Nicolle Neulist attended a horse race for the first time at Arlington Park in 2007. They finally made the switch from occasional visitor to regular track denizen in 2013, then began Blinkers Off in January of 2014. They started writing for Picks and Ponderings in May of 2014, covering Chicago racing as well as handicapping stakes races nationally.
Nicolle's work has also appeared on Brisnet, TwinSpires, Danonymous Racing, America's Best Racing, the Equestricon blog, and the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association. They were also the Illinois Racing Analyst at ShapperDaCapper.com, publishing the Chicago Railbird column twice a week from 2014-2016, and previously contributed to The Tournament Edge as well.
Nicolle has been a guest on Bet America Race Network (BARN), WLS AM 890, Sports Town Chicago, Racetrackers, Switching Leads, and Turf Club Radio, and has appeared on Hawthorne's track television broadcasts a handful of times, usually as a contestant on Jim Versus.
In summer 2017, Nicolle began as a chart caller for Equibase, based at Arlington Park, and since spring 2018 has been a chart caller at Arlington as well. In addition, Nicolle does freelance writing and social media work in the horse racing world. They have also volunteered with CANTER Chicago since the fall of 2015.
In April of 2014, Nicolle was the subject of an article on the front cover of the Hawthorne Race Course program.