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...

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...

Fish in Different Fishing Holes

In the horserace contest world, every serious or would-be-serious player is looking to pick the most likely winner. Failing that, at the very least a player is looking to pick the second-place horse, in the context of the value...

Winner’s Circle – April 4th

TTE Recap:  The weekend can be summed up in one word - Nyquist.  The 3 year old undefeated colt cemented himself as the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby next month after a dominating performance in the Florida Derby.  It's...

Kentucky Derby- “My 37 Year Love Affair” 1997

Only 13 horses showed up for the 123rd running of the Kentucky Derby in 1997 and over 141,000 spectators were in attendance. I was not in that number. This would mark the third missed Derby in a row. I...

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...

Kentucky Derby- “My 37 Year Love Affair” 2003-2009

The years of 2003 through 2009 were spent watching the Derby in various locales including Puerto Aventuras, Mexico; Las Vegas; Jefferson Downs OTB; and at home with a friends having a Derby Party. In 2003, I saw Funny Cide run...

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...

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...

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...
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