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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.

Flood Of Fillies Raring For August Action Contend At Pocono In Lucrative PA All Star Splits Frank Cotolo |

  The lucrative Pennsylvania All Stars (PAAS) series offers a quartet of $30,000 miles for glamour-girl trotters on Tuesday, June 12. The “Oaks” eligible list practically empties into these races, with 23 femmes after the best of purse money as the Hambletonian Trail grows shorter....

Cold Soph-Trotting Exacta Pays $59; Elim Triactor Elements Perfect For $58; Top Win Prices At $19, $14 Frank Cotolo |

  Favorites in the Canadian stakes elims at Woodbine/Mohawk (WoMo) faired well, though we picked up a few good exotics on the main blog and on our Hambletonian Trail blog. Also, our horses-to-watch list maintained a 38-percent across-the-board average. Here is how it all worked out...

Gronkowski rallies fast for game Belmont Stakes second Jennifer Caldwell |

Gronkowski nearly caught Justify in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes (c) Photos by Z Leading up to the Kentucky Derby (G1), the buzz surrounding European Road to the Kentucky Derby leader GRONKOWSKI rose to a crescendo. It only got louder when New England Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob...

Justify captures Belmont Stakes 150 to become 13th Triple Crown winner Jennifer Caldwell |

Justify prevails in Belmont Stakes 150 under jockey Mike Smith to sweep the Triple Crown (c) Photos by Z Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness Stakes (G1) winner JUSTIFY more than lived up to expectations on Saturday when capturing the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes (G1) under Hall of Fame...

Belmont Stakes 2018 News & Notes |

Justify goes for Triple Crown glory in the third and final jewel of the famed series, the Belmont Stakes (G1), and has everything a fan could want or need to enjoy the 150th edition of the "Test of the Champion" all in one place! HANDICAPPING PRODUCTS All Belmont, All the...

How to play the All-Grade 1 stakes Pick 4 on Belmont Stakes Day |

by SCOTT SHAPIRO There are a slew of options on the wagering menu for horizontal horseplayers this week at Belmont Park, but it is hard to match the quality of the all-Grade 1 Pick 4 that begins with the $700,000 Just a Game and concludes with the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes. Here are...

Belmont Stakes Day Plays James Scully |

Justify bids to become the 13th winner of the U.S. Triple Crown and the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes highlights a dynamite 13-race card that includes 10 stakes. Here are some of my strongest opinions: Race 4, Acorn Stakes (G1) #3 Monomoy Girl will be a single in multi-race wagers and I will play a...

Wagering plans for Belmont Stakes Day Vance Hanson |

You can find top-three selections from myself and esteemed colleagues for seven of Saturday's stakes in the Belmont Stakes Betting Guide. Below are more in-depth, pre-scratch opinions on how I'm wagering the program. Race 2 -- Easy Goer Mask (#2) looked a potential star in the making taking the...



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.