John Pricci

HorseRaceInsider.com executive editor John Pricci has over three decades of experience as a thoroughbred racing public handicapper and was an award-winning journalist while at New York Newsday for 18 years.

John has covered 14 Kentucky Derbies and Preaknesses, all but three Breeders' Cups since its inception in 1984, and has seen all but two Belmont Stakes live since 1969.

Currently John is a contributing racing writer to MSNBC.com, an analyst on the Capital Off-Track Betting television network, and co-hosts numerous handicapping seminars. He resides in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013


HorseRaceInsider Special Announcement


In our attempt to continue informing, entertaining, and fighting the good fight for Thoroughbred racing’s fans and horseplayers, HorseRaceInsider is expanding its editorial presentation beginning this weekend.

We are pleased that Lynne Snierson’s publicity duties have been completed for last season so that once again she can contribute her wealth of talent and experience to HRI as a staff contributor.

Brendan O’Meara will continue to contribute his editorial talents as well, from the unique perspective that has become his trademark, and we’re pleased to add Tom Jicha as a contributing staff columnist.

Tom has been an editor at major mainstream newspapers and most recently was the TV-Radio columnist and turf writer for the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel for more than two decades.

In the spring we intend to add a full-time handicapping staffer and, of course, I will continue to contribute the Feature Race Analysis five days per week-and comment on all things racing.

Indulto will continue in his role as horseplayer advocate.

Our intention is to contribute fresh editorial content on our favorite sport each day of the year. And, of course, Marc Lawrence will continue contributing his weekly sports analysis during the football and basketball seasons.

No sports handicapper owns a more detailed data base. We will continue to partner with Cary Fotias, author of the Equiform Energy Figures, sheets-style numbers that present the clearest assessment of equine condition and development possible.

The lead-page posting schedule--unintended interruptions from Internet gremlins notwithstanding--is as follows: Lynne, 12:01 a.m. Monday; Brendan, 12:01 p.m. Tuesday; John, 12:01 a.m. Thursday, and Tom, 12:01 p.m. Friday.

Weekends will be devoted to John's live coverage of major events as well as even more commentary from our staffers.

And, so, as of Friday, expect more features, more commentary, the detailed analysis you’ve come to expect from HRI. Thank you all, fans and practitioners alike, for your loyalty and continued support.


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