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Meet the TwinSpires Team of Horse Racing Experts

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James Scully

James Scully

James Scully writes/handicaps for, and He started working for in 1998. A graduate of Transylvania University, James has been a lifelong University of Kentucky and Cincinnati Bengals/Reds fan. He remembers watching Seattle Slew on TV and attended his first Kentucky Derby in 1981.

Vance Hanson

Vance Hanson

Vance Hanson is a contributing writer and editor for, and with over 20 years of Thoroughbred racing experience. Prior to joining the Churchill Downs Inc. family, he served as a publicity assistant at Canterbury Park in Minnesota and as a writer for Daily Racing Form.

Kellie Reilly

Kellie Reilly is a regular contributor to and Her articles have also been featured on and in the official Kentucky Derby program. A racing fan since childhood, Kellie is especially interested in pedigrees and the international racing scene.

Scott Shapiro

Scott Shapiro handicaps thoroughbred racing for Twin, is part of the Churchill Downs on-air simulcast team, and analyzes pro football, PGA golf, & NCAA basketball for His favorite horses are A.P. Indy, Fly So Free, Victory Gallop, and Ghostzapper.

Joe Kristufek

Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds and racing analyst Joe Kristufek began his career in his native Chicago, climbing the ladder at the local racing venues. Joe’s industry experience spans from Dubai to Hong Kong to more than 35 tracks across North America. He is also an award winning TV producer and fan development specialist.

Ed DeRosa

Ed DeRosa is director of marketing for, the official data source of the Kentucky Derby and Ed joined Churchill Downs Inc. in July 2011 following nine years as a writer and editor with Thoroughbred Times. He grew up in Cleveland and learned to love horse racing while going to Thistledown with his grandfather.

Keeler Johnson

keeler johnson horse racing expert

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. He contributes horse racing picks and insights for and

John Mucciolo

John Mucciolo is a writer/handicapper who is a regular contributor to, and He began working for in 2001. A father of three, John credits racehorse Formal Gold, and bloodstock agent Richard Galpin, for transforming his hobby into a career.

Tim Holland

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Tim Holland finished third in 2003 in one of six appearances in the National Handicapping Finals in Las Vegas and was twice a member of the winning Keeneland team. A former exercise rider and horse farm manager, Tim owns a small farm where he breeds mares and raises a few thoroughbreds. Since 2010 Tim has compiled the BRIS Daily Selections at various tracks throughout the year.

Frank Cotolo

Frank Cotolo

Frank Cotolo has been a horse racing journalist since the 1970s. He has been published in major magazines on the subject of betting pari-mutuels and was editor of the popular TIMES: in harness weekly, where he won a John Hervey Award for magazine journalism. An initial voice on ADW sites, he wrote for YouBet and moved to TwinSpires.

Jason Beem

Bio coming soon…

Ron Flatter

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Nicolle Neulist

Nicolle Neulist is an experienced horse racing industry writer based in Chicago. In addition to her insights and horse racing picks found on and, she writes on her own Blinkers Off blog and hosts the Chicago Race of the Day podcast

Dick Powell

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