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Handicapping 301: Beyer Figures

Handicapping 301: Beyer Figures

There is a lot of information floating around when you are handicapping, but perhaps the single most important piece of information for me is a horse’s Beyer speed figure. We often talk about this number on The Magic Mike Show, which has spawned quite a few questions from people who… Read More

Handicapping 301: Picking Winners in 2YO Maiden Races

Handicapping 301: Picking Winners in 2YO Maiden Races

One of the toughest things to do when handicapping horse racing is consistently picking winners in 2-year-old maiden races. You’ll often run into big fields but with little or no experience to help you form your opinion. Some people choose to stay away from these races, but I absolutely love… Read More

Handicapping 301: Finding Bad Favorites

Handicapping 301: Finding Bad Favorites

Whether you like them or try to beat them, favorites are the key to multi-race sequences. Every time that I play multi-race bets, the amount I spend and how I construct a ticket is always based off of the strengths of the favorites in the sequence. Specifically, I’m looking for… Read More

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Handicapping 301: How I Hit a $35k Pick 4 for $148

Handicapping 301: How I Hit a $35k Pick 4 for $148

Sunday was an amazing day for me, to say the least. As I mentioned in last week’s Handicapping 301, I started taking handicapping seriously a year ago, and I’ve since had some nice hits, but on Sunday, I had my largest ever: $35,163.75 off of three tickets that cost a… Read More

Handicapping 301:  Know Yourself

Handicapping 301: Know Yourself

I was a losing player for years. Sure, I’d have streaks where I would get hot and win for a month, but it would always eventually spiral downhill. Every time I’d hit, I’d end up giving it back – and then some – because I’d start betting a little more… Read More

Handicapping 301: Creating Value Around Heavy Favorites

Handicapping 301: Creating Value Around Heavy Favorites

Favorites can be the most frustrating thing in horse racing. You bet them because it just feels like they should win, but you either end up with small payouts, or else they put you on tilt when they lose! Managing favorites and maximizing the value when playing with or against… Read More

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Handicapping 301: The Knowns vs. the Unknowns

Handicapping 301: The Knowns vs. the Unknowns

Handicapping 301 is a new series that will focus on high-level theories and strategies that are often overlooked or not implemented. I’m going to pull specific examples from my wins and losses while playing mainly multi-race wagers, but these tips can be applied to handicapping any race. At Churchill Downs… Read More

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