I am 28 years old and have been a lifelong fan of horse racing. I began going to the races as a young child with my father and uncle, and my passion has steadily grown over time. I spent years studying my father’s old horse racing VHS tapes and reading books by great handicappers like Andy Beyer and Steve Crist—not to mention my first bible, the forever relevant Handicapper’s Handbook, by Tom Ainslie. I soon started intensely following the sport on my own as I became more fascinated by the challenge of picking winners.
In recent years, I’ve been greatly influenced by trip handicappers like NYRA’s excellent Andy Serling, and have also developed a strong interest in studying pedigrees and judging value. Instead of focusing on any singular angle, I try to learn as much as I can about everything that is going on in a given race so that I can make objective, informed decisions that will reward me over time.
While it’s great to have opinions about the races, it’s even better to have the opportunity to discuss those opinions with others, which was my primary impetus for starting up this website. I welcome healthy debates about the opinions I put forth, so feel free to comment on my entries, or reach out on Twitter @HorseToWatch.