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  • Tonito M. is much the best in the Oklahoma Derby! Posted 1 day ago
  • The well-bred Imperia rolls late to score in the Pilgrim! Posted 2 days ago
  • Lady Eli kicks it in to run away with the Miss Grillo! Posted 2 days ago
  • American Pharoah strides out in the FrontRunner! Posted 2 days ago
  • Beholder a bit short, but still best in the Zenyatta! Posted 2 days ago
  • Tonalist impressively wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup! Posted 2 days ago
  • Main Sequence wins a thriller over Twilight Eclipse in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic! Posted 2 days ago
  • Private Zone battles his way to a 2nd straight Vosburgh! Posted 3 days ago
  • Stephanie's Kitten powers on by in the Flower Bowl! Posted 3 days ago
  • Belle Gallantey demolishes the field in the Beldame! Posted 3 days ago


HRN Original Blog:
Summer At The Spa
Posted Thursday, November 03, 2011
Joe DePaolo and Scott Dick continue their examination of Breeders' Cup Classic runners who have started at least once in New York by looking at Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Flat Out
Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Joe DePaolo and Scott Dick begin their Breeders' Cup "Use 'em or Lose 'em" series with Havre de Grace...
Posted Thursday, September 29, 2011
Joe DePaolo continues his Super Saturday preview with a look at the big one, the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1)
Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Joe DePaolo's Super Saturday Preview continues with a look at the contentious field lined up for the Vosburgh Invitational (G1)
Posted Sunday, September 25, 2011
Joe DePaolo's week-long look at Super Saturday begins with this preview of the Flower Bowl Invitational (G1), a race headlined by 5-year-old French mare Stacelita
Posted Saturday, September 17, 2011
The outstanding 3-year-old filly Winter Memories was once again sensational, overcoming traffic troubles to capture Saturday's Garden City (G1) by a neck...
Posted Monday, August 29, 2011
Joe DePaolo notes that nothing has changed following Stay Thirsty's 1 1/4 length victory in Saturday's Travers Stakes; Uncle Mo is still the talk of the town...
Posted Thursday, August 25, 2011
The always-entertaining Bob Baffert looks to put his stamp on Travers Day with his 3-year-old standout, Coil...
Posted Sunday, August 21, 2011
Joe DePaolo recaps the stunning defeat of Winter Memories in Sunday's Lake Placid stakes (G2).
Posted Sunday, August 21, 2011
Joe DePaolo's midseason Saratoga review concludes with some thoughts on Winter Memories' stunning defeat in Sunday's Lake Placid stakes.
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 Meet Joe DePaolo

My love of horse racing dates back to the 1999 Belmont Stakes, where I was fortunate enough to witness Chris Antley's heroics in saving the life of Charismatic from just yards away. Since then, my passion for the sport has only grown, to the point where it fueled my desire to be involved on a professional basis.
 
A product of Queens College and the world-renowned Bronx High School of Science, I've spent the past few years producing news talk radio on the national level. Most notably, I have worked with; Ron Reagan, Arianna Huffington, and Thom Hartmann.
 
In 2010, I teamed with heralded freelance writer Claire Novak to host the popular "Youbet: On Track" podcast. Together, Claire and I chronicled the Saratoga 2010 meeting daily, covering everything from Blame's thrilling conquest of the Whitney, to Rachel Alexandra's stunning defeat in the Personal Ensign. Our weekly "Backside Buzz" segment, in particular, earned great acclaim from many in the racing community.
 
I currently live in Bayside, New York. Contact me at jdepaolo85@gmail.com if you have any comments or questions.