Posts Tagged: Intermediate

Get the lowdown on Horseplayers star Peter Rotondo Jr.’s go-to wagering strategies, and his Grandma’s birthday play!

A Primer on Workouts

The data recorded for workouts is only part of the story, find out how you can avail yourself of even more information.

Our panelists share their insights on juvenile debuts

From a handicapping perspective, playing juvenile races can be a daunting affair. With so little information available, getting a handle on the race can be difficult. But fear not: we’ve assembled a group of juvenile-race-loving handicappers to help you get started with pedigree and understand ways to factor the information that is available.

An in-depth look at the pedigrees of the 2013 Belmont Stakes contenders

Who has the pedigree to win the 2013 Belmont Stakes? And, perhaps more importantly, who does not?

Ideas and approaches from the HRF Crew

Looking for some last minute ideas on wagering? We take a look at some ideas on exotic plays and the HRF Crew shares their approach for the big day.

Taking a look at the 2013 Kentucky Derby field entrant’s running styles.

Who has the pedigree to win the 2013 Kentucky Derby?

Who has the pedigree to win the 2013 Kentucky Derby? And perhaps more importantly, who does not?

Handicapping the Kentucky Derby

Discover which prep races have produced the most Kentucky Derby winners and what that means for this year’s contenders.

Part of the fun of handicapping the Kentucky Derby is the awesome potential for geeking out on stats, which just might lead you to the winner.

Nuance and overlooked angles are the lifeblood of handicappers: we crave an edge and will work hard to find a little something that others may have overlooked. One such nuance is track configuration.

The conventional wisdom about Breeders’ Cup turf races is that European invaders will dominate. Perhaps they will, but historically the location of the prep has been less important than the order of finish.

The dominance of Northern Dancer in turf pedigrees

While Man O’War and Secretariat are legendary names in American horse racing history, arguably no horse has shaped the sport worldwide more than Northern Dancer.

A champion shares his process

2012 National Handicapping Champion Michael Beychok shares his road map to tournament glory.

Who has the pedigree to win the 2012 Belmont Stakes?

Who has the pedigree to win the 2012 Belmont Stakes? And, perhaps more importantly, who does not?

How the race is likely to unfold

Taking a look at the 2012 Kentucky Derby field entrant’s running styles.

Who Has the Pedigree to Win the 2012 Kentucky Derby?

Who has the pedigree to win the 2012 Kentucky Derby? And perhaps more importantly, who does not?

Our panelists open up about their approach to handicapping

Are you curious about how other players handicap? Do wonder what angles and tools they use most or what questions they ask themselves? We’ve assembled a canny group of cappers to discuss their approach to handicapping, and they don’t hold back!

2-year-olds are not only fun to watch, they can present an excellent opportunity to make money for the astute handicapper.

Who has the pedigree to win the 2011 Belmont Stakes?

Who has the pedigree to win the 2011 Belmont Stakes? And, perhaps more importantly, who does not?

How the race is likely to unfold

Taking a look at the 2011 Kentucky Derby field entrant’s running styles.

Because sooner or later we all want to do it ourselves

Are you a data weenie or a number cruncher? Are you mathematically inclined and/or just plain old interested in making your figs? You’re not alone.

A Modern Interpretation of Pace Handicapping

Knowing who’s the fastest horse is helpful, but knowing who stands to benefit from the impending pace scenario can be even more helpful! Special guest Derek Simon shows you how with his very own pace figs.

Because determining who's the fastest isn't the only use

What are Beyer Speed Figures good for other than determining who might be the fastest horse? Quite a bit as it turns out! Find what our panelists have to say about BSFs as Figs Gone Wild Month rages on.

A primer on figures

Whether it’s to help you identify who will end up favored or to better understand a horse’s performance, figures are everywhere so you might as well understand them.

There are plenty of instances where it pays to play the favorite

You asked and we answered! Playing against the favorite isn’t always the way to go. Discover some strategies for playing short-priced favorites.

All-weather racetracks are a relatively new phenomenon, having only been in existence for just over five years. While much more study needs to be undertaken, we’ve identified ten sires whose offspring have done well on all-weather surfaces so far.

Seeing a race with your own eyes can uncover useful information

When it comes to uncovering hidden potential or ramping up on a new circuit, race replays are an excellent source of information.

What You Should Know About American Turf Pedigrees

What you should know about American turf pedigrees.

The post parade and warm-up can provide insight about a horse's readiness

How a horse looks on paper is one thing, but when the gates open are they ready to go? The post parade and warm-up can provide insight.

Doing the Splits!

Time only matters in prison, as the old racetrack saying goes, but time can also tell a story about how a race was run. This can unearth clues that are not necessarily apparent when looking at the past performance.

No matter how you slice it, the superfecta is a fun and affordable way to play with a wide variety of ways to experiment within almost any budget.

Where Post Position Meets Running Style

Taking a look at the 2010 Kentucky Derby field entrant’s running styles in relation to their post positions.

Who Has the Pedigree to Win the 2010 Kentucky Derby?

Who Has the Pedigree to Win the 2010 Kentucky Derby?

Want to get started with pedigrees but don’t know how? We’ll get you familiar with the lingo and answer some basic questions to help you get started!

Everyone loves longshots, but not everyone knows how to factor them in when wagering.

Single race exotics, such as the exacta, trifecta and superfecta, offer a variety of ways to reap higher rewards than win, place and show bets. They also have their own host of considerations.

Do you think you can only find value in exotic wagers? Guess again, one can find value and several different approaches for win, place and show bets!

Simple strategies for getting started with multi-race wagering

Multi-race wagers can be as fun as they are challenging. Find out how you can get started with a modest bankroll and a will to party!

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