Posts Tagged ‘trip handicapping’

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 10/18/16

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments >>

I can feel the last of the summer breeze turning into the crispness of autumn. Keeneland is calling my name this week, and on Wednesday I’ll be making my first trek of the year. For most, this is not a big deal and the argument of being able to catch the races at any OTB, […]

What’s For Dinner ?

Enjoyed a fine dinner this evening. When you mix in a dab of good conversation, friends, and interesting hobbies, you’re destined to have a fun evening. – I listened and enjoyed, and even if your flower bed doesn’t interest me, I enjoy learning something new. – There are no gamblers at the table and seldom do […]

Look Closer!

The old adage of the closer you get the less you see doesn’t apply here. We have approached the golden time of when the road to the roses gets sweeter with every prep. I know, I know. There are more than the law allows, and now more than ever you can examine all of the […]

Magic Behind The Numbers

I have always enjoyed hearing handicapper methods from all walks. Some are based in numerical theory, or as my favorite sitcom The Big Bang Theory would describe as hokum…. No matter what “magic” is prescribed by the handicapper, the game has offered a little bit of everything to make money at the windows. The 1-800 Number: Long before […]

Post Positions Play a Role in Handicapping

Post position statistics become a more important component of handicapping when races are staged at certain distances. Naturally, the most significant aspect of the data is the ratio of victories. The general bias against outside posts is particularly strong at foremost North American ovals, especially in routes such as a mile on Aqueduct’s inner track […]