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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.

TwinSpires Horse Racing Podcast w/Derek Simon 02/20 by TwinSpires Radio | Blog Talk Radio Derek Simon |

TwinSpires' Derek Simon discusses the Triple Crown trail with Ed DeRosa of  and longshot handicapping with Dave Schwartz of He also gives his opinion on the book "Overlay Handicapping" and details the pros and cons of using impact values as part of...

Beychok sets sights on 2nd major Ed DeRosa |

2012 National Handicapping Championship winner and VIP Michael Beychok takes Las Vegas by storm (again!) this week as he competes in the Horse Player World Series at the Orleans Casino. Beychok, whose handicapping exploits also include being a part of the Players Pool...

Harness Update--Buffalo Pick-4 bonus watch Frank Cotolo |

Here is a harness blog update, with our choices for the TwinSpires 10-percent bonus for Buffalo Raceway’s Wednesday Pick 4 on Feb. 20. This is not a ticket combo, per se, just suggested contenders that may offer value to whatever ticket you create.Race 5Quiet Judy is on our horses to watch list...

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

The winners from our exclusive H2W series continue to spark our best weekly action.  Feature-wise we took on the Junior Trendsetter leg divisions on Feb. 15 and the Exit 16W splits on Feb. 16 at the New Meadowlands. In the former, we were second at a long price with Beachfront and out of the...

Animal Kingdom: To Move or Not to Move? Derek Simon |

Shortly after the result of last Saturday’s Gulfstream Park Handicap was made official, the grumbling began. Joel Rosario moved too soon on Animal Kingdom, the bloggers and Facebookers whined. Had the young jockey just let the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner run his race — rate off the pace and make...

Gulfstream Thursday February 14 Ed DeRosa |

The Rainbow^6 carries on at Gulfstream, and so, too, does my attempt to hit a Pick 4 at this meeting.Did OK yesterday if you ignore the fact that both my "had to win" singles lost. Definitely a loser on the day, but a couple spot exacta plays kept me from pitching a shutout.If there were a Pick 5...

Pacing Past Punxsutawney Frank Cotolo |

If that rascally rodent is correct and the winter is going to surrender a few weeks, then regardless of storms still forecast to sweep through the northeast, spring is just around the corner. Last week, again, the New Meadowlands cancelled a program that featured a minor stakes leg and a few other...

TwinSpires Horse Racing Podcast w/Derek Simon 02/13 by TwinSpires Radio | Blog Talk Radio Derek Simon |

H. Graham Motion, trainer of Animal Kingdom, drops by to discuss his career and the future plans for the 2011 Kentucky Derby champ. TwinSpires Horse Racing Podcast w/Derek Simon 02/13 by TwinSpires Radio | Blog Talk Radio



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.