TwinSpires.com Vice President of Marketing and Product Development Jeremy Clemons crashes the TwinSpires.com blog to all the great innovation that has come to TwinSpires.com this summerPardon me while I highjack the TwinSpires Blog from the normal in-depth handicapping and racing analysis provided by Ed, Derek, and Frank, but I wanted to share some thoughts on a few recent innovations at TwinSpires.com--what we call "Twinnovations" around here.Saturday marks the launch of a year’s worth concepting, developing, and investing in a new wager called JACKPOT 5.This Pick 5 wager is unique in that you get two wagers for your $1 base ticket.First, 20% of the funds are directed toward the Jackpot pool, which carries a unique ticket provision popularized by other Jackpot wagers such as Gulfstream’s Rainbow Six.Second, 80% of the funds are directed toward the Show Pick 5 pool which pays to any ticket with runners finishing third or better in all 5 races. This set up allows players to take a swing at the Jackpot while also having the potential to make a nice return in the Show Pick 5 pool.To jump start the wager, we are putting $25,000 of TwinSpires.com’s marketing dollars up to seed the Jackpot Carryover pool. Who doesn’t like an immediate overlay, right?The wager will consist of races from multiple tracks from across the country and will usually wrap up within 90 minutes. Free Brisnet.com Ultimate PPs and freeDaily Selections analysis is provided for each Jackpot 5 sequence (every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday following Saturday's launch).In addition to Jackpot 5, we recently rolled out a new web APP for smartphones that can be found by visiting m.twinspires.com from your smartphone or tablet browser.The initial feedback on our new mobile APP is extremely positive. The APP features performance improvements and a new wager pad that both greatly improve the speed of placing wagers via mobile device.Another highlight of the new TwinSpires Mobile APP is the addition of EZ Money Deposits. Couple those upgrades with program information and live video and you literally can be Twinning from anywhere an internet connection is available, and more developments & improvements are coming!More information about the new TwinSpires Mobile is available here.We hope you like our latest creations, but if you don’t then that is OK too. Regardless, we want to hear your feedback about Jackpot 5, TwinSpires Mobile and all of our offerings. Please email us at email@example.com with your thoughts.
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.