how to play Arlington Park

Arlington gets underway this Friday afternoon.  Over at Brisnet, I have a look at angles to keep in mind during the meet. I discuss angles including trainers, jockeys, and running styles on both the grass and the polytrack.  I point out what angles tend to win a lot -- and what angles to keep in... Continue Reading →

previewing the Hawthorne spring meet

For lovers of Chicago racing, tonight is like Christmas Eve...after all, Hawthorne starts again tomorrow! And, over at the TwinSpires blog, I preview the Hawthorne spring meet.  I analysed the last few spring meets at Hawthorne, and take a look at some of the angles that emerged. So, read my introduction to handicapping Hawthorne, pick some... Continue Reading →

Three Hour Nap, revisited

Thoroughbred racing in Illinois gets back underway in less than two weeks.  With that on the horizon, and two-year-old races at Arlington only a few months away, it seemed a good time to revisit one of my pieces from last year, about Three Hour Nap. Since my maiden-focused look at Three Hour Nap was published... Continue Reading →

don’t sleep on Three Hour Nap!

Illinois racing, and particularly Illinois-bred racing, can be a game of niche angles.  One of those angles centers around an Illinois stallion named Three Hour Nap.  Despite having a relatively small number of foals so far, their ability to win early in their careers has made him prominent. The cleverly named son of Afternoon Deelites... Continue Reading →

The Final Wager: Parimutuel Wagering

Part of the reason I got so deeply into horse racing is the trivia aspect.  Being able to remember little details about horses, their pedigrees, and their races makes the sport fun. In light of that, I am excited to announce that I collaborated with Keith Williams of The Final Wager on the latest Fact... Continue Reading →

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