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I am a longtime horse racing fan that cut my handicapping teeth at the now defunct Longacres in Renton, WA (where I grew up). Now residing in Denver, CO, I am a fulltime freelance business/sports writer, with published work by Investopedia/Forbes, Motley Fool, CBS Sports, AOL Sports and others. I’m also the editor-in-chief for the Community, where I pen a weekly column, provide handicapping analysis and selections, post on Twitter and Facebook, as well as record a podcast listened to by thousands every week.



  1. Hi, nice to meet you !

    Comment by ReadersHeaven | September 23, 2010 | Reply

  2. Great site….. Michael

    Comment by Michael Cunnison | October 7, 2010 | Reply

  3. Nice-looking site, Derek! Informative, too! Keep up the good work!

    Your friend,
    aka Equinetic Analyst

    Comment by Steve | December 27, 2010 | Reply

  4. do u sell your pics as well sir?

    Comment by mike | October 8, 2011 | Reply

    • Not at this point Mike, but I’m trying to post more free stuff. Thanks for asking.

      Comment by dds511 | October 10, 2011 | Reply

  5. Derek-digging your Pace Profile analysis. Any plans to go public for purchase?


    Comment by Setty | October 19, 2011 | Reply

    • First of all, I’m glad you like them. Folks tend to flock to the Win Factor Report and, as the creator of both, I think the Pace Profile Report offers far better (and unique) information overall. No plans to sell anything at this point. If I thought there was a viable market I probably would, but I don’t believe that’s the case.

      Comment by dds511 | October 19, 2011 | Reply

  6. Hi Derek,

    Quick question – I noticed your pace profile reports only show the last 3 races, is there a reason why the last 3 were chosen –
    is there a statistical basis for this or some anecdotal information?


    Comment by mike | July 2, 2013 | Reply

    • Good question. Yes, there is a reason: From testing, I found that three races yielded the best results. Of course, there are times I’d like to go back further — when a horse hasn’t raced over the track surface or conditions (fast, sloppy, etc.) in awhile — but I found it’s better, statistically, just to leave that to one’s own judgement.

      Comment by DDS | July 2, 2013 | Reply

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