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Welcome to the TwinSpires Blog.

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.

Breeders’ Cup 2014 Derek Simon |

Well, it’s finally here. Ever since the first Saturday in May came and went, horse players have been looking forward to the Breeders' Cup like kids look forward to that chubby guy and his sleigh every December 25.  As early as June, when I was still sunning myself by the pool (...

TwinSpires Horse Racing Podcast w/Derek Simon Derek Simon |

Derek Simon of and Ed DeRosa of preview the 2014 Breeders’ Cup races and Ed gives out his weekend "singles." In the Handicapping segment, Derek takes a further, more in-depth look at selected BC races, including the Classic. He also drops more stats than Eminem drops...

Breeders' Cup 2014 Value Plays for Friday and Saturday |

by John Mucciolo Friday Juvenile Turf: Trainer Brian Meehan is always a conditioner to keep a keen eye on when he imports horses across the pond to race on U.S. soil. The Irish native has enjoyed a bevy of success in the states, including the Breeders' Cup where he has saddled Dangerous...’s $2,000 Breeders’ Cup Selections Contest Ed DeRosa |

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Predicteform Breeders' Cup Distaff Analysis Ed DeRosa |

In-depth analysis of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Longines Distaff 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 Breeders' Cup Longines Distaff is run at 9 furlongs for fillies and mares...

Hoosier Rocks On October’s Sunset Frank Cotolo |

Launching into November, division leaders and scallywag upset hopefuls aim at the month’s last two weeks, when The Meadowlands presents the elims and finals of the Breeders Crown. While the thoroughbred world presents its parade of stars at Santa Anita with the two-day Breeders Cup festival,...

Potential Breeders' Cup Overlays to Watch Vance Hanson |

Other than, perhaps, watching a great champion streak to victory or witnessing one being crowned, nothing quite beats that time-honored Breeders’ Cup experience of cashing tickets on an overlaid contender or longshot few others seemed to like. With that in mind, here are a few entries on this...

Seeking a Home-Court Edge At the Breeders' Cup At Santa Anita James Scully |

by James Scully The Breeders’ Cup will be held for a record eighth time at Santa Anita and an affinity for the dirt and turf ovals in Arcadia, California, is often beneficial. Seven of the 14 horses that finished first in 2013 (She’s a Tiger was disqualified to second) had run well at Santa Anita...



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.