(Ed DeRosa, the marketing director at Brisnet.com and one of the sport’s leading handicappers will join Gene McLean on Friday at the new Louisville Thoroughbred Society)

(Trainer Dale Romans will also join the event and provide a few funny stories and insights / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

LTS’ Handicapping Event — Friday, April 23: 

The Louisville Thoroughbred Society is hosting an upscale “Handicapping Event” this Friday (April 23) at the private membership club’s “Library.” The event is open — free of charge — to all LTS’ Members & Guests. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

The event will feature two of the sport’s more renowned handicappers and racing personalities. Well… At least one, let’s say.

The “Featured Guest” will be Ed DeRosa — the marketing director at Brisnet.com and the regular paddock host for Churchill Downs during the live race meets. Ed has been following horse racing ever since his grandfather — a noted bookmaker back in the day — took him to the races at Thistledown near Cleveland many moons ago.

Ed — who used to run bets for his grandfather — has been chasing Pick 6s and horses ever since. He brings a wealth of knowledge about handicapping and horse betting to the table and will share some of his thoughts about how best to make money on both KY Oaks and KY Derby days.

McLean has been handicapping horse races for even longer. After all, McLean is much, much, much older. As Ed likes to point out early and often.

McLean covered Thoroughbred racing for “The Lexington Herald-Leader” back in the early 1980s. He covered 10 Kentucky Derby events during his tenure before leaving to become the Executive Vice President of both the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders’ Association in 1988.

Later, McLean became the first President of Kentucky Off-Track Betting in 1992. After that, he began a lobbying firm that specialized in many heavily regulated industries — including horse racing.

DeRosa and McLean will delve into both the Oaks and Derby and do a close-up look at some of the major contenders — and pretenders.

In addition, longtime Kentucky trainer Dale Romans will also join the conversation and offer his insights, opinions and thoughts about the field for the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby.

We will have a “Question & Answer” session where we will entertain inquiries from the audience, as well.

If you want to join us, call us and make reservations. We would love to have you join us for this festive idea.