By: K Bert
There is so many ways to pick a winner in horse racing. Some stare at the program for hours and rely on many statistics available.First you need to look at the class. Are these young horses just starting their career or old campaigners who...
By: Linda Ann Nickerson
RACEHORSE RECOVERYThoroughbred horses often begin their racing careers quite early. In fact, many of these equine athletes are seasoned track stars before they turn two or three. These young racehorses' bones are not yet fully formed, and they haven't finished growing, but they are extremely...
By: Greg Melikov
There are many tools to handicap thoroughbreds. The two that rank among the highest on my list are speed and pace figures.Pure speed handicappers look at the final time. Pace handicappers check the fractions.Say Horse A last time out closed to win, running...
By: Mat Hudson
What was all the fuss about? Kauto Star had dominated the National Hunt season, was backed into hot favouritism and triumphed comfortably in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, winning not only the 250,000 first prize, but also a 1m bonus for owner Clive Smith. If...
By: Morgan Thompson
In 1938 the biggest news maker of them all wasn't FDR, Hitler, or even Rhett Butler. It wasn't even a human. It was a horse, the now legendary Seabiscuit.So states the website to Seabiscuit's "autobiographer" Laura Hillenbrand. Seabiscuit was a horse that rallied the...
By: Richard Lloyd Evans
The Kelly criterion is a money-management formula of passionate interest (and controversy) to blackjack and poker players, sports bettors, investors, hedge fund managers and even economists. In theory, if you know the betting "edge" you have over an opponent in a particular situation, the Kelly...
By: Christina Lewis
Few now remember the great racehorse named Ruffian, a dark bay filly who was - and is - hailed as the fastest filly of all time. She was undefeated in all her races, was injured as a two-year-old, and stormed back as a three-year-old to...
By: Christina Lewis
When veteran jockey Kent Desormeaux left the locker room Saturday afternoon, he forgot his riding crop."I don't need it!" the spunky jockey joked after he went back to retrieve it.And he was right. He didn't.Kent Desormeaux was riding the heavy favorite...
By: Joe Deluca
One of my favorite methods is to use the charts of the races to find horses that are ready for a strong effort. The charts are usually found in the middle or the back of the Daily Racing Form. The charts are like capsules of...
Commentary: Big Brown and the triple crown
By: Stephen Ciattei
Big Brown and The Look of EaglesNow that the dust has settled we are left once again thinking, "What does it take to win the Elusive Crown?The look in the horse's eye acknowledging equine intelligence and awareness. The question now is did Big Brown...

 

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