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Matthew Sanchez"Don't bet on the jockey eating doughnuts before the race! Regardless of color, look for some X-factor." He knows it when he sees it. Has experience as both a boxer and ballroom dancer. His girlfriend convinced him to audition.Instagram
Cheryle BernardBets win, place, show after studying the program and considering the stats. Looks for established jockeys that are well matched to their horse. She's animated and trusts her instincts, yet sometimes over thinks. And she can guess the weight of a diamond fairly accurately.FacebookTwitter
Dan KrasFulfilled his life-long dream of retiring to Southern California from Michigan. He looks for trends and follows the hot jockeys and trainers. A casual bettor who bets a little to win a lot.
Tiffany SotoWants to learn more about statistics and strategies of horse racing. Has a passion for grey horses and would name a horse Futures Contract. Describes herself as nerdy partly because she enjoys reading about tax codes. Her best trait is being right all the time and her worst trait is that being right all the time annoys others. Tiffany on wsRadio.comFacebookInstagramListen
Jan WehlageHas attended the races since she was a child. Not to be underestimated. Has been riding, competing and training non-racing horses all her life. Reviews the racing data and studies the horses conformation and attitude in the paddock before betting.FacebookTwitter
Anthony de la CruzHas bet on horses and won a little money but wants to learn what the pros know. He has no off button and believes he can do almost anything he puts his mind to.FacebookInstagram
Brian FinleyLooks for horses with the most upside in terms of beyer par and the most consistent jockeys in the money. Jockeys are the key to success. Bets as a hobby. Sometimes too blunt and still has a baby tooth at age 21.InstagramTwitter
Chad MakingsGoes for the long shots and doesn’t pick the favorites unless they make sense. He considers the track surface, trainer, jockey and especially the pace when placing bets. He was a caricature artist who admits to not being punctual at times.
Jamie HenkinHas a very minimal betting background with no areas of expertise, racing philosophy or winning bets to speak of. A determined individual wanting to learn how to make intelligent bets.FacebookInstagram
Chase BushorA college athlete who threw a no-hitter at Petco Park his senior year of high school. Enjoys graded stakes races on dirt and bets on horses with upward movement in terms of fractional times and beyer par.FacebookTwitterLinkedin
Helen WattsA lifelong fan of horse racing who, with her husband, put a winning bet on War Heim in the 1970 Santa Anita Handicap at 50/1 odds. She’s a registered stock broker, blue ribbon baker and as she says, can be self- centered.FacebookListen
Joe LademanA retired stockbroker who tries to find value, staying away from chalk, especially at Del Mar. A confident and outgoing procrastinator who has a 1-0 record playing tennis against Pete Sampras.FacebookTwitterInstagram
Paula Lee MicallefA life long lover of travel and a friend to all she meets along the way. In her travels she found a knack for imitating accents and making people laugh!FacebookTwitter
Matt MagnaghiA commercial real estate broker by day and a talented musician by night. A casual bettor who bets his favorite jockey when in doubt. Enthusiastic about horse racing!InstagramTwitterLinkedin
Louise BarilliStudies the horses, trainer, pedigree and past performances before betting. Believes you must see the horses in the paddock. Asked a friend to place a bet on War Emblem while in labor and won! Banned from fantasy football leagues because of her knowledge.TwitterInstagram
Jamie SoricelliGrew up on a thoroughbred ranch in Tennessee and now lives and breathes for racing season. She is learning handicapping from her Grandfather. A prior newscaster and TV host with great instincts and knowledge of the sport.