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I Love Handicapping – Part Two

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on April 8, 2014
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If a Flat race is for horses rated 56-70, for example, then nothing rated higher than 70 is eligible for entry. Horses rated lower than 56 are allowed to run, but they would normally be given weights as if they were rated 56 irrespective of how much lower than this they are actually rated. It would be stupid for the trainer of a horse rated 46 to enter. He would have to carry ten pounds more than the weight that we think would give it...

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I Love Handicapping – Part One

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on April 7, 2014
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Handicapping is the bread and butter of racing, without it, there would be no racing of any interest whatsoever because the best horses would win all of the time. A handicap is a race for which horses are allotted weight, based on their ability on the racecourse, to try to equalize their chances of winning. There are many other factors that influence the outcome of any contest...

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Breeders Cup Hopefuls in Super Saturday at Belmont

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on September 29, 2011

With the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic due to take place at Churchill Downs on November 5, punters will no doubt be paying close attention to the performance of their favorites in upcoming races, including the six graded stakes on Belmont Park's Super Saturday card this weekend – the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational; the Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational; the Flower Bowl Invitational; the Beldame; the Vosburgh; and the Kelso Breeders' Cup Handicap. All six races feature prime contenders for the prestigious Breeders Cup, and Saturday's races can be a make-or-break scenario for eligibility.

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BHA Fights Punter Corruption

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on September 15, 2011

In an attempt to halt corruption in the Sport of Kings, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is likely to make more frequent use of its power to ban suspect punters from all racecourses within the United Kingdom, while not having to lay formal legal charges against them and become tied up in legal wrangling. This new corruption-fighting strategy was revealed following a weekend of racing during which two individuals deemed to be bringing the sport of horse racing into disrepute were banned from all UK licensed racecourses. In keeping with the BHA rules, this action was taken without pressing formal charges and without any disciplinary hearing being called. The ban includes being forbidden from having contact with jockeys, trainers, stable staff and licensed owners, with all parties being informed of the decision.

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Goldikova Wants Marois Victory

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on August 15, 2011

The Deuville Racecourse is the host of the annual Prix Jacques Le Marois race for thoroughbred horses that are three years of age, or older. It is open to both fillies and colts, and is a Group 1 event that was established in 1921, run over a 1 600 meter distance. The race was named in honor of the former Societe des Courses de Deauville president, Jacques Le Marois. The race is a popular event for owners and trainers from all over the world, and Goldikova has her sights set on this event, to find her second victory here, which eluded her last year.

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A Little Strategy Goes a Long Way When Betting On Horses

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on July 26, 2011

Visiting a racetrack and doing a little gambling on thoroughbred horses is one of the single best ways to spend an afternoon or evening. Typically, thousands of people fill the grandstands to watch dozens of horses circle the track, many of whom like to wager on the outcome. While betting on horses is a thrilling experience that often releases adrenalin and endorphins within the human body, a lot of money can be squandered quickly if you don't have a basic strategy or an understanding of how things work. Here are a few things you need to know about how to get the greatest return out of your dollar while at a racetrack.

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Nathaniel Heading to the Arc

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on July 25, 2011

Inaugurated in 1951, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a prestigious Grade 1 event that is hosted at Ascot Racecourse. It is a one mile and four furlong racing event, or 2 414 meters. Winners of this event traditionally move on to compete in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. This year the event was marred with tragedy, even though the victory secured for the very talented Nathaniel was a wonderful achievement for the horse and his connections. Many would describe this year's event of the most unsuccessful they have witnessed in years.

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Epsom Derby Fever

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on June 2, 2011

The first Epsom Derby was inaugurated in 1780, and is also referred to as The Derby and Derby Stakes. It is a race for horses that are three years of age, and both fillies and colts are permitted to enter. This Group 1 race for thoroughbreds, hosted by the Epsom Downs Racecourse, is run over a distance of 2 423 meters. The Derby is seen as one of the most prestigious events on Britain’s horse racing calendar and a race that has eluded the Queen for years. It is an event that sees a celebrity line-up of spectators, dressed in the most fashionable designs, included in the stands that fill up with approximately a hundred thousand racing fans.

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Gearing Up for Guineas Festival

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on April 21, 2011

The horse racing industry is busy gearing up for the QUIPCO Guineas Festival, which is to be hosted at the Newmarket Racecourse on 30 April and 1 May 2011. It is the two Guineas races that will be drawing the fans, namely the 1000 Guineas and the 2000 Guineas. The 1000 Guineas is run for fillies over a distance of a mile, and while the 2000 Guineas is open to fillies, it is usually run by colts only. There are a few horses that have already been named as favorites for the race and punters are excited to see how horses such as Frankel will perform.

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2011 Thistledown Season

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on March 3, 2011

The Ohio Derby will be held on 4 June 2011. This will be the 77th time that the race will be held. It has a colorful history, with the race being in inaugurated in 1876 but cancelled in 1882. It was brought back in 1924, and was won by the legendary Black Gold. It is now held at the Thistledown Racecourse, in Ohio, and is a Grade III race for horses that are three-years-old. Hosted on a dirt track, the race covers a distance of one and 1/16 miles, and has a purse amount of $100 000. Although the race is some time away, trainers are already preparing for this event and the excitement is mounting around the new Thistledown Season.

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