Host Derek Simon and Ed DeRosa of Brisnet.com discuss Paynter’s triumphant return, Verrazano’s win in the Pegasus and Animal Kingdom getting his Ascot kicked in the final start of his career.In the U. of Bet segment, Bill Pressey of ThoroEdge Equine Performance explains the process of conditioning thoroughbred racehorses — and how it differs from human conditioning programs.Lastly, “The Horse Handicapping Authority,” Dave Schwartz, stops by to discuss improving one’s betting, while Anthony Kelzenberg of The Flat Bet Prophet gives his thoughts on the ongoing Royal Ascot meeting.
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.