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...

Grass Is Getting Greener for American Stayers

Grass Is Getting Greener for American Stayers By Nicolle Neulist In a country where so many people still call a mile and a half a “turf marathon”, Da Big Hoss has not only done well at twelve furlongs but become a...

The Champ – Second to None

The Champ- Second to None By Dustin Haluska   It's no secret that TTE co-founder Michael Beychok won a million dollars. However, if you spent time around him at a race track, "Millionaire" would be one of the last words used to describe...

Unpredictability -The Key to Winning Contests

Unpredictability The Key to Winning Contests Dr. Anthony Trezza   I don't remember the first time I heard the phrase "You learn more from losing than winning", but I do remember not understanding it when I first heard it. Maybe it was one...

Note To Self: Avoid Short Prices in Short Fields!

Note to self: Avoid short prices in short fields! By Dustin Haluska Most tournament players will tell you that they like big fields because there are more opportunities to catch longshots. Even though I would consider myself one of those players, it's...

Using “Legitimate Shots” To Your Advantage

Using "Legitimate Shots" To Your Advantage by Kaye Childs I closed out my last blog with the words "handicapping is a journey, not a day trip". True enough. But as anyone who's ever taken a journey knows, the road may be...

Getting the “Edge” in the Free NHC game!

There is something in the air and you can feel it.  Is it the sound of the Pacific waves crashing on the shore at Delmar?  Or maybe the banjo music in the picnic area of Saratoga?  Or possibly the panic of...

Preparing For A Major

Preparing For A Major by Michael Beychok I’ve written before about the “majors” in the handicapping contest world naming the NHC, the BCBC and the Horseplayer World Series as the horse contest equivalent to the golf or tennis majors. For me there is...

Finding Condition Book Horses

Finding Condition Book Horses By Nicolle Neulist The concept behind conditions is simple: they are the rules that define who can run in a race. Some are straightforward.  Races may be restricted to fillies and mares, or to horses bred or sired...

Christmas in July for Contest Players

Today is a special day for horse racing fans, as the boutique meets on the East and West coasts are running on the same day for the first time this year. There will be at least eight combined hours of...
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