Big Value in the Travers? Bet On It!

American Pharoah coming onto the track before the 2015 Preakness Stakes.

American Pharoah coming onto the track before the 2015 Preakness Stakes.

I knew he was going to lose.  I just knew it.

It was one year ago that I was preparing for my very first trip to Saratoga.  I couldn’t be more excited to see a reigning Triple Crown winner race, at the most hallowed of racetracks, live and in person.  I was also keenly aware of Saratoga’s reputation for cutting down favorites and thought there was a decent change that the Graveyard of Champions would claim another.

And then I started handicapping the 2015 Travers Stakes…

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Matt Hess
Matt Hess, aka “Meathouse,” is an attorney in the Chicagoland area who spends an unhealthy amount of his free time handicapping sports and horse racing in particular. Originally from the South side of Chicago, he is a die-hard White Sox fan whose second-favorite baseball team is whoever is playing the Cubs on a given day.

Matt is a proud alum of the University of Illinois who passionately follows both the Bears and Blackhawks and, in addition to horse racing, specializes in handicapping the NFL and MLB. You can reach him at MeathouseBets@gmail.com, and follow him on Twitter @MeathouseBets.

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