Byron King is currently the Associate Editor at the Blood-Horse. A native of Louisville, Ky., he was the Kentucky handicapper and columnist for Daily Racing Form. A graduate of the University of Arizona Racetrack Industry Program, he initially worked as the paddock host and morning-line odds maker for Sam Houston Race Park before joining DRF in 1995. Since that time, he has covered racing from across the country for the Form, with his primary focus now being on the Kentucky circuit, and Churchill Downs in particular. In addition to his handicapping and reporting duties for the Form, he is a horse owner and breeder, and has helped identify numerous eventual stakes winners for private purchase for clients.