MEET "THE DARK HORSE" - CHRIS SORENSON!
Hi everyone! I have been a fan of horse racing since I was 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!
After taking some time off from racing to start a family and finish an MBA, I'm back in full force! I'm more of a fan of racing now than ever before, and because of the internet I have made a lot of new friends in the industry, for which I am eternally grateful! I was also deemed the second best racing ambassador in Chicago (hey I've been called worse).
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!
I now reside in the Richmond, Virginia area and will be covering many different aspects of racing - DARK HORSE STYLE!
At the end of the day though, I'm just a regular guy who loves horse racing a whole lot. I hope you enjoy this blog.
Feel free to e-mail me anytime at HRNDarkHorse@gmail.com and I'll be sure to respond! Also you can follow me on Twitter @HRNDarkHorse or on Facebook (HRNDarkHorse)!
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