Brandon Quick

Brandon Quick

Brandon Quick was born just a few blocks from Louisville's famed Churchill Downs and became a student of racing in his mid-20's. Brandon relies on a comprehensive approach to handicapping that includes detailed study of past performance, a keen understanding of pace, and in-depth pedigree knowledge.

Above all, Brandon believes in creating value and eliminating fringe players by finding the horse most likely to improve or excel under the timing and exact conditions of the race being studied.  

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Breeders Stakes 2019 Picks & Predictions


The Breeders' Cup, set to go Sat. Aug, 17 at Woodbine, features the return of the 1-2 finishers from the Prince of Wales in what should be a thrilling race.

Grand National 2019 odds


One of the most truly unique racing spectacles in the world, the Grand National Hunt is nearing its 2019 iteration (April 6), which will be the 172nd running of marquee event held at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool. With so many betting interests (up to 40), and so many of the variables inherent in steeplechase events, wagering on this 4-mile race requires due diligence along with a bit of luck. Let's dig into the contenders.

Smarty Jones Stakes 2019


With opening day set for Friday, Jan.25 at Oaklawn, the succession of three year-old prep races for the Kentucky Derby starts on Day 1 with the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes where the 1st-4th place finishers will earn qualifying points on a 10-4-2-1 scale. The field of 9 will head to post at 4:52 ET in what figures to be a very competitive race.

Lecomte Stakes 2019


The Louisiana path to the Kentucky Derby begins Saturday, Jan.19 with the Grade 3 LeComte Stakes where an interesting group of three year-old colts will contest the  1 mile and 70-yard event at 5:49 CT.

Sham Stakes 2019 Odds


With the holidays in the books and 2019 now upon us, it's time to start following the road to the Kentucky Derby. Not all of the the Kentucky Derby 2019 Contenders are known. The west coast route begins in earnest with the Grade 3 Sham Stakes Sat, Jan.5 at Santa Anita where a field of 7 will assemble for the 1-mile test which awards qualifying points to the 1st-4th-place finishers on a 10-4-2-1 scale.

Fort Lauderdale Stakes 2018


With four consecutive graded stakes races on the Gulfstream card Saturday, Dec.14, the featured event and best betting race are one and the same as the Grade 2 Fort Lauderdale has drawn an overflow field of 16. Time to don the handicapping hats, and get down to business.

Bets on the Springboard Mile 2018


While wagering slows down quite a bit in the mont of December, the Sprinboard Mile (Sunday, Dec.16) at Remington anchors a solid card, while providing bettors with a golden opportunity to rack up some bonus Christmas cash.

2018 Valedictory Stakes Betting Picks


The Grade 3 Valedictory Stakes is on tap this weekend at Woodbine, with nine rivals scheduled to contest the 1 3/4-mile event over the main track Sun. Dec 9. Melmich is the deserving favorite in this tilt, but how can we create betting value in this race?

2018 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes


With a full field of 14 (plus two on the also-eligible list), the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes could be the best wagering event of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Set for a 5:56 ET post, these talented two year-old colts will battle it out over the 1 1/16-mile trip at Churchill Downs in a race that launched 2009 winner Super Saver to Kentucky Derby glory the following year.

2018 Clark Handicap


The Grade 1 Clark Handicap is a final stop for major graded stakes action each year, and the 2018 renewal (Nov.23 at Churchill Downs, 5:56 ET post) offers plenty of betting intrigue even if the favorite looks to be a deserving foe. I'll take a closer look at this field of eight veterans and try to land on the right number.