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The 123Racing Pick6 of the Week

Each week, 123racing is providing sponsored editorial to help you handicap its new, innovative wager, the 123racing Pick6. The bet is different from the traditional Pick 6 in that a player gets points for first, second, and third-place finishes (based on pari-mutuel payoffs) by his or her selections in each of the six races. For […]

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Women in Racing: Wagner Forged Her Own Path in Handicapping World

When Judy Wagner first started making waves in the male-dominated arena of handicapping contests, she heard a few whispers. “Here comes the real handicapper now,” someone would say as her husband walked into the room behind her. “I guess she does know how to read the Form a little,” another remarked after Wagner explained her […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Soft Going?

The weather is likely to play a factor on this light weekend of graded stakes. The Grade 1 at Keeneland and a pair of Grade 3’s at Belmont Park are all on the turf, and rain is in the forecast at both locations, so the course conditions may play a significant role in handicapping the […]

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Introducing the 123Racing Pick 6

The Paulick Report welcomes a new advertiser this week in 123racing, a brand that may be familiar to contest players who have participated in any number of free-to-enter handicapping challenges. The company has developed and is now offering an innovative wager, the 123racing Pick6, that is different from the traditional Pick 6 in that a […]

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Meadow Wins Inaugural Ron Rippey Award for Handicapping Media

Longtime handicapper and author Barry Meadow has secured the first-ever Ron Rippey Award for Handicapping Media for his piece, “Statistics and Garbage”, that appeared in the Horseplayers Association of North America newsletter. Brisnet.com will present Meadow with the Rippey Award and a $1,000 cash prize at the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters dinner on Wednesday, […]

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Hong Kong: Terminology Threw Some Rich Tapestry Bettors for a Loop

Several handicappers on social media expressed surprise at the winning performance of Rich Tapestry in the G1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship last weekend, as some information suggested it was the horse’s first start on dirt. The South China Morning Post’s Michael Cox pointed out on Monday however, that bettors were likely (unintentionally) misled after looking at […]

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Keeneland Picks Up Seventh Simulcast Award

Keeneland was declared the winner of this year’s Simulcast Award at the International Simulcast Conference in Delray Beach, Fla. The award gives the track the distinction of becoming the only seven-time winner of the prestigious contest. The Simulcast Award honors excellence in the presentation of a racetrack’s live race product to its simulcast outlets. A […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Watching for Fall Stars

It’s never too early to start thinking about the Kentucky Derby. That’s what so many breeders have in the back of their minds when choosing which stallions to mate to their mares, and that’s what more than a few owners and trainers are thinking when cruising through the consignments at sales of yearlings or 2-year-olds […]

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Equibase Now Providing First-Time Gelding Information

Horseplayers will now know when a racehorse is running for the first time after having been reported as a gelding, it was announced today by Equibase Company President and COO Hank Zeitlin. The first-time gelding information is being made available to all tracks for inclusion in track programs nationwide. The data is also being provided […]

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