Anthony “the Big A” Stabile was born at the racetrack. His parents met at Aqueduct, he worked as a hotwalker, groom and jockey agent at the NYRA tracks throughout high school and college before becoming a writer and handicapper for the NY Post in May 1999. At the Post he 'capped 6 or 7 tracks a day, both Thoroughbred and harness and shattered all public handicapping records by showing an $88 profit at the 1999 Saratoga meet, his first as a public handicapper. He has contributed to both the Ky Derby and Breeders’ Cup editions of The Bloodhorse, was co-host of “Thoroughbred Central” for the NY City OTB Television Network, He is best known for selecting the NY-bred gelding Funny Cide to win the 2003 Ky Derby at 12-1 and had “the gutsy gelding” at 150-1 in a Vegas future book as well as in all 3 Ky Derby Future Pools. He was the ghost writer for Funny Cide in a series of columns in the Post and authored “Through the Binocs,” a daily recap of the day’s action at NYRA racetracks.