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JIM MILLER PROFILE
My name is Jim Miller. You may have seen me on TVG Horse Racing Network where I am featured as racing analyst. But mainly - if you play the Chicago tracks - you know me from Hawthorne where I am Assistant General Manager. . I’m a 20-year man (yep, started when In was 17). I have held every job in the corporate food chain. In fact, I am Hawthorne’s oddsmaker and public handicapper. and that means I know every horse from bloodstock to yearling sale to maiden race. I know its stable, trainer, best distance, favorite surface, best Beyer, its pp’s from A to Z, its latest work tabs. When you are immersed in the data as I am, you get an inside look and feel you can’t get any other way.
That’s why when I analyze a race - whether I’m setting odds or making picks, I have each horse surrounded with a richness of information. I know its bloodlines, its favorite surface, its best distance, its best Beyer, its running style, its intelligence, its form cycle, its successes and failures, HOW it won, HOW it lost, when it’s “due.” But I also know the connections: the jockey, the trainer, the stable, their histories, tendencies, past record of success. What they’re good at, what they’re not so good at. Having watched and analyzed all those races, I can pick out notes in a race that others may have missed.
I’ve also worked as a jockey agent, clocker, chart caller and track announcer. I am currently a horse owner, too, so I know tendencies of horsemen and when they have a horse ready to go. I know the signs. I’ve been there.
AS A TRACK OFFICIAL, I am at the hub of this universe. I hear about good horses everywhere. The term “Horses to Watch” has a special meaning to a sharp track management that wants to put their best “product” on the field. We want good horses, too! So there are no “good things” anywhere that I don’t get to hear about! Call it “the edge.” But I’m right there. I know the signs. I hear the buzz. I’m like a bird on a wire. Belmont and Churchill are only one click away.
The TVG Racing Network wouldn’t have it any other way. With an estimated audience of 25,000,000 households, TVG doesn’t hand the mike over to wannabees.
When the camera goes on, the words better be there. And they better make sense. Thousands of TVG viewers, including veteran players - are out there measuring my words against their own observations. I can’t get by with warmed over bromides or clichés. Viewers know prediction is a tricky business. But they expect me to be in the ballpark with my analysis and I don’t disappoint.
So I know whether a horse can win. I know its upside and its downside. How it did in its last and all its priors: I know the horse’s form cycle. whether it’s due for a breakout effort, whether it’s going stale, whether the trainer got the right jockey And on and on.
I am not only current. I’m ahead of the curve. Setting the odds and making picks 48 hours in advance means I get the jump on everybody. I have a chance to think about weather changes, changes in track condition, scratches that might affect post position and the whole pace scenario. So that by race day I usually have much sharper insights and a strong, bettable opinion on two or three races.
But It goes without saying there’s another big difference between my opinion as a public broadcaster and my private advice as your personal PROFIT DESIGNER. In many cases, the horses may be the same. But the bets are different!