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Horse Race Contests and “At Bat” Opportunities

In the sport of baseball, the term “at bat” (AB) is used, in its simplest form, to describe the results of a batter facing a pitcher during the course of the game. It is generally believed that the more...

Rapidly Receding in Your Rearview Mirror

Congratulations to those who finished in the money in the weekly Saturday Derby Wars $20k game yesterday (7/25/15). You have to scroll down to 31st place, however, in a field of 110 tickets before you see a $100k game winner’s name....

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...

Take Advantage

The Breeders' Cup slogan is “the best is yet to come,” but if you are a fan and a horseplayer, the next six weeks are the best right here in front of you. Both Del Mar and Saratoga are...

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...

Anatomy of a Huge Day

  We hope and pray, but for contest players big win days tend to be few and far between. As it is human nature to spend most of our time revisiting our losses and bad beats, we spend time wondering where...

Think Long, Think Wrong

Have you ever heard the phrase “if you think long, you think wrong”? Sure you have. As a young kid learning to handicap the races from an older guy I heard it all the time. Sometimes he said it...

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...

Ten Lucky SOB’s

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." —Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence. As we celebrate both the birth of our country and the web's most...

Don’t Ask the Wrong Question

Far too many articles exist these days that are meant to answer the eternal question: “What is your strategy going into a tournament?” Some answers are extremely predictable, while others are more unique. When this question was asked of...
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