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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Giwner joins analyst team at Cal Expo

By Mark Ratzky, publicity – Cal Expo Harness

Derick Giwner of DRF Harness will join the Cal Expo broadcast team with nightly analysis of the Pick-5. The meet, run under the Watch and Wager LLC banner, kicks off on Saturday, October 24 and will also feature a complete simulcast of the Breeders Crown program from Woodbine.

Giwner will provide Cal Expo fans nightly insight and suggested Pick-5 strategies, while the nightly Pick-4 analysis featuring Gary Siebel and Dave Brower will remain intact. 

The Cal Expo nightly Pick-5 is conducted on the first five Cal Expo races nightly. The popular wager features a 16% takeout a $0.50 minimum wager. The bet also features a 25% minor pool payout this season. 

"We are really excited to have Derick joining our nightly broadcast,” said General Manager Chris Schick. “He is without doubt one of the sharpest harness handicappers in the game and we expect his analysis to be a popular nightly segment"

Derick became a harness racing fan in the early 1990s with trips to Yonkers Raceway, while seeing such top performers as Scenic Regal and Dr Trotta. He continued on to get a BBA in Marketing before officially joining the industry in 1996 as an editor at Sports Eye, a daily harness news publication and printing company.

“I’m thrilled that DRF Harness and Cal Expo are working together on this project to provide handicappers with another tool to utilize in their quest to profit at the track,” said Giwner. “These multi-race wagers have been a big hit with bettors and some of my favorite wagers as well.”