Dana Byerly

Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Time for Some Humble Pie

What better time than the day after Thanksgiving to have a healthy serving of humble pie? Some of you may remember back in early August I threw down the gauntlet and challenged anyone and everyone to take me on in a handicapping challenge, specifically for year two of FantasyCapping.com, the Breeders’ Cup fantasy league. I […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Hello Race Fans!

By day, Dana Byerly is a user interface architect, trying to ensure that web-based applications are as intuitive and easy to use as possible. By night (and weekends!), she is the editorial and design faction of the fan education site Hello Race Fans!, trying to ensure that horse racing is as easy to understand and […]

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r2 collective: The unintended opportunity with Betfair

With Betfair setting up its headquarters in San Francisco and planning to go on a hiring spree, Dana Byerly at r2 collective points out an unintended opportunity for the racing industry. Betfair will surely be looking for the best and the brightest from the Silicon Valley area, “ground zero for smart, analytic, cmpetitive types who […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by VINERY LTD: LET THE POLLS BEGIN

It’s that time of year again. Turf writers, handicappers and bloggers get an extra early start on predicting who will be in the final field of 20 on that first Saturday in May. Is it premature? No doubt. Is the field set in any way? Not on your life. But part of the […]

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PAULICK PREAKNESS INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: ALEXANDRA THE GREAT?

It has been almost two weeks since Mine That Bird and jockey Calvin Borel shocked the sports world with their improbable long shot victory in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. And as with any Derby aftermath, the question lingers in the air; will this be the year we end the Triple Crown drought? If […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: FINAL POLL LOSES SOME QUALITY

In a week that should have shown little movement in the rankings of the Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment, the Paulick Derby Index has actually shown some fluctuation as co-favorite Quality Road was withdrawn from the race on Monday because of complications resulting from a quarter crack. I Want Revenge, clearly now the favorite […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: MISSING THE ‘MOUSSE

It was a weekend of much consequence for the ever-shaping Derby Trail. In the Santa Anita Derby, Pioneerof the Nile strengthened his credentials as a top pick with an impressive win while Chocolate Candy shot up four places on the Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment on the back of a strong second place finish. […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: ROAD TO TOP PAVED WITH QUALITY

After a very strong Derby prep weekend, featuring races in Dubai and Florida, several winners emerged. Quality Road for the first time makes his ascension to the top of our Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment despite having fewer first-place votes than second-place finisher Friesan Fire. His impressive win in the Florida Derby proved only […]

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PDI by AmWest Entertainment: FASHIONED GOES UP IN FIRE

We all knew a shakeup was about to occur. Rarely if ever, do the consensus horses at the top of the field continue to impress throughout the Derby prep season and this year has officially proven to be no different. Despite leaving the third-place finisher behind by eight lengths, it is hard to ignore the […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: A EURO INVADER

The last slow weekend before Derby was reflected by a basic stagnation of the Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment. The only race of note this weekend, the Lane’s End Stakes, did not really produce any headlines.The winner Hold Me Back did not crack even one of our Top Ten lists this week and none […]

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