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Rosemary Rose Nabbed For $20 In Courageous Lady; Cold NYSS Champs Daily Double Pays $251; Contenders Alive In Feature Exotics Frank Cotolo |

There was a parade of sires-stakes/province finals co-starring with the $1-million International Trot at Yonkers in the weekend’s menu of features. The International Trot on Oct. 14 turned out to be a breeze for the strong public favorite, the Italian-based Twister Bi. Our first choice, Oasis...

Kellie Reilly's international profiles for Canadian International Day |

Woodbine hosts Canadian International Day on Sunday, featuring the namesake Canadian International (Can-G1), E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-G1) and Nearctic Stakes (Can-G2), and Kellie Reilly takes a look at the overseas contingent that has shipped in for the event. Click here for FREE Brisnet PPs...

Mucciolo: Sunday's stakes analysis at Woodbine John Mucciolo |

A huge day of racing will take place at Woodbine Sunday, led by the $800,000 Canadian International S. (G1) and $500,000 E. P. Taylor S. (G1). Two additional graded races will be held – the Nearctic S. (G2) and Ontario Derby (G3) – and the latter marks the return of Queen’s Plate starlet Holy...

Consistency may trump class in E.P. Taylor, Canadian International Vance Hanson |

With rain forecast Saturday night and into Sunday in Toronto, chances are the Canadian International (G1) and E.P. Taylor (G1) at Woodbine will be contested on ground less than firm. In the 1 1/4-mile E.P. Taylor for fillies and mares, the ground figures to help contenders like #3 Quidura and #1...

Spot plays for Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Day at Keeneland Vance Hanson |

Even with the unfortunate scratch of Group-1 winning Euro invader Wuheida, Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) remains an outstanding race, aesthetically and betting-wise. The two fillies that intrigue me most are #2 PROCTOR'S LEDGE (9-2) and #3 DADDYS LIL DARLING (20-1). The former...

Spot plays for light Saturday afternoon at Santa Anita |

by Scott Shapiro The Saturday card at Santa Anita Park is extremely light on star power after the abundance of graded stakes run over the first two weeks of the autumn meeting, but there is still an opportunity to make some money and pad our bankroll as we approach the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World...

Australia's Caulfield Guineas Day Handicapping |

Betting the Caulfield, Australia card that includes four group-one races by Alastair Bull While The Everest may have barged in a little to Caulfield’s traditionally massive Guineas day, there’s still plenty of outstanding racing at the Melbourne track Oct. 14. The card includes four group one...

Australia's The Everest Stakes Betting Analysis |

Chautauqua (Photo courtesy of the Hong Kong Jockey Club) Based on the slot-holder concept of the Pegasus World Cup, Racing New South Wales has introduced The Everest by Alastair Bull October 14 is It’s a huge day for racing in Australia. Not only are there four group one races and an...



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.