It has literally taken me 50 years to realize that no matter
how well you handicap or bet "it comes down to luck and
Luck is not something you can controlled - however, once recognized it should be
This is your lucky day.
Sez who ?
I'm in my sixties, a Mathematician, a Chairman of a
Technology Investment company and an avid "Horse Racing Enthusiast".
That's another way to say "Horse Player".
understood why they don't call Wall Street guys - Stock
Players. In my old computer company I developed breeding and
pedigree analysis software for a leading Thoroughbred
Horse Auctioneer. Years ago I published the Top Turf
Tip Sheet that sold at NY tracks. Now, I'm
semi-retired, I live in a million dollar home on Long Island, drive
a Mercedes, fish and play golf in the morning and
I BET (to show only) ONLINE
Way back when !!
- a long time ago !!
My first trip to a racetrack was back at old Jamaica in
Queens, NY. My uncle gave me $10 to bet - I put it on
a 4-1 shot and won. Next I put $20 to win on a 5-1 shot and
that won and followed that with $40 to win on an even money
favorite. In a few hours I was up a couple hundred
dollars - I thought .. this is easy ! Fifty years later I've
probable lost over a million dollars - and I still
think I'm a good handicapper. Like most players I've
had good and bad days. I've hit huge exactas, triples and
pick-6's. The problem was that I never knew when I was
going to win or lose - it was always a guessing game with
luck being the unknown and differentiating factor. You
win a race by a nose and you think you're a genius. If
you lost the bob you think you're unlucky. In my early
years while in Kentucky an old gent, introduced me to the "Hay Money
This was a show betting concept used by
trainers to generate "feed money"
for their owner's
horses. The problem was that in those days there
were only 8
or 9 races run at a track and only 4 or 5 races qualified as
a show bet type race. The system was solid but the
opportunities were limited... then !
Simulcasting, OTB and Online
Nowadays with Simulcasting, OTB and Online Betting, on most days you have access to betting over 100 races, and half of
these will qualify as a show-bettable
race. I normally bet on 40-50
bet varying amounts based upon a Wall Street Type
Discipline. I've been netting an average $200 a day
"automatically". With all the
available statistics, the Daily Racing Form and access to prior race
video replays the "disciplined player" can develop
a meaningful edge for himself. Show betting,
"track odds is most important" and the extra
dime you get because of the ten cent breakage
( payoffs of $3.50 rather than $3.40)
greatly add to this
edge. Where else can you make a return of 40-50% on
your money in less than 2 minutes?
patronage and Player rewards is something we
should come to expect and learn to take advantage of.
When I eat at the same restaurant four or five times I
expect the owner to send over a drink, a bottle of wine or some other
gesture. Similarly learn to use the betting sites that
take care of their customers. Follow our preferred
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