Best Handicapping Methods For Horse Racing Results

Posted: 12/09/2012 | Views: 64 |

There are as many ways to handicap a horse race as there are horses running every day. While some people are very secretive about their handicapping methods, others, including yours truly, write books on the subject. The most successful people at the horse track are the ones who learn several horse racing systems and then adapt them to the track and their own personalities.

They study the races at the track and then figure out where the loopholes and vulnerabilities are, usually in the way that other bettors play the horses. That's the real key to making a profit betting on horses. You're betting against the other horse players and trying to find a case where they've underestimated a horse's chances of winning. That's the whole game in a nutshell, though it is very difficult to actually do that.

The reason it's so difficult is that in each race there are people with inside information about some of the runners and there are also people who specialize in certain kinds of races. There are some people who follow the claimers watching the horses that change barns and knowing the methods of the trainers who specialize in claiming horses and getting a win out of them within a race or two.
Another method that seems quite popular is clocking the horses that work out in the morning. The clockers take special care in watching the young horses. The maidens who show a blazing workout or who seem to be ready to win because they're filled out and muscled up get their attention and they wait for those horses to race in order to cash a winning ticket on them. Those maidens have often lost a few races and don't look very good on paper so they pay well.

The point is, you can't beat each one of these specialists and that's what you're trying to do when you play all the races. The best method is to watch the different kinds of races and to find which ones you have a special talent for. Maybe you can't go to the track and clock horses in the morning, but if you practice watching maidens in the saddling ring you may start to get results with your handicapping in races for young horses that amaze you.

The best handicapping methods are the ones that you can use to spot  horses that go off at longer odds than they should be at. If a horse has a fifty-fifty chance of winning a race but is at 2-1, that's a great overlay and you should be able to make money on that one. Spotting that muscled up maiden in the paddock and realizing it's improved since it's last race is how you find those overlays and that's just one example. You could spot a claimer that looks like it is healthier and ready to win, too.

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