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Let our experts help you handicap the day's races at Keeneland. To see the analysis provided by each handicapper, choose a handicapper from below.

Please note that selections typically are available about 48 hours in advance of the race.

 

Mike Battaglia

Mike is Keeneland’s longtime odds maker and is recognized as one of the best handicappers in America. He also is a racing analyst for NBC’s Thoroughbred racing coverage.
 

Katie Mikolay Gensler

Katie hails from Arlington Heights, Ill., and grew up attending the races with her family at Arlington Park, where she later interned while attending Roosevelt College. She had her first experience as an on-air racing analyst at Hawthorne Park. She also has worked at Fair Grounds Race Course and Presque Isle Downs. Katie provides insights from the Keeneland paddock on Twitter @katiegensler and @keenelandracing throughout each live race day.
 

Tom Leach

Tom Leach is the "Voice of the Wildcats” for University of Kentucky football and men’s basketball and is a contributor to Keeneland.com. He is a two-time winner of the Eclipse Award for radio coverage of Thoroughbred racing. During racing season, check out Keeneland’s YouTube channel for Tom's interviews with trainers and jockeys preceding major stakes races and listen to his weekly “In the Money” podcast with Keeneland's Jim Goodman at KeenelandSelect.com. You can follow Tom’s coverage of the Cats at tomleachky.com
 

Jeremy Plonk

Jeremy Plonk has worked in the racing industry professionally for almost 20 years and has been a statistical consultant to Keeneland, Del Mar and Oaklawn Park, as well as NBC Sports and ESPN. He has been a national racing columnist for ESPN.com and Daily Racing Form and is the owner of Horse Player NOW, creators of the Night School national fan education program. A former chart caller for Equibase, he continues to be a public handicapper in the Horse Player NOW BUZZ report.
 

Kim Nelson

Kim Nelson grew up with horses in Kentucky. She began her career with Thoroughbreds at North Ridge Farm in Lexington, Ky., where she worked with foaling mares and yearlings. She later worked for Racing Hall of Famer Carl Nafzger as an assistant trainer and exercise rider. After the birth of her daughter, Kim became a handicapper for Daily Racing Form. She is now the assistant racing and breeding manager for Marylou Whitney Stables.
 

 

 

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