Monthly Archives: September 2013

Workouts Are A Crap Shoot

There are three types of workouts listed in the past performance records of horses: breezing (B), handily (H) and driving (D). Breezing means the horse was under no pressure at all and was not running near top speed. Handily means … Continue reading

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Workouts As A Handicapping Tool

Many racetracks have rules and regulations with regard to workouts. First-time starters and horses returning to racing after a long layoff are often required to have a set number of timed works before they are allowed to race. In addition, … Continue reading

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Training Horses To Win Is Not An Exact Science

Any trainer can send out a horse capable of winning a race, but most of the time they are just as clueless as to which horse will win a race as you or I. Dick Mitchell said it best when … Continue reading

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Trainers As A Factor In Your Handicapping

Horse racing as we know it relies heavily on the trainers who condition the horses we end up wagering money on, but, as a factor in your handicapping, how much importance should you place on them? At the recently ended … Continue reading

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Worthwhile And Worthless Handicapping Aspects

Choosing which information found in the past performance records of horses is worthwhile and which is not can make or break a handicapper. In my experience the following aspects are worthy of considering: Quirin Speed Points: determining which horse/horses is/are … Continue reading

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