Sports Writer Bob Ehalt

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Bob Ehalt has been an avid fan of Thoroughbred racing since that day in June of 1971 when he and his father walked from their Queens Village, N.Y., home to Belmont Park to see Canonero II fall short in his bid for the Triple Crown.

A veteran sports writer, Bob has covered horse racing for nearly 30 years and has won three awards in the Associated Press Sports Editors national writing contest for his coverage of the sport.

Now working at the New Haven Register in Connecticut, Bob is the founder of the New York Hot List handicapping service, which is offered at He also writes a racing blog for and America’s Best Racing.

Bob has owned Thoroughbreds since 1995 and was a member of the syndicate that raced Tale of the Cat.

His blog garnered first-place honors in the 2008-09 Breeders’ Cup Media Awards and he received honorable mention in the 2011 Eclipse Awards for Commentary/Feature writing.

You can follow him on Twitter at @BobEhalt.