02/03/2012 8:42PM

Sports Eye icon Jay Bergman returns


One of my main goals as the man in charge of harness content for DRF.com and Harness Eye is to bring readers the content they want. Not just any run-of-the-mill stories, but editorial that makes you think, from experienced writers with ties throughout the harness community.

With that in mind, I am proud to announce that Jay Bergman, the Editor of the former Sports Eye (now Harness Eye), will join the DRF.com team as well as grace the pages of the publication he contributed to for most of his life.

Bergman, an award-winning writer who is widely known for his edgy commentary, will revive his popular “Jaywalking” column, where he will comment on industry topics across the board. He will also be contributing daily features focusing on weekend stakes races.

“I don’t think there is such a thing as Bergman-light,” Bergman told me as we discussed his return and what he will write. “So much of my life was spent working at Sports Eye and I’m excited to be joining the team again in this new chapter, with an online platform.”

Bergman will get right to work with the first of his weekly Monday “Jaywalking” columns on February 6. So, after you watch the Super Bowl and before you prepare for Monday night’s harness action from Woodbine or Yonkers, I invite you to stop by and see what is on Jay’s mind this week.

Along the lines of columnists, our regular weekly contributors, which have been writing for Harness Eye over the last couple of years, have also started appearing on DRF.com. Keith Gisser, a jack of all trades who has done everything from training horses to running the Publicity Department at Northfield Park, joined DRF.com this past Thursday. He will provide his unique point of view and sarcastic wit once a month. You can read his current column here.

In addition to a weekend preview from Bergman this coming Thursday, you can also enjoy a fresh column from longtime professional handicapper and writer Bob “Pandy” Pandolfo. Pandy will contribute twice monthly in addition to supplying his popular Sharp Horses and Track Trends list, which is a multi-track rundown of horses to watch and track biases. Pandy will also add his handicapping insight on stakes races throughout the year.

More content, past performances, live video, analysis, a great wagering platform, and that is just the beginning. As we develop and evolve you will see more great stuff. We are committed to becoming THE PLACE for HARNESS RACING.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the content.