What is a turf course? Everything you need to know
What is a turf course? Everything you need to know

2022-03-02T12:38:35.173ZJ. Keeler Johnson

You’ve probably gathered that many horse races take place on grass. Others, it seems, take place on turf. Or are they one and the same?
Recent trends in the Gotham Stakes
Recent trends in the Gotham Stakes

2022-03-02T04:08:03.973ZVance Hanson

The Gotham S. (G3) will be the first of four Kentucky Derby (G1) point-scoring races on March 5. Here are three trends worth noting about the Aqueduct fixture since 2010.
Recent trends in the Risen Star Stakes
Recent trends in the Risen Star Stakes

2022-02-16T23:38:47.651ZVance Hanson

Here are three things to know about the recent history of the Risen Star.
Step-by-step: How to bet a Pick 6
Step-by-step: How to bet a Pick 6

2022-02-16T23:03:27.600ZJ. Keeler Johnson

In terms of difficulty, all other wagers pale in comparison to the Pick 6, which dares you to select the winners of six consecutive races.
When maiden special weight to maiden claiming isn't a class drop
When maiden special weight to maiden claiming isn't a class drop

2022-01-12T11:08:01.220ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Many handicappers consider the drop from maiden special weight to maiden claiming company to be one of the biggest class drops in horse racing. But it's not always the descent it appears to be.
The Top 5 Races in Australia for 2021
The Top 5 Races in Australia for 2021

2021-12-31T00:05:06.347ZAlastair Bull

Here are the top five Australian races for 2021, in chronological order.
What is a bullring racetrack, and how should you bet one?
What is a bullring racetrack, and how should you bet one?

2021-12-15T16:43:38.007ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Generally speaking, there isn’t much variety among North American Thoroughbred racetracks. But once in a while, you’ll hear the term “bullring racetrack” tossed around—what does it mean?
What is betting "across the board," and is it a smart strategy?
What is betting "across the board," and is it a smart strategy?

2021-11-23T21:43:37.795ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Like any sport, horse racing comes with its fair share of specialized lingo. One confusing phrase you’re bound to encounter is “across the board.”
How to understand and use average winning distance statistics
How to understand and use average winning distance statistics

2021-11-16T22:28:07.020ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Average winning distance (AWD) stats can be useful when handicapping horse races. But the numbers must be analyzed in context with the realities of average race distances in North America.
What are coupled entries, and how should you bet them?
What are coupled entries, and how should you bet them?

2021-11-10T17:28:13.415ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Coupled entries are among the more confusing aspects of betting horse races. But once you dig into the details, they’re not quite as complicated as they seem.
Exploring jockey stats and win percentages
Exploring jockey stats and win percentages

2021-10-20T14:03:45.278ZJ. Keeler Johnson

While horses are naturally the most important factor in handicapping any horse race, many bettors look toward jockey statistics to strengthen their opinions and separate top contenders.
Breeders' Cup: Trends worth remembering from Del Mar's first BC
Breeders' Cup: Trends worth remembering from Del Mar's first BC

2021-10-11T20:47:07.071ZVance Hanson

As Del Mar plays host to the Breeders' Cup for a second time next month, we scout out the more notable trends from its first in 2017.
Using Brisnet dam stats for pedigree handicapping
Using Brisnet dam stats for pedigree handicapping

2021-10-06T14:08:59.865ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Analyzing the produce records of broodmares can help steer you toward informative betting angles.