Michael Dempsey

Michael Dempsey

Michael Dempsey has been expertly handicapping horse races for over 30 years.

More than three decades in the business.

Michael is now in his 23rd year bringing his insights to online horse bettors as the Editor-in-Chief at Turf ”n’ Sport and national columnist/handicapper at Vegas Insider, Oddsshark and Bleacher Report.

Michael Dempsey has been handicapping thoroughbreds for three decades, getting his start when a buddy introduced him to his $1,500 claimer running at Charles Town (the horse finished dead last). Michael has been hooked ever since.

In the pre-simulcast days, Michael traveled from Charles Town to Pimlico to Delaware Park with his homemade speed figures and trip notes.

Michael and the staff at Turf ‘n’ Sport cover all the big races in the U.S. and abroad, for horseplayers that bet anything from Aqueduct to the Dubai World Cup to Royal Ascot. Michael covers the New York circuit daily.

Michael was a partner in the Hampshire Racing Partnership for six years, and as a horse owner racing thoroughbreds throughout the Mid Atlantic region, he knows the sport from trackside to backstretch.

Michael created the Winners Circle Handicapping Syndicate, a group devoted to hitting the big carryover pools and the Breeders’ Cup Pick 6, and on the way introduced many new fans to the sport of horse racing. The groups’ resume included several Pick 6 hits, and a Twin Tri score at Laurel Park for $15,684.30 with only one live ticket.

Michael is a freelance writer and full time professional handicapper and horseplayer, and previously was one of the top handicappers for TrackMaster/Equibase for over a decade, consistently picking winners for a loyal base of customers.

Michael Creates Turf ‘n’ Sport

In 1999, Michael left his handicapping position at TrackMaster/Equibase to create Turf’nSport. Since then, horseplayers around the world have stopped by Turfnsport for Michael’s full-card analysis and selections, and for his opinions on anything and everything to do with horse racing, sports, and gambling.

Michael created and was host and producer of the TurfnSport Radio Network. It was one of horse racing’s first Internet web casts dedicated to the sport. During its four-year run, Michael interviewed hundreds of guests in the industry including Hall of Famers Gary Stevens, Mike Smith, Julie Krone, Bill Shoemaker and “Bud” Delp.

Michael is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report, horse racing columnist for Vegas Insider, is the horse racing guru at Oddsshark.com and other gambling publications. He has appeared on dozens of radio shows throughout the country, and has been published in many horse racing and gambling magazines and websites.

His Breeders’ Cup Wagering Guide is a must read for horseplayers looking to make a big score at the year-end championship event.

Michael now resides in Florida, working a 60-hour work week handicapping, writing, and playing the ponies. He is the host of TurfNSport and you are his guest in learning about winning at horse betting.

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NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

No. Horse Points
1 Flightline 351
2 Life Is Good 306
3 Olympiad 292
4 Jackie's Warrior 282
5 Clairiere 142
5 Country Grammer 142
7 Epicenter 121
8 Regal Glory 89
9 Nest 87
10 Hot Rod Charlie 48
As of August 1, 2022

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