J.W. Paine

J.W. Paine has written for television, magazines, and newspapers for years. He is also a published novelist (under the name “Tom Elliott”). His novel The Dwelling was nominated for a Best First Novel award with the Horror Writers of America.

A veteran of everything from horse ranching in Colorado to covering commercial fishing conventions in Costa Rica, Paine’s experience with gambling comes from a lifetime of poker, blackjack, and slots. If he didn’t coin the expression “poker lessons are always expensive”, he’s certainly worn the edges off it.

Paine currently lives in Las Vegas, which he considers to be the “One True Happiest Place on Earth.”

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Best Horse Racing Bets for Thursday, July 29, 2021
Published on July 29, 2021

I went with Del Mar Racing, Evangeline Downs, and Indiana Grand Race Course for my Thursday horse-racing picks. I found only a single favorite at each of the tracks, and the rest of my choices were all second, third, and even fourth-favored underdogs with...

Best Horse Racing Bets for Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Published on July 28, 2021

Underdogs, sleepers, second chances—we’ve got it all with my Wednesday picks. I took a look at three race at each of these tracks: Mountaineer Racetrack, Parx Racing, and Saratoga Racecourse. I actually found sleepers at each of the three tracks, but you’ll have to...

Best Horse Racing Bets for Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Published on July 27, 2021

You’ll find enough sure things and long-odds dreamers amongst my choices at the three tracks I looked at for my Tuesday picks: Penn National Race Course, Presque Isle Downs, and Thistledown Racino. I found 6/1 sleepers and even a 15/1 long shot with realistic...

Top Horse Racing Bets for Saturday, July 24, 2021
Published on July 24, 2021

My three tracks for my Saturday picks include Arlington International Racecourse, Del Mar, and Monmouth Park—and two of the tracks bring us stakes races with some fierce competition filling the starting gates. Del Mar, in particular, brings us not only two hotly contested Grade...

Best Horse Racing Bets for Friday, July 23, 2021
Published on July 23, 2021

Let’s take a look at some of the competition at Charles Town Races, Del Mar Racing, and Saratoga Racecourse. While Charles Town has some good matches for us to wager, both Del Mar and Saratoga headline stakes races. Even better, Saratoga is all underdogs,...

Best Horse Racing Bets for Thursday, July 22, 2021
Published on July 22, 2021

My chosen tracks for Thursday—Charles Town Races, Evangeline Downs, and Indiana Grand Race Course—had plenty of underdogs for us to cheer on, including two 8/1 sleepers—one at Charles Town and the other at Indiana Grand. Don’t forget to check out the full race cards...

Best Horse Racing Bets for Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Published on July 21, 2021

My chosen tracks for my Wednesday racing picks are Evangeline Downs, Penn National Race Course, and Saratoga Racecourse. Those tracks yielded up a good-but-not-great mix of favorites and underdogs to tout, including a fourth-favored entry at Evangeline and a third-favored at Penn National. And...

Best Horse Racing Bets for Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Published on July 20, 2021

My picks for Tuesday wins might include a few morning-line favorites, but they also include a mighty fistful of underdog prospects, including three second-favored likelies at Thistledown Racino and an 8/1 sleeper at Indiana Grand Race Course. Even Louisiana Downs—which had a morning-line I...

Top Horse Racing Bets for Saturday, July 17, 2021
Published on July 17, 2021

Talk about high-dollar races—all three of the tracks I chose for my Saturday picks are featuring graded stakes races. Even better, I found plenty of underdogs to bet on, including that 15/1 longshot in the Sanford Stakes… Oops, I guess I should probably tell...

Best Horse Racing Bets for Friday, July 16, 2021
Published on July 16, 2021

One of my favorite tracks, Del Mar Racing, kicks off its 2021 summer meet with the Oceanside Stakes, so naturally, I have an underdog pick for that race as well as interesting choices in two other races at Del Mar. This doesn’t mean I’m...

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