brJoe Kristufek is a selfproclaimed horse racing ambassador, and fan development has always been his passion. In addition to serving as the Churchill Downs paddock host, Kristufek is also the face of Racing 101 for Americas Best Racing, a fan development specialist for Horse Racing Nation, the morningline maker for Arlington Park and Kentucky Downs and the handicapper and racing writer for the Daily Herald newspaper in his native Chicago.Joe has developed and executed several horse racingrelated, faneducation projects. He is a member of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association and works on the Dubai World Cup notes team. Joe was the onair talent for Hawthornes betweenrace presentation in the 1990s, and served as a onair host and content coordinator for The Racing Network in 20002001. He was the owner, producer and host of popular racing magazine Horsin Around TV.Joe has coowned horses in partnership and loves playing in handicapping contests.