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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.

2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic Speed Rating Report James Scully |

The $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) will be held at Del Mar on November 4 and Gun Runner possesses the top last-out BRIS Speed rating in the prospective field, registering a 114 for his 10-length romp in the September 2 Woodward (G1) at Saratoga. Let’s examine the last three BRIS Speed...

Pacing, Trotting Stars Shoot For Berths In Breeders Crown Eliminations At Hoosier Park Frank Cotolo |

Breeders Crown elimination weekend, 2017, has arrived. It’s off to Indiana’s Hoosier Park, where 166 horses will negotiate two weeks of championship action on the seven-eighths mile track. Oct. 20 and Oct 21 (except for one division) decides which of the lot will get to the Oct. 27 and Oct. 28...

Eliminations Illuminate Hoosier Park With Action From Fighting Females In Multiple Divisions Frank Cotolo |

Indiana’s Hoosier Park is aplenty with Breeders Crown (BC) eliminations on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21 and this exclusive blog, dedicated since August to the events that would lead to the cast of characters in the super stakes of the season, now features the last affairs ($20,000-$25,000 each) that decide...

Play the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge with TwinSpires |

How are you planning to win big during the 2017 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge?   Registration and participation from home in the 2017 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC), a "real money" handicapping tournament held the weekend of the World Championships at Del Mar on November 3-4, is...

C Z Rocket continues to make a favorable impression |

By Dick Powell Good horses can come along on the weekend or on a weekday afternoon. On the last Friday of the Saratoga meet, Al Stall Jr. unveiled first-time starter C Z ROCKET (City Zip) in a 6 1/2-furlong maiden special weight on the dirt. Off some good workouts on the Saratoga main track, he...

Breeders' Cup 2017 News & Notes |

Find Breeders' Cup Odds, Handicapping Information, Betting Tips and more!   The 2017 Breeders Cup World Championships is just around the corner, so it's time for your one-stop shop for anything Breeders' Cup. For the first time in its history, the two-day event will be held at Del Mar...

5 Woodbine Win Plays For Bet Back Promotion Ed DeRosa |

There is a Bet Back Promotion for today’s races at Woodbine. If your win bet finishes second, then you get your win bet back. You have to play at least 5 races to qualify. Here are the five I’d take a shot at. Race 2: #3 Releasethe Glacken has been win shy to date, but runs consistently and this...

Wheels And Motion: How To Play the Grade 1 Double Sunday at Woodbine Ed DeRosa |

One of the better wagering opportunities (among many great ones) on the 12-race Pattison Canadian International day card today at Woodbine is the Grade 1 double linking the E.P. Taylor and the aforementioned featured race as races 9 & 10, which also kicks off the late Pick 4. For all Canadian...



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.