Host Derek Simon and Ed DeRosa of Brisnet.com recap last weekend's Breeders' Cup races, including Wise Dan's electrifying run in the Mile, Goldencents' scintillating score in the Dirt Mile and Mucho Macho Man's gutsy win in the Classic.They also delve into the Juvenile (was the 2013 Kentucky Derby winner in the field?), the "track bias" (was it real or imaginary?) and the Eclipse Awards.In the U. of Bet segment, Dave “The Horse Handicapping Authority” Schwartz drops by to discuss how one can learn from the Breeders’ Cup races, as well as the value of practice (insert Allen Iverson jokes here).Lastly, Derek visits the BC archives to determine who the best Mile winner was — Wise Dan, Goldikova or Gio Ponti.
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.