Kentucky Derby – “My 37 Year Old Love Affair” 1979

I’ve been in a committed relationship for 37 years. That’s how long it’s been since I attended my first Kentucky Derby and fell in love with everything that is Kentucky Derby. It may have helped foster the quick union...

Kentucky Derby- “My 37 Year Love Affair” 2000

The 2000 Derby was one of those races where I had a Derby horse early in the year and I stuck with it. Nothing like 2016 when I don’t have a Derby horse selected 72 hours before they sing...

Kentucky Derby – “My 37 Year Old Love Affair” 1981

1981 was a big year for Michael Beychok. Graduated high school by the scantest of margins and met my future ex wife. It was also a big year for a notorious New York trainer named Johnny Campo but we...

Kentucky Derby- “My 37 Year Love Affair” 1999

With the recent passing of rock legend Prince the year 1999 will always have special meaning to me and other fans of Prince. The Derby that year left little lasting impression but an event in the Belmont would leave...

Why TTE Exists

Ever since we launched TTE – debuting with Barbara Bowley’s exclusive video interview of Affirmed’s jockey Steve Cauthen after American Pharoah won the Preakness and before he broke Triple Crown winners’ thirty-six year drought - we have been surprised...

Lifeline Game Strategy

Lifeline Game Strategy By Nicolle Neulist If you have been playing contests for any length of time, you have probably seen survivor-style contests in the wild.  Survivor-style contests require players to pick a horse in each race; the player survives if...

Christmas in July for Contest Players

Today is a special day for horse racing fans, as the boutique meets on the East and West coasts are running on the same day for the first time this year. There will be at least eight combined hours of...

“Distracta-capping”

Plain and simple, playing distracted leads to disaster. There are some simple steps we can take to avoid throwing away money in online play.

Partnering in Contests: The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful

TTE sat down for an interview recently with rising contest stars and fiancés Colleen Ryan and Josh Fredericks (derbyduet). Joining me for the interview was my live-contest partner and husband, Dennis Loo.   Let’s face it: contest playing is a very...

Building Relationships and Friendships at Contests

Building Relationships and Friendships at Contests By Dustin Haluska I have written close to two dozen stories on winning contest players since January. Each time, I learned something more about the player than just simply game strategy. Contest players from all...
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