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Breyer Traditional Horse – Secretariat

October 26th, 2008 (No Comments)

If there can be one horse and one race that defines the sport of Thoroughbred racing, the horse would be the world famous Secretariat and the race would be his win of the 1973 Belmont Stakes. Listed on two “”Athletes of the Century”” lists (#35 on ESPN’s list and in the Top Ten of Time […]

Tom Chapman – Bareback Handicap – Limited Edition Canvas Giclee

October 26th, 2008 (No Comments)

Beautiful limited edition horse racing canvas giclee art print by Tom Chapman Click on the image to enlarge it. Customer Service – seven days a week – 8 am to midnight – toll free 1-866-333-5963 Print Size 16″ x 20″ more prints from Tom Chapman Definitions of terms: Limited Edition Print A

How do I rank specific variables in handicapping thoroughbreds?

October 26th, 2008 (2 Comments)

I handicap horses in these categories: pace, track favorability, condition favorability, jockey, workout, class, distance, and breeding. How should I rank these factors? Which are more and less important? Ultimately you have to figure these things out for yourself; handicapping is an art and not a science. My experience is that every race is different–class […]

What is the most important factor when handicapping a horse race?

October 26th, 2008 (5 Comments)

When looking at the DRF, there are so many things to consider (the type/class of a race, most recent performances, surface, distance, trainer, recent workouts, trainers/riders record coming off 60+ layoff, etc.). Which has the most impact on the outcome? A combination of the class of the race and the past performance of the horses […]

Horse racing oddity: maintenance crew nearly trampled

October 26th, 2008 (15 Comments) Date: August 19, 2004 Track: Del Mar I’m happy to report no one was hurt. There are two parts to this video. First is a clip of the “head-on” camera shot, which clearly shows three maintenance workers diving as they realize the field is about to trample them. Notice the bucket that they leave […]

How To Handicap Horses Part 1: How Odds Work

October 26th, 2008 (2 Comments)

Part 1 of my original series on how to handicap horse racing. Over the next several episodes I will be going over various strategies and methods to handicapping races to help YOU get on your way to picking winners! Great for beginners and intermediates alike! Best of all, it is completely free! All episodes will […]


October 26th, 2008 (No Comments)

As the unofficial Baby-Boomer( IRA GALLEN )Guru of my Television Collecting Generation I knew it was the right time to create a Video Network for Baby-Boomers Only. What makes my content unique is that I have spent over 30 collecting and restoring from 16mm & 35mm Film Prints and Kinescopes some of […]

Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships PlayStation 2

October 19th, 2008 (1 Comment)

Fully licensed by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, this horseracing simulator has players competing in recreations of reallife racetracks around the continent, including Del Mar, Belmont Park, and Keeneland. Weather can play a big role, but TVstyle presentation, including calling by Breeder’s Cup announcer Tom Durkin, helps players […]

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition for Sony PlayStation 3

October 19th, 2008 (No Comments)

An original sci-fi shooter from the developers of Dead Rising, Lost Planet takes place in an arctic wasteland populated by aliens and a ragtag group of pirates. The world, E.D.N. III, is home to the Akrid, an insect-like race that is threatened by an encroaching human colony. As a snow pirate named Wayne, your goal […]

What are the top 3 things you look at, whether in the DRF or live, when handicapping the horses?

October 19th, 2008 (3 Comments)

My father taught me the most important lesson I ever learned about betting horses. Don't bet the horse, bet the odds board. Example: If you handicap a horse to win and the horse is even money, forget him, find a better bet, even if you know the even money shot is going to win. I've […]

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