Les Instone has been involved in the Thoroughbred industry since 1984 as a handicapper and horse owner. Originally from Chicago, Les attended Georgetown College falling in love with the Bluegrass region of central Kentucky. Currently, Les is VIP Customer Service Manager with Twinspires.com online wagering service, a division of Churchill Downs based in Lexington. He previously held positions with Bloodstock Research Information Services and BrisBET which are now owned by CDI. He also worked for two years at Mare Haven Farm in Lexington. Les has conducted handicapping seminars since 1984 including handicapping seminars at Keeneland during the live meet on Saturday mornings in the Paddock (saddling area) for 13 years, as well as for other tour groups attending Keeneland or other racing events such as the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup. He is also an occasional guest on sportstalk radio shows, "That Handicapping Show" on bloodhorse.com, and was the substitute announcer for "Post Time Race Results" radio show on WLXG 1300 AM for 15 years.