By Richard Eng
Tips on how to get pleasure from an afternoon on the races-and wager to win!
The final years have obvious a list variety of americans music in for climatic Triple Crown races that includes Smarty Jones and humorous Cide; in 2004, tv viewership jumped a whopping sixty one percentage over the checklist set in 2003, and the Belmont Stakes race itself drew a list crowd of greater than 120,000! This easy-to-understand consultant exhibits first-time viewers to the song tips on how to benefit from the activity of horse racing-and make clever bets. It explains what is going on on the song, what to appear for in horses and jockeys, how one can learn a racing shape and do uncomplicated handicapping, and the way to control making a bet cash and make wagers that stand an excellent chance of paying off. whole with assurance of off-track and on-line having a bet, it really is simply what a person must play the ponies-and win!
Richard Eng (Las Vegas, NV) is a racing author and handicapper for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a columnist for the day-by-day Racing shape, and the host of a horseracing radio application in Las Vegas. He was once previously part of the ABC activities group that lined the Triple Crown.
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Handicapping is a little complex and isn’t something you can pick up overnight. If you’re new to the game, head to Chapters 11 and 12 for the basics. Then, when you’re comfortable, you can try some advanced handicapping techniques, which I discuss in Chapter 16. Eliminating losers and developing the race shape When I look at the day’s races in the Daily Racing Form, the first thing I don’t do when going through the races is try and pick a winner. Instead, I go through and eliminate the losers. The losers are those horses I think are too slow or overmatched to win that day.
In essence, you sold a $30,000 horse to another trainer for $10,000. Make enough negative cash flow transactions, and you’ll soon be out of the horse owning business. Some of the best races to handicap are what I call hard knocking veteran claimers. These are older claiming horses that keep running every few weeks. Usually, there are full fields to handicap because the class level is populated with a lot of horses. Depending on the price scale at the racetracks near you, it may be a $35,000 claimer in Southern California and New York, a $20,000 claimer in Kentucky and Florida, or a $10,000 claimer at Philadelphia Park and Mountaineer.
If you’re visiting Las Vegas, you don’t need a simulcast facility locator. Nearly every casino in town has a race book for the horses. The race book is right next door to the sports book 99 percent of the time. ) Many race books offer contests and twin quinella wagers that can maximize your winning potential. A list of the local contests is printed a couple times a week in the Daily Racing Form. Or you can listen to my nightly radio show, the Race Day Las Vegas Wrap Up show, or the morning Race Day Las Vegas show, when you’re in town or over the Internet.