(Whoa - the DARK HORSE)
Greetings and welcome to my "dark" blog! I have been a fan of horse racing since I was about 12 years old. Growing up in Minnesota, my dad would take me and my brothers to Canterbury Downs and I would practically beg to go every weekend!! I made my first "big" score there hitting the win, place, and exacta in the same race at age 14 (pulled in $84 with horses named Railroad Red and Racers Dream!). I also had a poster in my bedroom of Lost Code winning the 1987 St. Paul Derby!
I followed racing all through the remainder of high school and college in Illinois, paying close attention to the likes of Lost Code, Alysheba, Cryptoclearance, Risen Star, Sunday Silence, and Tabasco Cat. I spent every possible moment at Arlington Park with my dad, taking time to develop computer programs (on Lotus 1-2-3 for DOS) to try to find patterns and handicap races more accurately. My dad taught me a lot about handicapping races, paying particular attention to class moves!
I'm more of a fan of racing now than ever before, and have made a lot of friends in, and because of, the industry. For that I am eternally grateful! Once being deemed the second best racing ambassador in Chicago (hey I've been called worse), I now reside in the Richmond, Virginia area and will be covering many different aspects of racing - DARK HORSE STYLE! My goal for this blog is to get people more interested in horse racing while focusing on my home(s) away from home, the race tracks of America! My favorite tracks are Arlington, Colonial, Canterbury, Del Mar, Gulfstream, Hawthorne, and Keeneland!
At the end of the day though, I'm just a regular guy who loves horse racing a whole lot. It is my honor to be a part of the Horse Racing Nation team and I truly hope you enjoy this blog.
Feel free to contact me anytime and I'll be sure to respond!
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Here are all of the tracks I have visited!: