Harness racing broadcaster and journalist James Witherite founded The Players' Guide in 2014 when he revamped the handicapping offerings at Tioga and Vernon Downs to include a comprehensive suite of resources to include trip notes and insightful race-by-race analysis. When his three-year stint in New York concluded, James brought The Players' Guide with him to Harrah's Philadelphia, where he has served as the chart caller and racing analyst since 2017.
After appearing exclusively in the Harrah's Philadelphia on-track program from 2017 through 2019, The Players' Guide is once again available online! Detailed analysis of key races and fulll-card selections will be available for each racing program for the 2021 season at Harrah's Philadelphia, which begins on Friday, April 2, and continues through December.
Additionally, The Players' Guide has teamed up with Northville Downs' "Big Horse Handicapper" to provide analysis for their 2021 spring meeting, which also begins on Friday, April 2, and continues through the end of June.
To access up-to-date editions of The Players' Guide, follow the Analysis link.
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