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The Bias

and the flyboy lunaticWell, the last newsletter created a bit of a controversy. Some folks simply thought I was a fly-boy lunatic for questioning ratings such as an obvious phenomenon called a track/dirt bias. And then there were some “way to go” folks out there, too. I hit the nail squarely on the head, they [...]

February 9, 2010 • Posted in: Articles • No Comments

Pace Picture Techniques

Today I want to go into some ways that you can use the pace picture that will help you organize and do your work as efficiently as possible. But first let me talk a bit about the pace picture and how powerful it can be. That simple little doodle of a pace picture up there [...]

February 8, 2010 • Posted in: Articles • No Comments

Bring Home the Bacon 1936 Style

One of the biggest bookmakers in the country passed away in 1936. Horse and Jockey magazine wasted no time publishing his secret system. The March 1937 issue revealed for posterity the Bookmaker’s Under-Cover System – “he would certainly get a big chuckle thinking about the consternation of the remaining bookmakers”.
Here are the results of a week’s [...]

February 7, 2010 • Posted in: Articles • No Comments

The Man Speaks

I’m the proud owner of a Robert Saunders Dowst tome (He got some help from Jay Craig – see the cover). It was published by the Sun Dial Press of NYC in 1940. The copyright is dated 1934. Copies are hard to find. Start with EBay. The book ranks amongst the top five of all the [...]

February 6, 2010 • Posted in: Articles • No Comments

Pace Makes the Race…Sometimes

You probably know by know that I call myself a pace handicapper. However, I don’t believe that pace makes the race all the time. Pace makes the race when, well, pace can make the race. Many times the least gimpy makes the race. Or the best form makes the race. Or so-called class makes the [...]

February 5, 2010 • Posted in: Articles • No Comments

Track Profiling

I collect old horse racing magazines – some go back as far as 1898. One of my favorites is from 1925 called A Crystallized Manual by M. P. Walter & Co. Actually, there’s still a lot of pertinent information in that little manual. Every section of the manual has a silk type divider with a [...]

February 4, 2010 • Posted in: Articles • No Comments

When three powerful factors come together…

One of my favor pastimes is post-mortem analysis. Take a pile of PPs and look for magic keys. Now the cynic will say there are no magic keys in horse racing, and anybody with half a brain can go back and find stuff that works AFTER the race has been run. But there are, really, [...]

February 3, 2010 • Posted in: Articles • No Comments