My name is Chris Echols. I am 31-year-old CPA/Accountant. I handicap horses ( thoroughbreds ) for fun and go strictly based off of speed figures and a complicated spreadsheet I use to input the numbers. I mostly handicap Oaklawn Park ( Hot Springs ) , some Kentucky tracks ( Churchill Downs , Keeneland etc.) & Saratoga is a favorite of mine. My favorite races are the Arkansas Derby , Kentucky Derby , Preakness Stakes & Belmont Stakes . I go to all races with my 5-year-old daughter, Harper. We watched and were at Belmont Park when American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes in 2015 and became the 12th Triple Crown winner in history! She is my shadow and always with me!