Brian W. Spencer

Brian W. Spencer is a Chicago-based handicapper who credits childhood visits to Arlington International for sparking his interest in horse racing.

Spencer has been a profitable contributor to's daily handicapping report, the BUZZ, and has been involved in many fan education initiatives in recent years.

As a co-host of Arlington's popular Learn to Win series, Spencer has also been a crew member on multiple stops on the Night School Tour, a popular traveling fan education tent that has appeared at major race days nationwide. Spencer captained the 2010 Horse Player NOW fan education tent in the Preakness infield, and has added three return trips to Pimlico along with events at Belmont, Fair Grounds, and Keeneland to his resumé.

Spencer enjoys talking with racing fans across the experience spectrum, from introducing the game to first-timers to having in-depth handicapping discussions with racetrack veterans.