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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...

TTE Player Spotlight – Paul Miller

TTE Locks Miller Into The Contest World by Dustin Haluska Paul Miller has been handicapping horse races for 30 years.You would think by now that he is set in his ways and loyal only to his own convictions. Maybe it's even possible...

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...

Once More into the Breach

Once More into the Breach By Nicolle Neulist Saratoga gets underway this weekend.  For a few hundred of us, this means Huddie.  Huddie is a Saratoga marathon contest: pick eight races across Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of each Saratoga weekend, with...

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...

Emergence of Tournamutuels

How Have Tournaments Affected Parimutuels? By Dustin Haluska Horseplayers across the country have shifted portions of their bankrolls from the betting windows to tournament play. At least that's how it seems with the growing interest and desire over the past three years...

Using your Gut in Tournaments

Using Your Gut In Tournaments By Michael Beychok 2013 NHC Champion So, I won a tournament this weekend. No, not the big 50k like my fellow TTE contributor Dr. Anthony Trezza but a tournament that was important to me nonetheless – a...
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