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 Saturday, October 23, 2021
Published on October 22, 2021

I went to Belmont Park, Gulfstream Park, and Santa Anita Park for my Saturday picks. After all, all three tracks feature stakes races for our weekend enjoyment. Don’t forget that our best horseracing wagering sites have all the details for Saturday’s races, including horses,...

Best Horse Racing Bets for Friday, October 22, 2021
Published on October 21, 2021

The morning-line had the upper hand for most of the races I assessed at Belmont Park, Delta Downs, and Mahoning Valley Race Course for my Friday picks. I found myself in agreement on the favorites in two of the three races at each of...

Best Horse Racing Bets for Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Published on October 19, 2021

I went to Charles Town Races, Delaware Park, and Delta Downs to find my Wednesday picks. It’s always a good day when I spend my time here talking more about all the surprise underdog moneymakers I found  than I do about why I have...

Best Horse Racing Bets for Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Published on October 18, 2021

While Finger Lakes Racetrack yielded up few surprises for my Tuesday picks, Parx Racing and Mountaineer Racetrack made up for that lack. Mountaineer, being the most generous, hands us an 8/1 sleeper and an 12/1 underdog with serious potential. Parx stepped up with an...

Best Horse Racing Bets for Saturday, October 16, 2021
Published on October 15, 2021

Belmont Park, Delaware Park, and Keeneland Race Course all offer stakes races for our Saturday wagering pleasure, with Keeneland yielding the richest: The half-a-million-dollar Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (Grade I). Let’s get right to it—right after we check out the rest of...

Best Horse Racing Bets for Friday, October 15
Published on October 14, 2021

There was a good mix of favorites and underdog moneymakers at the three tracks I reviewed for my Friday horseracing picks: Laurel Park, Penn National Race Course, and Santa Anita Park. While a slight majority of my picks were M/L favorites, there was still...

Best Horse Racing Picks for Thursday, October 14
Published on October 13, 2021

Looks like Thursday is my lucky day—I found mostly underdogs to tout in the races I assessed from Belmont Park, Gulfstream Park, and Presque Isle Downs. The only M/L favorite I touted is in race seven at Presque Isle. The rest of my picks...

Best Horse Racing Bets for Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Published on October 13, 2021

All three of the tracks selected for my Wednesday racing picks — Delta Downs, Keeneland Racecourse, and Parx Racing — yielded up most morning-line favorites that actually look to visit the winner’s circle. Of course, I do tout a few underdog moneymakers, including a...

Betting Preview for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Classic
Published on October 12, 2021

Just as anticipated every year as the Triple Crown races, the Breeders’ Cup World Championship Series — with the Breeders’ Cup Classic foremost among them — are coming to Del Mar Racetrack on November 5th and 6th. For the past 36 years, the Breeders’...

Best Horse Racing Bets for Saturday, October 9, 2021
Published on October 8, 2021

My Saturday picks are all from Charles Town Races, which is hosting the 35th annual West Virginia Breeders Classics, featuring a million dollars in combined purse for the fastest thoroughbreds West Virginia has to offer. Nine stakes races. Almost heaven. If you like doing...

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