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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.

Mutuel Field tops Pool 2 of 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Jennifer Caldwell |

The Mutuel Field (#24), or “All Other Three-Year-Olds,” closed as the 5-2 favorite when Pool 2 of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager ended Sunday evening. The Field has been favored in each of the first Kentucky Derby Future Wager pools of the calendar year since the pari-mutuel future bet was...

Still no standout in Road to the Kentucky Oaks Jennifer Caldwell |

The Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) kicked off 2017 in the Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park and two other contests quickly followed. Each race awarded points on a 10-4-2-1 basis to the top four finishers, good for a starting berth in the May 5 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. Last year...

Top Selections at $28 And $24; Public’s Precise In Features; H2W Across-The-Board Strikes At 44 Percent Frank Cotolo |

Our two big headline win prices were at Yonkers and Woodbine, both on the horses-to-watch list (H2W), while our personal features failed to defeat an accurate betting public. Thursday’s features began at Freehold with one race from two selections. Braveheartedmillie scratched in Race 7....

Positive vibes all around inaugural Pegasus World Cup |

Story and photos by RON FLATTER Hallandale Beach, Florida – Never mind the race. For a while Saturday afternoon it looked as if the inaugural running of the Pegasus World Cup would be a box-office bust. Gulfstream Park was not even close to being full, even with its boutique size. Then the clock...

Horses to watch on stakes-laden Sam Houston card Vance Hanson |

The biggest day of the 2017 Sam Houston meet is Sunday when it hosts its two graded events as well as three other stakes. is offering a $10 cash back bonus to all players that bet at least $30 on Sunday's Sam Houston card, including at least four of the five stakes. On paper, Hogy...

Arrogate cruises in Pegasus World Cup, California Chrome finishes ninth Jennifer Caldwell |

Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate assumed the title of division leader on Saturday at Gulfstream Park by sailing home the easiest of winners in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) under jockey Mike Smith. What was billed as match race between Arrogate and California Chrome, who ran one-two in the...

Pegasus World Cup News & Notes |

California Chrome vs. Arrogate Arrogate vs. California Chrome That is what Saturday’s $12 million spectacular known as the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) has come down to. Oh, there are 10 other entrants in the 1 1/8-mile race, but the focus remains firmly fixed upon the top two from the...

How to bet the Pegasus World Cup Ed DeRosa |

The Pegasus World Cup is one of those races—like the Kentucky Derby or Arlington Million—that you have to have a top pick to win. For FREE Ultimate PPs, click here; for all handicapping reports, click the image at left. It’s the world’s richest race with a $12-million purse and a...



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.