Meet The Handicappers

 

Mike Callahan

Mike Callahan

Mike grew up in the town of Scotia looking forward to every Saratoga meet. His uncle was a jockey at Churchill Downs and horse racing has been in his blood since he was young. Mike went to Scotia-Glenville High School and attended Alfred University from 2004-2007.

Seth Merrow

Seth Merrow

Seth is the founder and publisher of the popular horse racing news website Equidaily.com. Additionally, Seth is a long-time host and handicapper on Capital OTB-TV. He is also a regular guest on Sirius/XM’s “At the Races with Steve Byk”. He has participated in Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup handicapping seminars for Capital OTB and the National Museum of Racing. And he is a contributor to ESPN.com’s Kentucky Derby Top Ten poll.

Brian Nadeau

Brian Nadeau

Brian Nadeau grew up just minutes from Saratoga Race Course in Halfmoon, graduated from Shenendehowa High School and has been an avid racing fan for many years. He got his start working for NYRA in the press box in 2006, wrote for the Saratoga Special for many years and currently is the New York handicapper and editorial assistant for Horse Player Now. Nadeau is also a huge sports fan, with the New York Mets, Giants and Oklahoma Sooners topping the list and cites the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam as his favorite musical acts.

Sullivan Crotty

Sullivan Crotty

Sullivan grew up two blocks from Saratoga Race Course, got involved with horse racing from his father at a young age, who used to breed and own race horses. Graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, NY. He played college football at Assumption College in Worcester, MA.

Matt Graves

Matt Graves

Matt has been covering horse racing for 45 years, having begun his career during Secretariat’s juvenile season in 1972. He has been a public handicapper for more than 40 years and was a member of the staffs of the Troy Record and Times Union until 2012. A four-time overall handicapping champion at Saratoga, he is also a two-time winner of the Red Smith Award for coverage of the Kentucky Derby and a former Associated Press national top 10 columnist. Leading handicapper for the Times Union the final six years of his career before retiring.

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