Ed DeRosa

Overflow Field Of Celebrities, Media To Play In NHC Charity Challenge

While the 21st NTRA National Horseplayers Championship Presented by Racetrack Television Network, Caesars Entertainment and Bally’s will crown the best handicapper in the sport, industry accolades will be on the line as a cross section of notable journalists, analysts, and personalities compete in the 6th Annual Runhappy/NTRA NHC Charity Challenge presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka […]

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Gulfstream Park’s Rainbow 6 Hit For Whopping $2.2 Million

Two days before a mandatory payout is scheduled, the 20-cent Rainbow 6 was solved for a jackpot payoff of $2,211,783.62 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Friday. The popular-multi-race wager had gone unsolved for 47 consecutive racing days. The winning combination was 5-1-3-9-6-5. A mandatory payout for the Rainbow 6, as well as […]

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DeRosa Handicaps Saturday’s Mandatory Payout Of Churchill Downs’ Single 6 Jackpot

Churchill Downs’ 20-cent Single 6 Jackpot, which totaled $67,885 at the start of Friday’s 10-race program, will be paid out on Saturday night. The mandatory Single 6 Jackpot payout – part of a spectacular evening of racing under the lights for “Downs After Dark” presented by Budweiser – will span Races 4-9 starting at 7:26 […]

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TwinSpires To Sponsor Ellis Park Juvenile And Debutante

TwinSpires, an industry leader in online and mobile wagering on horse racing, has become the title sponsor of Ellis Park’s pair of 2-year-old stakes. The $100,000 TwinSpires Ellis Park Juvenile and $100,000 TwinSpires Ellis Park Debutante, will be held at the Henderson, Ky., track on Sunday, Aug. 18, with entries taken Thursday. Both races are […]

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Figure Makers: Hard-Core Computing

So far in our series on speed figures, we’ve seen how numbers get adjusted using the Beyer method, how pace is incorporated into TimeformUS ratings and how so-called “designer” figure makers like Thoro-Graph and The Sheets take into account factors such as ground loss and wind speed. In our final installment, we’re looking at two […]

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Pair Of Longshots Vault Littlemore To The Top Of NHC Day 2

Chris Littlemore, a retired autoworker from Whitby, Ontario, Canada,landed two big prices Saturday to take control of the 19th NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Presented by Racetrack Television Network, STATS Race Lens™ and Treasure Island Las Vegas with a $311.70 mythical bankroll after Day 2 of the three-day tournament at Treasure Island. The top 10 percent of the field – the […]

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RacingDudes’ Spector Earns Rippey Handicapping Media Award

Michael Spector, a freelance writer who grew up going to racetracks with his father, is the winner of the fourth annual Ron Rippey Award for Handicapping Media for his “2017 Kentucky Derby Pace Thesis” that appeared on RacingDudes.com ahead of this year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands. Spector will accept the award and $1,000 […]

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Racing For The Eclipse: What Does Arrogate Have To Do?

The results of Saturday’s Pennsylvania Derby have further muddied the race for top 3-year-old male this year, with neither the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winner finishing in the top three. In fact, Connect’s performance seems to have flattered that of another sophomore colt, Arrogate. Of the top four finishers in the Pennsylvania Derby, three were […]

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DeRosa: Tips For Betting At Keeneland

The director of marketing for Bloodstock Research Information Services, Ed DeRosa, explained in his Twinspires.com blog that the Brisnet.com Prime Power rating showed a flat bet profit at Keeneland last year. While acknowledging that the sample size is somewhat limited, DeRosa said that the rating can help horseplayers find a single in the multi-race betting opportunities. […]

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