04/07/2014 12:02PM

DRF's Steven Crist in critical but stable condition following cardiac arrest


Steven Crist, the editor and publisher emeritus of Daily Racing Form and a modern-day titan of handicapping, was placed in a hospital Sunday in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Hempstead, Long Island.

Crist, 57, had the episode one day after attending the Wood Memorial card at Aqueduct. He was in critical but stable condition Monday morning.

Crist was part of a group that purchased the DRF in 1998. The group later sold the newspaper, but Crist stayed on as publisher emeritus and as a columnist.

Crist, who has been called “the king of the pick six,” is the author of several handicapping books and the autobiography “Betting on Myself.” He co-founded a competitor to DRF, the Racing Times, in the early 1990s and was a vice president of the New York Racing Association from 1994-97.


Elliott More than 1 year ago
I was looking for your pick 6 blog yesterday with the two day carryover at Belmont. Not there so I googled you and just found out. Hope you have a speedy recovery.
bill bart More than 1 year ago
Why not set up a specific DRF address where we fans can send Steve a Get Well card? The cards/notes could then be bundled and brought to Steve. We just want him to feel our support.
BornFunny More than 1 year ago
Steve you are forever a legend in the sport of kings. I wish you well now and always and hope that you are better soon. You have my thoughts and prayers.
mb More than 1 year ago
drf...you reap what you sow and sow shall you reap....get a clue...give us an update on choleseterol man...
Harvey Connors More than 1 year ago
Paying to read DRF now is a ripoff. (DRF+) And the clocker please. There is no ROI in that. A ripoff. Get well Steve. My prayers to you and family.
Joey Zangari More than 1 year ago
I'm guessing, with the changes at DRF, you'll have to subscribe to find out anything more.........DRF continues it's spin down the toilet!
Joe momma More than 1 year ago
Ummmmmm..do you have to purchase DRF+ to get an update on Steve?? HE DESERVES MUCH BETTER
Khachaturiana More than 1 year ago
Please, DRF, provide an update!
jim lefferts More than 1 year ago
Best wishes, Steve. The thoughts and prayers of many are with you. Get well soon.
Steve Walker More than 1 year ago
Steve, Best wishes. Get well soon!!! Steve Walker