Many of you probably saw the announcement on Twitter today that I’ll be joining the team at TimeformUS once Mike Beer vacates his position as their lead New York analyst, starting next Wednesday, October 7. Personally, I have learned a great deal from reading and listening to Mike’s analysis over the past couple of seasons and it’s not lost on me that I’ve been asked to fill some pretty big shoes.
In light of this new engagement with TimeformUS, I will no longer be posting analysis on the That’s A Horse to Watch blog. Starting on October 7, you will be able to find my selections and analysis on timeformus.com and nyra.com.
As you might expect, suspending activity on this blog is a little bittersweet for me, since this is where my journey started. On February 17, 2012, I decided to begin publicly posting my selections, analysis, and race recaps here. I had developed this pipe dream that someday I might be able to carve out a niche as a public handicapper, and I felt that this would be the best way to hone my skills. For the first year or so I could count the daily number of visitors to this site on one hand. Nevertheless, a handful of you encouraged me to keep at it, insisting that I had a knack for this, and slowly but surely it picked up.
Now, after compiling 697 blog posts and analyzing countless races, my dream is becoming a reality and it is with great sincerity that I say: I really owe this to you. You all have made me a better handicapper and I’m especially grateful to those that expressed faith in me from the beginning (you know who you are). On a more general level, the encouragement and openness that I’ve felt from the racing community has truly astounded me. Through this endeavor, I’ve been able to interact with and meet some amazing people. It has unquestionably enriched my experience and deepened my love for this sport.
Being offered this new opportunity with TimeformUS is quite an honor and I look forward to continue providing valuable insight and perspective through my analysis – while ideally being proven right every so often. I hope you’ll follow me along.