What is a horseplayer? By definition it is a person who gambles on horse racing. That is a simplistic definition and one that does not do us players service. We are the lifeblood of the racing industry. Without our wagering dollars, our great athletes would essentially be running for ribbons. While I would still love racing even without gambling, it is the money generated from wagering that drives the sport. Gambling on horses is unique from other forms of gambling as it is not a game where the final outcome is generated by a random event on a computer, but rather the results of great athletes, the horses, and the efforts they give in each race. Many things can drive someone to become a horseplayer. For some of us it is a passion for the horses; for others it is strictly a numbers game where the most likely winner is…
Have you ever had a horse that you absolutely love? You know, one that for some reason or another you got attached to. Maybe it was a winning horse that enabled you to cash a big winning ticket. Or, a horse that came from a sire or dam that you were absolutely crazy about. How about a gray…everybody loves gray horses right? We have all been there, latching onto a horse for this reason or that. It’s rather common. Developing a feeling of attachment to a horse is no different than having a favorite football, basketball, or baseball player. No matter horse or human, we want to see our favorite athlete do well. Know the difference, though, between pulling for your favorite horse and betting on it. Every horse race is an individual and unique event. If your favorite horse won its last race, it’s because of the conditions and…
Jockeys, by definition, are the people who ride horses professionally in races. While that definition is simplistic and fits the job description, it does a lousy job of encompassing everything these athletes do. Yes, I said athletes because these are the pilots of animals weighing an average of 1200 lbs. and that are running in excess of 35 mph around the racetrack. It would be hard enough to control and maneuver a thoroughbred by itself around one or two turns, but add eight to 12 others, all running at the same time for the identical finish line, and you can get a bit of chaos. Oh, did I fail to mention that most of these men and women weigh less than 118lbs? The job that jockeys do is a tough one and one that requires hundreds of hours in the saddle to prepare for a career in racing. To add…
You have $20 to spend at the grocery store to buy three things to make a sandwich: bread, cheese, and meat. Would you take that $20 and divide it by three and spend $6.66 on each item, when the bread cost $1.99, cheese $3.49, and meat $6.99? The simple answer is no. Unfortunately, that is what you are doing when you are boxing your wagers. When you box your selections, regardless of what the current odds are, you are essentially spending the same of amount on each selection even though they are at different odds. In other words, you are lowering your return on investment (ROI). AmWager has a great tool that enables you to maximize your ROI and take the inefficiencies out of the boxed wager – it’s called Dutching.
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From Gulfstream Park: New Grade 3 One of 3 Graded Races on Card with 5 StakesTalk Logistics, Storming My Way Take Different Route to StakesSweetontheladies Takes New Dimension into $75,000 Smooth Air Set to be renewed as a graded stakes for the first time Dec. 17 at Gulfstream Park, the $100,000 Harlan's Holiday (G3) attracted 18 nominations, including five from the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, the 13-time defending Championship Meet titlist.
Friday Aqueduct: Carryover - $837,571 Pick 6 Ascot (AUS): G3 A.J. Scahill Stakes. Early Sat. AM ET Fairgrounds: Carryover - $47,419 Pick 5 Jackpot Los Alamitos: Carryover - $11,539 Pick 6 Turfway: Carryover - $23,823 Super High Five Meadowlands - Harness: Carryover - $53,711 Super High Five Last Race Woodbine - Harness: Niagra. Carryover - $438,804 Super High Five Jackpot For more carryovers, click here.
Friday Aqueduct: $125,000 Winter Memories; $100,000 King's Swan Del Mar: G2 $200,000 Hollywood Turf Club Golden Gate: $50,000 Debutante
The pinnacle race on the Aqueduct card Saturday is the Artie Schiller Stakes, going a mile on the Aqueduct lawn. Under the tutelage of James Jerkins, Artie Schiller had an outstanding career winning 10 of 22 lifetime starts with earnings of over $2 million dollars. While he raced until his five-year-old season, his four-year-old-campaign was by far his best. In 2005, Artie Schiller won the Grade 2 Maker’s Mark Mile, Grade 2 Bernard Baruch, and capped the year taking the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile. It’s nice to see NYRA name a race after this outstanding racehorse and this is a solid group of ten older horses running for the winner’s share of the $150k purse.
Aqueduct Race 8 Discovery Stakes This will mark the 72nd running of the Discovery, which was first run in 1945 and won by War Jeep. The race was named after the 1935 Horse of The Year, Discovery, who had a remarkable race year winning 11 of 19 races while carrying an average of a 131 pounds. Over the years the race has been won by some of the all-time greats including Kelso (1960), Forego (1973), and Dynaformer (1988). While this edition of the Discovery lacks some of the star power of yesteryear, the field of eleven that will enter the starting gate is highly competitive.