Who needs tickets?Gates open!Please stand for our National AnthemAnd now for the scratches and changesAnd they're off on Kentucky Derby day!Please stand for our National AnthemRace 10 is official; it's officialPost time for race 11, the Kentucky Derby, is in 89 minutesPlease stand for our National AnthemHorsemen, please bring your horses to the gap for race 11, the Kentucky DerbyRiders up!The University of Louisville marching band performs "My Old Kentucky Home"They're in the gate!And they're off in the Kentucky DerbyAs the field goes past the Twin Spires for the first timeAnd the field turns for home.And Hansen wins Kentucky Derby 138
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.