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J. Keeler Johnson

J. Keeler Johnson (also known as “Keelerman”) is a writer, blogger, videographer, handicapper, and all-around horse racing enthusiast who was drawn to the sport by Curlin's quest to become North America's richest racehorse.

Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Sainthood
Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Sainthood

2021-04-18T14:05:38.554ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Looking for a horse who’s bred to handle the Kentucky Derby distance, even if his pedigree isn’t particularly flashy? Look no further than Sainthood.
Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Soup and Sandwich
Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Soup and Sandwich

2021-04-18T13:52:27.164ZJ. Keeler Johnson

What do you get when you cross the bloodlines of the two most successful U.S. stallions of the last decade? You get Soup and Sandwich, an up-and-coming contender for the Kentucky Derby (G1).
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays of the day for April 18
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays of the day for April 18

2021-04-18T13:46:02.606ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares his picks and plays for Sunday, April 18 at Aqueduct and Santa Anita, including a ticket for Santa Anita’s $197,942 Rainbow Pick 6 carryover.
Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Dynamic One
Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Dynamic One

2021-04-17T14:44:59.277ZJ. Keeler Johnson

One of the most expensive horses in the 2021 Kentucky Derby field is Wood Memorial (G2) runner-up Dynamic One, who brings an appropriately classy pedigree to the mix.
Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Highly Motivated
Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Highly Motivated

2021-04-17T13:39:48.657ZJ. Keeler Johnson

One year ago, many handicappers would have examined the pedigree of Highly Motivated and concluded he had little chance to win the 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby (G1). But times have changed.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays for April 17
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays for April 17

2021-04-17T13:35:19.428ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares his picks and plays for Saturday, April 17 at Keeneland, Oaklawn, and Santa Anita, along with thoughts on mandatory Pick 6 dispersals at Gulfstream and Mahoning.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays for April 16
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays for April 16

2021-04-16T16:03:28.270ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares his picks and plays for Friday, April 16 at Gulfstream Park and Keeneland, including two singles for Gulfstream’s $526,932 Rainbow Pick 6 carryover.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays for April 15
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays for April 15

2021-04-15T14:38:12.522ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares his picks and plays for Thursday, April 15 at Keeneland and Oaklawn Park, including a ticket for Keeneland’s $27,386 Super High Five carryover.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays for April 14
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays for April 14

2021-04-14T14:38:08.249ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares his picks and plays for Wednesday, April 14 at Keeneland and Will Rogers Downs. A $53,696 non-jackpot Pick 6 carryover at Keeneland is high on the agenda.
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays for April 13
Keeler Johnson's picks and plays for April 13

2021-04-13T15:03:37.943ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson shares his picks and plays for Tuesday, April 13 at Mahoning Valley and Parx, including thoughts on an $8,271 Pick 6 carryover.
Kentucky Derby roundup: April 12, 2021
Kentucky Derby roundup: April 12, 2021

2021-04-12T16:57:47.728ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Upsets reigned supreme in the final round of Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races. As the first Saturday in May marches closer, let’s review on the latest news and notes on the Derby trail: