Jody has been a racing fan and handicapper since his father took him to Latonia Race Course over 40 years ago. In Junior High he would study the racing form at school, some times skipping afternoon classes and take the Metro Bus to River Downs now Beltera Park. In sixth grade he reserved the copy of Seabiscuit (before Laura Hilldenbrand's version) so much that at the end of the school year his teacher presented him with the book at assembly in front of the entire student body. In the past he has been a semi regular on the old Regular Guy Handicapping Show with John Engelhardt at River Downs and spent a season giving his selections out on the River Downs web site where his top selection won nearly 40% of time. This past year he reunited with John Engelhardt to handicap the Saturday Afternoon card at Beltera Park. Currently he follows the New York circuit as well as the Gulfstream Park Championship meet, Keeneland, the major stakes days, and of course Beltera Park.