Evan Hammonds has worked at The Blood-Horse for 15 years, first as managing editor in 1998 and was named executive editor in 2007. Prior to that, he worked for eight years at Daily Racing Form in their main offices in New Jersey and Arizona. Growing up in Lexington, Ky Evan learned the basics of handicapping from his grandmother, who took him to Keeneland during the spring meets and taught him how to read past performances when he was 8 or 9 - that's some grandmother! While not afraid of playing favorites, his greatest monetary score at the track came in 2012 with 15-1 Derby winner I'll Have Another. He currently resides in Versailles, Ky.