J. Keeler Johnson

J. Keeler Johnson (also known as “Keelerman”) is a writer, blogger, videographer, handicapper, and all-around horse racing enthusiast who was drawn to the sport by Curlin's quest to become North America's richest racehorse.

Friday’s Best Bets and Quick Picks: Saratoga’s $116,882 Pick 6 carryover

Fri Jul 12 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares best bets and quick picks for Friday, July 12 at Gulfstream Park and Colonial Downs, along with horses to play in Pick 6 carryovers at Saratoga and Colonial Downs.
Thursday’s Best Bets and Quick Picks: Hawthorne’s $12,876 Pick 5

Thu Jul 11 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares best bets and quick picks for Thursday, July 11 at Colonial Downs and Saratoga, along with a single for the $12,876 Pick 5 carryover at Hawthorne.
Wednesday’s Best Bets and Quick Picks: Canterbury 9-2 shot

Wed Jul 10 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares best bets and quick picks for Wednesday, July 10 at Horseshoe Indianapolis and Canterbury Park, including a first-time starter at 9-2 odds.
Which breeding farm produces the most successful racehorses?

Tue Jul 09 2024J. Keeler Johnson

They say a good racehorse can come from anywhere, and that’s absolutely true. But some “anywheres” produce top-notch racehorses on a regular basis.
Tuesday’s Best Bets and Quick Picks: 40% winning angle

Tue Jul 09 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares best bets and quick picks for Tuesday, July 9 at Horseshoe Indianapolis, Presque Isle Downs, and Assiniboia Downs.
Monday’s Best Bets and Quick Picks: Clean Machine drops in class

Mon Jul 08 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares best bets and quick picks for Monday, July 8 at Finger Lakes and Thistledown, along with a horse to single in the $1,293 Pick 5 carryover at Presque Isle Downs.
2024 horse racing schedule: Key dates for summer and autumn seasons

Mon Jul 08 2024J. Keeler Johnson

The North American horse racing scene is packed with important races through the summer and fall. Here’s a schedule of milestone events in the coming months:
Carryovers: Aqueduct’s $114,388 Pick 6, Ellis Park’s $6,219 Super High 5

Sun Jul 07 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson recommends horses to play in a pair of Sunday carryovers at Ellis Park and Aqueduct.
The role of jockey techniques in maximizing horse speed

Sat Jul 06 2024J. Keeler Johnson

There are many ways jockeys can maximize the speed of the racehorses they ride. Some can be analyzed mathematically.
Ellis Park: How to bet the $4,692 Super High 5 carryover

Sat Jul 06 2024J. Keeler Johnson

The first Saturday of the Ellis Park meet is a good one. The $125,000 Pea Patch S. is the feature event, and there’s a $4,692 carryover in the $1 Super High 5.
Breeders’ Cup betting handle keeps growing through the years

Fri Jul 05 2024J. Keeler Johnson

The Breeders’ Cup has ranked among the most important events in horse racing since its inaugural running in 1984. It’s also one of the biggest betting days.
Each-way bets in horse racing explained: places, payoffs, and examples

Fri Jul 05 2024J. Keeler Johnson

What is an each-way bet in horse racing? American fans might not be familiar with the term. It’s a common bet in the fixed-odds bookmaking world of the United Kingdom, but pari-mutuel betting in the U.S. lacks a direct equivalent.
Friday’s Best Bets and Quick Picks: $35,041 Los Alamitos Pick 6

Fri Jul 05 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares best bets and quick picks for Friday, July 5 at Ellis Park, Aqueduct, and Horseshoe Indianapolis, plus a horse to single in the $35,041 Pick 6 carryover at Los Alamitos.