How to Make Money Handicapping Horse Races and the Future of Racing, Truth From an Old Timer

The following information is the result of many years of horse racing handicapping. It’s still just one man’s opinion about horse racing and should be taken as just one viewpoint. It isn’t gospel and nothing here is cast in stone. Things keep changing and horse racing changes, sometimes horse racing changes for the good and sometimes for the bad, but it is always changing and yet, some things about handicapping horse races remain the same.

Here are a few things that have changed horse racing handicapping…

1. Pari-mutuel wagering. At one time people used to get fixed odds and bet with bookies or perhaps the track. That meant a person could shop for the best odds. Think about that a minute the next time you spend hours handicapping a horse race only to have a horse you’ve chosen go off at such a short price you decide to pass the race.

2. Another change has been speed handicapping. Horse race handicapping was a lot different back in the days before speed handicapping. When speed handicapping with reliable figures first came upon the racing scene, the ones with the figures were cleaning up, but now things have come full circle so a horse with a good figure gets bet down to such low odds you have to wonder why anyone even bothers with speed handicapping anymore. Part of the speed handicapping equation is computers. The information age has provided so much information to horse racing handicappers that it takes a PhD. to digest and use all the information. Is this progress?

3. Simulcasting has brought more racing to more people than ever before. If the local track is soggy, no problem, just find a track in the simulcast schedule and bet that track. And yet, with all the new advances like simulcasting and more information for horse racing handicappers, the handles are shrinking or just holding their own and gamblers are turning to casinos, lotteries and who knows what to satisfy their need for gambling.

Does horse racing handicapping have a future or are we the last of a dying breed? Where are the handicappers of the future?

This is a question that haunts many a track owner and the answer isn’t clear. Gambling like any human activity, especially entertainments and pleasure, are cyclical. Horse Racing Handicapping will probably survive, but it will see hard times and good times. Look at it this way, people have been racing horses and betting on horse racing for centuries and yet, it is still here.

I can tell you from personal experience, some people have it in their blood when they’re born and they can’t avoid it. No matter where they are or what is happening, horse racing will find them. Many of them will become horse racing handicappers.

One of my first memories is of looking up under the bottom rail of the fence at the old Narragansett Park and watching the horses hooves thunder by. My parents and grandfather had taken me to the track. My grandfather was a horseman who’d homesteaded in Montana. I think there was probably an even mixture of human blood, mustang blood and whiskey flowing through his veins. He couldn’t have stayed away from horse racing if you held a gun to his head. There is a photograph of me when I was just a toddler. I am sitting on a pony on my grandfather’s farm while the folks are eating their breakfast outside. I guess there is horse racing and horses in my blood, too. That is how I became a horse racing handicapper and why one way or another I have been handicapping horse races for years.

You would think that someone with so much horsy -i-ness about him would be a whiz at handicapping horse races, but I still have my ups and downs. I have supported myself at it at times and had my winning years, but because it is constantly changing you have to keep learning and be willing to change. Handicapping horse races is seldom easy but if you get good enough at it, it is rewarding. You’re probably saying to yourself, “My goodness, man, get to the tips, share the secret of handicapping with me.”

Here is the biggest secret in horse racing handicapping; there is no secret to handicapping. Knowing that is probably the most important key to being a successful handicapper. There is no golden formula, nothing works all the time at every track. Mr. and Ms. horse racing handicapper here is your goal, find a way to make money handicapping horse races that suits you and your style, the kind of person you are. There are many ways to arrive at the goal of making money off horse races, but each of us is on a quest to find his or her own way. I can’t tell you individually what will work for you.

I can tell you this, whether you become a speed capper, sight capper, tote board watcher, or a combination of all of these or find another way, the systems and information you will find on these pages will bring you a lot closer to your goal of making a profit at the track at horse racing handicapping. All the systems touch on one or more of these aspects. The information in True Handicapping about watching trainers, workouts, and tote board action will put you very close to the elusive 1% who actually show a reasonable profit from their hard work at handicapping horse races.

As for my own way? I use a combination of workouts, speed, trainers, breeding, track bias (models). It all starts with finding a horse that has already done what it takes to win today’s race. It is amazing how may low-priced favorites have never done what it takes to win today’s race. When they fail and a proven horse wins, a great gasp goes up from the crowd. I sometimes hear it on my way to the pay line. If you want to be a good horse racing handicapper, read True handicapping and True Winning. No system you buy will ever make you rich, but you can learn from them and these systems are based on good sound principles that will move your handicapping up a few notches so you are in the upper percentile of handicappers. You can use them to find your way and then join me in the pay line.

The most consistent horse racing systems have to have the basics and a handicapper must understand the basics. I have been around horse racing for 50 years including as an owner. Without the basics the rest is not going to do any good. If you want to learn how a horse owner and insider handicaps just go to ladder handicapping and get the truth.

Bill Peterson is a former horse race owner and professional handicapper. He comes from a horse race handicapping family and as he puts it, “Horse Racing is in my blood.”

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Horse Racing Handicapping Using Paths and Speed Points

Here is an interesting angle to consider in your horse racing handicapping that you may have never thought of before. In harness racing, especially on half mile tracks, when a horse is denied the rail and forced to race in the two path or “second over,” it has to race much farther than the horses running on the rail and it usually means the race is lost for that one.

Thoroughbreds also race in different paths and that can mean the difference between winning and losing. Some services provide information on track biases and where the first three finishers of most races run, in other words whether they are on the rail, in the second path, or third path, etc. While being outside of the rail path means less in thoroughbred racing, it is still important, more so in some races at certain distances and at certain tracks.

First it is a good idea to know where most runners score from at each distance at the track(s) you usually play. Once you know that information, the next thing is to try to determine where each horse in a race will run. For instance, in a long race that starts near the turn, many times the outside post positions rarely win because horses get hung out wide going into the turn. Only horses that start incredibly slowly and therefore wind up easily slipping over to the rail behind the pack, or horses with blinding early speed that shoot over to the rail ahead of the pack, have a chance of getting on the rail path, which we all know is the shortest distance to the winners circle.

But how do you know which part of the track your horse will run on? How do you know which path it will be able to get to and score from? The answer is, no one knows for sure and it is hard to calculate, but not impossible to have a rough idea. The most important part is, when you’re trying to pick winners at the horse track, finding a horse that may run into traffic problems during the race and avoiding that scenario can greatly improve your horse racing handicapping.

The way to do that is to read each horse’s speed points and fractional times and try to determine where each runner will be at each stage of the race. For instance, if there are three horses who figure to run right behind the leader, and you like the horse with the outside post position of the three, then you can probably figure the other two horses will be between your horse and the rail. In other words, it will run from the three path.

That isn’t so bad as long as there will only be two horses in front of it, but if you like a horse but figure it will be kept off the rail and have to contend with a wall of horses in front of it, then you are depending upon some racing luck and the jockey finding an opening as they turn into the stretch. Many times, these runners encounter problems and wind up finishing in the money but missing the win. The larger the field the more tactical speed becomes important.

Try handicapping a few races and figuring which path each horse will be in and which ones will encounter problems or have to take up in the stretch or turn and you may be amazed at how good you are at spotting trouble and avoiding those bets. Avoid a few bad bets a day and you will find you are soon making a profit from the horse races.

Here is an interesting angle to consider in your horse racing handicapping that you may have never thought of before. In harness racing, especially on half mile tracks, when a horse is denied the rail and forced to race in the two path or “second over,” it has to race much farther than the horses running on the rail and it usually means the race is lost for that one.

Thoroughbreds also race in different paths and that can mean the difference between winning and losing. Some services provide information on track biases and where the first three finishers of most races run, in other words whether they are on the rail, in the second path, or third path, etc. While being outside of the rail path means less in thoroughbred racing, it is still important, more so in some races at certain distances and at certain tracks.

First it is a good idea to know where most runners score from at each distance at the track(s) you usually play. Once you know that information, the next thing is to try to determine where each horse in a race will run. For instance, in a long race that starts near the turn, many times the outside post positions rarely win because horses get hung out wide going into the turn. Only horses that start incredibly slowly and therefore wind up easily slipping over to the rail behind the pack, or horses with blinding early speed that shoot over to the rail ahead of the pack, have a chance of getting on the rail path, which we all know is the shortest distance to the winners circle.

But how do you know which part of the track your horse will run on? How do you know which path it will be able to get to and score from? The answer is, no one knows for sure and it is hard to calculate, but not impossible to have a rough idea. The most important part is, when you’re trying to pick winners at the horse track, finding a horse that may run into traffic problems during the race and avoiding that scenario can greatly improve your horse racing handicapping.

The way to do that is to read each horse’s speed points and fractional times and try to determine where each runner will be at each stage of the race. For instance, if there are three horses who figure to run right behind the leader, and you like the horse with the outside post position of the three, then you can probably figure the other two horses will be between your horse and the rail. In other words, it will run from the three path.

That isn’t so bad as long as there will only be two horses in front of it, but if you like a horse and figure it will be kept off the rail and have to contend with a wall of horses in front of it, then you are depending upon some racing luck and the jockey finding an opening as they turn into the stretch. Many times, these runners encounter problems and wind up finishing in the money but missing the win. The larger the field the more tactical speed becomes important.

Try handicapping a few races and figuring which path each horse will be in and which ones will encounter problems or have to take up in the stretch or turn and you may be amazed at how good you are at spotting trouble and avoiding those bets. Avoid a few bad bets a day and you will find you are soon making a profit from the horse races.

The most consistent horse racing systems have to have the basics and a handicapper must understand the basics. I have been around horse racing for 50 years including as an owner. Without the basics the rest is not going to do any good. If you want to learn how a horse owner and insider handicaps just go to http://williewins.homestead.com/truecb.html and get the truth.

Bill Peterson is a former horse race owner and professional handicapper. He comes from a horse race handicapping family and as he puts it, “Horse Racing is in my blood.” To see all Bill’s horse racing material go to http://williewins.homestead.com/handicappingstore.html, Bill’s handicapping store.

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Doing Your Own Research on Horse Racing Tips

Online horse betting systems has changed the way bets are made in horse races. Punters can now go to tipster websites for horse racing tips to raise their chances of winning. However, some tipster services are not reliable so it pays to do a little research on your own to support their predictions.

Horses’ Stats On Previous Races

You can make your own handicaps with rigorous research on how the horses performed in past races. Of course, you have to study other factors such track conditions, horse-jockey chemistry, and weather to make a fair and accurate prediction of the victor in a particular race. Handicapping horses on your own is no cake-walk. But if you are patient enough to study past data of the horses’ performance, you can compare your own handicaps with the horse racing tips of online tipsters. When you are armed with so much knowledge about how the horses fared in past races, your betting risk on any particular horse will lessen.

When In Doubt, Trust The Most Recent Numbers

Have you studied a horse’s stats for the last 10 races and still could not come up with a solid prediction? Well, it is the opinion of many professional tipsters that a horse’s most recent numbers is the most relevant of all. Normally, if you consider other factors such as the horse’s health, its speed, its age, and its track preference – some horses tend to perform well on a specific kind of track than others – you can come up with a steady trend to base your estimations on. But if a horse’s numbers are inconsistent, you would have to trust its last performance and hope that it will win, or at least give you profits.

Get More Horse Racing Tips From Online Communities

Ask the opinion of punters, professional tipsters, and jockeys about your own horse handicaps. They might be able to give you valuable insider information. Who knows, they might share their own horse handicaps with you! In the Internet, there are so many online forums where you can communicate with other horse racing enthusiasts. You can use the information exchanged in these online communities to validate your own predictions. It is also a good idea to read horse racing magazines and journals for more horse racing tips and other relevant information.

Use Horse Racing Software And Compare Its Predictions With Your Own

Now that you have researched your own horse handicaps, it is time to look for a reliable horse racing software to see if your estimations are correct. A very dependable system is available online if you take the time and the effort to look for it. You can use this system to get more tips and more reliable predictions so that you would increase your profits.

Most tipster services give horse racing tips based on hunches and gut-feeling. That is why you should do your own research so that your money will always be on the winning horse and not down the drain.

Visit http://www.Horse-Racing-Software.org for more articles on horse racing tips, horse racing results [http://horse-racing-software.org/Performance.shtml], and horse racing software.

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Why Use a Horse Racing Betting System?

Considering using somebody’s horse racing betting system?

Horse racing betting systems are like lifelines to horse racing enthusiasts. These systems are created to guide those who are putting in money at the races. Each horse betting system is designed for a different type of race and different category of horses. This is because all races are not big derby races, some are small and the participating horses can be amateurs or relatively new at the races.

This difference has prompted horse racing betting system experts to formulate different horse betting system for each type of race. Horses racing betting systems are like a guide to show you a number of methods that you could help you to deduce the winner. Horse racing system will help you so that you do not lose your money at the races instead you win and take some bonus home each time.

Using a horse racing betting system is a good start, as it educates a newcomer about how to go about the races and how he can earn quite some amount of money. There are numbers of horse racing betting systems, therefore each one can choose and pick the one he wants or believes in rather than each person using the same one.

(Usually) Horse racing betting systems do not materialize out of thin air, it is quite reverse actually, these are based on proper statistics that are presented by the previous races. Previous races help in determining health and form of each horse, this makes it possible to deduce and identify the probable winner at each race.

Horse racing betting systems also change basis of their statistics, each system maker relies on some statistical information given by sporting dailies, the dailies are unlikely to make statistical mistakes since they maintain perfect data.

Horse racing betting is to be done only by those who have money they can spare towards horse racing, it is against unwritten horse racing rules to put in money from domestic funds, this will not spare any time and lead the family to ruins.

To avoid this from happening, horse-racing enthusiasts can create banks and put in all horse racing funds in the banks and decide how much money they would put on the races each month. This way they will avoid using domestic funds and instead enjoy the thrill of horse racing.

Horse racing betting systems are speculative business, therefore you cannot be sure that the system you use to deduce the winner is perfect there can be uncertainties in this game, so being prepared for such uncertainties is necessary.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John Anthony’s Horse Racing Betting System is used by over 2,344 punters worldwide as their only source of income. John is the director of the horse racing tips website http://www.sure2profit.com , the number one resource for like-minded people who want to make a wealthy living betting on horse racing.

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Determining Fitness In Horse Racing And How To Pick The One In Peak Condition

When determining the winner of a horse race it boils down to two basic questions. Can the horse physically win the race and by physically I mean is he in fit condition to for today’s race? The second question which is equally important: is the horse superior in his ability (competitive enough) to win at today’s level of horse racing?

When handicapping the condition of a horse its important to remember that no matter how much superior ability the horse has if he is in poor shape or condition he will not win the race. Looking at previous workouts and races in the Daily Racing Form you can determine quickly the condition of the horse.

Start by looking at how recent was the last race he ran in? A horse that has been away for 60 to 90 days needless to say is not in the best physical shape to contend. Its important to look at large gaps between races the horse might have ran just a couple weeks ago but before that it was 2 months. A good rule of thumb is if it has had 3 races after a lengthy layoff its in good shape to run today. As a rule competition makes a horse more fit than training but if no races are present workouts are listed at the bottom help you see the fitness of a horse.

In handicapping horse racing a horse that has not raced in a month and no workouts is in questionable condition. So is a horse that had a year layoff with many workouts. A successful handicapper in horse racing has to make a decision of the fitness on a horse if there are several races that its been in consistently then there is no problem if not it becomes a guessing game. sometimes there are legitimate reasons for a month layoff.

Here are some hard fast rules for figuring out if the horse is in good form.

In Betting on claiming races follow closely these considerations

1.) In recent races at 7 furlongs or less, accept horses that have run within the last month, preferably at the same track they are today.

2.) In routes, horses should show a race within the last month plus 2 workouts. If they have raced within 2 weeks and show one workout, this is acceptable. If within one week no workouts are needed.

3.) At 7 furlongs or less, horses can be on form even if they have not raced in 45 days, provided they have been working out at regular intervals of four or day longer and have previously won after absences of that length or longer.

In Betting on non claiming races (allowance, handicap, and stakes horses)you can be more relaxed with these bigger races

1.) Horses that have been out 60 to 90 days are rarely in good form unless they have worked out often with respectable clockings. Some tips on this below

A workout is more satisfactory if the horse breezes (runs without urging) at a rate of approximate 12 seconds for each 1/8 mile. 1.00b for five is a definite sign of life, so is 1.13b for six

A longer workout is always more significant than a shorter one

If it has a bullet by the workout it means the horse had a very fast workout and should be noted~ be on the lookout for these trends on workouts if its been awhile since the horse has raced.

2.) In allowance races the horse that has raced well in the last week or two is better than one that has not been our for four weeks or more.

Along with what to look for to see if a horse is poised to run a great race there are also some danger signs for ones not being fit. Here they are:

1.) Throw out any horse that bled, ran sore or finished lame in last race

2.) Throw out any horse that slowed into the stretch considerably or bore out notably in last race.

3.) Throw out any horse that is stepping up in class after a race it won while losing ground in the driving stretch.

4.) Except for the highly consistent horses that give their best every race~ throw out any 4 year old or older, that engaged in dueling finishes in its last 2 outings. (notable exceptions are lightly raced 3 year olds of really high quality or handicap and stake races from top barns)

5.) Throw out any horse aged 5 or older whose best effort at today’s distance occurred in its last race, unless the horse is a male and it demonstrated reserved speed.

6.) Throw out any claiming horse whose last race was a big win more than 2 weeks ago. Big wins mean horses that won easily with some reserved speed. For example gaining lengths after already being in first.

Some horses in peak condition still cannot beat the competitors so there are variety of factors that will tell us what the story is to come. Click on the class factor to help with judging the quality of the horse.

When you begin to handicap a race the factor of condition is an excellent starting point and can help you narrow down the field quickly.

For your #1 site in Free horse racing tips and strategies go to http://www.horse-racingtips.com

Thanks and Happy Handicapping

Joe Kaufman

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Using Speed Points for Picking Winners When Handicapping Early Speed in Horse Races

Quirin Speed Points are a valuable tool for handicapping horse races because they tell where a horse is likely to try to run, but they are also still misunderstood, even though they have been around for quite some time now. There is no doubt that early speed plays a significant role in many races.

Looking at track models for many tracks, early speed is one of the most significant factors. There are several reasons for this. First of all, the horse who races on the front end gets to dictate the pace and take control of the race. This means that it is running at the speed it chooses so it can settle down and race comfortably.

Secondly, a horse near the front or on the front end has fewer horses in front of it to block it. Racing trouble, having to take up or check or change lanes, can cost valuable lengths and mean the difference between a win or loss. Horses in front also may choose the part of the track that they run on, or rather the jockey can maneuver his or her horse to the lane that the jockey feels is the best path. Usually it is on the rail so the horse is covering the shortest distance to the finish line. When the track is off due to rain or some other weather event, the jockey who has been paying attention and knows which part of the track is playing the fastest can maneuver the horse to that path as well.

Using speed points to figure out which horse will try for the lead is a good idea, but be warned, the horse with the highest speed points isn’t necessarily the horse who can cover the first part of the race the fastest. As I said, speed points indicate a running style, in other words, the horse’s preference for which part of the pack it likes to run in. It is not an indication of raw speed.

A horse with an 8, the highest rating, is a horse that has always gone to the front in its most recent races. A horse with a 7 usually goes to the front or close to the front. A horse with a 6 usually tries to get to the front and so forth all the way down to a 0 which is a horse that not only never tries for the front, but doesn’t even race in the first half of the field early in the race.

So let’s say you have a horse with an 8 who has raced in lower grade races against softer competition and you have a horse with a 6 who has raced against some very speedy types in higher grades, the horse with the 8 may try for the front, but the horse with the 6 may actually be faster and take the lead. If that happens, the horse with the 8 may well exhaust itself trying to run against a tougher horse.

I look at speed points and then calculate the real speed or ability of each animal before I make any final decisions about speed. I find the speed points are very useful for determining what a horse may try to do or what a jockey can do with the horse, but I also look closely at fractions and speed figures.

The one place speed points still really stand out is in isolating the lone speed in a race. This is still a great handicapping angle although it is hard to get good odds on such a runner because the public is wise to this angle. A better way to determine the real value is by using several factors and coming up with a horse that is fit and ready using a system like True Handicapping that uses a combination of factors rather than relying upon early speed alone.

The most consistent horse racing systems have to have the basics and a handicapper must understand the basics. I have been around horse racing for 50 years including as an owner. Without the basics the rest is not going to do any good. If you want to learn how a horse owner and insider handicaps just go to What’s a Willie and get the truth.

Bill Peterson is a former horse race owner and professional handicapper. He comes from a horse race handicapping family and as he puts it, “Horse Racing is in my blood.” To see all Bill’s horse racing material go to Bill’s handicapping store.

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Horse Racing System – This One ALWAYS Works!

This horse racing system simply works by placing the same stakes ( i.e. £10 on each selection ) but it also has some rules, which are pretty straight forward to understand.

The amount of selections you bet on this horse racing system is determined by the odds of the favorite, I have placed a table of odds below for you to show how many selections can be bet upon.

All odds below are in decimals and are the odds of the Favourite in any given race.

Odds of Favourite In decimals Bet On First

Between 3.00 & 4.00 2 Horses

Between 4.00 & 5.00 3 Horses

Between 5.00 & 6.00 4 Horses

Between 6.00 & 7.00 5 Horses

Between 7.00 & 8.00 6 Horses

Let’s just imagine that the first race you wanted to have a bet in is the 2.10 @ Ascot. Simply navigate to that particular race at your chosen, betting exchange, bookmaker website or go down to your local bookies and take a look at the odds/prices that you are being offered.

Now for this horse racing system to work, let’s say for arguments sake that the favourite was being offered @ 5.3. Take a look at the above table and look for 5.3, there you will see that you are allowed to bet on the first 4 horses in the betting market i.e. 1st Favourite, 2nd favourite, 3rd favourite and 4th favourite, making a little more sense now??

The same goes for any price that the favourite has within the odds displayed in the table above.

This horse racing system, called “Level Stake” betting, has been around for “Donkey’s” years but not too many people actually do it, simply because the majority of punters are looking for a BIG win with every bet they place and to be honest they lose almost ALL the time.

Selections process for this horse racing system is very easy to do: if in your chosen race the favorite has odds of 3 at Betfair then you are allowed to place your stakes on the favorite and the second favorite in the betting.

If in this horse racing system you placed say £10 on each one, your total outgoings are £20. If the favorite were to win you would receive back £20 in winnings and your £10 stake money as well, so a total of £30.

If the second favorite were to win at odds of 5, then you would receive back £40 plus your £10 stake money back for a total of £50 return.

If you were to select a big race where the favorite was priced up at 7 on Betfair then you are allowed to place your stakes on the first 6 in the betting.

It is a very simple horse racing system, but highly effective and if done properly can make a very nice second income.

I have personally had winning bets of up to 25/1 although these are very few and far between it’s very nice when it happens.

Level Stakes betting can be used with nearly all races, with just a few exceptions which are listed below.

1. Do not bet in “Maiden” races. I find these to be very unpredictable and results can vary.

2. NEVER bet in handicap races with over 16 runners, again very unpredictable and there are always much better races to bet in.

3. Never bet in “Apprentice” races, although there are some pretty good apprentice jockeys around you WANT a pro jockey that knows exactly what it takes to win a race.

Another variation of the above horse racing system is to MISS OUT the favourite and use the second favourite as your stating point. This enables you to add more selections and get bigger priced winners.

If you copy how I make my selections below then you will be quids in week after week.

If you decide to place your level stake bets with the favourite included, then this horse racing system is straight forward enough as ANY race that meets the above criteria is fair game but if you wanted to narrow your search down and just find between 2 & 4 races per day to play in, then just copy the following to achieve a VERY high strike rate.

You will need any “run of the mill” newspaper ( I prefer “The Sun” ) that has racing pages in its sporting section.

Plus you will need to register yourself at the http://www.racingpost.co.uk website if you haven’t done already then go do it now, it doesn’t cost anything.

On racing day, to apply this horse racing system simply log onto the racing post website and go through ALL of that days racing, you must mark off ( in your newspaper ) the selection that the racing post gives as its most likely winner.

When you have done that you then look at what your newspaper’s two tipsters go for in that particular race. If ALL 3 ( 2 X newspaper tipsters plus racing post) select the same horse then that COULD be a definite bet. Then simply do this with the newspaper for ALL the races of the day. Don’t be put off at all, it takes about 10 minutes to do, not a lot of time for a horse racing system that could change your financial future.

Once you have done that you need to go to Betfair and simply check the odds for the horse that ALL 3 tipsters have given. If the odds are acceptable with the odds in the table then you have a definite bet and you stake on however many horses that the odds in the grid tell you to.

The other variation of this horse racing system is where you miss out the favourite all together and the selection process for this is much simple and quicker.

Simply miss out all the “Danger” races as described on the previous page then try to find races that have between 12 & 16 runners, especially handicap races because in handicap races horses are allotted different weights to carry, which in effect gives ALL horses the same chance of winning.

Then all you need to do for this horse racing system to work is to get the odds for the SECOND favourite and place your stake money down on as many selections as the table allows you to.

Now you know how easy it is to make your selections, you will now need to know how to make best use of your betting bank.

We will take a £1000 betting bank as an example but you can start with however much you can afford, this horse racing system works for everybody!

Simply divide your betting bank by 100, so for a £1000 bank this figure is £10. So £10 is the amount you should place on your first ever race.

Let’s now say that in your first race you can bet on the first 4 horses, you divide your first bet of £10 by 4, which equals £2.50, so £2.50 is the stake money that you place on the first 4 selections in your first race.

I can just hear you say “Hey, staking a mere £2.50 on a horse, this horse racing system is not going to make me rich!!”

Well, its not and is not meant to either, yet! You should look at this as a long term venture and protect your betting bank as best you can. Dividing your betting bank by 100 gives you 100 losing bets before you go bust and that just is not going to happen.

In the £2.50 example above if the favourite wins then you will win a level stake profit of £2.50 BUT if the favourite loses and an 8/1 shot wins, you will then pick up a nice £12.50 profit.

Then as the days go by your betting bank increases and then so does your initial stake money and soon instead of placing £2.50 on each horse you will find yourself placing £22.50 on each horse, I can see how you start enjoying this horse racing system now!

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Get To Know Horse Racing By The Different Type Of Races

Every horse racing enthusiast must know the different type of races, their requirements, and their implications on the horses that compete in them. Surprised that there are more than just one type of horse race? Then read on.

Every time horse racing becomes the topic of conversation, people usually think of only one thing, and that is the thoroughbred. But contrary to the misconception, there other types of horse racing such as harness racing and steeple chase. It just so happens that the thoroughbred is the most popular! In fact, the Kentucky Derby is known as the most exciting two minutes in the world of Sports.

The Famous Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is only part of a three-part grand slam horse racing: The Triple Crown. Imagine the excitement offered by the entire race. It’s triple the fun and adrenaline! The Kentucky Derby plus the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes complete the renowned Triple Crown prize. To this day, there are only 11 known horses to have achieved such a prestigious prize.

For the record, the highest level of competition for horse racing are the stake races. This type of race is reserved for the best horses, and even then, there is a required registration for each horse. The money collected is added to the prize money. When a Stake race is a Graded race, there is a certain appeal of class to it.

Other Types of Horse Races and their Criteria

Horses have to meet criteria before they can be allowed to race. A race may require additional weight requirements for better horses. This type of race is called a handicap race. The added weight is dependent upon past performances of the horses.

Other races sometimes require that horse must be a “non winner of three”. This is called an allowance race. Horses entered in this type of race is usually chosen to be prepped for better races. Most of the time these horses go on to compete in handicap and stake races.

Another type of race, and probably the most common, is the claiming race. A claiming race may also be “optional.” Before the race, owners are asked to specify an amount by which the thoroughbred may be claimed or purchased for.

You can rest assured that the racing field is leveled by this requirement. Obviously, owners will not list better horses in a claiming race. This type of race may be a good place to expose or train your weaker horses. Who knows? They might just need a little training to turn into a champion. Just make sure you are ready to part with your horse.

If you don’t want to part with your horses and you want to list them in a race to see just how they perform or to familiarize them with competitive races, a maiden race is the best avenue for this. This type of race is confined for horses with no record of wins. The winner of the race is said to have “broken his maidenhood.”

When to Watch Which Race

Race tracks usually hold eight or more races each day, combining all of the above-mentioned races. It doesn’t matter which type or race you watch and whether you win or not. In the end, you’ll still experience the fervent excitement that keeps horse racing enthusiasts coming back for seconds.

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Easy Point System For Horse Racing Wagering

This is an easy to follow method that I am going to explain because I want to show you how critical it is to use a systematic method, a system, to handicap and wager on horse races. Now admittedly, this is a pretty simple method and a large number of punters spend hours reading a racing form or playing with computer programs to figure out the contenders in a race. Some people call handicapping an intellectual sport and do it for fun or the challenge while others do it for profit. Because it costs money to play the races, if you aren’t making money, it can be an expensive hobby. With that thought in mind, let’s look at how we can at least support the hobby with winnings from the races.

The goal of making a profit should always be somewhere in mind, if you want to support your handicapping. Keep it in the back of your mind while you read the race and determine the contenders. You may think that all the people who are cashing tickets after a race are winners, but such is not the case. If you are a pro at gambling and handicapping, you know what I mean. Cashing a winning ticket does not make you a winner in the long run.

How can that be? Well the people who cash tickets after a race may have spent too much for that ticket and didn’t actually make a profit on the race. Others may have profited from that race but didn’t manage their money well and wound up losing for the day, week, or month. Here is what I am getting at, the professional gamblers and horse players are not only good at picking winners, but they are also good at picking bets that are profitable over the long run. In order to be successful, you must be good at picking horses and bets.

Let’s do a little exercise that will help you to start thinking along the lines of odds in comparison to a horse’s real chances of winning, the basis for picking good bets.

We’ll start with 100% of the money invested in a horse race by all the bettors and then subtract 20% which is approximately the track’s take out, or vig. We are left with 80% of the pool, the amount that will be distributed to the winners.

Then we’ll consider the number of horses in the field. Divide the 80% by the number of horses in the field. If there are 8 horses in the field, then each horse accounts for about 10% of the pool because 80 divided by 8 equals 10. Let’s go one step farther and call that 10% a unit.

Next we will consider the factors of a horse race.

1. Consistency of the runners is determined by dividing the number of races a horse ran by the number of times it won. So a runner that won 2 out of 10 races has a consistency rating of 2 out of 10 or 1/5 or 20%. The horse with the highest consistency rating gets the 10% for that factor. The horse who wins each factor gets 10% for that factor.

2. Class is arrived at by dividing the amount of money the horse has made in its lifetime by the number of races it has run. So if a horse made $10,000 and ran 10 times it would have averaged $1,000 per race. If the horse has raced at least five times in the current year you should divide this years winnings by the number of races it ran this year. If it raced less than five times, use lifetime races and earnings.

3. Jockey’s are easy to compute. Just find the jockey’s winning percentage.

4. Trainers are also easy to figure, once again, use the winning percentage.

5. Speed in last race. Find the horse with the fastest speed rating in its last race.

6. Overall Speed is computed by finding the fastest speed rating in the last 60 days. If they don’t list speed ratings, use raw times at the distance, for instance, 6 furlongs at 1:10 or whatever.

7. Won Last Race (if two or more horses won their last races, give the 10% to the one who won in the classiest race.)

8. Just won at the same distance on the same track (if two horses have done it, give the 10% to the one who did it at the highest level, if it is still a tie, give each one 5%)

Now let’s put it all together and see if we can’t make heads or tails of the runners to figure out what fair odds are for each racer…

1. Each factor listed above is worth 10%. The horse with the highest rating for each factor gets 10%. It is actually possible for a horse to be the leader in all categories and to get the whole 80%, but that doesn’t usually happen.

2. The next step is to determine what amount of money should be allotted to comprise realistic payoffs, good bets.

The odds you see on the toteboard are figured by turning the percentage of the pool bet on the horse into a fraction. An example would be a runner with half of the pool bet on it, 50%, would be at 1/2 odds because dividing 50 into 100 gives us the fraction, 1/2. This means that the horse should win half the time if it is really as good as the public thinks it is. Reading the table below, we see that a four dollar payoff would be a fair payoff for the horse for every $2 bet on it.

Fair Odds Percentage

2/5 80%

3/5 70%

4/5 60%

1/1 50%

8/5 40%

2/1 30%

4/1 20%

9/1 10%

So if you look at the factors in the race and estimate that a horse who had the best time in its last race and also has the best jockey (gets 10% for each factor so it is a 20% horse) is going off at more than 4/1 odds, then it is a profitable bet because it will win about 1 out of 5 times but pays more than $10, the cost of the base bets.

This system is not meant to be used for serious wagering. It is simply an exercise to get you thinking in terms of probability and payoff, the true key to making a profit at horse racing handicapping.

The most consistent horse racing systems have to have the basics and a handicapper must understand the basics. I have been around horse racing for 50 years including as an owner. Without the basics the rest is not going to do any good. If you want to learn how a horse owner and insider handicaps just go to http://williewins.homestead.com/truecb.html and get the truth.

Bill Peterson is a former horse race owner and professional handicapper. He comes from a horse race handicapping family and as he puts it, “Horse Racing is in my blood.” To see all Bill’s horse racing material go to http://williewins.homestead.com/handicappingstore.html, Bill’s handicapping store.

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Horse Racing Tips – Make Money By Betting On The Losing Horse

You might not know it, but you can increase your profits if you put your money on the horse that has the greatest odds of losing a race. Professional punters dub this as “lay betting”. Read more to learn more about this completely reverse form of horse handicapping.

Think In Reverse

When your horse racing tips say that you will not profit on the odds-on favorite, you may want to bet on the horse that is likely to lose the race. This is a complete turn-around because now, you will be handicapping for the worst horses! Your predictions will now be based on a horse’s worst performance, figures, and stats. Also, you will be looking for that particular horse which tends to run poorly on certain weather conditions and on particular race tracks. Instead of putting your money on the youngest, healthiest, and fastest horse, you will be betting on the oldest and slowest horse among the herd.

Evaluate Race Results

Whether you are handicapping for the likely winner or loser in a horse race, you have to study horse racing forms. You can find these horse racing forms in the race tracks, in newsstands, or on the Internet. On these racing forms are past figures and stats which aids your handicaps. Remember, because you’re lay betting, you will be looking for the slowest among all the horses.

Tell-tale Odds

If you are getting your horse racing tips online, you must be using a system where you can find odds which represent how the horses will likely fare in a particular race. Odds are calculated numbers which yield the probability of a horse’s victory or loss in a particular race. And because you are lay betting, you should look for the horse with the highest odds of losing. Bet on the horse with the million-to-one shot to raise your profits!

Do Not Wish For A Miracle

With your horse racing tips, you already have your money on the horse with the greatest odds of losing. Then a strange thing happened. Instead of losing, your horse won! As a result, you lost more cash than you should have. Other times, the odds-on favorite to finish first loses the race. These strange things happen all the time. That is why you can never really discount the capability of these horses, nor can you never really put too much faith on the horse racing tips that you get. But most of the time, these horse racing tips are fairly accurate. And you can be sure that the odds – be it for winning or losing – tend to reflect the possible outcomes of a horse race.

Making money in horse races does not always have to mean betting on the winning horse. But looking to win on a horse that is predicted to lose is always a calculated risk. You may not be easily swayed by this betting strategy, but it is a good alternative to put more cash into your betting bank.

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