Derek Simon and Ed DeRosa discuss a recent NY Times editorial, as well as last weekend's major Kentucky Derby preps — the Sunland Derby, won by Daddy Nose Best, and the Spiral Stakes, won by Went The Day Well.The U. of Bet segment focuses on the importance (or lack thereof) of speed figures in the Kentucky Derby and the Racing History segment highlights a horse better known for his off-the-track, rather than on-the-track, exploits.Lastly, the Handicapping segment features pick-3 wagering opportunities from Hawthorne and Fair Grounds.
Welcome to the TwinSpires Blog. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A television racing analyst for Churchill Downs, Jill has earned acclaim and a loyal audience throughout Thoroughbred racing.