By Kevin Martin, Hello Race Fans Contributing Editor
I first attended the races at Delaware Park as a kid. While I have followed the sport for a number of years, I did not become the obsessive that I am today until Funny Cide’s Derby in 2003. Since then, I have spent all too many hours thinking, reading, and sleeping racing.
In 2008, I founded a racing history site called Colin’s Ghost that combined my lifelong interest in history with my relatively new passion of racing. While I don’t consider myself a serious gambler, I think handicapping and betting races is one of the most challenging and enoyable past times around. I spend many Saturday afternoons trying to make a few bucks playing the races. I am a long shot player, my favorite bet is the Pick 3, and I’ll also play the Pick 4 on occasion too.
My biggest score came on a Pick Four cashed on the nose of Presious Passion in the 2009 United Nations at Monmouth Park. My home track is Delaware Park but I also enjoy trips to Belmont, Saratoga, and Monmouth a few times a year. I am always looking for new tracks to check off my list and will be adding Keenland and Oaklawn in 2010. While I like to play the races from home, there is no place better to spend an afternoon than at the race track. In the real world, I work as a curator at a historical research library in Delaware, USA.