2019 Clash at Daytona Betting Strategy

Football, basketball, and baseball handicappers get used to thinking in terms of either/or outcomes. Either one team covers the spread, or the other team covers the spread. Either one team wins on the moneyline or the other team wins on the moneyline. When it comes to handicapping sports like golf or auto racing, though, either/or thinking doesn’t apply. Casting a wide net on potential outcomes is what's going to turn you in to a NASCAR player as we get ready [...]

Handicapping 101: Playing Pedigrees on Muddy Tracks

Always Dreaming winning the 2017 Kentucky Derby - Coady Photography When handicapping major races like the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of data available to help you make your selections. Fractional times? Workouts? Running styles? Pedigrees? Jockey assignments? Post positions? Obscure statistics? It can be hard to weigh all of these factors and come up with confident bets. With so much information available, it can seem counter-intuitive to toss most of [...]

Kentucky Derby Key Horse Betting Strategy

The Kentucky Derby is only a few weeks away. American Pharaoh has stamped his ticket as the favorite by cantering to victory in the Arkansas Derby. Now we know who the leading contenders are for the biggest race on the calendar. The intent of this article isn't to find the winner of this year's Kentucky Derby, it is to describe a key horse betting strategy that horseplayers can tweak for future races as well as this year's running. The idea is to come up with [...]