Keith Feustle remembers one of the first times he was asked to pick a winner. It was one of those foreshadowing moments that stuck with him.

While Feustle was about 10 years old and sitting in a Little League dugout in Maryland, his coach handed him a racing form and asked for some direction. Feustle has turned that early experience into a career as a chart-caller for Equibase, gathering thoroughbred racing statistics for the archiving source, and handicapper at Colonial Downs.

“(My coach would) say, ‘Hey kid, why don’t you look at the third race at Bowie for tomorrow?’ ” said Feustle, a Hampstead, Md., native who now lives with his wife and two kids in Reisterstown, Md. “So I’d grab a Racing Form. He’d have it there in the dugout, and in between innings, or when I wasn’t at bat, I’d sit there and cap the races for him and try to give him a winner.”

Now, Feustle, 41, sets all the morning lines for Colonial Downs’ summer thoroughbred racing meet…

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