Fair Grounds meet horseplayer preview: Louisiana circuit insights 
Fair Grounds meet horseplayer preview: Louisiana circuit insights 

2022-11-29T19:46:34.746ZKevin Kilroy

Here are some things to know about Fair Grounds and the Louisiana circuit to help sharpen your edge.
Brisnet Speed ratings can make small fields playable
Brisnet Speed ratings can make small fields playable

2022-11-22T22:01:29.596ZJ. Keeler Johnson

The power of speed figures—and specifically the Brisnet Speed ratings published in Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances—came to the forefront in the 2022 Bob Hope (G3) at Del Mar.
The Science of Horse Racing: Why Do Jockeys Ride Like That?
The Science of Horse Racing: Why Do Jockeys Ride Like That?

2022-11-18T19:14:56.443ZJennifer Kelly

The race rider’s stance has gone from straight in the saddle to a balanced squat over the withers, a change that started with one legendary jockey and was soon adopted worldwide. This month’s Science of Horse Racing examines both how this change came about and why this demanding position works for both horse and rider.
Pick 5 Play Fair Grounds: Saturday, Nov. 19
Pick 5 Play Fair Grounds: Saturday, Nov. 19

2022-11-18T18:49:31.375ZKevin Kilroy

It’s important to have a strong opinion in one of the first two legs of this sequence at Fair Grounds.
The power of Brisnet Late Pace ratings
The power of Brisnet Late Pace ratings

2022-11-08T17:07:44.366ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Among the many handicapping tools found in Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances are Brisnet Late Pace ratings. Their power was evident during 2022 Breeders' Cup week.
The Science of Horse Racing: Track Surfaces
The Science of Horse Racing: Track Surfaces

2022-10-19T18:36:07.501ZJennifer Kelly

This month’s Science of Horse Racing considers the three types of surfaces and how weather and geography play into our understanding of how horses race over those tracks.
Exploring the effects of left-handed, right-handed, and straight racecourses
Exploring the effects of left-handed, right-handed, and straight racecourses

2022-10-19T14:08:10.326ZJ. Keeler Johnson

In the U.S., practically all Thoroughbred horse races feature at least one left-handed turn for the runners to negotiate. But racing around left-handed turns is far from standard on the global stage.
4 reasons you should bet turf races
4 reasons you should bet turf races

2022-10-12T12:55:39.947ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Some of the most famous horse races in the United States are contested on dirt, including the Kentucky Derby (G1). But turf races often provide the best betting opportunities for horseplayers.
5 positive signs when betting on unraced horses
5 positive signs when betting on unraced horses

2022-10-05T13:51:33.178ZJ. Keeler Johnson

It can be tricky for inexperienced horseplayers to bet on maiden races filled with unraced horses. How is it possible to predict the performances of horses who have never run?
Betting Strategies: Pool Selection with Geoff Riggs
Betting Strategies: Pool Selection with Geoff Riggs

2022-10-01T13:55:31.849ZKevin Kilroy

Born the day after his parents’ annual Kentucky Derby party, Louisville native Geoff Riggs’s love of horse racing was fated.
How can field size affect betting payoffs?
How can field size affect betting payoffs?

2022-09-27T19:15:00.959ZJ. Keeler Johnson

It’s common to hear horseplayers and racing analysts talk about field size, but they’re not referring to the acreage of open land. They’re referring to the number of horses entered in a race.
How to calculate the cost of a multi-race wager
How to calculate the cost of a multi-race wager

2022-09-20T18:14:16.769ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Have you ever wondered how to calculate the price of a multi-race wager? Wonder no longer, because it’s easy and straightforward.
Furlongs, miles, and meters: How do race distances compare?
Furlongs, miles, and meters: How do race distances compare?

2022-09-13T16:54:00.706ZJ. Keeler Johnson

In the United States, the distance of a horse race is measured in furlongs and/or miles. But this isn’t the case in many other racing nations.