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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.

Oaklawn Park: The best win bets to play in the Razorback and Dixie Belle
Oaklawn Park: The best win bets to play in the Razorback and Dixie Belle

2021-02-26T16:12:26.422ZJ. Keeler Johnson

It’s easy to get caught up in betting exotic wagers on a day-to-day basis, chasing the promise of big payoffs from small investments. But sometimes straightforward win bets can be just as appealing.
Betting exactas and trifectas in the Southwest Stakes
Betting exactas and trifectas in the Southwest Stakes

2021-02-25T18:21:58.539ZJ. Keeler Johnson

The $750,000 Southwest (G3) at Oaklawn Park is being billed as a two-horse showdown between Essential Quality and Jackie’s Warrior. But which one will prevail?
Turfway Park: Betting superfectas in the John Battaglia Memorial
Turfway Park: Betting superfectas in the John Battaglia Memorial

2021-02-24T15:35:23.144ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Are you in the mood to tackle an ultra-tough handicapping challenge? Friday’s running of the John Battaglia Memorial at Turfway Park ought to fit the bill.
How to bet Laurel Park's all-stakes Pick 4
How to bet Laurel Park's all-stakes Pick 4

2021-02-19T22:40:18.894ZJ. Keeler Johnson

One week later than originally planned, Laurel Park will host an action-packed Saturday card featuring six stakes worth a combined $900,000. Let's put together tickets for the all-stakes Pick 4.
Santa Anita: How to bet the Buena Vista Stakes
Santa Anita: How to bet the Buena Vista Stakes

2021-02-19T21:59:02.625ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Although 10 fillies and mares have been entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Buena Vista S. (G2) at Santa Anita, two runners appear to rank a cut above the others in this one-mile turf test.
Fonner Park: Best exotic bet to play in the Grasmick Stakes
Fonner Park: Best exotic bet to play in the Grasmick Stakes

2021-02-19T21:48:40.593ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Fonner Park, which rose to prominence in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, is back in action. The stakes action at the 2021 meet kicks off with the $15,000 Grasmick S. on Saturday.
Top picks for the Saudi Cup Day races at Riyadh
Top picks for the Saudi Cup Day races at Riyadh

2021-02-18T22:09:39.746ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Seven stakes worth a combined $28.5 million, including the second running of the world’s richest horse race… it’s clear Saturday’s card at Riyadh in Saudi Arabia is going to be a memorable one.
10 unheralded Kentucky Derby contenders to follow
10 unheralded Kentucky Derby contenders to follow

2021-02-18T16:11:12.462ZJ. Keeler Johnson

It’s not uncommon for the Kentucky Derby winner to burst out of nowhere only a month or two before the first Saturday in May. Could these 10 unheralded Derby contenders step up in the spring?
Kentucky Derby Top 10: Life Is Good if you're Bob Baffert
Kentucky Derby Top 10: Life Is Good if you're Bob Baffert

2021-02-18T15:35:47.302ZJ. Keeler Johnson

The Kentucky Derby is barely more than 2 1/2 months away, which means action is heating up in the winter prep races.
Golden Gate Fields: How to bet the El Camino Real Derby
Golden Gate Fields: How to bet the El Camino Real Derby

2021-02-11T20:40:04.368ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Saturday’s $100,000 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields presents an intriguing, but potentially straightforward handicapping challenge.
Betting trifectas in the Gulfstream Park Sprint and Turf Sprint
Betting trifectas in the Gulfstream Park Sprint and Turf Sprint

2021-02-11T15:23:07.747ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Sprinters will take center stage at Gulfstream Park on Saturday for a pair of graded stakes on dirt and turf.