or Pattern Guide for back-up definitions and patterns. The $1.25 million Grade I Travers Stakes, racing's mid-summer classic, is run at 10 furlongs for...

Million day ABC from Ed DeRosa Ed DeRosa |

Happy Arlington Million day! This is a fantastic 12-race card with great multi-race wagering opportunities: rolling $1 doubles and Pick 3s, a trio of $.50 Pick 4s, and an all-stakes Pick 5. The all-stakes Pick 4 and Pick 5 both have guaranteed pools, and TwinSpires.com is offering a 10% winner's...

Predicteform Analysis of the Arlington Million Ed DeRosa |

Arlington Million Race Analysis (8/16/14) In-depth analysis of the Arlington Million including Pace Figures and Form Cycle Patterns of each starter. Please refer to the Legend or Pattern Guide for back-up definitions and patterns. It's the 32nd $1,000,000 Arlington...

Thursday at Saratoga Two-Year-Olds Twinspires.com |

Smack dab in the middle of today's ten race card at Saratoga is a pair of Juvenile maiden sprints on the dirt. Race 5: Maiden Special Weight for New York-bred fillies at five and a half furlongs on dirt A full field will assemble, and this has the look of an unusually good race for this New York-...

Dougie Sal's Sunday at Saratoga Two-Year-Olds Twinspires.com |

After an extended hot run through the summer on this blog, yesterday was a frustrating day, as our two top picks Two Weeks Off (9/5 odds) and King of New York (9/1 odds) both had to settle for second-place finishes. However, opportunities in juvenile races are plentiful at Saratoga, and that's...

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Contributors

Derek Simon TwinSpires' horse racing author, handicapper, and podcast host, Derek Simon of Denver, Colo. offers his insightful, humorous and sometimes controversial take on the horse racing industry. He even publishes the ROI on the picks he gives out.
Frank Cotolo TwinSpires' harness racing expert, Frank Cotolo follows all of the big North American circuits throughout the year, providing the best value picks and latest news from the sulky.
Ed DeRosa The Director of Marketing for Bloodstock Research Information Services (BRIS) and a lifelong Thoroughbred racing enthusiast and astute handicapper, Ed joined Churchill Downs Inc. following nine years as a writer and editor with Thoroughbred Times.
Peter Thomas Fornat A writer and editor who has been following horse racing for fifteen years. Peter has written books for the Daily Racing Form Press; Crown; and Simon and Schuster; among other publishers, and regular features in The Horseplayer Magazine.
Jill Byrne A television racing analyst for Churchill Downs, Jill has earned acclaim and a loyal audience throughout Thoroughbred racing.