Meet the Dudes

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Jared Welch

He’s the man in the jockey suit on our logo. Jared is the technical genius behind the Dudes. He’s in charge of all website design, development, marketing and anything technical on the site. Jared is also the host of the Blinkers Off podcast. While he’s great at those, he’s no slouch at handicapping either. Jared is known as a “straight form” handicapper, meaning he reads the horses past performances for hours while betting. His biggest handicapping strength is predicting the “shape” of the race, meaning he can predict how the race will unfold better than most.

Aaron Halterman

The cowboy in the red on our logo is Aaron. Aaron is in charge of all the blog posts, twitter updates, FREE picks, and horse racing research in general. He watches hundreds of races each day and is always looking for the next great horse. While Jared is a form reader, Aaron relies heavily on the Jockey-Trainer aspect of handicapping. He studies certain tendencies in the way trainers train and how riders ride, and bets accordingly. On the Blinkers Off podcast Aaron provides us with stories from behind the scenes, betting tips, race previews and picks.

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