Matt Gardner

  • joined Nov 15, 2009
  • last login Jul 23, 2014
  • posts 2801
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Things I like:

First time starters on the turf
Rolling Pick 3s
Early and Late Daily Doubles
A clear night at Emerald Downs

Things I dislike:

Always losing photo finishes.
Bug boys that don't know where the finish line is.
Hitting the ALL button and watching the favorite win.
Turf sprints

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Seattle Mariners
  • NFL Seattle Seahawks
  • NHL New Jersey Devils
  • NCAAF Washington St. Cougars
  • NCAAB Washington St. Cougars
  • Soccer Leeds United
  • General John Henry, Sunday Silence, Spectacular Bid, Kitten's Joy, Ouija Board (GB), Frankel (GB), Goldikova (IRE), Miesque, Ruffian, Zenyatta, Keeneland, Emerald Downs, Gulfstream Park, Arlington Park, Ascot, Epsom Downs, Newmarket
User Blog

NBC Sports Group to broadcast various Breeders' Cup preps - Handicappers' Edge


"The Breeders' Cup have announced a new marketing platform that will feature 18 of the best Breeders' Cup Challenge races from top race tracks in the U.S."

Derby Contenders: California Chrome

Our horse-by-horse looks at the contenders for the 2014 Kentucky Derby begins with the favorite: California Chrome.

Random Friday Thoughts

Thoughts on some of this weekend's races, plus a look at a new wagering application at Emerald Downs.

Constitution out of the Derby -


Shin injury sidelines Florida Derby winner.

Newbury Kingman imperious in Greenham rout | Horse Racing News | Racing Post


"KINGMAN turned in the perfect Classic trial at Newbury as he obliterated his Greenham rivals with a magnificent performance."

Blue Grass & Ark Derby provide scant Derby clues

California Chrome is the 2014 Kentucky Derby favorite. The rest of the field? We're still trying to separate out the contenders from the pretenders.

Kentucky Students Catch Breath to Cheer a Derby Hopeful -


The University of Kentucky is renowned for its eight men’s basketball national championships and its three Final Four appearances in the last four years. But the university now finds itself in the unfamiliar, and unlikely, position of having fostered a Kentucky Derby prospect.

Blue Grass & Arkansas Derby Open Thread

The final two major prep races for the 2014 Kentucky Derby are slated for this afternoon: the Arkansas Derby and Blue Grass Stakes.

SA Derby: California Chrome rolls to Louisville

California Chrome asserts his dominance on the West Coast by blowing out the field in the Santa Anita Derby.

Wood Results: Wicked Strong closes for the win

Wicked Strong rolls to Louisville after winning the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct.

Wood & SA Derby Open Thread

The road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby is nearing an end with today's runnings of the Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby.

Predicteform Wood Memorial Analysis

A look at the 2014 Wood Memorial from Predicteform.

California Chrome headlines Santa Anita Derby

It's time for the big one on the West Coast: the 2014 Santa Anita Derby.

Social Inclusion, Samraat & Uncle Sigh lead Wood

New York City takes center stage on the road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby with Saturday's Grade 1 $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct.

Wayward Lad: Preview of the 167th Grand National


The "Wayward Lad" has an excellent preview of this weekend's Grand National race in England, a historic and wildly popular event in racing's history. U.S. TV coverage begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on HRTV.

Ky Derby '14: More questions than answers?

Five weeks from the Derby - is the picture any clearer? Or is it clear as mud?

Vicar's in Trouble rolls to Louisiana Derby win

Ken Ramsey has another Derby horse as Vicar's in Trouble takes the Louisiana Derby in gate to wire fashion.

Constitution wins the Florida Derby

Todd Pletcher has another Kentucky Derby hopeful as Constitution edges Wildcat Red to win the Florida Derby.

Dubai World Cup: African Story wins for Goldolphin

African Story springs the upset for the home team as he rolls to victory in the Dubai World Cup.

UAE Derby: Toast of New York scores at 13/1

Toast of New York snags a ticket to Louisville, if he wants it.

Horse racing nicknames for Kentucky sports teams


When ADTSTC writers start Tweeting about horse racing nicknames for college teams, the results speak for themselves.

Florida & Louisiana Derby Open Thread

Talk about all of this weekend's major racing action.

Big fields highlight World Cup day at Meydan

It's an international affair at Meydan for the 2014 World Cup, unless you're looking for American-based horses.

Intense Holiday leads Louisiana Derby field

Risen Star winner Intense Holiday leads a field of 10 in the 2014 Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds on Saturday, March 29th (Post time: 7:10 p.m. Eastern; TV: NBCSN, HRTV).

Plenty on the line in the Florida Derby

Cairo Prince leads a field of eight as the 9/5 morning line favorite in Saturday's Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park (Post time: 6:48 p.m. Eastern; TV: NBCSN, HRTV)

California Chrome, Candy Boy tune up for SA Derby clash - Handicappers' Edge


California Chrome and Candy Boy, who figure to be the top two betting choices in the Santa Anita Derby, had their penultimate workouts Saturday morning for the Grade 1, $1 million race on April 5.

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