A prestigious award cause it’s voted on by you, the heroes. This year’s winner was actually a runaway as he had double the votes of the second place finisher. David Aragona burst onto the capping scene with his blog and now covers the NYRA circuit fantastically for TimeformUS at @horsetowatch.
I’ll admit when I first saw David I thought “who is this hipster and why is he capping NYRA”. But it’s so obvious he puts in the work and his insights are really second to none. As this award is named in honor of a handicapper who commands such respect and admiration from folks across the world, it pleases me to award the Mike Joyce Award for handicapping excellence and bravery to David Aragona.