My name is Chris Echols. I am 32-year-old CPA/Accountant from Bryant, Arkansas. 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 6-year-old daughter, Harper. We were at Belmont Park when American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes in 2015 and became the 12th Triple Crown winner in history! She is daddy's little shadow and always with me!

Thursday, November 21, 2019


Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have been some health issues lately, but I am on the downhill slide I hope.

As I have more and more energy then I will start posting my horse picks again as before.

I will probably post my best bet on sports since they now have sports betting in Arkansas.

My first pick for this week is Arkansas vs LSU.  I would pick Arkansas to cover the spread.  Pick:  Arkansas +44