About this Site:
I started this blog to comment more at length on topics surrounding thoroughbred racing and the industry supporting it. It will be light on handicapping advice outside of a few big races or race days, though I will frequently analyze the good and bad bets I have made. It will focus more on racing as an economic and business enterprise, commenting on the decisions that the industry’s big and small players make.
About Mike Dorr:
I have not spent a day in my life inside the thoroughbred industry. I have been a casual racing fan most of my life, remembering fondly the Triple Crown races of Swale, Alysheba, Sunday Silence and others. “Pure Heart” by Bill Nack, about the death of Secretariat, remains the best article on sports I have ever read.
It was not until 2004, however, that I attended my very first thoroughbred race, at the New Orleans Fair Grounds. Seeing Afleet Alex win the 2005 Arkansas Derby and his subsequent performance in the Triple Crown marked me as a true racing fan. Multiple visits to the track and simulcast, including some of racing’s biggest days, and hundreds of dollars wagered have made thoroughbred racing my sporting passion.
A comment on The Paulick Report led to me being asked to join a panel on marketing to new racing fans at the 2009 International Simulcast Conference. I currently serve as a judge for the TRA’s Simulcast Awards. My Twitter account, mikedorr77, is devoted primarily to horse racing discussions.
I currently live in Nashville, TN, with my wife and two boys. I consider Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, AR, my home track.