... thou shalt not fritter away precious funds on earlier races when there's a potentially lucrative play later on the card.
It’s funny how remote bits of random trivia can surface to play a role in horse selections and lead to some juicy payoffs.
Savvy players were licking their chops when #1 Taradar went off at 50-1 odds, as he was highly likely to figure into exotic ticket bets.
As mentioned in this column again and again, players shouldn’t give up on horses with one lifetime start that look terrible.
I made my point after I collected $152 to prove if you follow the betting rules you can cash a ticket for mere chump change.
Some smart wagering (and using a unique angle) in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup races could result in some huge payoffs. Good luck!
Other players don’t want you to do any of this so they can collect bigger payoffs, but you could make this Breeders’ Cup memorable.
A poster of Barbaro is pinned on a board behind my computer as a constant reminder that the inexplicable can happen in racing and in life.
One of them won $2.7 million on an $8 ticket, the other made a billion (!) playing the ponies; plus a big Superfecta payout at Woodbine.
When handicapping sprints, scan the field to see if there’s a horse cutting back after showing early speed in route races.