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Keeneland Spot Plays for Saturday, October 6 Twinspires.com |

by Dick Powell Keeneland has an 11-race card on Saturday that is chock full of betting opportunities. The 50-cent Pick 5 wagering begins in RACE 1 and we will try to start our day right. RACE 1 IPANEMA BEACH (#1) (5-2) is still a maiden after seven start, racking up three seconds and a third...

How to bet opening day of the 2018 Keeneland fall meet Twinspires.com |

by Scott Shapiro Opening day of the fall Keeneland meeting is upon us and that means a juicy 10-race card to get things rolling in Lexington, Kentucky. There are a number of attractive wagering opportunities spread over the Friday slate, but here are a few horses that will make or break my...

The Red Mile Blazes With Classic Stakes Featuring Divisions’ Stars With Action For Profit-Hunters On Final Weekend Frank Cotolo |

  The Grand Circuit’s penultimate weekend of stakes before the best of the best head for the Pocono Mountains is the focus of some traditional late-season stakes involving all major divisions at the Red Mile. The action includes the classic Kentucky Futurity featuring divisions for colts and...

Frosh-Colt Trotters Aim For Pocono, Eye Soph Season On The Hambletonian Trail In Red Mile International Stallion Stakes Frank Cotolo |

  Here are the races for week eight of the 2018 Breeders Crown Countdown (BCC), the exclusive blog that coordinates with our weekly harness blog at TwinSpires.com and the Hambletonian Society to find great wagering opportunities for "Crown" eligible horses (noted in all texts with an “e” next...

Breeders Crown Top Fives Frank Cotolo |

  (NE) = Not Eligible – can Supplement Oct. 4—Oct. 11   TWO-YEAR OLD COLT TROT  (no change) 1. GIMPANZEE 2. GREEN MANALISHI S 3. DON’T LET’EM 4. GREENSHOE 5. GERRY TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLY TROT (no change) 1. THE ICE DUTCHESS 2. BEAUTIFUL SIN 3. HANNA...

Shapiro discovers these factors in search for Keeneland Fall Meet biases Twinspires.com |

Keeneland betting stategies for the Fall Stars meet by Scott Shapiro October means the start of the Keeneland Fall Meeting, and this year’s 17-day stand begins Friday, Oct. 5, and concludes Saturday, Oct. 27. Before the summer boutique meetings I was able to unveil a few key biases at...

Handicapping Insights: Jockey Club Gold Cup Twinspires.com |

By Dick Powell In the 1978 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1), Triple Crown winners Affirmed and Seattle Slew met for the second time, the second time such a meeting had ever occurred. The first came earlier in the fall in the Marlboro Cup (G1) at nine furlongs and Seattle Slew and new rider Angel Cordero...

2019 Kentucky Derby News & Notes Twinspires.com |

The Road to the Kentucky Derby kicked off with a bang in the Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs on September 15, and now it's full speed ahead to the first Saturday in May and the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby! The anticipation will continue to build in the coming months, and...

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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.