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Get set for spring at the track in Handicapping 101 with ‘Ubercapper’ Ellis Star at BCTC April 24

Bluegrass Community and Technical College Workforce Solutions is helping Central Kentucky prepare for the spring horse racing season by bringing handicapping expert Ellis Starr to the Bluegrass. Starr will conduct Handicapping 101, the basics of picking the winners, at the Keeneland Race Course on April 24. Starr, racing analyst, handicapper, fan educator, and known as the “Ubercapper,”...

BCTC brings in expert ‘Ubercapper’ Ellis Starr to teach horse racing Handicapping 101 on April 19

Bluegrass Community & Technical College is helping Central Kentucky prepare for the spring horse racing season by bringing handicapping expert Ellis Starr to the Bluegrass. Starr will conduct Handicapping 101, the basics of picking the winners, at the Thoroughbred Center in Lexington on April 19. Starr, racing analyst, handicapper, fan educator, and known as the “Ubercapper,” has...

Anybody’s Race: Longshots enticing in wide-open 148th running of the Belmont Stakes

By Ellis Starr Special to KyForward The 149th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets at Belmont Park won’t feature Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming or Preakness Stakes winner Cloud Computing. Even so, 12 horses have entered the race and there are a lot of interesting and potentially difficult components to assessing the chances of the dozen entrants....