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Archive for February, 2013

Horse Racing Handicapping Angles and Tips for Class and Speed

Thu ,28/02/2013

Learning how to handicap horse races can be very fulfilling, but it is also very difficult to become skilled enough to actually make money as a horse player. The key to becoming a better horse player than the average punter is acquire knowledge that the crowd doesn’t use and then to understand how to use that knowledge creatively to find good bets. One way you can become a better handicapper is by familiarizing yourself with the differences in the class levels at the race tracks you like to play.

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2013 Hall of Fame Finalists

Thu ,28/02/2013

horse racingThe finalists for this year’s Hall of Fame ballot were released today and include jockeys Chris Antley, Calvin Borel, Garrett Gomez, Craig Perret, and Alex Solis; horses Ashado, Housebuster, Invasor, and Lure , and trainer Gary Jones. Find out about each of the finalists here.

2013 Hall of Fame Finalists originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 20:14:37.

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Consistency As a Horse Racing Handicapping Factor and Angle

Thu ,28/02/2013

Can consistency really be used as a horse racing handicapping factor? One of the worse aspects of horse racing handicapping and betting on horses is that there is so much risk and uncertainty. On the other hand, as in most investments, the amount of risk usually equals the opportunity to gain. The higher the odds and the more unlikely a horse is to win, the greater the payoff when it does. If it does.

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2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Two

Wed ,27/02/2013

The second pool for the 2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager and the only pool for the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will be open from March 1-3. The field is once again the favorite at 3-1 for both wagers, with no single horse lower than 10-1. Get all the horses, morning line odds, and free past performances here.

2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Two originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 16:32:20.

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Horse Racing Handicapping Using The Best Time At the Distance

Tue ,26/02/2013

One of the many statistics that handicappers use to evaluate the runners in a race is, “the best time at the distance statistic,” also known as BTD. The BTD is the fastest speed figure that the horse earned at the same distance as the race it is about to run in and naturally, if the horse has never run at the distance, there is no information for the handicapper. Knowing that a horse ran 6 furlongs at the fastest time can be very helpful when you’re comparing the runners, but you do have to use some common sense when using that stat.

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Using Trainer Moves Effectively to Pick Horse Racing Winners Profitably

Tue ,26/02/2013

Picking a winning horse, but losing money in the long run is not a very efficient way to be a horse player. Your bankroll eventually runs out and you become a grumpy old man or woman who walks around the race track muttering to yourself. You may be wondering how you can lose money if you pick winners. It isn’t hard to do. Here’s how.

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2013 Louisiana Derby Preview Day

Mon ,25/02/2013

horse racingHuge longshot Ive Struck a Nerve just got up by a nose to win the Risen Star Stakes during Louisiana Derby Preview Day at the Fair Grounds. Also on the card, Unlimited Budget won the Rachel Alexandra Stakes for the fillies, Mark Valeski won the Mineshaft Handicap, Optimizer won the Fair Grounds Handicap, Snuggs and Kisses won the Bayou Handicap, and Sunbean won the Gentilly Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 6 races here

2013 Louisiana Derby Preview Day originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 00:28:56.

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How to Pick Winning Horses by Spotting Big Changes and Trainer Moves

Sun ,24/02/2013

If you want to find a way to pick winning horses that pay well you need to learn what to look for, how to handicap in a way to that points out horses that will surprise most of the crowd. Long shots are not hard to find, but long shots that have a chance of winning are few and far between. Here are some tips that may help you to find winning bets. First of all, let’s talk about what you should not do at the horse races or any where else in life. Do not keep repeating the same mistakes and expect different results.

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Horse Racing Handicapping Angles and the Double Class Drop

Sun ,24/02/2013

If you’re trying to figure out how to handicap claiming races and what to do about class drops, you’re not alone. Horses that are moving down in class are one of those horse racing mysteries that handicappers have struggled with since claiming races were invented. There are no easy answers and nothing is cast in stone, but here are some thoughts. First of all, how far down the claiming ladder a horse is dropping does make a difference.

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Staking Plans – Why Kelly Criterion Is Better Than Level Stakes

Fri ,22/02/2013

I take a look at the various forms of staking plans you can use in your sports betting. Level Stakes is the most used form of staking, when tipsters quote profit/loss figures, but it has many flaws, and I explain why Kelly Criterion staking is much better.

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