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Old 05-16-2012, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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The official horse racing thread for "horse players" not gamblers because it's not gambling if you know what you're doing! A thread of how to bet, when to bet, what to look for and what to ignore. So what are your favorite plays in horse racing? favorite tracks? what type of plays or bets work best for you? tips and advice or suggestions?

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Old 05-16-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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I like betting from home when I can't make it to my local OTB(off track betting) at Potawatomi Casino or my local favorite track Arlington Park, IL. I use Xpressbet and since I have DirecTV I can watch ch 602 which is the TVG horse racing channel and they rotate from track to track. I live in WI which does not allow TVG betting to be used for some reason so that's why I had to setup an account with xpress bet. I buy PP's(past performances) online from DRF.com which works well but their website is highly cluttered and can be very confusing to a new user. I love play exacta's and daily double's. I just missed a pick 3 on the last race of course. I just got my PP's for the Preakness and I usually like Bob Bafferts horses and I think I am going to make several exacta plays with Bodemeister and Went The Day Well, I am going against the field and picking I'll have another finishing near the rear of the pack.

Bodemeister, not Derby winner, is Preakness favorite - Horse racing- NBC Sports
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:56 PM
 
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:12 AM
 
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I like betting from home when I can't make it to my local OTB(off track betting) at Potawatomi Casino or my local favorite track Arlington Park, IL. I use Xpressbet and since I have DirecTV I can watch ch 602 which is the TVG horse racing channel and they rotate from track to track. I live in WI which does not allow TVG betting to be used for some reason so that's why I had to setup an account with xpress bet. I buy PP's(past performances) online from DRF.com which works well but their website is highly cluttered and can be very confusing to a new user. I love play exacta's and daily double's. I just missed a pick 3 on the last race of course. I just got my PP's for the Preakness and I usually like Bob Bafferts horses and I think I am going to make several exacta plays with Bodemeister and Went The Day Well, I am going against the field and picking I'll have another finishing near the rear of the pack.

Bodemeister, not Derby winner, is Preakness favorite - Horse racing- NBC Sports

I have a mild interest in horse racing and just downloaded the past performances for the Preakness....going to "study" it and go w/my gut...!
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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I have a mild interest in horse racing and just downloaded the past performances for the Preakness....going to "study" it and go w/my gut...!
I bought mine as well from drf.com. I like the new easy sheet they use, it's good for beginners and it has the all important beyer speed rating. I looked at my PP's a little today I will make several plays tomorrow on race 12 which is the Preakness race. I will play two exactas, 1)Bodemeister 2)Went The Day Well and reverse it for my other exacta. Speed wins at this track so I have been told and as the old saying goes "Pace makes the race".


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Old 05-19-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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I put in a bet for $20 to show on Went the day well..

Since he's around 9-2, if he comes in, he should pay roughly 5.00 for 3rd, so I'll be happy to bet 20 to make 30.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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I boxed, 7,6,9 for a $6 play and won $35.40 not a lot of money but a profit!
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:09 PM
 
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Very nice..

Honestly, I'll be pulling for I'll have another in the Belmont. It will be good for horse racing IMO if we can get a triple crown winner...

a Mile and 1/2 is a long race, but this horse gets zero respect IMO...should be interesting.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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Very nice..

Honestly, I'll be pulling for I'll have another in the Belmont. It will be good for horse racing IMO if we can get a triple crown winner...

a Mile and 1/2 is a long race, but this horse gets zero respect IMO...should be interesting.
I thought this race would be the toughest for I'll have another, being the conditions were slow come post time I thought that really gave him a chance against bodemeister. If the track was fast I don't think we would be sitting here today talking about the triple crown. I think I'll have another has a even better chance at Belmont it's the longest track but if you watch the replay of Pimlico you'll see I'll have another start pulling away a little. If he can run a similar pace at Belmont I think he can hold on but we will also have to see who the new entries are. Sometimes an owner will put a rabbit in the race to tire out the fast horse and force him to run wide open to early then causing him to tire out leaving the third horse to come in and win the race. Bob Baffert has done that in the past and it would surprise me if he did it again.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Greenbelt, MD
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I like betting from home when I can't make it to my local OTB(off track betting) at Potawatomi Casino or my local favorite track Arlington Park, IL. I use Xpressbet and since I have DirecTV I can watch ch 602 which is the TVG horse racing channel and they rotate from track to track. I live in WI which does not allow TVG betting to be used for some reason so that's why I had to setup an account with xpress bet. I buy PP's(past performances) online from DRF.com which works well but their website is highly cluttered and can be very confusing to a new user. I love play exacta's and daily double's. I just missed a pick 3 on the last race of course. I just got my PP's for the Preakness and I usually like Bob Bafferts horses and I think I am going to make several exacta plays with Bodemeister and Went The Day Well, I am going against the field and picking I'll have another finishing near the rear of the pack.

Bodemeister, not Derby winner, is Preakness favorite - Horse racing- NBC Sports

How did you cash a triple ticket with a prediction like this? What changed your mind so fast? Here you gave I'll Have Another no chance.

When I truned on the TV and saw he ws 3-1 I went to Laurel Park here in Maryland and placed a nice win and place bet on him along with several exacta tickets with Bodemeister. I got there 8 minutes before post time. Now that he has won four graded stakes races in a row I wonder if finally he will get some respect.

Went The Day Well finished next to last. I did not think he did enough in the Derby for me to pick him in the top 3 but I didn't think he would finish that bad.
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