Adam Spradling

Adam Spradling has been active in the horse racing world since 2007 where he helped guide BloodHorse to the digital realm, championing their efforts for almost ten years. Earning recognition from the American Horse Publications for contributions to and other digital content related projects. Early favorite Thoroughbred athletes included Arson Squad, Einstein, Brass Hat, Jedi Code and Wild Again.

Jockey Watch: Oliver Calderon wins his first race on June 20, 2021

Thu Jun 24 2021Adam Spradling

Jockey Oliver Calderon scored a win with his very first career mount June 20 at Churchill Downs. Calderon piloted Ship's Creek for trainer Ben Colebrook and owners Blackwood Stables and Estate of Harvey A. Clarke in Race 6.
Holland's North American Racing Picks for Apr. 4

Mon May 04 2020Adam Spradling

Racing continues during the first full week of May in 2020! Handicapper Tim Holland has found some interesting plays for Monday at Will Rogers Downs and Fonner Park.
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast for Sept. 20, 2019

Fri Sep 20 2019Adam Spradling

It's Friday and we're looking ahead to some of the big races from Belmont Park, Laurel, and Charles Town. The Jury joins us to discuss the Churchill September meeting and the first couple weeks of NFL action.
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast for Sept. 18, 2019

Wed Sep 18 2019Adam Spradling

We discuss the Justify saga from last week and welcome in Doug McPherson from Woodbine to look back at their big weekend, his 44/1 winner in the Woodbine Mile.
Exacta box of the week: Arlington Million, August 10

Thu Aug 08 2019Adam Spradling

These four horses will be valuable against a potentially vulnerable favorite in the Arlington Million on Saturday.
Nicole Schiveley's Kentucky Derby 2019 Analysis

Fri May 03 2019Adam Spradling

The road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) usually finds me head over heels in love with one contender, and I rarely sway away. This year has been the exception. For the first time in years I have not found a standout. This has made my job more interesti ...
Hoosier Pick of the Week for Wednesday Finds Island of Rock

Wed Apr 10 2019Adam Spradling

The 5 th Race at Hoosier Park on Wednesday is a non-winner of two/optional claiming event which attracted a field of nine. The one-mile pace features a few in the cast in need of a race which should set up things for my top selection. #9 ISLAND ...
Showing horse players some love for Valentine's Day

Mon Feb 18 2019Adam Spradling

TwinSpires gives credits for close calls in Valentine’s Day Challenge The Valentine’s Day Challenge offered players who opted in a bonus for hitting a straight 1-4 exacta or double at designated tracks on February 14. When a few r ...
Scheinman: Southwest Stakes Handicapping Analysis

Mon Feb 18 2019Adam Spradling

If you like Steve Asmussen, you’re going to love the Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest on Presidents Day at Oaklawn Park . The Hall of Famer hogs five of the 11 slots in the starting gate with three expensive  sales buys yet to justify their purchase pric ...
[Video] ON POINTS: Lecomte S. & Smarty Jones S. Kentucky Derby Discussion

Fri Jan 25 2019Adam Spradling

Fresh from The Big Easy, James Scully joins Scott Shapiro to talk all things three-year-olds, including a recap of the Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds and a look at the Smarty Jones at Oaklawn Park. ...
[Video] ON POINTS: Lecomte Stakes Kicks Off Fair Grounds' Road to KY Derby

Fri Jan 18 2019Adam Spradling

The Lecomte Stakes on Saturday drew a full field of three-year-olds hopeful to launch themselves on the Kentucky Derby trail via Fair Grounds Race Course's Road to the Louisiana Derby. HANSON: Roil ...
Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Greyvitos

Tue Dec 19 2017Adam Spradling

Greyvitos; winner of the Springboard Mile If you looked at Greyvitos’ female family, you’d expect he’d be running on turf. Instead, he’s a multiple stakes winner on dirt, and a realistic chance for the 2018 Kentucky Derby . Greyvitos didn’t ...
Who Was the Fastest Breeders' Cup Horse of All-Time?

Wed Oct 25 2017Adam Spradling

Fastest by Seconds per Furlong The Speed Ratings above are based on speed over 1 ¼ miles, and, in the way that people say 100-meters king Usain Bolt was the fastest runner in the world rather than 5,000-meters star Mo Farah, I’m going to look f ...