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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.

Cotolo’s Harness Review, News And Notes Frank Cotolo |

It was an usually busy week for us, covering extra races due to the Little Brown Jug meet at Delaware, Ohio—but the volume of races suggested for wagering proved to supply TwinSpires harness-blog followers with a score of pay offs, including, but not limited to, both elim heats of the “Jug” and the...

Cotolo’s Harness Review, News And Notes Frank Cotolo |

It was an usually busy week for us, covering extra races due to the Little Brown Jug meet at Delaware, Ohio—but the volume of races suggested for wagering proved to supply TwinSpires harness-blog followers with a score of pay offs, including, but not limited to, both elim heats of the “Jug” and the...

TwinSpires Promo Lets You Bet With Head & Heart Ed DeRosa |

California Chrome will be both the sentimental and wagering favorites when he starts in the $1-million Pennsylvania Derby (FREE Brisnet.com Ultimate PPs) on Saturday at Parx—his first start since snapping a six-race winning streak when fourth in the Belmont Stakes in his failed bid to become the...

Predicteform.com Pennsylvania Derby Analysis--Taking a Shot Against Chrome Twinspires.com |

In-depth analysis of the 2014 Penn Derby including Pace Figures and Form Cycle Pattern of each starter. Please refer to the Legend or Pattern Guide for back-up definitions and patterns. The Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby with a purse of $1 million will be run at 9 furlongs on the...

The True Meaning of ‘Value’ Derek Simon |

Typically, when bettors talk about value, they are talking about perceived value — a horse that they think should be 2-1 is going off at 3-1, a steed that they fancy at 8-1 is going to post at 12-1, etc. While these animals may, in fact, represent overlay opportunities (depending on one’s...

TwinSpires.com presents PredictionMachine.com's College Football Game of the Week: Florida (+14.5) at Alabama (under 52) Ed DeRosa |

For Week 4 in the College Football, there are a total of 21 plays that cover the spread greater than 57% of the time to be considered "normal" or better, including six picks that cover more than 60% of the time as well as five predicted outright upsets. Subscribing to Picks for every game includes...

The ‘Jug’ And A Hoosier Harness Harangue Frank Cotolo |

We will begin with the immediate attraction, Thursday, Sept. 18’s Little Brown Jug at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. We’ll stay in the Midwest for Saturday, Sept. 20’s Hoosier Park program, featuring a few top stakes and some stars that sat out the Ohio fair.  The Milton Final at Mohawk...

TwinSpires Horse Racing Podcast w/Derek Simon Derek Simon |

Host Derek Simon discusses the announced closing of Suffolk Downs after 79 years of hosting thoroughbred racing, relating it to the closing of Longacres Park in 1992. In the I Need to Know segment, Derek explains how handicapping dogma keeps many players in the pari-mutuel dog house. And, lastly,...

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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.