Smart BettingWhat is smart betting for one may not be for another. It all depends on why you play the game. If you play for fun, or just for the action, or entertainment with “disposable income,” if such a thing exists, then it really doesn’t matter. If you play to win and to beat the game, then it matters as much as anything. You will have to make smart bets. Not all bets are smart.Personally, I have never understood or been a fan of a place bet. Many people are. I cannot even recall the last place bet I have made, and there may be only two or three of them if that in my wagering career to date. First and foremost, I handicap who I think will win a race, not come second, and I structure my plays around that opinion. Second place is the first loser. That said, there…
Key Horse Races & Free Expert Picks For April 11Race 10 at Gulfstream Park - Post Time 4:54 PM EasternGogo Shoes showed a lot of maturity winning last month in her second career start, stalking in second and third early and drawing off by four lengths in a field of 12. She’s got a lot of improving to do and the 80 last race Equibase figure is the third best in the field. The top last race figure horse in the field, Boerne (88) earned her win (also in career start #2) leading from start to finish and gets the rail. Lastchanceforlove earned an 81 figure and also when leading from start to finish. I’m going to root for a big pace battle between Lastchanceforlove and Boerne which puts Gogo Shoes in a great spot to win her second in a row. Chart won after stalking in second, in her…
Stay Tuned: Racing Will ResumeNobody is sure exactly when, but at some point, racing will resume in earnest. There will be changes, some things will be different, but the Sport of Kings will go on.There is something to be said for that fact alone. So many have said in the past few years racing was on the brink. There is no shortage of threatening issues. Maybe in a strange way, this sort of hiatus from what one could argue was over saturation will help the sport.Maybe track management will see less is more. Fewer tracks running head to head can lead to increased handle. Without spreading itself thin all over the place maybe tracks can focus on promoting each other’s quality and opportunities and find a way to share the revenue. Well, we can dream anyway.When things go back full swing, what can we expect, and what can bettors capitalize…
Key Horse Races & Free Expert Picks For April 4Race 8 at Gulfstream Park - Post Time 4:18 PM EasternLady Panda gets the ground saving rail and has a great stalking style in a race with at least three “need the lead” types (Callie California, Ms Headley and Yolanda’s Pride) likely to set a fast pace which helps her out a lot. I think we can ignore her first five races even though three were excellent. The reason is the only two races relevant to her chances to succeed today where her last two, both since adding blinkers. She rallied for second in the first of the two on 1/31 then on 3/6 next out she rallied from fifth to draw off late, at the same mile trip at this race and under Gaffalione, who rides here. The 90 Equibase figure earned is better than BOTH favorites, Ghostly Beauty and…
Standardbred harness horse racing is not quite as popular as thoroughbred horse racing, but it can be just as or even more exciting! The betting process is nearly identical with the only difference being that the better must take into account different information. And all this information can be found on a harness racing program. This program contains the information about that day’s race, horses, and drivers as well as stats from the horses’ previous races. Understanding how to read a harness racing program correctly can mean the difference between walking away a winner or a l**** (we don’t like to say the “L” word). At AmWager, we want everyone to be a winner, which is why we have put together this easy to read guide on how to read a greyhound racing program. Want to learn how to read other racing programs? Click over to our other guides!How To…
Greyhound racing is a popular sport in several countries around the world and in some parts of the United States. If you engage in greyhound race betting, then you better know how to read a greyhound racing program or you will end up just throwing your money down the drain. At AmWager, we want everyone to be a winner, which is why we have put together this easy to read guide on how to read a greyhound racing program. Want to learn how to read other racing programs? Click over to our other guides!How To Read A Harness Racing ProgramHow To Read A Horse Racing ProgramGreyhound Racing: How To Read A ProgramA greyhound racing program is broken into two important informational sections: 1. Information about today’s race 2. Details about the greyhounds’ past performance We took a sample program and labeled each section so you can be ready to cheer…
Answer this question for us: Would you walk into a horse track for the first time and throw down a multi-hundred dollar bet on the horse with the cutest name? We would hope not. The best way to place the smartest horse racing bet is to have good sturdy knowledge of how to read a horse racing program. A thoroughbred horse racing program has the ins and outs of the race, the horses, their past performances, and the jockey. AmWager wants everyone to walk away a winner at the track so we have put together this easy to read guide to show both first timers and those who may be a little rusty how to read a horse racing program. Want to learn how to read other racing programs? Click over to our other guides!How To Read A Harness Racing ProgramHow To Read A Greyhound Racing ProgramThoroughbred Horse Racing: How…
The thunder of the hooves. The tension in the air. The stakes are high. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of a live horse race. Horse betting was the original Vegas. It started in a world before casinos, lotteries, and slot machines. It’s a classic sport that has only gotten better with time. In the world of horse racing, there are different kinds of horse bets. Our goal is to help you understand how to bet on horses, different types of bets that can help you win big and how to enjoy your experience in the process. Types of Horse Racing Bets: Straight Bets and Exotic Bets Horse betting is what makes this event one of the most popular sports in the world. And knowing how to bet on horses can keep you coming back for more. Horse bets can be put into one of two categories; straight bets and…
While the world struggles to cope with Coronavirus, Gulfstream Park is intent on running the Florida Derby card sans fans in the stands. The consensus is they won’t run beyond Saturday. Santa Anita, also owned by the Stronach Group, will likely employ a similar plan and try and run through their Santa Anita Derby card. We’ll see.To their credit, Gulfstream has put together a stellar card of racing on Saturday. The Florida Derby has a full field of twelve with an also eligible. I’ll give you my rundown on the race and horses.As Seen On Tv has a nice inside draw and Paco Lopez has been hot. He’s never run a bad one, and he has a nice style for this race in that he can sit just off the speed and save ground. I don’t trust him 100% and may toss him despite fearing him.Shivaree takes blinkers off and…
Key Horse Races & Free Expert Picks For March 28Orchid Stakes – Race 10 at Gulfstream Park - Post Time 4:17 PM EasternKelsey’s Cross opens at 10/1 and I expect those odds to hold up because the filly is just two for 10 in her career and hasn’t won since September. After breaking her maiden last May on the Gulfstream Turf, she was stakes placed (third) in three straight stakes on turf before dropping to the first allowance level to win, again on the Gulfstream Park grass. After a poor race last October and two poor efforts to start her four year old campaign, Kelsey’s Cross may have shown signs of turning a corner three weeks ago in the Hillsborough Stakes. In that race she lagged last of 11 for the first seven furlongs of the nine furlong trip then split horses late to end up third, beaten three-quarters of…