Meet The Handicappers

 

Anthony Mormino

Anthony Mormino

Anthony has been on OTB TV since 1992. Starting with an annual preview of Saratoga and growing into co-host of the Handicappers’ Report in 1998. Starting in 1999, Anthony was the racing analyst for WNYT and WROW-evevtually WOFX- for nine years. February 2008, Anthony started a radio sports talk show on WTMM. The autumn of 2011 Anthony became the host of “Horses N Courses”, the longest running program on Capital OTB TV.

Brian Nadeau

Brian Nadeau

Brian Nadeau grew up just minutes from Saratoga Race Course in Halfmoon, graduated from Shenendehowa High School and has been an avid racing fan for many years. He got his start working for NYRA in the press box in 2006, wrote for the Saratoga Special for many years and currently is the New York handicapper and editorial assistant for Horse Player Now. Nadeau is also a huge sports fan, with the New York Mets, Giants and Oklahoma Sooners topping the list and cites the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam as his favorite musical acts.

Jeff Carle

Jeff Carle

Jeff Carle was born and raised in the Binghamton, NY area. As a young boy, he became a racing fan when watching Secretariat capture the Triple Crown. He later pursued his dream of becoming a jockey, went on to be leading apprentice for both Belmont Spring / Fall Meets, and Saratoga in 1989. After relocating to the Maryland circuit, he was known for being one of the areas top stakes riders. When his riding career ended due to injuries , he took out his trainer’s license, and operated a public stable for 10 years.

Matt Graves

Matt Graves

Matt has been covering horse racing for 45 years, having begun his career during Secretariat’s juvenile season in 1972. He has been a public handicapper for more than 40 years and was a member of the staffs of the Troy Record and Times Union until 2012. A four-time overall handicapping champion at Saratoga, he is also a two-time winner of the Red Smith Award for coverage of the Kentucky Derby and a former Associated Press national top 10 columnist. Leading handicapper for the Times Union the final six years of his career before retiring.

Mike Callahan

Mike Callahan

Mike Jarboe

Mike Jarboe

Jarboe has been at the Times Union for 24 years. Since 2002, he has handicapped thoroughbred racing at Saratoga and at other times during the year on the New York Racing Association circuit and co-writes the Bankroll Beatdown column with archnemesis Tim Wilkin. When not handicapping the races, he enjoys spending time with his grandkids and playing the fiddle.

Seth Merrow

Seth Merrow

Seth is the founder and publisher of the popular horse racing news website Equidaily.com. Additionally, Seth is a long-time host and handicapper on Capital OTB-TV. He is also a regular guest on Sirius/XM’s “At the Races with Steve Byk”. He has participated in Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup handicapping seminars for Capital OTB and the National Museum of Racing. And he is a contributor to ESPN.com’s Kentucky Derby Top Ten poll.

John DaSilva

John DaSilva

John first got involved in racing in 1984 when he was hired to work for Sports Eye at the racetrack, giving away their past performances during their foray into the pp’s industry against the DRF. When Sports Eye stopped publishing the pp’s, NYRA brought John aboard to work on their newsstands at the track. in 1986 he worked for a year covering racing for Noticias del Mundo, a Spanish language daily paper in NYC. In 1987 he returned to Sports Eye and was the editor of the daily program sold at the NYRA tracks, a position he held for seven years.

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