04/23/2014 2:07PM

Crist home from hospital


Steven Crist, the handicapping expert and publisher emeritus of Daily Racing Form, was released from a Long Island, N.Y., hospital Wednesday, according to family members, 2 1/2 weeks after suffering a major cardiac arrest at home.

Crist, 57, is mobile but is expected to face several weeks of recovery at home, family members said. Crist had been in the intensive-care unit of the hospital for most of his stay but was discharged from intensive care Tuesday.

Crist is one of the preeminent handicapping authorities in the modern era of horse racing. He has published several handicapping books and a memoir entitled “Betting on Myself.”

Crist was part of a group that purchased DRF in 1998, just after resigning as a vice president of the New York Racing Association. Although the ownership group later sold DRF , Crist stayed on, and he writes periodic columns and is the writer of one of the most popular blogs in horse racing during the summer meet at Saratoga.

– DRF staff

AcropolisStable More than 1 year ago
Hope to find you well sir...hope your feeling stronger each day as we near Saratoga season...wishing you a speedy recovery.
John Harrison More than 1 year ago
Hope you continue a good recovery....your wife has the gift of telling a great story.....just read about Swale.....you are a lucky man.
George Escowitz More than 1 year ago
Glad to hear improve in your health.
Walt Gekko More than 1 year ago
Here's hoping he'll be back soon! Great to hear he's back at home!
Jason Kassa More than 1 year ago
aallssuupp More than 1 year ago
You better start getting better quickly. I can't stand the thought of Saratoga w/o you, man. Take care and good luck.
Davonna Reid More than 1 year ago
Hope you are well ASAP. I am a long time horseplayer who appreciates you, your comments, and insight. Luck, Rich Reid, Nesbit, Ms
Jack Armstead More than 1 year ago
Get well soon, Steve. It's not time to go visit your mom just yet; God rest her soul.
Neil Mansbridge More than 1 year ago
good to hear
tom frigiola More than 1 year ago
Welcome home Steve. Hope your back in the game soon. We miss you. Be well my friend. TomF