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HANDICAPPING

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You are not Betting just for Fun, right? Whatever your reason for betting, winning a bet is the most exhilarating experience you could imagine in the world of sports!

To WIN, you must LEARN Smart Betting! Wager to Win and Wager like a Pro!

Hold your horses and take a tight grip on the reins first! Learning how to bet is not enough! There is a lot of information you should know before you kick-start your journey as a Pro Bettor.

The BASIC ability that Pro Bettors have in common is to know how to Handicap a race!

What is handicapping?

It is the ability to evaluate a horse race! This means determining which horse has the highest probability of winning the race. It is the best horsepower to boost your chances of WINNING!

By simply understanding the different track surfaces, types of horse breeds, horse racing types, jockeys, and racehorses, you can start your handicapping ability to progress!

Don’t worry, AmWager prepared it all for you! Read the articles below and learn the skill!

Track Surface – Dirt, Turf & Synthetic or Artificial
Moreover, did you know that track surfaces also have a vital role in a horse’s success in a race? Different track surfaces also affect the pace of the horses differently...
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Horse Racing Breeds
Understanding a horse’s breed can already give you a whole picture of its physical stature and best fit in sports. This way, you can identify if the horse you want to bet on has a good breed fitting for the race...
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Horse Racing Types
There are four general types of horse racing: flat, jump, harness, and endurance racing...
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Then, What else?

Previous articles have shown the importance of reading about jockeys and racehorses, the breeds and racing types, and the different characteristics a racetrack could have. However, what about race courses that complement multiple characteristics? How can you determine which is the best racetrack? Whatever you have learned from the previous articles, you can use it to compare the different racetracks!

It now directs the significance of understanding first which racetrack you are betting on before placing your money. Veterans are no exception and want to increase their winning odds as much as possible before placing their bets. If you ask a veteran, they will surely answer you, “Yes. I did my research well”.

It was also mentioned on the page Jockeys and Racehorses that some horses are compatible with specific tracks. As significant as it is to become knowledgeable about how well a particular horse runs in each direction, this method is still insufficient if you are not familiar with the racetracks. Hence, being knowledgeable about racehorses and racetracks comes hand in hand.

You can learn in-depth knowledge by comparing the differences and likenesses of multiple courses. Yes, not only the difference but also the similarity. If you limit yourself to understanding one characteristic, like simply looking at the track’s direction, you might miss other important details like shapes and surfaces of the racetracks that can impact the horse’s performance. An example is the Epsom and Haydock, both left-handed but have multiple differences. Haydock is similar to several other courses like Ayr, Doncaster, Newbury, and York; all are left-handed, galloping in nature, flat, and give fast times results. In contrast, Epsom is a very undulating track and stiff. It still holds a flat race but possesses one of the most complex technical tests, like Brighton and Chepstow.

Hence, having precise assessments of the multiple racetracks about each characteristic, like the shape and the direction of the track,  what type of track surface they have, the history of the winners, the perks and disadvantages of the tracks, etc., are all essential. It can be your handbook of cheats that will direct you to the winning bets if properly learned and utilized.

It is good to have a broad knowledge of the tracks first to ensure that your favorite horse has a high chance of winning.

To help you with that, you can check all the racetrack details and information we gathered here in AmWager. Check out the list of racetracks the AmWager prepared just for you!

Still Confused with the Terms?

If you are still having a hard time familiarizing some terms, you can also check the AmWager’s glossary for your own convenience!

After learning the Basics, you can now start learning more daily from our experts! All your basic knowledge now can help you better understand the free expert advice from our handicappers.

You can now bet with confidence at the upcoming horse race!