Keeneland's dedicated wagering Twitter handle, @BetKeeneland provides on-demand content to horseplayers and a Handicapper of the Day series each race day to benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA).

Tune in as nationally prominent horseplayers participate as guest handicappers with a $200 bankroll to wager over the course of the race day. These handicappers share their picks and analysis with fans online and through @BetKeeneland, with all winnings going to support the TAA.

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Handicapper of the Day

Spring Meet Schedule

These prominent handicappers share their daily analysis as our Handicapper of the Day.

Jonathon Kinchen

April 20

Won the title of NHC Tour champion in 2015 and was runner-up in the 2017 Keeneland Grade One Gamble. The Austin, Texas resident cohosts the Players Podcast weekly on DRF.com. Follow him on Twitter at @utbighair.

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Dave Johnson

April 21

The iconic voice of the Triple Crown on ABC Sports. His signature “And down the stretch they come!” has been heard by hundreds of millions of racegoers and TV viewers worldwide. Johnson co-hosts “Down the Stretch” each Saturday on SiriusXM radio.

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Dan Cronin

April 22

Of Cincinnati, Dan has been playing the races for nearly five decades and is a mortgage broker and handicapper for his website Fatbaldguyracing.com. His brother is University of Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin. Follow him on Twitter @fatbaldguyracin.

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Samantha Siegel

April 25

Owns Jayemesss Stable, whose top horses have included By The Moon, Rail Trip and champion Declan’s Moon. Samantha won $4,050.80 during the 2017 Fall Meet’s Keeneland handicapper of the day series for the PDJF. Follow her on Twitter @jayemesssam

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Paul Matties

April 26

A professional gambler and horse owner from Ballston Spa, NY. He won the 2017 National Handicapping Championship and its $800,000 first prize while out-dueling, among others, his brother Duke, who finished fourth. Follow him on Twitter @PaulMattiesJr

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Michael Beychok

April 27

Won the 2012 National Handicapping Championship and its record prize of $1 million, and soon after claimed the filly, Glorious Dancer, who won him the contest. The political consultant from Louisiana created Thetournamentedge.net for contest players. Follow on Twitter @beychokracing.

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About the TAA

The TAA accredits, inspects and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retire, retrain and rehome Thoroughbreds.

In support of its mission to reinvest in the Thoroughbred industry, in 2012 Keeneland helped found the TAA and has donated more than $1.3 million to the organization through its racing and sales.


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