Posted Sunday, April 13, 2014
Greetings folks! It’s been a while and I’m glad to be back. Yes, the last blog entry was from the Breeders’ Cup and it took so much out of me that I didn’t have the energy to write until now!
Posted Friday, November 01, 2013
Hustling out of the gate, Rafael Bejarano guided Goldencents to a gate to wire victory in the 2013 Dirt Mile!
Posted Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Graydar is in, then out, then in, then out again. But never fear, the Dirt Mile is still coming up as a good one.
Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013
As I’ve said before, my wife would say I never do anything half-assed, so I decided to take an even deeper dive with the stats. I again poured through chart after chart, hour after hour, to see how my wagers performed in many other categories such as month, age, sex, and odds: all broken down by year.
Posted Monday, October 14, 2013
With less than three weeks from race day, let's take a look at the contenders for the 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.
Posted Monday, September 09, 2013
For the first time in North American history, a woman called an entire race card. Last Saturday at Canterbury Park, Angela Hermann broke the glass ceiling and accomplished a feat that none other has. I caught up with Angela to learn more about her experience and her place in history.
Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Grandeur draws the outside post and has been installed as the 7/2 morning line favorite in the greatest show on turf.
Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013
This is the second part in my series regarding calculating ROI. I poured through chart after chart, hour after hour, to see how my wagers performed in many other categories such as surface, distance, class, expanded race condition, and even some goofy categories as well. Here we go with round 2....
Posted Saturday, July 13, 2013
On a hot and sticky night in Virginia, Kenny McPeek’s War Dancer split foes and edged out Charming Kitten and Jack Milton to take the Virginia Derby in 2:03 and 2/5 seconds.
Posted Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Four time winner Rydilluc is the 9/5 morning line favorite and he will take on two of the other top three finishers of this year’s Penn Mile.
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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. 

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