Illinois Derby Challenge for Galloping Out!

Once again, I'm teaming up with Danonymous Racing to host an Illinois Derby contest to benefit Galloping Out! Saturday's action has been drawn, and the contest races have been selected.  The contest includes ten stakes races -- all three from Hawthorne, and more action from coast to coast.  Just a $10 donation to Galloping Out makes... Continue Reading →

The Tournament Edge: Lessons Learned

Monday, I published the first part of my series about my experience playing a live contest for the first time.  It covered my preparation before the tournament: Analysis Paralysis. Today, I published part two: Lessons Learned.  As much as I hoped my first live contest would turn out a fairy tale -- it didn't.  But,... Continue Reading →

The Tournament Edge: Heads Up!

This week at The Tournament Edge, I write about something that scared me for a long time, but became my favourite niche of horse racing contest play: head-to-head contests. Before I got the hang of horse racing contests, they scared me.  After all, head-to-head poker was not my style at all.  As I've gained experience,... Continue Reading →

handicapping contest this Saturday for Galloping Out!

Million Preview Day is this Saturday at Arlington...and Danonymous Racing and I are doing a contest! The contest will benefit Galloping Out, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps rehabilitate, retrain, and rehome thoroughbreds who are retiring from Chicago-area racetracks. Contest races will be posted once the weekend's races are drawn.  But, they will definitely include all... Continue Reading →

join #TeamRogueclown!

This Saturday is Belmont Day -- and the final leg of #Cappers4Causes at Danonymous Racing.  It's your chance to help a slew of excellent charities, and win a one-of-a-kind prize in the process. The contest races will be posted later in the week -- but, if previous years of the contest are any indication, it... Continue Reading →

DerbyWars Wednesday Webcast

I'm thrilled to be a guest on the next DerbyWars Wednesday Webcast! The webcast is this Wednesday, May 25.  It starts at 8:30pm Eastern, and I'll be on at 9:30pm.  We'll be chatting racing, contest play, and the Triple Crown.  It'll be a fun time, so make sure to tune in! DerbyWars runs a contest... Continue Reading →

Chicago Contest Corner: April 29

The Hawthorne meet may be drawing to a close this weekend -- but you still have one more chance this Friday to play some Hawthorne games on DerbyWars! The Chicago Contest Corner is here to help, with the most interesting contest horses on Friday's card.   Last week was another solid week for the column: both... Continue Reading →

Cappers for Causes returns!

Danonymous Racing regularly hosts handicapping contests to raise money for racing-related charities.  For the third year in a row, he is hosting Cappers for Causes.  It is a handicapping contest that covers all three weekends of Triple Crown races, and benefits seven different charities: Thoroughbred Retirement Fund, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Thoroughbred Charities of America, ReRun,... Continue Reading →

Chicago Contest Corner: April 22

DerbyWars contests for Hawthorne are back this Friday, and I am back on the DerbyWars Contest Central blog with more plays! The first column did well.  Both "Sure Survivor" plays finished in the exacta, and one of the two "Promising Price" plays finished second, too.  This week's column features more contest plays, no matter whether... Continue Reading →

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