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Kristufek schedules Trackside talks for fans
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Published: 1/18/2008 2:10 PM

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Daily Herald handicapper and Arlington Park odds maker Joe Kristufek will conduct several "talking horses" discussions at Trackside OTB locations this winter and spring.

Kristufek has been the leading public handicapper in money won for seven of the last eight Arlington Park meets. At the OTB sessions, he will answer questions and help patrons fine tune their handicapping skills.

"I enjoyed getting out to the Trackside OTBs last fall and sharing handicapping theories and ideas with fans of all levels, particularly in a casual, interactive setting," Kristufek said. "With the road to this year's Kentucky Derby under way, I'm particularly looking forward to spending time with people who love horseracing and talk about the major Derby preps."

The tour of Trackside OTBs begins next weekend with an appearance at Trackside McHenry located inside Nicolino's Restaurant at 621 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, on Jan. 26 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Here is the schedule of Kristufek's appearances at Trackside facilities:

Jan. 26: Trackside McHenry, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 16: Trackside South Elgin, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 23: Trackside Lockport, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

March 8: Trackside Hodgkins, 1 to 5 p.m.

March 22: Trackside Rockford, 1 to 5 p.m.

March 29: Trackside Chicago, 1-5 p.m.

April 5: Trackside Waukegan, 1 to 5 p.m.

April 12: Trackside Hodgkins, 1 to 5 p.m.

April 19: Trackside Homewood, 1 to 5 p.m.

May 1: Trackside Arlington Park, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

May 9: Trackside Homewood, 2 to 6 p.m.

May 16: Trackside McHenry, 2 to 6 p.m.

June 6: Trackside South Elgin, 2 to 6 p.m.