Meet Alex Fawell
Unlike many, I did not grow up with
horseracing. My first time at the races was the 2008 Kentucky Derby. I bet on
Colonel John. That fall, I had the good fortune to go to England, where I
visited Ascot and Kempton. When I returned to the U.S., I was hooked. I started
reading handicapping books, studying historic sire lines, watching races and going to Portland Meadows regularly. While the purses there were small, I was able to be close to the action and see firsthand the day-to-day
operations of an average American racetrack.
year I moved home to Chicago. I went to Arlington for the first time this year.
In the interim, I have devoted my time to understanding all aspects of horseracing
I hope to provide unique isights on handicapping perspectives and
multifaceted analyses on the state of horseracing today. I will strive to
write with an open mind and a willingness to learn through the writing process.
I will not claim to be an expert, but I will read thoroughly, write carefully,
and be honest.
To me, the all-time greats are Kelso, John Henry, Round Table and Yeats. Horses I like because they have won me money include Raven's Pass, Alternation, and I'll Have Another. The greatest horse I have even seen live is Zenyatta. I also enjoy the Bears,
the Bulls, the White Sox, the Blackhawks, Mexican food, good Bourbon, and
old-time music - specifically that played on the 5-string banjo. Thanks for