“On The Edge” My Journey Begins

"On The Edge" My Journey Begins By Kaye Childs     I'm about to begin a journey. Not to an exotic location, but toward a very specific and equally pleasurable goal. My goal is to learn handicapping and to become knowledgeable about the sport...

Why The Churchill Downs Pick 6 Jackpot is Worth Fighting For

It’s the weekend of the Jackpot payout bet as Churchill Downs is set to “give away” its version of the latest craze to sweep thoroughbred racetracks across the nation…the jackpot wager. Whether it is called a Rainbow 6 or a...

Kentucky Derby- “My 37 Year Love Affair” 1993

Since 1979 I had missed viewing in person one Kentucky Derby. Each year I was like a kid on the night before Christmas or in my case Hanukah and Christmas as I would get so excited weeks before the...

Bullet Proof Vests for Contest Players

It's a incredible day of handicapping for you.  All those hours of studying for the day's card the night before has totally paid off in a big way.  So far, everything you have touched has turned to gold. Winner...

Kentucky Derby-“My 37 Year Love Affair” 2010-2015

2010 meant another Derby party at Casa Chok. This time we did it up right and made everyone dress as if they were actually going to the Derby. I did this to give myself the feeling that I was...

Reaching for the Right Tools – Kaye Childs

Reaching for the Right Tools by Kaye Childs     My first blog found me cautiously taking my first steps into the world of handicapping, having gotten ankle deep and enjoying myself tremendously. I've played $1 and Points games at any track that...

Coping with Adversity

Horse handicapping contests test not only your ability to pick winners, but also challenge your ability to handle adversity. Winning handicapping contests wire-to-wire is fairly rare. In most instances, you either have to come from behind to win or...

Heads Up!

I used to play a lot of poker. When I was in the university, I spent more time at the poker table than I did at the library. When I was playing in those poker games, I preferred the...

Not My First Rodeo

O. K. , it's my second. I started handicapping three years ago and qualified for my first NHC last year with a single ticket. Like 50 or so other players in this year's NHC, I have two entries...

A Rookie’s Guide to the NHC

The countdown has begun in my head.  Nothing else is beginning to matter.  Haircut? Clothes? Toothbrush? Am I packed?  Who cares, just get me there.  Just get me to Treasure Island on January 28th, sit me at my table...
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