Handicapping

Figure Makers: TimeformUS Injects Pace Into The Race

One thing that will be clear at the end of our series this week on speed figures is that no two numbers are the same. Each of the figure makers we’re exploring takes a different approach to rating race performance, and understanding the differences between them is critical to getting the best use out of […]

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Figure Makers: An Open Mind Rules The Beyer Method

The creation of speed figures to handicap horse races dates back further than you might think. Horseplayer tomes published in the mid-1930’s suggested people were boiling down race performances to one number, teaching others how to do it and selling their ready-made figures. Today, a number of companies offer speed or performance figures to the […]

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Refund Issued On Belmont-Yonkers Pick 4

A refund has been issued on all wagers made on Saturday’s Belmont-Yonkers Pick 4 after it was determined a ‘stop betting’ order at the AmTote hub for the separate pool wager occurred after the start of Race 7 at Yonkers, the $250,000 Harry Harvey Invitational Trot, which was the first leg in the sequence of […]

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Saturday’s Santa Anita Card Features $400,000 Rainbow Pick Six Carryover

With a 10-race card on tap, there is a 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $403,214 heading into Saturday at Santa Anita. With a Jackpot carryover of $364,450.75 up for grabs today, there was $169,305 in “new money” wagered into the Rainbow Six pool, which helped to create a payoff of $6,957.50 on […]

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Stronach 5 Returns $3,629 To 25 Bettors Friday

The Stronach 5 continues to offer a good return on investment. Friday’s national wager, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout, returned $3,629.80 to 25 bettors. The Stronach 5 rewarded 14 bettors Sept. 28 with $9,888 while the Oct. 5 payoff was $1,161 despite the highest payoff being $12. Friday’s largest payoff was $14. There was $103,151 […]

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Equibase Analysis: Can Anyone Top Rushing Fall In QE II Challenge Cup?

The Grade 1, $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes presented by Lanes End is a race open to three year old fillies by invitation only. Eight horses accepted the invitation to run, the field led by Rushing Fall, who has won five of six career races including the 2017 Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile […]

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Gulfstream West Rainbow 6 Solved Wednesday For $19,270 Payout

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 was solved at Gulfstream Park West Wednesday when a single ticket with all six winners was worth a $19,279.20 jackpot payoff. The popular multi-race wager had gone unsolved for one racing day after a $48,706 jackpot was hit last Sunday. The combination of Wednesday’s winning ticket was 7-5-1-5-1-2. The carryover jackpot […]

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Indiana Grand To Offer Record Carryover Of $46k In Friday’s Pick 5

Indiana Grand will offer the biggest carryover for any type of wager on track when racing resumes Friday, Oct. 12. The Pick 5 carryover is $46,946.59, marking a new record for carryovers at the Shelbyville, Ind. racetrack.  The Pick 5, played on the first five races at Indiana Grand, caught the attention of several horseplayers […]

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Stronach 5 Returns $1,161 To 74 Bettors Friday

Bettors with all five winners in Friday’s Stronach 5 were rewarded with $1,161.10. There were 74 winners in the Stronach 5 and $97,003 bet into the second edition of the national Pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout. The third and fourth legs of the Stronach 5 – the ninth and 10th races from Laurel […]

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Remington Unveils New Sooner 6ix Jackpot Wager On Friday, Oct. 5

Remington Park will debut a new wager on its racing program this Friday night, Oct. 5. The Sooner 6ix will offer a jackpot payoff if there is only one ticket with six of six correct. This particular style of Pick 6 wager, based on a 20-cent bet, can create a massive carryover during the course […]

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