Author | Gary Quill

Pimlico Picks for Fan Friday, Preview of Saturday’s Feature Race

Pimlico Picks for Fan Friday, Preview of Saturday’s Feature Race

May 30, 2013 | Gary Quill

Drawing courtesy of Mel @dailyracefunies. To see more of Mel’s work, click here. BALTIMORE, 05-30-13—Team Valor International’s Cerro (IRE) is named the overwhelming favorite to win Pimlico Race Course’s final stakes race of the spring meeting, the $100,000 Canonero II for 3-year olds, on Saturday afternoon. After racing at Gulfstream Park and Keeneland earlier this [...]

Pimlico Picks for Memorial Day, a Day to Remember Our Fallen Heroes

Pimlico Picks for Memorial Day, a Day to Remember Our Fallen Heroes

May 27, 2013 | Gary Quill

Drawing courtesy of Mel @dailyracefunies. To see more of Mel’s work, click here. Today is Memorial Day. The day to set aside for all Americans to remember those men and women who bravely served and gave their lives defending our country. Too often we treat a national holiday as simply a day off from work, [...]

Sunday Selections at Pimlico; This time Spicer Cub ONLY ran 1 1/16 miles

Sunday Selections at Pimlico; This time Spicer Cub ONLY ran 1 1/16 miles

May 25, 2013 | Gary Quill

Drawing courtesy of Mel @dailyracefunies. To see more of Mel’s work, click here. As the field loaded into the gate for Pimlico’s 1st race on Saturday, track announcer Dave Rodman referred to #4 – Spicer Cub as “the Youtube sensation”. That’s because during the 4-year-old geldings most recent race, a 1 1/16 mile contest, he [...]

Pimlico To Get A Facelift; Picks for Saturday May 25th

Pimlico To Get A Facelift; Picks for Saturday May 25th

May 24, 2013 | Gary Quill

Drawing courtesy of Mel @dailyracefunies. To see more of Mel’s work, click here. In a press conference less than 24 hours after the fourth largest crowd in Preakness history witnessed Oxbow’s victory in the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes, Maryland Jockey Club CEO, Tom Chuckas provided plenty of information. The best news was that [...]

Preakness 138: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Preakness 138: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

May 23, 2013 | Gary Quill

Drawing courtesy of Mel @dailyracefunies. To see more of Mel’s work, click here. The Good: The Preakness is back! The fourth largest crowd (117,203) in Preakness history discounted the possibility of rain showers in return for the best entertainment value of the year. Fans from the Grandstand rushed the Infield when Macklemore and Ryan Lewis [...]

Gary Quill

Gary Quill (aka GQ) loves thoroughbred horse racing! From the first time his Dad and mentor took him to Timonium Race Track on a sunny summer day in 1964, he’s been hooked on the “The Sport of Kings”. Over the years, GQ has developed valuable handicapping skills while visiting 42 different race tracks across North America. There are thousands of rail-birds who claim to be great handicappers. GQ doesn’t claim to be the best… just the most passionate one who typically won’t tout “chalk”. Like a savvy stockbroker, he searches for value and more often than not finds it. His personal mission is to rejuvenate interest in thoroughbred horse racing by sharing his knowledge, energy and opinions with all sports fans.