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Derby Spotlight: Haikal

By Justin Dew | April 16, 2019

Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. Horses that come from the absolute clouds almost never win the Kentucky Derby. There. I said it. And it needed to be said. Because Haikal comes from the clouds. He’ll probably run all day and all night, but to win the Kentucky Derby…

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Derby Spotlight: Code of Honor

By Justin Dew | April 15, 2019

Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. Frequent visitors to LoneSpeed know that I have a very strong opinion about Code of Honor. And that opinion cost me money when he won the Fountain of Youth. My opinion is that he is a miler, with a preference for mile races…

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Derby Spotlight: Game Winner

By Justin Dew | April 14, 2019

Brought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. Last year’s Juvenile Champion has missed with both of his shots this year, but that won’t keep him from getting his share of wagering support on the first Saturday in May. That’s for sure. As we know, Game Winner is one of three…

Fourgate

By Justin Dew | March 4, 2019

If you aren’t part of the tournament circuit, you probably still heard about this weekend’s most talked about horse racing controversy. Maybe you caught wind of it on social media.  Maybe you sat next to someone at a bar who was a victim of it.  Or maybe you saw the reference to it via Buzzfeed’s…

“You get tired of learning all the time.”

By Justin Dew | February 13, 2019

Three days removed from my first appearance in the National Horseplayers Championship, the dust has settled and I am back in the real world.  Back at home.  Back at work.  And beginning a break of indeterminate length from the contest circuit.  As I mentioned in a previous post, a break seems like a good idea,…

Roadmap to 47th

By Justin Dew | February 11, 2019

Had you told me four days ago that I would finish my first National Horseplayers Championship in 47th place out of 668 entries and take home $6,000, there is a very strong chance I would have cried tears of joy.  As I sit here in my Treasure Island hotel room on Monday morning, waiting to…

Tourney Talk- My NHC Play of the Day

By Justin Dew | February 8, 2019

Am I worried that Rich Nilsen is going to read this, adjust his Friday NHC selections based on my opinion, and then beat me at the final table?  No.  I am not.  And you know who isn’t worried about my NHC plays?  Rich.  Plus, my commitment to the loyal readers of LoneSpeed, irrespective of my…

Where to begin?

By Justin Dew | February 4, 2019

Life has gotten in the way of LoneSpeed these past few weeks.  A quick update, and some thoughts on the big week ahead. First, no sooner did LoneSpeed enter Phase 2 of its existence than I got a new job with a really cool company at a time that I wasn’t really even looking for…

Did Churchill Downs Inc. Strike Again?

By Justin Dew | January 15, 2019

Disclaimer: I have no idea if what is being “reported” on Racing Twitter today with regard to CDI putting a stop to DraftKings’ Kentucky Derby future wager is true.  But I am going to comment anyway. According to an article on vsin.com, Churchill Downs Inc. has launched some sort of legal objection to DraftKings offering…

Ups and downs on this day of days

By Justin Dew | January 14, 2019

It’s just past 9:00pm EST Sunday night as I begin typing this post.  And based on the agonizing emotional swings this day has brought, it feels like it should be Wednesday by this point. The day began with my decision to play only one horse all day, which then led to me trying to win…

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Sunday Price Alert!!!

By Justin Dew | January 13, 2019

I absolutely love a horse at Gulfstream Park today.  In fact, I love it so much that if she loses, I will turn off the laptop and spend the day outside in the warm Central Florida sunshine with the kids, away from the TV.  In fact, I might do the same thing if she wins,…

Tourney Talk- This is it!

By Justin Dew | January 12, 2019

The NHC Tour ends today.  The last event where points can be earned takes place in less than an hour from now on Horseplayers.com, and by 7:00pm EST tonight, anyone who is more skillful than I am when it comes to using the scoring calculator on the NHC Tour page will know who the champion…