Horse Betting Tips

General Handicapping Tips

Here are some strategies that will be helpful to the newcomer when wagering on the races odds: Put your money on the favorite. The favorite is the horse with the best odds. It is the horse on which the most money has been wagered. Favorites win about 33% of the time.

Look for the Daily Racing Form and the handicapper’s selections.

The newcomer can benefit a great deal from the observations and advice of a recognized expert.

Check the program for a list of trainer and jockey standings that include the number of winsn to date. The highest ranked riders generally ride the best horses, and the best trainers usually have a high win percentage.

You want to make sure that the horse you like has had experience! You don’t want to really consider any horse that has not been money in graded stakes races.

It is of critical importance to matchup those running styles in every race to see which horse or horses have the right running style to succeed that day!

Horses Diet

A Preakness handicapping diet should include monitoring workouts (preferably at Pimlico) and when the horses actually arrive at the Preakness barn. It’s all about acclimation for the horses. Rarely do unsettled horses win races. They, like their human counterparts, crave stability. Nothing says stability like having the Preakness barn all to yourself before the shooters arrive.

Determine if a race is playable or if you should “pass.”

There are certain “signposts” and “signals” that are posted conspicuously in every race that tell
us when to play and when to pass.

Determine if there is enough value in any race to warrant a play.

Understand the relationship among morning line odds, projected odds and post time odds and you will understand how to instantly spot a value play, which is the only situation you should risk your money on.

Triple Crown Horse Gambling Tips

There are a lot of ways people handicap the horses and yet few can say they are in the black at the end of any period of time, say 3 months, 6 months or a year. Why? Well first of all, most races are complex puzzles that need individual solutions. What works for one race may not work real well for the next.

Find lots of tips and suggestions offered about horse handicapping picks, many of which will open your eyes to the reality that there are situations that exist that provide high-percentage success rates.

Tip #1. – Identify the Pace Matchup for each and every field.

One of the most important and yet least understood and utilized techniques in handicapping is identifying the running style for each horse in the field. Every horse in every race has one of 4 distinct running styles.

Tip #2. – Understand which running styles are best suited for which kinds of races.

Sprint races without a doubt favor early speed. Most winners of sprint races are within 2 to 3 lengths of the lead at one or both of the first two call points. Therefore, stone-cold closers desperately need enough early speed in the race to create the right pace for them to successfully make their late charge. And of course, if you have a matchup in which there is a lone early speed horse, even if it has not held up lately that horse has a better than even chance to go all the way on top, often at a good price.

Tip #3. – To make money at this game, you need to know when to pass.

The primary reason why people lose money at this game is that they play too many races. In order to succeed, you have to be ultra-selective and play the waiting game. You must wait out the right matchups that will give you the best chances of making money. As surely as the sun will rise each day, there will be prime opportunities that will come along just as regularly.

Tip #4. – To make money at this game, you need to know how to wager.

As simple as it sounds, this is a major stumbling block for most players. They simply don’t know how to construct the best wagers for the situation at hand. You should know when to make win wagers and when and how to make the right exotic wagers.

Tip #5. – You need an approach to handicapping that is consistent and proven to work.

The only way you are going to succeed at this game is to have an understanging of “what makes horses win races” and an exact handicapping process that produces results that you can duplicate each and every time you find a race that appears playable. You can add to these requirements self-control, which is necessary when you need to pass a race when the matchup does not present enough value to justify the risk you take by placing a wager.