James Scully contributes content to Brisnet.com, TwinSpires.com, KentuckyDerby.com and BetAmerica.com for CDI and works as a racing analyst at Churchill Downs. The Kentucky Derby is his main beat. He began covering Thoroughbred racing as part of the Editorial Department at Brisnet.com during the 1990's, focusing upon handicapping and features, but has been following the sport all his life. His family was involved in the horse business and James attended his first Travers Stakes in 1979 and Kentucky Derby in 1981. He’s been to more than 30 runnings of each race.