I have been handicapping thoroughbred horses from across this country for the past 18 years. I use both mathematical formulas, pedigree and physical analysis of each horse, as well as a full handicapping breakdown of every thoroughbred in a race I am covering.
My love for this sport began as a young kid when my mom and dad would take me out to Canterbury Downs now Canterbury Park on weekend afternoons in the Minnesota Summers. My mom would always let me play one straight Pick 6 ticket for a buck. I would beg to get show bets on other horses.
When I reached 18, the online poker boom had gone crazy, and I was playing cards online regularly when not at college. I ended up going down to Canterbury after class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday every week – The problem, I ended up with a Racing Form in my hands instead of playing cards. It became a habit, I would come out regularly and play the simulcasts at Aqueduct, Philly Park, Laurel, and whatever other early action I could get from noon to 4pm.
I am not sure why I loved it so much. I was losing my ass regularly and I couldn’t figure out why I was winning and hitting some nice exactas, trifectas, and the occasional super, but I was never making enough money. And then some guy I didn’t know, but he knew me, he said, I see you down here all the time, and at that machine every ten minutes. He said, how many tracks are you betting? How many races are you betting? And from there, I am sure you can finish the story… I figured out how to narrow down the tracks I would play. I learned how to get my handicapping information two to three days ahead of time, and then I started to make a profit. Not a big one by any means, but overall, I made a little money betting the ponies.
As a recreational gambler, I would go through spurts, when I was losing – I hated horse racing, when I was winning – It was the best sport out there. I had the problem of jumping back between poker, horse racing, and blackjack… I wasted a lot of my free time during college gambling when I should have been mingling with the beautiful girls the University of Minnesota had to offer, but I learned a lot, too much probably.
When I first got out of college, I went to work at Running Aces Harness Park. I was working 60 hours a week and added standardbred handicapping to my knowledge base. Most of all though, I was around the game regularly. I learned the ins-and-outs behind the sport. What exactly takeout was? Which bets were the best ones to invest in? I also learned that I was never going to make it working underneath a management group that I didn’t see eye to eye with.
I was too cocky, I had a lot of ideas, and I thought I knew more than just about everybody on the grounds of that harness track. I regret a lot of what I did at that track, and wish I had gone about things differently, but I learned what side of the business I wanted to be on, and it made things clear for me.
In 2014, I was lucky enough to get a call from Equibase and began chart calling here at Canterbury Park. I learned more about the sport in one Summer than I had during an entire decade. I was cashing more tickets than ever before and I had an insight into the inner workings of thoroughbred racing and it really helped me understand how this sport survives.
I am not going to go into those details here because this site is for handicapping information and I want to make whomever is reading this more money than they have ever made playing this game. It is possible. Don’t doubt it. This game can be beat. You just need to pick your spots, have a decent bankroll to begin with, and take shots and believe you are going to win.
I learned a lot at the University of Minnesota majoring in Communications Studies. I learned a lot about communicating with people and it has helped me in a lot of areas of life. I don’t want to come across as I know more than the anybody in horse racing because I don’t. There are better handicappers’ than me out there, but I know deep down with the right person behind me, I can make somebody a lot of money playing this game.
If you interested in talking to me about moving forward with me advising you, I would love to get to know each and every person visiting my site. Whether it’s for all the free picks I put out there. Or whether, you invest in me and I give you all my attention and make my number one goal making you a profit.
I bet to win, I don’t bet to break even.
I don’t care whether a horse is even money or 50-1, if I think he is the best horse to bet in the race, that’s the horse I will bet.
I don’t let the opinion of other horseplayers’ change my opinion.
The best opinions are the ones you don’t share with anyone else!