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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.

The Saturday Show Bets You'll Want To Make For 1-Million Points Ed DeRosa |

The SHOW-a-profit promotion on Saturday requires players to finish in the black on their show bets only to win or share 1-million points. Assuming no scratches that would result in cancelled show wagering, there are 38 eligible races from Aqueduct, Churchill, Del Mar, and Gulfstream...

Is Breeders' Cup Juvenile Winner Texas Red as a Kentucky Derby Contender? James Scully |

by James Scully TEXAS RED Afleet Alex-Ramatuelle, by Jeune Homme Owner Erich Brehm, Wayne Detmar, Lee Michaels & Keith Desormeaux Breeder Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC...

Free Breeders’ Cup money from Ed DeRosa |

The instructions were simple: Using the hashtag #BC14TS on either Twitter or Facebook (or both!) pick one horse to win the Breeders’ Cup Distaff and Breeders’ Cup Classic. Ten users correctly tabbed Bayern to win the Classic while 25 were on board with favored Untapable in the Oaks, so the chances...

The Power of Predicteform's New Pace Top Ed DeRosa |

There were a total of nine New Pace Top (NPT) runners over three Breeders' Cup races on Saturday - the Juvenile, the Filly & Mare Sprint and the Sprint. Two of those three races were won by a horse with a NPT Form Cycle Pattern. As defined in the legend, the NPT is when a horse...

Breeders' Cup Recap Derek Simon |

Host Derek Simon recaps the 2014 Breeders’ Cup and uses his speed rations (pace figures) to answer the burning question: “Was there a speed bias at Santa Anita over BC weekend?” Derek also weighs in on the non-disqualification of Bayern and a bunch of other racing-related stuff.

Overnight Harness Action Aplenty Frank Cotolo |

Here is the second part of this week’s harness blog, featuring our popular and profitable horses-to-watch list. All results and reviews of feature races will appear in the usual Sunday-night-Monday-morning blog. If you have not already checked it, read some Breeders Crown news at the Breeders...

The mourning after: take your medicine Ed DeRosa |

More often than not I can look back at a bad day playing the races and say, “Well, at least it wasn’t my worst day ever.” I couldn’t say that following Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup event where only a single “A” selection of mine (Dayatthespa in the Filly & Mare Turf) won a World Championship race...

Breeders' Cup highlights using PPs James Scully |

One of the benefits of being a member is free Past Performances when you wager, and this was truly a benefit at this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, as’s proprietary handicapping information like PRIME POWER and Speed Ratings pointed to several...



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.