Ed DeRosa grew up going to the track with his grandfather, who pretty much taught him to read (words and past performances) by letting him flip through the Daily Racing Form when he was done with it. He got into journalism in college, working for the school paper and eventually the small-town daily near his school. He recalls "I loved the rush of telling a story" and hoped that one day he would be able to combine his profession and hobby. Thoroughbred Times expanded its editorial department with the addition of Thoroughbred Times TODAY in spring 2002, and that's when DeRosa joined the paper. Ed DeRosa is Director of Marketing for Bloodstock Research Information Services (BRIS) and a lifelong Thoroughbred racing enthusiast and astute handicapper. Ed joined Churchill Downs Inc. following nine years as a writer and editor with Thoroughbred Times. He is currently Brisnet.com marketing director and publicity director at Twinspires.com.