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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.

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 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 |

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 |

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...

Saratoga juveniles Saturday, August 9 |

We return from a brief hiatus with a pair of Juvenile races to preview at Saratoga. Race 4: Maiden Special Weight at 5.5 furlongs on the dirt. Todd Pletcher trains both the Morning Line favorite Two Weeks Off and the Morning Line second choice Dada Maino. Clocker reports clearly indicate that...

Salvatore Tells Even Money Aldrin To Buzz Off In Saratoga's Third |

Prepare your best Dr. Evil voice because even money morning line favorite Aldrin sold for at the Keeneland April two-year-old sale after this breeze. Aldrin certainly looked fluent and stylish in that drill, but the :09.80 second time for a furlong was hardly anything all that exceptional over...

Wednesday at Saratoga: A baby race & the A.P. Indy Curse |

A fascinating statistic will be put to the test in the opening leg of the $27,469 Pick 6 on Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course where 8-to-5 morning line favorite Girlabouttown will try to end the “A.P. Indy curse” by becoming the first progeny of her now-pensioned super sire to win a race at six...

Sunday Saratoga Two-Year-Olds Report |

Sunday's card at Saratoga opens with a juvenile race, so let’s jump right in: Race 1, 5 ½ furlongs on dirt for New York-breds Before we discuss our betting strategy, let's take a closer look at each horse in the field. 1. G R's Giant: This Frost Giant debuter breaks from the rail and attracts...



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.