In the U. of Bet segment, which leads off the program for a change, Dave Schwartz of the thehorsehandicappingauthority.com and TwinSpires’ Derek Simon discuss money management, and Dave makes the distinction between how much to bet and how to bet a particular race or series of races.In the News & Notes segment, Derek is joined by Brisnet's Ed DeRosa and they exchange views on trainer D. Wayne Lukas, old vs. new trainers and Rachel Alexandra. Ed also gives his longshot pick for Saturday’s $550,000 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park.
And in the Handicapping segment, Derek provides some additional thoughts on money management and handicapping and offers a “Strong Favorite” on Thursday’s Aqueduct card.
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.