For years, the TrackMaster® line of racing products have helped you find a faster, better way to handicap. Our unparalleled data and ease of use has allowed our customers to win more money more often.

Also over these many years, we received thousands of requests from people for TrackMaster® to come up with a way to help interpret the data. So, after much work and investment on our part, we came up with the solution.

TrackMaster® hired Jim Quinn, renowned turf expert and handicapper for 20+ years to assemble a team of excellent handicappers to provide their interpretation of the TrackMaster® data for you to use. After searching far and wide the Winner's Circle was created, bringing you the highest quality selections and analysis of Thoroughbred races at affordable prices.

These reports are perfect if you want selections and analysis to supplement your own handicapping, are too busy to handicap, or are getting simulcasts on unfamiliar tracks. The reports are available for free the day after the races so you can see for yourself how they did.

The Winner's Circle covers most major and minor tracks around the country. A brief bio on each handicapper follows along with the circuits they cover.

Steve Davidowitz
CIRCUITS: Weekend Best Bets Report

Steve Davidowitz is the author of "Betting Thoroughbreds", the richly detailed and highly acclaimed 1977 book that was revised in 1995. Steve travels the country speaking about racing, and writes for many newspapers and periodicals, as well as produces an exclusive FREE monthly column for the TrackMaster web site discussing handicapping and the issues of the day.

Mark Lamberti
CIRCUITS: Arkansas (Oaklawn Park), Texas (Lone Star Park)

A native Texan, Mark has been handicapping for more than 25 years. He is extremely familiar with the Texas, Louisiana and Indiana circuits, following closely the claiming races of each circuit.

Rick Needham
CIRCUITS: New York (Aqueduct, Belmont, Saratoga), Southern California (Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Del Mar), Florida (Gulfstream Park, Calder Race Course), Kentucky (Churchill Downs)

Rick has been known to TrackMaster® customers as "TrackMaster® Rick", providing his selections on the Internet for more than a year. Over his 40+ years of handicapping, Rick has developed a style all his own that has produced a solid win percentage. When Rick is not handicapping for TrackMaster, he can be found extolling the virtues of it at seminars that he gives in the Pennsylvania and Maryland areas.

Michael Nunamaker

Michael is the author of 14 books on computers and handicapping, the most notable being Modern Impact Values. Michael's forte is supplying an odds line-based report which is extremely accurate.

Jim Quinn
TRACKS & CIRCUITS: S. California (Hollywood, Santa Anita, Del Mar),
Gulfstream Park,
Churchill Downs, National Best Plays (Weekends).

NOTE: Jim's selections are normally available weekends only except for the Gulfstream & Del Mar meets.

Jim Quinn took a 1970 doctorate from UCLA directly to Hollywood Park, Del Mar & Santa Anita where he has been playing the game ever since. A nationally renowned expert on turf racing, handicapping and player development, Jim has authored 9 books on handicapping and currently plays the races daily in Southern California. Together with Tom Brohamer, Jim conducts a six-week course on playing the races for everyone, from beginner to expert, each summer at Del Mar.

Ellis Starr
TRACKS & CIRCUITS: S. California (Hollywood, Santa Anita, Del Mar, Fairplex)
N. California (Bay Meadows, Golden Gate Fields, some California Fairs),
Kentucky (Churchill Downs, Keeneland)

Ellis Starr has been studying handicapping and wagering strategies since the 80's. After playing the races full time in the early 90's, Ellis began handicapping for the TrackMaster web site, and immediately became an accomplished public handicapper. Ellis rarely meets a favorite he likes well enough to bet, specializing in finding vulnerable favorites, and his style focuses relentlessly on one or more horses that he believes will run well at above-average odds based on his betting line. This style has resulted in an average winning payoff on his top selections of over $13

Ellis has parlayed his handicapping prowess into success in Handicapping Contests as well, winning a full meet contest on the Del Mar Web Site as well as finishing second in the 2000 Cal Cup handicapping contest sponsored by the CTBA. He also placed 81st in the October 2000 ORLEANS NATIONAL HANDICAPPING CHALLENGE out of 936 competitors, with a 46% profit on his win bets. Ellis tabbed Monarchos in the 2001 Kentucky Derby.

In the Southern California area, Ellis is a regular guest on KOGO radio's "The Thoroughbred Hotline" (600 on the AM radio dial) which airs from 7am to 8am every Saturday and Sunday.

Click here for more information on Ellis Starr and his reports.

Thoroughbred Valueline
David Johnson, PH.D in Economics
Jerry Kenley, PH.D. in Economics and Statistics

Drs. Johnson and Kenley, each with over 20 years of University Teaching experience, have developed a highly complex computer program, THE THOROUGHBRED VALUELINE.These Professors of Economics and Statistics formulated a mathmatical model which analyzes traditional as well as non-traditional handicapping factors, incorporating all of the pacelines of every horse in each race. Using their formulas, approximately two thirds of all runners are eliminated, and many winners will be found on their short list of win contenders, along with each win contender's win probability, which has been converted to a betting line. A profit making opportunity is created when the tote odds exceed the betting line.

The Walker Group

The Walker Group is a group of experienced handicappers and data analysts, bringing a combined 25+ years of experience to their selections for thoroughbred and quarter horse races. While they rely heavily on their experience for the interpretation of racing information, they exclusively rely on TrackMaster® Plus for the provision of such information. They typically provide the best three value bets in the race, with supporting commentary.

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