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Did You Boycott ?

The hullaballoo of boycotting Keeneland was the topic of the fall. There’s always going to be a subject up for a vote or an issue being talked about. – According to the Paulick Report: The Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) and Playersboycott.org have jointly announced that a horseplayer boycott of Keeneland is underway, citing an increase in […]

Santa, the Easter Bunny and Hot Tips

We listen to the people who hang at the bar and talk about the real hot horse in the feature. The groom betting his weekly check at the windows with a halter hanging over his shoulder as we crane our neck to hear the inside scoop. – If you had to choose one of the […]

Four Ways to Make More Money at the Races

If it sounds like a pitch from Better Call Saul, relax it’s not. – No fast gimmicks, magic mojo or secret handshake required. This is about you and what you’re doing when making a bet. Some feel they have it all together, and right about now you can stop reading. There’s no pitch, just a […]

Eight Habits of Lucky Gamblers

  We would all like the “secret sauce” of being successful and lucky. – There is no magic to the process, and most are common traits and practices for anyone who excels in a chosen field. – Nothing like having a little reminder of keeping the important task at the top of the list. Grab yourself […]

Bankroll Builders

The preps are in the books and the trail points to Louisville. You’ll want to keep up-to-speed on how the last workouts are going, and who may encounter a last minute problem. It happens every year as someone defects; is under-the-weather, or an injury is discovered. This year has many handicappers scratching their heads, and […]

Derby Trail – 3/20/17

With every passing weekend the first Saturday in May comes into view. – I have to admit the picture is still a little fuzzy but it is starting to take shape. I’m still leaning toward a long-shot payoff, but that’s why they run the races. There are only 47 days left till post time, and […]

Goals for the Second Half of 2016

If it has the ring of a boring financial report don’t worry. We visit the doctor for a wellness visit, and we make needed appointments for our vehicle maintenance. – This is the time when we revisit our goals and see where we’re heading. If you’re on target and doing well, we wish you nothing but […]

The Gray Trifecta

by Horstradamus

posted on June 12, 2016 in Handicapping, Help/Educational Articles, Horse Racing, Other Events | No Comments >>

Photo: John C. Engelhardt Those who use the age-old handicapping method of picking by color were well rewarded in the 2016 Belmont Stakes, as the top 3 finishers Creator, Destin and Lani are all gray.  The $1 Trifecta paid a whopping $1,375.  However, don’t bet the farm on this angle just yet.  Although gray horses are all […]

Secrets of the Kentucky Derby

How many people have always wanted to know the secret sauce on their burger ? Me too. – There’s no sure fire way to eliminate runners based on past runnings, or we would have a chart to follow to whittle down twenty horses to just two or three. – Some believe in a chart of […]

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 […]