Handicapping From The Horse’s Point Of View



Horse racing handicapping is a human activity, intellectual sport for some. When you look for good bets and try to determine pace and speed as well as running styles, however, did you ever try to think like a horse? We give a lot of thought to what the jockey will think and do and also what the trainer’s intentions may be, but we sometimes forget that in a horse race, there are strong, willful, animals racing against each other.


In determining pace we’re told that horses are herd animals and therefore there are some that are born leaders. The alpha horse isn’t intimidated by the presence of other horses and dominates in the race and yet, geldings win races and often run on the front end. So what can thinking like a horse teach us about handicapping?


First of all each race field is different though there may be horses in a race that have competed against each other before. There are match-ups in a race between horses that will compete for position and since each field and race is different, it’s a “new herd,” experience. Lessons from previous races will help you to determine how the horses will race and where they will race.


For instance, in the case of two alpha males in a race they may very well wear each other out, but not always on the front end. Watching a wild herd of horses we often find that the stallion isn’t running in front. He may just as well be running off to the side. This “herding,” behavior is found in other animals as well. Watching deer run through the woods when they feel threatened, I’ve often seen the buck hanging back and moving off to the side of the does, watching what will happen next.


Stallions like to watch over the herd so many alphas run off the pace watching the younger upstarts or less socially prominent horses race in front. When you watch a race with horses and geldings, watch the position that each horse assumes. While a jockey may make a horse race in front, if that horse wants to keep an eye on things he may not establish much of a lead and may even let others pass him in the stretch to find out what’s going on behind him.


Sometimes horses turn their heads looking for company. It isn’t necessarily a sign of weakness. Mares and stallions may do it simply to keep an eye on the herd while younger or insecure horses may do it because they are fearful of more dominant horses or because they feel safer when running in company.



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Horse Racing: The Secret Of The Main 3 Levels Of Players In Horse Racing



A short general definition of each horse player level will be given. There are 3 levels of players in racing: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Each one has 2 sub-levels: base and advanced. The first level player is beginner which is:(a) base beginner which uses guessing, shoe size number, number of shoe string holes, cloth colors of horses, social security numbers, home address, a person’s age and many other non-related to racing elements to select horses. This isn’t handicapping. For profitcapping it’s buy a ticket and maybe get lucky and win some money. This isn’t making money by design.


(b) advanced beginner is the very beginning of learning how the daily racing forms, racing digests, tip sheets, newspapers and track program works. Learning how odds are made, track breakage, racing terminology, bet types, race types, return on investment, how to find a good payout, reading racing books on what the money is about, etc. The second level player is intermediate which is:(a) base intermediate who uses base common handicapping. Which is to use one main racing factor and it sub-factors (parts of a factor) very well. And uses beginner level profitcapping. Learning that it’s not about winning but about profiting and how to calculate return on investment on a few different bet types at best.


(b) advanced intermediate players use advanced common handicapping. Using medium amounts of statistics to decipher the 2 or more factors, sub-factors, angles, sub-angles and their percent and statistical frequencies with novel combinations of factors, angles and these elements. Along with the use of intermediate money making methods to manipulate bet types, how to do short-term return on investment, calculate ticket price, comprehending racing as a business, starting to grasp money management, etc. The third level player is advanced which is:(a) the base advanced player who uses heavy amounts of statistics for almost everything to find what’s strongest and best for different bet types and race types.


This level uses base statistical handicapping and intermediate finance methods at full force. Testing money making factors and racing factors in great numbers using 100′s of races with the aid of computers. (b) the advanced level player uses advanced statistical handicappingand advanced statistical profitcapping. In handicapping the player separate order of finish positionswhich are 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th into separate field sizes along with race types. With profitcapping the player separate payouts into separate field sizes and card sizes by value positions: win, place, show, fourth and fifth along with bet types to find profit.


The secret of the main 3 levels of players in horse racing is that each level contains both major divisions of racing to their respective degrees because racing is made of two main parts. A racing side and a money side. On both sides you learn a little more until the next level is reached. Handicapping has two types: common and statistical. Profitcapping has three levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Technically when a person reaches base common handicapping and base intermediate profitcapping they are playing the horses instead of being played by the horses. Each half of racing is its’ own field of study with its’ own methodologies.


Each one teaches how to bet on horses more properly and have much better horse betting strategies. This is part of the secret of the three levels of players in horse racing.



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