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DRF Players Podcast

The DRF Players’ Podcast covers the top stories in horse racing, from the player's perspective.

Matt Bernier

Matt Bernier is a 24-year-old handicapper and cast member of the reality-show “Horseplayers” that airs on the Esquire Network. Matt won the very first handicapping tournament he entered in October 2012 and hasn't looked back since. In 2013, he was one of the youngest qualifiers at the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas.

Peter Thomas Fornatale

Peter Thomas Fornatale is the author of the new book, "The Winning Contest Player."


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Derick Giwner

Derick Giwner serves as Editor of DRF Harness for Daily Racing Form. He has worked for Sports Eye/Harness Eye since 1996 and has served as editor of the paper since 2005. He has worn many hats in the industry, including owner, amateur driver, track announcer, and chartcaller.

Barbara Livingston

The chief photographer for Daily Racing Form, Barbara Livingston has been photographing horse racing for nearly 40 years.  A two-time Eclipse Award winner for outstanding photography, Livingston is the author of five books, and her work has appeared in Newsweek, Reader's Digest, Vanity Fair, GQ, People, TV Guide, The New York Times, and Sports Illustrated.

Mike Watchmaker

Mike Watchmaker is the national handicapper for Daily Racing Form. He first joined the Form in 1980, and was named New York columnist in 1983. He left the Form in 1991 to join The Racing Times, then worked for NYRA, where he was program handicapper and morning line maker before rejoining the Form in 1998. He lives on Long Island with his wife and two children.

Brad Free

Brad Free is based in Southern California covering Santa Anita, Del Mar, Fairplex, and Hollywood Park. He joined Daily Racing Form in 1992 and is the author of "Handicapping 101: Finding the Right Horses and Making the Right Bets."

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