The 34 tips that are written below are very helpful in the game of racing. The tips are:
1. To make money in racing you must know handicapping and profitcapping.
2. 22% of horses laid off for more than 90 days finish within 1 length of the leader.
3. After a layoff and after a stressful race this takes a toll on a horse and may produce a bounce.
4. A bounce is a good performance followed by a bad performance.
5. Horses that are 2-4 years old improve in ability and horses that are 5-12 years old decline in ability.
6. How much higher is the horse’s beyer speed today than his life time best?
7. What’s the horse’s life time in the money percent?
8. An example of a horse’s life time in the money percent: the horse has 36 life time starts with 9 wins, 4 places and 2 showsand now add 9+4+2 = 15 so that it becomes 15/36 = 42% so that this horse is in the money 42% of the time and this horse wins at 9/36 = 25.2% of the time.
9. (a) Add the 2 last beyer’s of each horse and (b) add the 2 last allowed odds and if this sum is over 59 then eliminate that horse.
10. Add 3 last beyers of each horse and compare them.
11. Calculate the base factors of: pace, speed, track bias, bounce, falling or rising in class price, going longer distance today, surface (dirt, sand, clay, turf, synthetic), surface condition (wet, sloppy, soggy, damp, muddy and dry).
12. Look for a horse put into a wrong distance today and remove it from the ‘win’ position.
13. Look for a class price drop such as: a drop from stakes to allowance or a drop from a $25,000 claiming to a $11,500 claiming.
14. When the track is extremely biased toward the rail (high percent of low quality horses winning against good quality horses at that track because of the rail).
15. A horse performance wasn’t declining but the horse was a victim of his last trip.
16. The horse’s form was by the way the race was run and this produced the horse’s fluctuations in form.
17. It’s unrealistic to evaluate a horse on small amounts of evidence.
18. Under what trip conditions did the horse earn its’ positions and lengths, pace, speed and odds?
19. No one factor, angle or method tells everything.
20. There are accountable variables (things you have information for) and unaccountable variables (things you know are part of the process of racing but have no information on).
21. The horse has a physical problem.
22. The horse has a natural psychological orientation (hates humans, hates racing and hates being a slave).
23. The pace was produced by exhausted pace setters who can now be beaten.
24. Some race tracks have a track bias that favors the rail.
25. Each horse runs within a lane on the track and each lane is 36 inches wide and each lane produces a 1 length loss of ground from the rail.
26. Field size categories: 2-4 horses is a very small field, 5-7 is a small field, 8-10 is a medium field, 11-15 is a medium large field, 16-20 is a large field and 21-30 horses is a very large field.
27. Head to head or nose to nose pressure between horses in the stretch is an important pace factor.
28. Quantify all elements and sub-elements that make up the track bias.
29. There’s a relationship between final time, weight carried, pace and ground loss on the turn.
30. These are several factors that affect a race the most and these are: speed, pace, track bias, trip, jockey and trainer tactics.
31. Find a horse that knows how to take a clear early lead from the gate to the 1/2 mile mark.
32. Higher class horses are affected mostly by strong early pace.
33. Find a horse who had early and late speed, form (gaining positions and lengths) in its’ last race but couldn’t get clear of other horses.
34. If it’s a turf race look for the most experienced horse on turf.