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The Handicapper’s Condition Book and Pace

I don’t recommend books very often but there’s one you just have to have to be a complete player, I think. It’s called The Handicapper’s Condition Book by James Quinn. If you have it read it again and again. Keep it close by. If you don’t have it then buy it. I think it comes [...]

April 20, 2010 • Posted in: Articles • No Comments

Physiology and Speed Figures

Let’s say a horse gets loose on the lead and runs a final time of 1:47 at 1 1/8 mile. And let’s say the pace was 1:09 4/5th. Now let’s say the average or par pace time for this final time is 1:08 flat. The race comes up slow 9 at the pace call and [...]

April 15, 2010 • Posted in: Articles • No Comments

How to Improve your ROI with Early Pace Boxes

Since March 14th I’ve been playing only Early Pace Box qualifiers with a Form Factor Rating of 3 or better, and they fit the eligibility conditions profiles. I played them all to win. This morning I did my books. I was astonished at the results. I broke them down into two groups. The first group [...]

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

Pace Advantages with Pace Boxes

The PA PPs are designed to help players work through the data as efficiently as possible. These Pace Boxes, which uncover horses with a pace match-up advantage, will help you do just that. But they will also help you find overlays to stay or move boldly into the black ink. Don’t let the simplicity fool [...]

March 29, 2010 • Posted in: Articles • No Comments

Pace Travels Revisited

I’ve spent the last few days rereading the highlighted sections in some old handicapping books and magazines. They go back a long way. Who inspired me the most, I wanted to know. Ray Taulbot was the first. He’s the guy who started the whole pace of the race thing that I’ve been committed to for [...]

March 25, 2010 • Posted in: Articles • No Comments

The Realities of Horse Racing Revisited

On average the favorite wins 33% of all races. The second choice wins approximately 20% of the time. Third choice in the betting win at around 14% of the time. The top three betting choices win approximately 67% of all races. Favorites (33%) will finish 1st or 2nd approximately 50% of the time. One of [...]

March 22, 2010 • Posted in: Articles • No Comments

The Dominator

If you’ve been reading my articles for any length of time, you know I enjoy reporting on research I’m involved in. I present them, usually with a 100+ race sample behind them, so that you can follow them if you please. The results of one hundred races is not anywhere near enough to get crazy [...]

March 15, 2010 • Posted in: Articles • No Comments