When betting straight, Always cover your bet, Example: $5.00 Win $15.00
if the odds are high enough to break even if horse shows or play Win / Place,
Place / Show getting back something is better then nothing.
If a horse is heavily backed just a few minutes before the start of the race and his odds are sharply reduced, bet on it. This is a strong indication that
somebody has reliable favorable information about the horse that nobody else is
The horses to look out for in Lightweights Handicap Races are those whose
overall form shows that they are capable of winning, regardless of the class of
race in which they compete.
Two or more wins in the form shown in newspapers are often indication of a
possible big win by a low weight. An added bonus is they usually start at big
When making selections, always give preference to a horse that ran recently. A horse
that has not raced for several weeks may have suffered some setbacks like an
injury or an illness. No matter how good his form was if it is not recent,
chances are the horse will not win.
Give an extra point to an experienced jockey on longer distance races (over a
mile). A jockey's ability assumes greater importance as the distance increases.
In general Apprentices are capable to break a horse fast, which is very good in
sprint races, and the majority of their wins are usually accomplished under
such circumstances. However, in route races ( distance of longer than 1-1/8
miles) Apprentices usually do not fare as well. This is not necessarily because
they are lacking in basic ability, because they are lacking in the experience
needed to properly gauge the pace of a race. An experienced jockey can enable a
front-running sprinter to perform as well in route races.
It is best not to replay your winnings, at least not immediately. If you want
to be in control, you must put back in your pocket some or most of what you
Do your homework before signing up to an online sportsbook.
Three important things you should look for in a sportsbook:
1. Are they members of a known Gambling Association?
2. How quick do they pay out?
3. How accessible is their customer service?
Horse Racing Tips and Betting Handicapping info!
Watch for hot
jockeys or trainers who are doing particularly well. A
hot jockey sometimes will get the choice of top mounts,
and a rider usually will go with the horse most likely
to win. Check the standings in the Official Program.
Notice how jockeys and trainers pair up. Some trainers
will invariably use a certain jockey when they have
promising runners. Look for the favorite jockey in the
race at the track.
Keep in mind the the best Trainer, Jockey, Horse often
do not win. You need to watch out for the back door
horse and that is where I come in to help you find those
Barn changes should be considered. A claimer moving from
a modest stable to a successful one will be worth
consideration. Horses often will respond to the change
in surroundings and other factors - such as a change in
feeding or in horse-shoeing - may result in a rapid
Give preference to winners. Choose a horse that has won
Avoid betting on a horse that has just moved up in
class. Look for value odds as much as likely winners. If
you keep looking for them, you will learn to spot them
Look for a horse that has a fair chance of winning and
is not overly backed. This is usually a good value bet
in the long run. On odds of say, 9/1, you need to win
once in nine attempts to break even. Anything more
is net profit.
When the track is slow or heavy, give preference to fast
starters. Slow, muddy and heavy track conditions usually
favor the horse that takes an early lead.
A straight bet is simple, manageable and not too
difficult to win. Play it but always weigh up the odds.
Avoid favorites and long shots (shippers) too.
Horse racing, perhaps more than any sport, is all about
hype. There is so much time between races and it's very
hard to handicap top quality horses that run all across
the country. The elite runners often don't run against
each other before the marquee races, so direct
comparisons are difficult. That means that horses that
look good get hyped, and often to a ridiculous extent.
If you've spent any time handicapping the Kentucky
Derby, you've probably been taken in by hype at some
point and have probably lost some money on a horse that
was nowhere to be seen at the finish line.
no one single successful horse racing wagering strategy,
and that's a good thing! This means that even for
beginning and novice bettors, you can still fair well
with your selections as long as you find a strategy that
works for you. For many people, the process is very
personal. It becomes a combination of informational
knowledge, smart betting, and luck. Over time, though,
luck becomes less of a factor for the educated gambler
and information and smart betting techniques really take
Betting on the Preakness Stakes event is now easier than
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