Tom LaMarra, a native of New Jersey, has been a racing fan since the mid-1970s. He graduated from Rutgers University, got a job as a newspaper reporter, and eventually landed at Daily Racing Form. He and his wife, Karen, moved to Lexington, Ky. in 1994, and have been there since. Mr. LaMarra has been the News Editor of The Blood-Horse magazine for more than 10 years. He is an award winning writer and is featured on their website with his weekly video handicapping segment of the race of the week.