About the Author
Frank DiTondoFinancial services his profession, thoroughbred racing his passion! Frank DiTondo got hooked early in life when his father took him to Suffolk Downs in the summer of 1942 to see Whirlaway, the Triple Crown winner in 1941, run and win the Massachusetts Handicap. He became an avid student of the game, with an unquenchable thirst to learn, enabling him to grow from a novice teenager learning to read the Daily Racing Form to an informed and acknowledged successful handicapper.
Becoming an owner in 1986 by "getting his feet wet" in a racing partnership was a natural progression. In 1988 he teamed with Monica Driver and formed the White Sash Racing Partnership. Private ownership followed in 1993 after meeting John Parisella. That experience became the stepping stone to becoming the syndicator and managing partner of the Parisella Racing Group partnerships following his retirement from a major life insurance company. The contractual dissolution of PRG Silver Stables in 2000 led to the re-birth of White Sash Stable and a return to private ownership.
The lessons learned, knowledge, and experience acquired along with associating with accomplished and successful racing industry professionals, helped hone and refine his handicapping skills. The writing of One Minute Handicapper is the culmination of 63 years of learning.
"In The Beginning" chronicles the metamorphosis from"Hooked" at Suffolk the Summer of 1941 to the "Conception" of the OMH at Saratoga in August 2004.
One Minute Handicapper
Introduced in March 2007 The One Minute Handicapper has caught the attention of racing fans, racing industry organizations, companies and professionals worldwide.
OMH Clients are from all of the fifty United States and The District of Columbia and internationally from Canada, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Great Britain, and Trinidad. Unsolicited testimonials are posted in Client Comments.
Industry Testimonials and personal appearances attest to the acceptance of The OMH handicapping concept by racing organizations, companies and professionals.
RACE TRACK APPEARANCES
- Del Mar Race Track August 4, 2007 Pre -race guest handicapper with Jon Lindo
- Turfway Park September 28, 2007 Pre and between race handicapper with Wolfgang Kratzenberg
- Saratoga Race Course August 23, 2008 OMH handicapping seminar, Stakes Pick 4 handicapping
OTB & SIMULCAST CENTERS APPEARANCES
- Western Region OTB Kentucky Derby handicapping & OMH handicapping seminars May 4, 2007- November 29, 2007-- January 24, 2008- April 10, 2008
- Mohegan Sun Casino Guest handicapper October 27, 2007
- Horseman's Park Guest handicapper March 29, 2008
- Capital Region (Albany, NY) OTB Racing Exposition July 17, 2009 & July 17, 2010
- Capital Region (Albany, NY) OTB August 31, 2008 - August 26, 2009
- The Thoroughbred Connection March 6, 2007 - August 10, 2007 - October 12, 2007
- Capital Region (Albany, NY) OTB TrackFacts November 9, 2008
- Gambler's Book Club Las Vegas, NV Ipod Broadcast October 28 2010
RADIO TALK SHOWS
- The Fan Sports Talk Radio 1510 AM Boston, MA August 11, 2007
- The Star 101.3 FM Albany, NY August 25-28, 2007. July 25, 2008 Race day guest handicapper July-August September 2009
- Super Sports Talk Show 96.5 FM Cincinnati, OH September 28, 2007
- The Peak Radio 105.3 FM Killington, VT August 14, 2009
OMH ARTICLES RACING INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS
- Thoroughbred Times Product Spotlight January 27, 2007
- The Game Toronto, Canada May 27, 2007
- Practical Punting Monthly Brisbane, Australia May 200
- American Turf Monthly Great Neck, NY December 2010
OMH BOOK SIGNINGS
- Del Mar Race Track August 4, 2007 - Turfway Park September 29, 2007
- The Meadowlands October 19, 2007 - Mohegan Sun October 27, 2007
- Horseman's Park March 29, 2008 - Saratoga Race Course August 23, 2008
- National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame August 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010
- Borders Book Store (Saratoga, NY) August 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010
- Crafters Art Gallery (Saratoga Springs, NY ) August 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010
OMH INTERNET- RETAIL - CATALOG ASSOCIATES
- National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
- Borders Book Store - Crafters Art Gallery - Gamblers Book Store
- Santa Anita Race Track Gift Shop - Turfway Park Gift Shop - Del Mar Race Track Gift Shop
- American Turf Monthly - Daily Racing Form - The Russell Meerdink Company Ltd
- Thorofan - Case the Race
RESORT OMH HANDICAPPING SEMINARS
- The Summit Lodge Killington, VT August 2009
- Courtyard by Marriot Saratoga Springs, NY September 3, 2010
COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
- Williamsville, NY School District OMH 5 Week Handicapping Seminar October 2009, March 2010, October 2010
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