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The Player's Edge
Commentary, analysis and picks for upcoming horse racing and other sporting events.
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Maryland Millions with Jockey Victor Carrasco
Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks and analysis with Victor Carrasco for Saturday's Maryland Millions, including: Maryland Million Ladies Stakes Maryland Million Turf Sprint Stakes Maryland Million Classic Stakes
Oct 15, 2021
Episode 1.7.2 - Coast to Coast Horse Racing Stakes Picks and Analysis for Saturday, October 16, 2021
Terry, Shawn, Tom and Rich in a throwback show, just the four of them making their picks, analyzing and some back and forth for three of the weekends biggest races. *Delta Downs Race 9 - $100,000 GOLD CUP STAKES Belmont Park Race 6 - $200,000 SANDS POINT STAKES Santa Anita Race 7- $100,000 CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP*
Oct 1, 2021
Episode 1.7.1 - TVG's Todd Schrupp Stops by the Podcast to Talk About Opening Weekend at Santa Anita
Todd reveals a secret, why he's playing hooky on Saturday! Hint - Arms raised in a V Todd tells an all too familiar sad story all horseplayers share - the big one that got away thanks to changing the ticket at the last minute. The TVG host and The Players' Edge Podcast crew make some picks, including: Rodeo Drive Stakes Awesome Again Stakes John Henry Turf Championship Stakes Unfortunately, the last race of the show was not recorded - damn technology - but you can watch it in full on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/7uNoaH2_KTc Make sure you follow Todd on Twitter at: *https://twitter.com/ToddTVG*
Sep 24, 2021
Episode 1.7.0 - Newsday Handicapper Steve Matthews Shares His Thoughts on The Pennsylvania Derby and a Pair of Belmont Park Stakes
Newsday’s Horse Racing Handicapper, *Steve Matthews*, joins the show to talk about what he’s learned during his 40-years wagering on horses. Steve, Terry, Shawn, Tom and Rich make their picks for some of Saturday’s biggest races at Belmont Park and Parx Racetrack, including: Belmont Park Race 4 - $300,000 KELSO HANDICAP – GRADE III Belmont Park Race 10 - $200,000 ATHENIA STAKES – GRADE III Parx Race 12 – $1,000,000 PENNSYLVANIA DERBY – GRADE I Some big names hit the track like *HOT ROD CHARLIE* and *LIFE IS GOOD*.
Sep 17, 2021
Episode 1.6.9 - Belmont Park Picks (and more) with Jockey Tyler Conner
Jockey *Tyler Conner* joins the Player’s Edge Podcast to talk about opening weekend at Belmont Park. Plus we find out why Nicki Minaj cousin's friend might have what it takes to do extreme motocross. Tyler, Terry, Tom, Shawn, and Rich make their Belmont Park horse racing picks for Saturday’s races, including: Jockey Club Oaks Invitational Stakes Jockey Club Derby Invitational Stakes Follow Tyler on Twitter: *https://twitter.com/tyler_conner519*
Sep 10, 2021
Episode 1.6.8 - Kentucky Downs Horse Racing Picks with Jockey Julien Leparoux
Seven-time Breeders’ Cup Champion and two-time Eclipse Award winner *Julien Leparoux* joins The Player’s Edge Podcast to discuss and make picks for Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Kentucky Downs, including: *The $1 million, Grade II - Calumet Turf Cup Stakes The Franklin-Simpson Stakes* Julien also shares his thoughts on his favorite tracks, horse to ride and reacts to his funny tweet.
Sep 3, 2021
Episode 1.6.7 - DRF's Jay Privman Shares his thoughts and Picks for Saturday's Del Mar Stakes Races
National correspondent for the Daily Racing Form, focusing on the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup, Jay Privman stops by to talk horse racing , his favorite actor and more. Jay reveals his favorite Bill Murray movie and scene. *Hint:* golf was never the same afterwards. Rich tells why Ghostbuster is #1 and reminds Jay of Bill Murray scene so funny, Jay begins to laugh immediately. 22 to 1 Tom chimes in with an appropriate, for the moment Bill Murray movie and quote as well. Jay and the crew make some horse racing picks too. *Del Mar Race 6 - $100,000 I’M SMOKIN STAKES Del Mar Race 9 - $200,000 JOHN C MABEE STAKES – GRADE II* *Del Mar Race 11 - $250,000 DEL MAR DERBY – GRADE II *Make sure you follow Jay Privman on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DRFPrivman
Aug 27, 2021
Episode 1.6.6 - Saratoga Horse Racing Picks for Travers' Saturday 2021
It's a big day at Saratoga Racetrack with 7 stakes on the card and more than $4.5 million in prizemoney up for grabs. Money is out, stars are out: GAMINE, JACKIE'S WARRIOR, LIFE IS GOOD, LETRUSKA, ESSENTIAL QUALITY and more will showcase their talents. Terry, Shawn, Tom and Rich showcase their talents too, analyzing the pace, horses and picks for the three marquee races of the day. Personal Ensign Stakes Sword Dancer Stakes Travers Stakes
Aug 20, 2021
Episode 1.6.5 - Pacific Classic Analysis and Picks with Trevor McCarthy
www.horseracingradar.com Del Mar Horse Racing Picks with Jockey *Trevor McCarthy* Trevor fills us in on the current biases at Del Mar hint - Better be fast on Dirt He also shares his insights on his mounts and makes his picks for the Pacific Classic. Of course, Terry, Tom, Shawn and Rich make their picks too. Follow Trevor on Twitter: *https://twitter.com/trevormmccarthy*
Aug 13, 2021
Episode 1.6.4 - Bye Bye to Arlington Park Horse Racing
It's the last weekend of BIG races at Arlington Park. No guest, no problem for the The Player's Edge crew. Terry "Hollywood" Hay, Swiss Army Shawn, 22 to 1 Tom and Rich say farewell to the Chicagoland racetrack with their analysis, opinions and picks for: Arlington Park Race 7 - $400,000 BEVERLY D. STAKES Arlington Park Race 8 - $300,000 BRUCE D. STAKES Arlington Park Race 9 - $600,000 MR. D STAKES It's a back and forth show with a lot of banter, hopefully filled with winning picks.
Aug 6, 2021
Episode 1.6.3 - Whitney Stakes and Saratoga Horse Racing Picks with Acacia Courtney
*Acacia Courtney*, horse racing Host/Analyst/Reporter for NYRA, Gulfstream Park and Fox Sports joins the Player’s Edge to give us her insight and observations for the current meet at Saratoga racetrack. Acacia give her analysis for the Longines Test Stakes, Saratoga Derby Invitational Stakes and Whitney Stakes, this Saturday, August 7, 2021. Make Sure you follow Acacia Courtney: Twitter: *https://twitter.com/acacia_courtney* Instagram: *https://www.instagram.com/acacia_courtney/*
Jul 30, 2021
Episode 1.6.2 - Maggie Wolfendale Talks Saratoga and if Any Can Beat Essential Quality in the Jim Dandy Stakes
Fox Sports and NYRA Paddock Analyst and host *Maggie Wolfendale* joins The Player's Edge Podcast to fill us in on all things Saratoga. She shares her picks and analysis for the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, the Bowling Green Stakes and if Essential Quality can be beat in the Jim Dandy Stakes. Maggie also shares a few secrets on how to pick sprinters and what the legs say about turf races. She also lets us in on some Saratoga insights, straight form the track. If you plan on playing Saratoga on Jim Dandy Saturday, you better listen. Make sure you follow Maggie on Twitter: *https://twitter.com/MaggieWolfndale*
Jul 23, 2021
Episode 1.6.1 - Bill Krackomberger Joins the Show to Talk Del Mar Horse Racing Picks
Professional Sports bettor *Bill "Krackman" Krackomberger* is ready to buy a $20,000 Del Mar Claimer on the show. He reveals his secret to dominating college basketball and which sports are the hardest to bet. Bill shares his stories from the track, from Saratoga, to Del Mar to Monmouth Park. The people's he's met along the way and childhood memories. Bill joins Terry, Tom, Shawn and Rich in making their picks for Del Mar including the EDDIE READ STAKES and SAN CLEMENTE STAKES, it's a really fun show and one you don't want to miss. Make sure you follow Bill Krackomberger on Twitter: Bill Krackomberger (@BillKrackman) / Twitter
Jul 16, 2021
Episode 1.6.0 - Monmouth Park Horse Racing Picks for the 2021 Haskell with JJ Hysell
Sportswriter and more importantly, horse racing fan, *J J Hysell* stops by to discuss all things Monmouth. She and the crew talk about the impact of no whips at Monmouth and no Lasix in stakes races. JJ also shares her feelings on how horse racing could be pushing horseplayers to the side and believes it's a mistake. And, as always, JJ, Terry, Tom, Shawn and Rich make their picks for the Haskell, the United Nations Stakes and the Molly Pitcher Stakes at Monmouth Park. Make sure you follow JJ Hysell on Twitter at: *https://twitter.com/trifectabox*
Jul 9, 2021
Episode 1.5.9 - Belmont Park Picks with NYRA Oddsmaker David Aragona
David shares his views on setting the morning line versus handicapping selections. He also fills us in on his observation on Lasix and its impact on non-Lasix races along with the number one thing horseplayers should do to improve their handicapping. David let's us in on his thinking for the Belmont Derby, the Belmont Oaks and the Victory Ride Stakes. Of course, Terry, Tom, Shawn and Rich give us their picks and analysis for the trio of big stakes races on Belmont Park's Saturday card. Make sure you follow David Aragona on twitter: David Aragona (@HorseToWatch) / Twitter
Jul 2, 2021
Episode 1.5.8 - Prairie Meadows Picks with Jockey Sophie Doyle
Horseplayers will learn more than a few things from jockey Sophie Doyle. For example, she notes horses with weight allowances are strong plays, especially around two turns. Sophie provides detailed insights for her mounts at Prairie Meadows on Saturday July 3, 2021, including the Iowa Distaff and Iowa Sprint Stakes, along with races 5 and 10. Sophie likes her chances in all four spots, including a few with nice prices. As usual, Terry, Tom, Shawn and Rich share their picks. Make sure you follow Sophie Doyle on twitter (1) Sophie Doyle (@sophiedoyle77) / Twitter
Jun 24, 2021
Episode 1.5.7 - Ohio Derby Picks and more with Thistledown Announcer Matt Hook
Thistledown announcer Matt Hook makes his second appearance on the Player's Edge Podcast and notices all the technical advancements we've made in the last year. Unfortunately, we had some technical difficulties with Matt's audio - how Alanis Morissette can you get? Hook and the crew, Terry, Tom, Shawn and Rich make their Saturday Thistledown selections. for: Race 7 - Daniel Stearns Cleveland Gold Cup Stakes Race 8 - Lady Jacqueline Stakes Race 9 - Ohio Derby Through the in and out audio, Matt shares some Thistledown insights that are sure to help you with your Ohio Derby and Saturday Thistledown selections. Make sure you follow Matt Hook on Twitter at: Matt Hook (@MattHook6) / Twitter because 6 is better than 7.
Jun 18, 2021
Episode 1.5.6 - Churchill Downs Horse Racing: Pick 4 Selections with Jockey Chase Miller
Up and coming jockey Chase Miller joins Terry, Shawn, Tom and Rich to talk about getting the most out of his rides, growing up in the horse racing business and crowns a new jockey king. Chase tells us who he thinks is the best jockey right now. Shawn call his shot and says this is his week while Rich channels his inner Terry. Like always, great picks and good fun, give it a listen. Make sure you follow Chase Miller at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chase.miller.5811 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jockeychasemiller?utm_medium=copy_link
Jun 11, 2021
Episode 1.5.5 - Santa Anita Park Pick 4 with Jessica Paquette
In this episode of The Player's Edge, our special guest is the Director of Communications of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and the paddock host and handicapper at Colonial Downs, *Jessica Paquette*. Rich steals her nickname, Jessica tells us about her nerves and Texas weather from her time as Sam Houston's track announcer. Then they make their pick 4 picks for Saturday at Santa Anita Race Track, including the *Thor's Echo Stakes.* Great picks, great insights, great fun and a great listen. Make sure you follow Jessica at on Twitter *@jmpaquette**.*
Jun 4, 2021
Episode 1.5.4 - Belmont Stakes Predictions (and more) with Jockey Jose Ortiz
Super Star Jockey Jose Ortiz stops by to update us on his brother Irad's health and fills us in on his mounts, thoughts, race analysis and picks for the Belmont Stakes as well as: *Race #7 – Ogden Phipps Grade 1 Race #8 – Just A Game Grade 1 Race# 10 – The Manhattan Grade 1 on the Turf Race #11 - The Belmont Stakes Grade 1 *We sneak in some talk on race 9 in a matchup between MICHEVIOUS ALEX and KNICKS GO. Rich has a dark-horse pick but Jose laughs him off. It's another great show and we've been picking winners. Give it a listen and make sure you follow Jose Ortiz on Twitter @jose93_ortiz * *
May 28, 2021
Episode 1.5.3 - Churchill Downs Horse Racing Tips for Saturday, May 29, 2021
Sara and AJ from the Triple Clowns join The Player's Edge - minus Terry "Hollywood" Hay and 22 to 1 Tom. Together, we talk about UFOs. The line is set to 1:1 that the US Government says they exist when the report is released on June 1st. They wonder what horse racing at Monmouth Park is going to look like with riders not allowed to use a whip in non-emergency situations. And then onto another confusing issue, Lasix, some races it's allowed and some it's not, at the same track. It makes no sense. AJ has a great solution, in our opinion. Of course, they get down to picks and make their late Pick 4 selections at Churchill Downs. You can follow the Triple Clowns at: The Triple Clowns - Home | Facebook The Triple Clowns Podcast (@clownstriple) • Instagram photos and videos THE TRIPLE CLOWNS (@ClownsTriple) / Twitter Triple Clowns | A Horse Racing Podcast - YouTube
May 21, 2021
Episode 1.5.2 - Churchill Downs Horse Racing Tips for Saturday, May 22, 2021
Tom and Tom Racing @TomandTomRacing joins the crew for their first, live YouTube show https://youtu.be/8RCh1c93i80. They celebrate the occasion by making their selections for the late Pick 5 at Churchill Downs. Not much could be better than Saturday Night Live (as Rich kept mistakenly calling it) horse racing and a chance at a fat Pick 5 payout. Tom from Tom and Tom, Shawn, Terry, our 22 to 1 Tom and Rich agree on some picks, have a possible single (Rich tries to explain why you want to beat the single ), and of course some long shots. It's a great way to prepare for Churchill Downs racing under the lights.
May 7, 2021
Episode 1.5.1 - Jockey Trevor McCarthy Shares Some Educational Insights and Belmont Park Picks
He's becoming a regular, Trevor McCarthy tells us what to look for when a jockey is trying to get his/her horse to change leads and why it is and isn't important. He also lets us in on how jockeys handle different track quirks and racing surfaces and more. Of course, he joins Shawn, Terry, Tom and Rich making picks for races, 3, 5, 7 and 8 on Saturday afternoon's Belmont card. Trevor has a ride in each of the four and fills us in on which he horses he likes and doesn't. There's one horse that he really likes. It a fun show and you'll learn something for sure, we did. Make sure you follow Trevor at: https://www.facebook.com/trevor.m.mccarthy https://twitter.com/trevormmccarthy?s=20 https://instagram.com/trevormccarthy302?igshid=bu8j3ep7mm3
Apr 30, 2021
Episode 1.5.0 - TV Personality Carson Kressley and the Crew Make their Kentucky Derby Picks and More
New York Times best selling author and fashion designer, Carson Kressley tells us about growing up near his grandparent's pony farm in eastern Pennsylvania. It's also Rich's teenage hometown area and the two talk about their days at the Lehigh Valley Mall and finding deals at Unclaimed Freight. Carson gives his firsthand view for the difference between the Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup based on his experience as a part of the live TV coverage. And of course, there are the picks: Carson, Terry (Carson's favorite handicapper), Thomas, Shawn and Rich make their selections for the Kentucky Derby. Each picks the winner, a horse to fade and a long shot, along with their choices for: Churchill Downs Race 10 – $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes – Grade I Churchill Downs Race 11 – $1,000,000 Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic Stakes – Grade I You can follow Carson Kressley at: https://www.facebook.com/carsonkressley https://twitter.com/CarsonKressley?s=20 https://instagram.com/cars…
Apr 23, 2021
Episode 1.4.9 - Jockey Mike Smith shares some Kentucky Derby knowledge and insights into Midnight Bourbon
Hall of Famer jockey Mike Smith stops by to talk to the crew about his Triple Crown with JUSTIFY, the amazing ZENYATTA and what she meant to his career. He also spills the beans on what you should be looking for before the Kentucky Derby, if you want to find the winner. All the crew wrote his advice down in our handicapping notebooks. It's that important. Shawn, Terry, Tom and Rich make their picks for Santa Anita's Saturday races 6, 7 and 8. Mike let's us know what he thinks about his rides in races 6 and 8. He also tells us a story about his relation to MONEY MIKE, running in race 7. Great stuff from one of the greatest riders of all-time, don't miss it! You can keep up with Mike Smith at: https://twitter.com/mikeesmith10?s=20 https://www.facebook.com/mikeesmithjockey
Apr 16, 2021
Episode 1.4.8 - Kerry and Alan Ribble of Ribble Farms Give Us the Inside Scoop on The Apple Blossom
The Ribbles tell us what their trainer told them the chances are that MONOMOY GIRL doesn't win. Hint - not very good. Kerry and Alan talk about one of the all-time greatest Christmas gifts and why the rail at Oaklawn might not be the place to be. Kerry and Alan, along with the crew, make their picks for Oaklawn Races: Race 9: $1 Million Oaklawn Handicap - Grade II Race 10: Optional Claiming 40000b Purse $108,000 Race 11: $1 Million Apple Blossom Handicap - Grade I It's another fun show, give it a listen.
Apr 9, 2021
Episode 1.4.7 - Trainer Robertino Diodoro Picks the Winner of the Arkansas Derby and a Lot More
Top 5 winningest trainer for the last half-decade, Robertino Diodoro had a front row seat in this year's Road to the Kentucky Derby. He's seen ESSENTIAL QUALITY, HOD ROD CHARLIE and CONCERT TOUR up close. Robertino didn't hesitate to tell us which one is his pick to wear the Kentucky Derby Crown. Currently second on Oaklawn's trainer leaderboard, Diodoro reveals Oaklawn's heavy track bias and what running style should benefit on Arkansas Derby Day. He also sneaks in some "inside" 4-1-1 on a maiden horse and one of his own that you don't want to miss. This is one of the most informative shows, including a resource most handicappers overlook that could improve your chances of finding more winners. Make sure you follow Robertino Diodoro at: Twitter: @diodororacing19 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Diodororacing/
Apr 2, 2021
Episode 1.4.6 - TVGs Rich Perloff Gives us his Wood Memorial Picks and thoughts on all things Great
*TVG's Rich Perloff *joins the crew to discuss great moms, great names, great acting roles, great guitarists (you have got to hear this), great betting angles and make great picks (hopefully) for: *Aqueduct Race 8* - $150,000 EXCELSIOR STAKE – GRADE III *Aqueduct Race 9* - $250,000 GAZELLE STAKES – GRADE III *Aqueduct Race 10 -* $750,000 WOOD MEMORIAL STAKES – GRADE II TVG's Rich Perloff also shares some non-favorite plays for the Blue Grass Stakes and the Santa Anita Derby. He and host Rich B will square off in an Aqueduct handicapping contest this Saturday. If Rich B wins, he'll get his shot to analyze a race live on TVG by phone. If TVG's Rich Perloff wins, the Player's Edge will send a Chicago Style Hotdog to the TVG studio so TVG's Rich Perloff can taste sweet victory. Make sure you send your picks by Twitter to @RichPerloff. He let's us know what it takes to get a pick on air. You never know, you could become the next Terry "Hollywood" Hay! As you can tell, it's a grea…
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Mar 26, 2021
Episode 1.4.5 - Ashley Mailloux Joins TPE to Give Us Her Florida Derby Picks and Much More
First known as the Fort Erie Tip Sheet Girl, Ashley Mailloux tells us about her trip around the horse racing world. Starting with family days at the track with mom and dad to hosting the Gulfstream's Simulcast for the track's biggest day, the Florida Derby card. It's been an amazing trip around the track for her. Hopefully, her picks (and ours) are as amazing for the Gulfstream Park Oaks (race 12), Orchid Stakes (race 13) and the Florida Derby (race14). You can follow Ashley on Twitter at *@ashley_mailloux* and Facebook at *facebook.com/ashley.mailloux.5* It's another fun show with a great guest, you don't want to miss it.
Mar 19, 2021
Episode 1.4.4 - Jockey, Actor, Author Tom Foley Stops for Louisiana Derby Picks and a Lot More
Jockey turned actor, turned author, turned athlete advocate, Tom Foley tells us about his days as a jockey, how going through the wrong door helped him land his role in the movie Secretariat and tries to answer a mystery for thoroughbred players, what the heck do you look for when handicapping the jumpers? Of course, Tom, Hollywood Hay, Swiss Army Shawn, 20-1 Tom and Rich make their picks for the biggest races at Fair Grounds this weekend. It's another fun show!
Mar 12, 2021
Episode 1.4.3 - Jockey David Cabrera talks Oaklawn's Rebel Weekend
The always smiling, ever optimistic David Cabrera joins the crew and answers the all important question... Chivas or America? He also shares some great insights on his mounts in races 6, 8, 10 and 12 and his thoughts on his horses' chances this Saturday. Terry, Shawn, Tom and Rich add their picks and analysis in another fun and hopefully profitable show!
Mar 5, 2021
Episode 1.4.2 - Sara from Triple Clowns Helps the Crew with their Saturday, Santa Anita Late Pick 4 Tickets
What a fun show, Sara from Triple Clowns was an absolute great guest. We covered a lot of ground from an idiot trainer to who has the best dance moves. Apparently, Terry should go by twinkle-toes from now on. Of course, we get down to business to make our late Pick 4 selections for the San Felipe Stakes card. If you don't laugh during this show, check your pulse. You can keep up with Sara and the Triple Clowns on Twitter at @ClownsTriple And watch them on YouTube: Triple Clowns | A Horse Racing Podcast - YouTube
Feb 26, 2021
Episode 1.4.1 - Matt Carothers from TVG Shares his Fountain of Youth Pick 4
TVG Host Matt Carothers is known for his price picks and he let's us in on which horses are worthy and priced right for the late Pick 4 Saturday afternoon at Gulfstream Park. Between Tom and Matt, we've got plenty of long(er) odds horses you might consider for your tickets. You'll learn a lot, just don't expect Matt to give you his pants, that's going too far (listen and you'll know).
Feb 19, 2021
Episode 1.4.0 - Laurel Park Picks for Saturday, February 20, 2021
Weather has punished many in the States and has its impact on this weekend's show. Ice, snow, freezing temps and technology all took their toll on the crew. Ah, but Shawn, Terry, Thomas and Rich take lemons and makes picks at Laurel Park.
Feb 12, 2021
Episode 1.3.9 - Jockey Kyle Frey Provides His Insight to the El Camino Real Derby and More
Leading Golden Gate money winner, jockey Kyle Frey shares his thoughts about races 7, 8 and 9 on Saturday's Fair Grounds card featuring the El Camino Stakes. The El Camino is a Kentucky Derby Points race and the winner gets an auto-bid into the Preakness. Kyle's horse is on one of the favorites. So...will we see in in Maryland? Listen and find out what he thinks. We are also happy to have Terry back and tells us why he's been out, ouch.
Feb 5, 2021
Episode 1.3.8 - Ren Carothers Gives Us Her Take on Tampa's Big Saturday of Stakes Racing
Ren drops some serious 411 on: * Tampa Bay Downs Race 8 – $175,000 TAMPA BAY STAKES * Tampa Bay Downs Race 9 - $150,000 SUNCOAST STAKES * Tampa Bay Downs Race 10 - $175,000 ENDEAVOUR STAKES * Tampa Bay Downs Race 11 - $250,000 SAM F DAVIS STAKES If you are interested in Tampa winners and not "buying garbage cans" as Tom put it, she's a must follow on Twitter @RenCarothers. Along with big races, Ren, Shawn, Tom and Rich make their picks for the Big Game in Tampa on Sunday. Rich (and Shawn) has a bet he can't lose, literally. This show is "wired" - Give it a listen and Ren will leave you handicapping-smarter than you came.
Jan 29, 2021
Episode 1.3.7 - Golden Gate Fields Picks - Saturday, January 30, 2021
As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, turn it into Golden Gate Fields picks and maybe turn those into a Pick 4 ticket, which tastes better than lemonade. The crew was a three-legged horse without Terry - we look forward to his return - and our scheduled guest couldn't make it. But Shawn, Thomas and Rich don't miss a beat with their picks for races 5 through 8 for Golden Gate's Saturday card.
Jan 22, 2021
Episode 1.3.6 - Pegasus Invitational 2021
Owner Randy Hill and trainer Danny Gargan stop by the show to talk about their horse, TAX. The dynamic duo share their views on how they see the Pegasus playing out and TAX's chances. Hint: Randy is very confident. If TAX is leading in the stretch, the guy you hear yelling on TV... yeah, that's Randy. And if he wins, we learn there ain't no party like a Randy Hill party. Danny let's us know how TAX's training has gone and what's next for TAX depending on his Saturday finish. It's a fun show and includes the crew's picks for the two Pegasus races and the Kentucky Derby Future pool. You don't want to miss it.
Jan 15, 2021
Episode 1.3.5 - Sunshine Millions Picks with Gulfstream Park Announcer Peter Aiello
The booming voice of Gulfstream Park Peter Aiello (@AnnouncerPete) joins the show once again to talk this weekend’s Sunshine Millions races at Gulfstream Park. Rich put Pete on the spot and like the pro he is, Pete makes it look easy.
Jan 8, 2021
Episode 1.3.4 - Katie and Trevor McCarthy Join the Show
Newlyweds, Katie Davis McCarthy and Trevor McCarthy talk about what it's like to compete on the track and horse racing's biggest controversy, coupling their entries and the impact it has on them, horseplayers, trainers and owners. We also make our picks for races 6-7-8 on Aqueduct's Saturday card.
Jan 1, 2021
Episode 1.3.3 - 2021 Resolution: Winning Picks at Aqueduct to Start the Year!
Hopefully, Shawn, Terry, Thomas and Rich's resolutions to start the year with winners makes it through races 7, 8, and 9 at Aqueduct on Saturday afternoon. Shawn's back from spending time with the family (maybe a little too much). The entire team makes their horseplayer resolutions, all are good but Rich takes it to a whole new level. Hint, no way he can keep it for long, if at all. As always, it's a fun conversation with some interesting thoughts on why each of the guys likes their choices.
Dec 25, 2020
Episode 1.3.2 - Most of the Crew Make Their Picks for Opening Day at Santa Anita
Shawn did the nice thing and took the night off for the holidays. Terry, Thomas and Rich were naughty and made their picks for the last three races on Santa Anita's card to start the winter meet. Hip Hop Christmas by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Dec 18, 2020
Episode 1.3.1 - Jockey Terry "TD" Houghton Stops By to Talk Mahoning Valley Racing
One of the all-time winningest jockeys, Terry "TD" Houghton joins the crew, Rich, Terry, Shawn and Thomas to discuss racing at Mahoning Valley. TD gives horseplayers some incredible insight on how to tell if Mahoning is running fast or slow. You'll want to play frontrunners if its fast and closers if it's slow. He also shares his thoughts on his mounts in races 5, 6, 7 and 8 on Saturday afternoon (12-19-2020). He is on some prices and could make for live longshots. The info is too good to pass up, give it a listen!
Dec 11, 2020
Episode 1.3.0 - Jockey Tyler Conner Joins the Crew to Talk Penn National Picks
Shawn, Terry and Thomas see what they can do, with the help of Penn National's second leading money winner, jockey Tyler Conner, to take last week's handicapping title away from Rich. Make sure you follow Tyler at: Twitter: @tyler_conner519 and Instagram: _tylerconner
Dec 4, 2020
Episode 1.2.9 - Gulfstream Claiming Crown Picks with Track Announcer Pete Aiello
Pete Aiello, the voice and oddsmaker for Gulfstream Park joins the show to let us know what he thinks about the crew's picks for the Gulfstream Claiming Crown Races: Race 5 - Distaff Dash Race 6 - Jewel Stakes Race 7 - Emerald Stakes The gloves come off early in this one as Rich takes a shot at Pete's Carolina Panthers. If you don't enjoy this show, you don't have a pulse.
Nov 27, 2020
Episode 1.2.8 - Our Laurel Park Picks and Special Guest: Jockey Trevor McCarthy
Jockey Trevor McCarthy joins Rich, Shawn, Terry and Thomas to talk about horse racing in 2020, where you don't want your horse to be at PARX and three races at Laurel Park this Saturday. Laurel Park Race 3 – $100,000 PRIMONETA STAKES Laurel Park Race 5 - $100,000 SAFELY KEPT STAKES Laurel Park Race 8 - $100,000 RICHARD W. SMALL STAKES Get all of the guys picks at http://hrr.today/252
Nov 20, 2020
Episode 1.2.7 - Saturday Stakes Horse Racing Picks 11-21-2020
Shawn, Terry, Thomas and Rich make their picks for: *Aqueduct Race 9 - $100,000 RED SMITH STAKES – GRADE III Churchill Downs Race 9 - $100,000 CHILUKKI STAKES – GRADE III Del Mar Race 2 - $100,000 NATIVE DIVER STAKES – GRADE III *We've got some shots and some shorties, make sure you give it a listen!
Nov 13, 2020
Episode 1.2.6 - Saturday Stakes Horse Racing Picks 11-14-2020
Rich, Shawn, Terry and Thomas make their picks for: Aqueduct Race 7 - $100,000 NOTEBOOK STAKES Aqueduct Race 9 - $100,000 ARTIE SCHILLER STAKES Churchill Downs Race 10 - $200,000 MRS. REVERE STAKES – GRADE II and Del Mar Race 8 - $100,000 DESI ARNAZ STAKES
Nov 5, 2020
Episode 1.2.5 - 2020 Breeders' Cup Picks
Rich, Shawn, Terry and newcomer Thomas Deimel make their Breeders Cup picks: Day One - Friday Race 8: Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Race 9:Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Race 10:Breeders' Cup Juvenile Day Two - Saturday Race 10: Breeders' Cup Distaff Race 11: Breeders' Cup Turf Race 12: Breeders' Cup Classic
Oct 30, 2020
Episode 1.2.4 - Bold Ruler and Best of Ohio Stakes Racing Picks and Analysis 10-31-2020
Rich is joined by Horse Racing Radar handicapping contest winners Shawn Drupp (Golden Gate) and Terry Hay (Belmont Park). Together, they make their picks and suggested wagers for the Bold Ruler Stakes at Belmont and the Best of Ohio Stakes races at Mahoning Valley.
Oct 23, 2020
Episode 1.2.3 - Taking a Shot at Belmont's Empire Pick 6 - 10-24-2020
It's the Empire Classic weekend at Belmont Park. Rich breaks out the handicapping hat and tries his luck with the Empire Pick 6. The ticket includes his winners for five of Belmont's Saturday Stakes races. So, even if you aren't betting the Pick 6, you'll want to know which horses he has on top. It should be a good day of value as many favorites appear vulnerable.
Oct 16, 2020
Episode 1.2.2 - Pick 4 Tickets for Keeneland and Santa Anita - Saturday, October 17, 2020
Rich tries to add some excitement to a light day of Saturday Stakes racing with late Pick 4 tickets at Keeneland and Santa Anita racetracks.
Oct 9, 2020
Episode 1.2.1 - Four Belmont to the Breeders' Cup Winners
Rich reviews Belmont Park's four, "Win and You're In" Breeders' Cup Challenge Series races this Saturday at Belmont Park. He picks the most likely winners for: Race 4 - $250,000 CHAMPAGNE STAKES – GRADE I Race 5 - $250,000 FRIZETTE STAKES – GRADE I Race 8 - $250,000 FLOWER BOWL STAKES – GRADE I Race 9 - $250,000 JOCKEY CLUB GOLD CUP STAKES – GRADE I
Oct 1, 2020
Episode 1.2.0 - Golden Gate Fields Announcer Matt Dinerman Picks the Preakness
Golden Gate Fields track announcer Matt Dinerman joins the podcast once again to complete the Twisted Triple Crown with his thoughts on the Preakness. He tells us who he thinks is going to win and gives us a live longshot. Rich test's Matt's on-the-spot handicapping skills and Matt handles it like the pro he is. He also has his eye on a horse running at Golden Gate on Saturday that you'll probably want on your ticket. You can follow Matt at https://twitter.com/3coltshandicap
Sep 25, 2020
Episode 1.1.9 - Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, September 26, 2020
It's opening weekend at the world's most beautiful track, Santa Anita. Saturday's card is loaded with Breeders' Cup "win and you are in" Challenge Series races. Rich tries to meet the challenge head on with his Pick 5 Pick.
Sep 17, 2020
Episode 1.1.8 - A Fun Talk with Sole Volante Owner Patti Reeves of Reeves Thoroughbred Racing
*Sole Volante *owner Patti Reeves shares her 2020 Kentucky Derby experience with us, including a lesson on why husbands should listen to their wives, a trip to the Kentucky Derby Winners' circle could be on the line. We also discuss a couple of two-year-olds Reeves Thoroughbred Racing hopes to have on the road to the 2021 Kentucky Derby. You can keep up with Patti and Reeves Racing on twitter at @pattiannreeves. Listen to more episodes at GuaranteedTipSheet.com.
Sep 11, 2020
Episode 1.17 - Kentucky Downs Pick 5 for Saturday, September 12, 2020
We recap how Authentic's Kentucky Derby win was right in front of us the whole time and try the absolutely insane, attempting to hit a Pick 5 at Kentucky Downs.
Sep 3, 2020
Episode 1.16 - Talking the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Double with Golden Gate Announcer Matt Dinerman
Matt Dinerman joins the Player's Edge once again to discuss some big, upcoming races at Golden Gate Fields as well as his picks, favorites and longshots for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. You don't want to miss his Derby/Oaks Double. Last time, he gave us the Belmont Stakes exacta, straight cold! You can catch up with Matt at: https://twitter.com/3coltshandicap
Aug 28, 2020
Episode 1.15 - Our Picks for the 2020 Pat O'Brien Stakes at Del Mar
The Pat O'Brien Champ goes to Keeneland in early November to run in the Breeders’ Cup Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile. We see some good value plays in the Pat O'Brien Stakes, so check it out and make sure to give us the highest rankings, wherever you listen.
Aug 20, 2020
Episode 1.14 - A Thoughtful Conversation with Texas Trainer Kris Fullerton
Some big changes could be coming horse racing's way as some want to get rid of claiming races. Trainer Kris Fullerton tells us why replacing claiming races could be a good thing for the sport of kings. Kris also discusses the relationship between trainer and jockey and a few horse specific clues to how a horse might run.
Aug 14, 2020
Episode 1.13 - What it Takes to be a Kentucky Derby Winner, Our Top 5 Kentucky Derby Horses and the Alabama Stakes
100% of the past seven Kentucky Derby winners share something in common, find out what the secret is! Also, we give you our TOP 5 Kentucky Derby Contenders and our take on the Alabama Stakes, a win and you're in race for the Breeders' Cup Distaff.
Aug 7, 2020
Episode 1.12 - Fairway Jay, Sports Betting and the 2020 Travers Stakes
Sports analyst and Forbes contributor Fairway Jay joins the show to talk about Golf, thinking like the sportsbook to make better bets, the Travers and Ballerina Stakes, along with the best buffets in Vegas -Enjoy!
Jul 31, 2020
Episode 1.11 - Whitney Stakes - Picking our Win and You're In Breeders' Cup Winners
Rich discusses the trio of Breeders' Cup Challenge races, win and you're in: *The Whitney Stakes* and *The Personal Ensign *at Saratoga along with the *Bing Crosby Stakes *at Del Mar!
Jul 24, 2020
Episode 1.10 - Saratoga Pick 6 for Saturday, July 25, 2020
In honor of opening weekend for Major League Baseball, Rich swings for the fences with a Saratoga Pick 6 ticket for Saturday, July 25, 2020 which includes the Grade I, Alfred G Vanderbilt Stakes. He says, MAXIMUM SECURITY is a must watch as possibly the best racehorse on the planet, running in the San Diego Handicap at Del Mar.
Jul 17, 2020
Episode 1.9 - Haskell Stakes with Monmouth Analyst Brad Thomas
This week we are joined by Monmouth Park Analyst Brad Thomas.You don't want to miss his thoughts on the Haskell and he has a live Longshot for the United Nations Stakes in race 11. You can check out Brad's work at https://www.monmouthpark.com/brads-picks/ Make sure you take a look at the videos at the bottom of the page for some of his top plays.
Jul 10, 2020
Episode 1.8 - Live Longshots Plus the Ashland & Jenny Wiley Stakes
This week Rich gives us some live longshots at Belmont, Del Mar and Keeneland, along with our picks for the Grade I Ashland and Jenny Wiley Stakes leading into the Blue Grass Stakes.
Jul 4, 2020
Episode 1.7 - Iowa Festival of Racing with John Hernandez
It's a two-day celebration (Saturday and Sunday) of horse racing at Prairie Meadows Racetrack. In this Player's Edge podcast, on-air analyst and Prairie Meadows host John Hernandez shares his thoughts on the races, the kind of horses that dominate Prairie Meadows, how to play quarter horses, some great grub and more.
Jul 3, 2020
Episode 1.6 - Belmont Park July 4th - Late Pick 4
Fours running wild as Rich gives us a potential late Pick 4 ticket for the July 4th card at Belmont Park.
Jun 26, 2020
Episode 1.5 - The Stephen Foster / Ohio Derby with Matt Hook
This week we cover the $500,000 Stephen Foster and interview Thistledown and Mahoning Valley track announcer Matt Hook. Matt shares his picks on the $500K Ohio Derby plus secrets and favorite longshot.
Jun 19, 2020
Episode 1.4 - The Belmont Stakes featuring Matt Dinerman
For our take on the Belmont Stakes, check out our latest episode of The Player’s Edge Podcast. We also talk with the voice of Golden Gate Fields, track announcer Matt Dinerman. He shares his secrets on how he calls races, his thoughts on handicapping, gives us his picks for the Belmont Stakes and his top spot to eat if you visit Golden Gate!
Jun 12, 2020
Episode 1.3 - Louisville Stakes and Thor's Echo Handicap
In this week’s Player’s Edge Podcast, Rich covers news about one of our top 5 Kentucky Derby contenders that will definitely impact the 2020 Run for the Roses. There are also some rules changes coming in California that could potentially influence the outcome of races. And as always Rich makes his picks and identifies some possible wagers, highlighting the Louisville Stakes at Churchill Downs and the Thor’s Echo Handicap at Santa Anita.
Jun 5, 2020
Episode 1.2 - The Hollywood Gold Cup Stakes
Rich lists our Top 5 *Kentucky Derby* Contenders, A Belmont Longshot and our Picks for the *Hollywood Gold Cup* at Santa Anita.
May 29, 2020
Episode 1.1 - The Winning Colors Stakes
Rich Bieglmeier busts into tune and breaks down our picks for the Grade III, Winning Color Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
May 22, 2020
Episode 1.0 - The Matt Winn Stakes
Get our take and commentary on Saturday's big race at Churchill Downs.