History Can Be Your Guide in Graded Stakes Races

Keeneland Photo In theory, it seems sensible that handicappers should approach every race the same way and utilize their preferred methods of analysis to determine the most likely winner. In practice, this is far from the case. Different types of races warrant different approaches in handicapping, and for graded stakes races, it can be beneficial to use history as a guide, analyzing previous renewals of the race to determine if past winners had anything in common. A great [...]

Using Trainer Angles in Handicapping, Part 2

Trainer Mike Maker - Coady Photography The history of horse racing is filled with rags-to-riches stories of horses rising from humble beginnings to enjoy success at the highest levels of the sport. Legendary Hall of Fame inductees such as Lava Man and Stymie have taken the “claim-to-fame” route, rising from the ranks of claiming races to win some of the biggest races in the country. Finding a horse with the ability to make that jump in class is easier said [...]

Player Quick Pick: G3 Spiral Stakes 3/22/2014

Turfway Park race 11 | 6:28 pm ET G3 Spiral Stakes for 3yo going 1-1/8 mi. (A) 1-Big Bazinga: big effort sprinting on the turf last out 2-Asserting Bear: stepped up with good effort against open stakes company 3-Poker Player: will be rolling late 4-Tamarando: CA shipper has yet to run a bad race 5-Coastline: has to get back to his precocious self 6-Smart Cover: forgettable effort off the layoff on the turf last out 7-All Tied Up: steps up [...]

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