Handicapping

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: The Middle Jewel

One of the best betting weekends of the racing season is at hand with the 138th Preakness Stakes from Pimlico course racecourse in Baltimore, Md. The middle classic of the Triple Crown is surrounded by a veritable fisherman’s platter of wagering options on Old Hilltop’s reliable main track along with its turf course. There is […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Catch Your Breath

It’s a fairly light weekend in terms of graded stakes races – a chance to take a deep breath before the Triple Crown frenzy begins.  Still, there are some good betting opportunities as Keeneland wraps up its spring meet, Churchill kicks off at night with the Derby just a week away, and Belmont gets going […]

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Are We Handicapping Horses Or Statistics?

A recent blog by Brian Nadeau for Xpressbet questioned at what point statistics get in the way of looking at the horse when making handicapping selections. With numbers rampant in a horse’s form, he writes that it’s easy to be distracted away from the substance of the runner in question. For his part, Nadeau prefers […]

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Santa Anita bringing back “Double Down Challenge” handicapping contest

Santa Anita Park has announced it will once again host the prestigious “Double Down Challenge” two-day handicapping tournament on March 9 & 10, with $10,000 in first prize cash, five seats to the DRF/NTRA Championship and two Breeders’ Cup Challenge handicapping seats at stake. “Our players gave us some very insightful input last year and […]

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Video: Ray’s 2012 Belmont Stakes Selections

Following the scratch of I’ll Have Another and the lack of a Triple Crown bid for 2012, Ray Paulick gives his analysis of how the Belmont Stakes now shapes up and his top picks for the race.

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Frank Lyons launches website with handicapping tools for new and casual race fans

Breeders’ Cup-winning trainer and popular TVG racing analyst, Frank Lyons has launched an innovative new website, BetonFrank.com, offering hand-picked selections and handicapping tools catered to new and casual racing fans. Just in time for “the most exciting two minutes in sport”, the Kentucky Derby, BetonFrank.com is a fresh take on the traditional betting information available […]

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A Racing Life: The Man With the $100,000 Derby Bet

“So, the next race comes up, and I have the eight.” Joel Einhorn is telling the story of a Pick Four sequence he once bet on the races at old Roosevelt Raceway in New York.  The vivid details, the passion in his voice make it seem like something that happened last night. It was 27 […]

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Oaklawn Diaries: Ray Paulick and John Scheinman handicap today’s feature

Ray Paulick and John Scheinman have burst onto the Oaklawn scene in Hot Springs, Arkansas for the Paulick Report’s Oaklawn Diaries, a continuation of the series started at Del Mar last summer.  Here, Ray and John settle in at the track, and Scheinman gives out the winner for Thursday’s feature race. If you followed us […]

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Night School to deal with morning lines

“Night School”—the racing industry’s first national, interactive online fan education forum—offers its 34th of 40 weekly sessions Monday night, November 7. Presenting title sponsors of the program are the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form (DRF), the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and Keeneland. Co-hosted by Horseplayernow.com owners Jeremy Plonk and Joe Kristufek, the […]

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Night School offers “Breeders’ Cup Camp” next week

With the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on the horizon, Night School, the racing industry’s national online fan education program, turns its focus to the two-day championship event. Conceptualized by Horseplayernow.com’s Joe Kristufek and Jeremy Plonk, a series of Night School “Breeders’ Cup Camp” seminars will be held from 8:30-9:30 p.m. (ET) on four consecutive evenings, […]

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