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But what about Three Technique?

By Justin Dew | March 15, 2020

Talking about Kentucky Derby preps in the context of the actual Kentucky Derby is perhaps a bit silly at this point. We don’t know if the race is going to be run at all, much less when. That said, we can still analyze individual performances and try to uncover efforts that might be better than…

Major LoneSpeed Announcement

By Justin Dew | March 11, 2020

Breaking News: Horse Racing Journalism Doesn’t Exist

By Justin Dew | March 9, 2020

Since I’m pretty fired up and not in the mood to temper my thoughts at the moment, let me qualify what follows with some commentary that is in no way an attempt to soften the message I am trying to send, but rather an effort to make sure all that I am about to write…

The reasons I’ll be back

By Justin Dew | March 3, 2020

Everyone hates bad-beat stories because we all have our own and we’ve heard yours before. Whether you’re betting through the windows or playing in contests, every sob story is pretty much the same. “I needed the 6 for my Pick 4 and he got an awful ride.” Or, “I was gonna use the 7 in…

LoneSpeed Thursday Play of the Day

By Justin Dew | February 27, 2020

Gulfstream Park Race 6- #6 Hilltop Harmony (6/1) Two days in a row, we have given out Plays of the Day that ran absolutely huge races but failed to win. We’ll spare you a breakdown of what happened with Wednesday’s play Took a Cab if you’ll promise to go back and watch the replay (GP…

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Gulfstream Park Wednesday Play of the Day

By Justin Dew | February 26, 2020

Race 2: #6 Took a Cab First, a quick word about yesterday’s Play of the Day. For the most part, we were right. Golden Loch ran huge at 13-1 in Fair Grounds’ 4th. I don’t know if she could have beaten the winner, but without the traffic issues in mid-stretch, she would have been much…

Tuesday Fair Grounds Play of the Day

By Justin Dew | February 25, 2020

Race 4- #3 Golden Loch (8/1) There may not be enough pace signed on in here to give Golden Loch a chance to fire her best shot. But there are a couple of reasons to believe she will be a much better price than she should be in this MSW event against seven foes. And…

Imaginary Track Bias?

By Justin Dew | February 24, 2020

Not enough time has passed just yet for me to write about my performance at the NHC earlier this month. It’s just something I am not emotionally prepared to put to words. In short, I had a bad Friday, a great Saturday, and a Sunday that didn’t really matter. We’ll leave it at that for…

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Early Clever Kentucky Derby Trifecta

By Justin Dew | February 18, 2020

Don’t ask me how many days we have until the Kentucky Derby. I know it’s less than 90. Suffice it to say, a lot is going to happen between now and then. A lot! However, simple things like time and patience should not stop us from rampantly and irresponsibly speculating as to the make-up of…

The NHC #Fourgate Championship

By Justin Dew | February 2, 2020

It’s highly unlikely that anyone reading this isn’t already familiar with the Fourgate crew and how they came to be front and center in the NHC world back in March. But in case you have been living under a rock or just have a bad memory, I’ll recap. On March 2nd, Horseplayers.com hosted a free…

An NHC “Also Eligible” Draws In

By Justin Dew | February 1, 2020

On July 7th, 2019, Melvin Simonovic finished in 4th place in an NHC qualifier on HorseTourneys.com. It was a solid effort, but unfortunately for Melvin, the contest only awarded NHC seats to the top there finishers. We’ve all been there, and it sucks. The July 7th contest was one of several impressive performances for the…

One more attempt, with new points, to convince the masses

By Justin Dew | January 29, 2020

One way I like to logically work through an issue is to try to respond to opposing arguments in my mind before I am presented with them in real life. This often leads to me changing my mind on a topic before I take a stance in the meeting room at work, or in the…