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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.

Tabbing Chrome to go out on top James Scully |

Twelve were entered for Saturday’s $12 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) but it shapes up to be a two-horse race between Arrogate and California Chrome, who are much faster than the rest of the competition. I am going with California Chrome. Arrogate narrowly proved best in the 1 ¼-mile Breeders’...

Opportunities abound on Pegasus undercard James Scully |

Gulfstream Park has plenty to choose from Saturday with a strong 11-race undercard before the main event, the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup (G1). TwinSpires.com players can share in a $12,000 Prize Pool by wagering a minimum of $250, with bets in at least six individual...

Horses of interest on Pegasus World Cup card Kellie Reilly |

Gulfstream Park will stage 11 races in the build-up to the $12 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) on Saturday. There’s no shortage of intrigue on the undercard, for which TwinSpires.com is offering a $12K Prize Pool promotion (see details). Here are the horses I’m interested in watching: Race 1:...

The world’s richest race is all about California Chrome and Arrogate Twinspires.com |

by Ron Flatter Hallandale Beach, Florida It is the eve of the richest horse race in the world. So the place must be teeming with high rollers and beautiful people with parties into the night and celebrities passing over a red carpet through gilded entrances. But that would be Dubai, where the...

Hanson: Six to watch on Pegasus World Cup undercard Vance Hanson |

Gulfstream Park could produce record (non-Breeders' Cup) handle on Saturday when it hosts the $12 million Pegasus World Cup (G1), the richest race ever run, and the track has done its best to make the card as attractive as possible with several other graded stakes and generally full fields in their...

South African Breeders’ Cup hopeful Legal Eagle favored in Sun Met Kellie Reilly |

If you’re looking to get your Pegasus World Cup Day started early, tune in to South Africa Saturday morning for one of the highlights of the international racing calendar. Kenilworth’s 1 1/4-mile showpiece, formerly known as the J&B Met (G1), has a new sponsor this year, and Saturday’s renewal...

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 Scouting Report James Scully |

Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) kicks off its three-day run on Friday and I’ll give my thoughts on the 23 individual interests below. Here are links to Brisnet.com Ultimate PPs for Pool 2 of the KDFW and the 2017 Triple Crown nominations. Program numbers included as well as the...

Shurman and Wolfson Sr. selected for NHC Hall of Fame Twinspires.com |

Edited Press Release Paul Shurman, a 15-time NHC qualifier and the 2011 NHC Tour champion, and Steve Wolfson Sr., an 11-time NHC qualifier known as the “godfather of handicapping contests,” have been selected for induction to the NHC Hall of Fame, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA...

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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.