Increasing Your Selection Range

There is no shortage of discussion about contest strategy on Esquire TV’s “Horseplayers,” and an unfortunate number did not make the final cut. More than a few ended up on the cutting room floor (as they say in the...

Kentucky Derby- “My 37 Year Love Affair” 2000

The 2000 Derby was one of those races where I had a Derby horse early in the year and I stuck with it. Nothing like 2016 when I don’t have a Derby horse selected 72 hours before they sing...

Another Lesson- This Time From Mother Nature!

  Another Lesson - This Time From Mother Nature! by Kaye Childs   Ready.....set.... nooooo!! That was the dominant feeling for me as I heard the news that Saratoga had cancelled several races because of the weather. I was ready. I had prepared as well...

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...

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...

Seeing Is Believing

I can't remember the last time I purchased an item and actually opened the box and read directions on its assembly or operation. I also can't remember the last time I didn't surf the internet to solve my house...

There’s No Place Like the Road

Like many of today’s players, I began my handicapping contest career with Google’s search engine. Soon after binge watching the entire series of Esquire TV’s “Horseplayers,” I decided to throw my hat into the ring and give it a...

Playing What You Know

Playing What You Know By Nicolle Neulist Most of us have heard the old adage, “write what you know.”  One thing I know very well is the extension of that adage to this game: playing what I know. I live in...

Horse Racing College – Quiz #1

  If you achieve Valedictorian status please put your name in the "Comments" section below! Thank you!

Week 2 Prep NHC – Learn Something New

My week-two prep will build on initial steps of preparation I started last week (i.e., more exercise and better eating). I’ll also do something that has worked for me and helped me perform better in the past and it...
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