Dan Johnson's first experience with horse racing was a visit to Arlington Park in 1971. His love affair with the sport, however, began after watching Secretariat win the Triple Crown in 1973. For nine years, Dan worked as a reporter for a suburban Chicago newspaper and was a correspondent and photographer for Blood-Horse Magazine and the Thoroughbred Times. For the past 22 years, Dan has covered horse racing at Prairie Meadows for the Des Moines Register. He was inducted into the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame in 2006 for his award-winning journalism.