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  •  Fashion Alert outduels Take Charge Brandi in the Schuylerville!Posted 4 days ago
  •  Enterprising flies late to win the Oceanside!Posted 5 days ago
  •  Belle Gallantey shocks Princess of Sylmar in the Delaware Handicap!Posted 10 days ago
  •  Finnegans Wake defeats Admiral Kitten by an eyelash in the Arlington 'Cap!Posted 10 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $167,021 when racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted 12 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $42,460 when racing resumes Thursday at Los Alamitos.Posted 13 days ago
  •  Assateague goes wire to wire in the Dr. James Penny Memorial!Posted 14 days ago
  •  Assateague goes wire to wire in the Dr. James Penny Memorial!Posted 14 days ago
  • Clearly Now breaks the 7f track record at Belmont - 1:19.96.Posted 17 days ago
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The Dark Horse
Posted Sunday, July 20, 2014
This week’s DARK REPORT consists of a shake, a conspiracy, extreme racing, a show down, a surgery, a couple of impressive fillies, and a new couple!
Posted Sunday, July 13, 2014
This week’s dark report contains a fee, a princess, a filly, a correct answer, a philosophy, a rake, and a pick four!
Posted Sunday, July 06, 2014
What a week of racing it has been! I’ve got a bunch of tidbits for all of you in this week’s DARK REPORT! We have an interview, a payoff, a brief analysis, a recovery, two new stakes races, a sprint, and a belief.
Posted Thursday, July 03, 2014
Hockey star, and now NBC horse racing broadcaster, Eddie Olczyk goes one-on-one with the Dark Horse.
Posted Sunday, June 29, 2014
Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting… Haha, this week’s Dark Report contains a battle, a signal, a cutback, a special interview, a handicap, impressive performances, and more hashtags!
Posted Sunday, June 22, 2014
Happy Sunday everyone! We had a great week of racing with Royal Ascot and the return of The Pizza Man.
Posted Sunday, June 15, 2014
Happy Father’s Day! Is anyone still reeling from the potential Triple Crown? I know I am! In my last Dark Report I failed to give Tonalist his due. So today I will honor Tonalist’s Belmont Stakes win! And since it is Father’s Day, I’ll take a look at some of the “fathers” in horse racing today who seem to be doing well. This week’s Dark Report contains some fathers, some handle, a winner, and more winners!
Posted Sunday, June 08, 2014
The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. I think we all felt a little bit of that yesterday as California Chrome fell victim to Big Sandy, just as many before him did.
Posted Sunday, June 01, 2014
This week’s Dark Report contains contenders, indices, breathing, rainbows, streaks, and some impressive winners. Let’s jump right in!
Posted Sunday, May 25, 2014
The Dark Report could almost always be featured on some A&E Channel ‘strange & unusual’ documentary, or perhaps even the nostalgic “Ripley’s Believe it or Not.” Some very strange and/or unexplainable items have entered this week’s report. Then again, it’s the same ol’ activity that you’d always expect to find here. This week’s Dark Report features nasal strips, Polytrack, traditions, wild animals, and finally a social media frenzy!
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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 even had a poster in my bedroom of Lost Code winning the 1987 St. Paul Derby!
 
While finishing school in Chicago, I spent every possible moment at Arlington Park with my dad.  We took the time to develop computer programs (on the ever popular 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!

Since then, I have become more involved with horse racing each passing year through a variety of different media-based roles. Once deemed the "second best racing ambassador in Chicago" (hey I've been called worse), 
I now reside in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the USA and will be covering many different aspects of racing - in my unpredictable DARK HORSE STYLE!  
 
My favorite tracks are:
Arlington
Canterbury
Del Mar
Gulfstream
Hawthorne
Keeneland
Woodbine
 
Some of my all-time favorite horses include: 
 
Feel free to contact me anytime and I will respond! 
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Saturday Morning Radio Program: Click Here
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Speaking on Derek Simon's Show: Click Here
First time hosting radio - Hour 1: Click Here
First time hosting radio - Hour 2: Click Here
Second time hosting - Hour 1: Click Here
Second time hosting - Hour 2: Click Here
With Derek Simon again: Click Here

Here are some of my racing photo albums!

And here are all of the tracks I have visited in person!

 
This blog is eternally dedicated to the memory of Tim "Tiznow" Reynolds.