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  • La Coronel (5-1) leads them all the way in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.Posted 5 days ago
  • Rubilinda (6-5) finds the wire just in time to take the Pebbles Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Engage (1-2) rolls home from last to win the Grade 3 Futurity Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Bolt d'Oro is the 12-1 favorite in the current Las Vegas line for Kentucky Derby 2018.Posted 8 days ago
  • Romantic Vision (6-1) takes the sloppy Spinster (G1) at Keeneland.Posted 11 days ago
  • Unique Bella (1-5) returns with a clear victory in the L. A. Woman (G3) at Santa Anita.Posted 11 days ago
  • Flameaway (5-1) wins a three-horse photo finish in the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) at a wet Keeneland.Posted 11 days ago
  • War Flag (9-1) wins the stretch battle in Belmont's Flower Bowl (G1).Posted 11 days ago
  • Separationofpowers (9-5) impresses in the Frizette at Belmont Park.Posted 11 days ago
  • Roy H (4-5) lives up to favoritism in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship.Posted 12 days ago
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HRN Original Blog:
The Dark Horse
Posted Sunday, May 10, 2015
Hope, elation, and often despair come with every $2 bet placed. We come so close, yet are so far. In the world of horse racing, however, the highs and lows of the sport go much deeper.
Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Chris Sorenson analyzes the 2015 Kentucky Derby through his dark derby data.
Posted Friday, April 17, 2015
Two weeks from the Kentucky Derby, the Dark Horse took a deep dive into some Kentucky Derby data to see if there are any historical trends which might help on Derby day!
Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Dark Horse is back and he is jumping into the world's richest race card head first.
Posted Sunday, September 14, 2014
Is handicapping and picking winners/making money at the races more difficult than before?
Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014
Local favorite The Pizza Man defeated the European horses and scored in the 2014 edition of the American St. Leger on Arlington Park’s Million Day!
Posted Thursday, August 14, 2014
Adelaide and Tourist headline, but the 2014 Secretariat Stakes is more than just a two-horse race.
Posted Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Sweet home Chicago! Last weekend I, along with my dark clipboard, made a triumphant return to Chicago and of course Arlington Park! However that’s only part of the story…
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!
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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
Hawthorne
Keeneland
Kentucky Downs

 
Some of my all-time favorite horses include: 
 
Feel free to contact me anytime and I will respond! 
Twitter: @GoDarkHorse <---Preferred
 
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Second time hosting - Hour 1: Click Here
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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.
 

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