Archive for the ‘Educational Articles’ Category

Three Things Racing is Missing

It may be small to casual fans, but for the lucky who invest time and energy into the sport, it may be a bit bigger. – There was an opportunity to chat with a gent who was filling in this weekend. He is an electrician by trade and was running the matrix board to make […]

Summer Handicapping Progress Report

I had the best handicapping question from a long time player the other day. He bought me a draft beer and had a seat. – Before we got down to business we talked family, life, work, and what-not. Just a good beer with an old face from the past. – Well, it finally came down […]

Mutuel Fun !

  The public isn’t betting much, and the field sizes are small. So what’s a player to do ? – The new fan doesn’t know as much as the old guard, and playing the races can take more work than dropping in a coin and pulling a lever. Mindless, all random luck with no thought but wild […]

Save Yourself

A horseplayer that still enjoys the game cherishes every minute. There is no such thing as a really bad card of races as value can be found anywhere if you look hard enough. If it is the Breeders’ Cup, or a condition claiming event on the fair circuit. It’s still racing, and it invigorates the soul. […]

Three Reasons Horse Racing is Your Best Bet

After all of the trips to Las Vegas, Laughlin, California, Florida, West Virginia, Indiana, and now Ohio. I have become a seasoned player in the world of glitz and glamour. It seems every trip I’ve ever made has me looking to break even by the end of the night. Oh, there have been a few […]

Teach and They Will Come

There’s an old saying: ” the more things change, the more they stay the same.” – I’ve been reading for sometime about the importance of fan education and the efforts of taking it to street. You know, finding players and teaching them more about the game. I couldn’t agree more that the game could use […]

Northern Kentucky – A Gambler’s Paradise

I have lived in the Northern Kentucky area all of my life. During my lifetime I have lived 100 miles away from seven race tracks over the years. Not to mention the countless bookies who I have run into during this time. This may seem to be a footnote, but there was once more action […]

Change is Gonna Come

Ladies and gentlemen, the revolution has arrived, and it is a little different than we thought it would be. What we once hoped and prayed for, we now fear with our every breath. Oh, how we long for the simple days when things made sense, and all was well. Turfway Park lost its September dates to […]

18 Days and Counting

Breeders’ Cup 2012 is only 18-days away at the time of this writing. It will take place over two days at Santa Anita on November 2, and 3, 2012. I ran into a friend of mine from the track, and he asked me the million dollar question. “Where do I begin my research for the […]

Tracking Santa Anita for the Breeders’ Cup

Back in 2008 when the Breeders’ Cup was held at Santa Anita Park no runner went wire to wire in any of the 14 races on the main track’s Pro-Ride surface or the grass course. However, the synthetic surface was replaced with dirt after ’09 following many problems and complaints about it. Then last year the […]