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Brian Monzo

A general view of the arena shows the new jumbotron over center ice as the Los Angeles Kings face the Colorado Avalanche during their preseason game at the Pepsi Center on September 20, 2013.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Monzo: The NHL Season Is Starting — And I Don’t Care

The NHL used to be about one thing and one thing only: hockey. The NHL is now no longer about hockey; it’s about pretty much everything but hockey as I knew it.

10/01/2013

Thoroughbreds in action at Saratoga Race Course. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Monzo: Putting Together A Wednesday Pick 6 At Saratoga

I figured this week we will try something different. Instead of picking winners and breaking down individual races and horses, I thought we would try to make a reasonable Pick 6 play.

08/14/2013

Monmouth Park (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Monzo: Breaking Down A Big Weekend Of Graded Races

This weekend is one of the better weekends for finding big races in the East, both on the turf and on the dirt. We also get to see some solid runners, including Preakness winner Oxbow and Belmont Stakes winner Palice Malice.

07/26/2013

Thoroughbreds in action at Saratoga Race Course. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Wednesday At Saratoga: Monzo’s Preview And Horses Worth Betting

As usual at the Spa, the bombs and longshots have been coming in. It’s what makes the game so great. Let’s try and find three in today’s card.

07/24/2013

Thoroughbreds in action at Saratoga Race Course. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Opening Day At Saratoga: Monzo’s Preview And Horses Worth Betting

The first leg of great summer of racing has started at Del Mar racetrack. Now we get ready for Saratoga, where the best of the best go for six weeks.

07/19/2013

Del Mar Racetrack (Photo credit Tom Kurtz/Getty Images)

Monzo: Opening Day Picks At Del Mar Racetrack

This week marks the opening of my two favorite summer racing meets. Saratoga opens up on Friday, and Wednesday opens up the summer meet at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California.

07/17/2013

Policemen and Police Horses stand at attention at Belmont Park. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Monzo: Grades Stakes Weekend In NY, NJ And California

Great racing continues this Saturday as Belmont Park has the G2 Suburban Handicap and the G2 Dwyer Stakes, Monmouth Park has the G1 United Nations Stakes and Hollywood Park has the G1 Hollywood Gold Cup.

07/05/2013

Monmouth Park (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Monzo: An Extended Look At Friday’s Card At Monmouth Park

I took an extended look at Friday’s card at Monmouth Park. To me, there are some very favorable odds that could pay out.

06/27/2013

Churchill Downs (Photo by Jamey Price/Getty Images)

Monzo: Weekend Stakes Races At Churchill Downs And Monmouth Park

The Triple Crown season has come and gone, with three separate winners in all three seasons. But the summer of races is only starting, and we have plenty of graded races to break down throughout the summer.

06/14/2013

The 145th Belmont Stakes will run on Saturday (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

145th Belmont Stakes: Monzo’s Preview, Predictions And Horses Worth Betting

We’ve looked at the undercard, and now it’s time to break down the big one. The one that matters most.

06/07/2013

Monmouth Park (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Monzo: Previewing The Weekend Races At Belmont, Monmouth And Hollywood Park

The beauty of such great races is that it didn’t take me long to figure out which races to use in the column this week. The hard part was making my picks.

06/06/2013

Racing at Belmont Park. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Monzo Previews Memorial Day Weekend Racing At Belmont And Monmouth Park

Brian Monzo gives you the lowdown on this weekend’s horse racing action.

05/25/2013

Monmouth Park (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Monzo: Breaking Down Saturday Races Not Named The Preakness Stakes

Saturday’s feature of the day is the Preakness Stakes. We took a long look at that, but there are a few races I like at Belmont Park and Monmouth Park as well that we can discuss.

05/17/2013

The field breaks from the gate during the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in 2012. Kentucky Derby winner Orb is the favorite this year. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

138th Preakness Stakes: Monzo’s Preview, Predictions And Horses Worth Betting

Orb drew the unfortunate rail, taking the first post. Let’s break down the field, starting with the Kentucky Derby winner.

05/17/2013

Monmouth Park (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Monzo Previews Opening Weekend Action At Monmouth Park

Monzo previews the racing action at Monmouth Park.

05/10/2013

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