End Game Strategy: “Getting Live”

The end game strategy can get complicated for not only beginning contest players but also for seasoned players. This past weekend, I experienced an end game situation that just might lead other players to success when they find themselves...

Building Relationships and Friendships at Contests

Building Relationships and Friendships at Contests By Dustin Haluska I have written close to two dozen stories on winning contest players since January. Each time, I learned something more about the player than just simply game strategy. Contest players from all...

Keep the Car Running

Or the plane in my case. Seven live tournaments in six months: BCBC, NHC, Players' Challenge, The Big One, Gulfstream, Monmouth, Aqueduct, countless online contests, a $50K win (on a boat no less -- boy did I go over...

Kentucky Derby – “My 37 Year Love Affair”

There was nothing formful about the 1985 Kentucky Derby. It marked the first time in 6 years that the Baton Rouge group didn’t have its leader, Dr. Anthony B. Leggio at the helm and there was a hole left...

The Poll Pony – Handicapping Contests- Game of Skill?

Final Result! 75% Say "Game of Skill"! Poll Pony says "Thank you for your vote!"

Kentucky Derby- “My 37 Year Love Affair” 1987

Big things were expected of me in 1987 going into the Kentucky Derby. By now, most of my friends, my dad’s friends, my brother’s friends and friends of friends had heard about our big score on the 1986 Derby...

Why TTE Exists

Ever since we launched TTE – debuting with Barbara Bowley’s exclusive video interview of Affirmed’s jockey Steve Cauthen after American Pharoah won the Preakness and before he broke Triple Crown winners’ thirty-six year drought - we have been surprised...

Reflections From My Rookie Year on the NHC Tour

I’m a rookie. I’m a rookie on the NHC Tour. I’m a rookie when it comes to handicapping tournaments. On Sunday August 16, I finished 5th out of 271 in an NHC Tournament for rookies, $6.00 away from winning...

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...

Horse Handicapping: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

Playing the races can sometimes be characterized as a marathon and not as a sprint. Your results over an extended period of time can, and will, determine your success wagering on horses. Successful horseplayers repeat having certain methods and/or...
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