Belmont Undercard Stakes Results - There were nine other stakes on the 2018 Belmont undercard, including the Manhattan Handicap (G1), Just a Game Stakes (G1), Metropolitan Handicap (G1), Acorn Stakes (G1), and Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) won by Spring Quality, A Raving Beauty, Bee Jersey, Monomoy Girl, and Abel Tasman. Get the results, charts, and photos for all nine here.
Naming a Thoroughbred - Happy New Year! All Thoroughbreds, regardless of their actual date of birth, are given an official birthday of January 1st to keep the age groups easily defined for race conditions. Here are the rules for picking a name. v 2017 Year in Review - As we near the end of the year, it is time to take a look back at the highs and lows of 2017 and remember those people and horses that we lost.
2018 Malibu Stakes day at Santa Anita - On opening day for the Santa Anita winter meet, there were 5 stakes headlined by the Malibu Stakes (G1) won by favorite McKinzie. Also on the card were the La Brea Stakes (G1) won by Spiced Perfection, the Mathis Brothers Mile (G2) won by River Boyne, the San Antonio Stakes (G2) won by Gift Box, and the Lady of Shamrock Stakes won by Amandine. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
When Quarter Horse racing began, it was very expensive to lay a full mile of track so it was agreed that a straight track of four hundred meters, or one quarter of a mile, would be laid instead. It became the standard racing distance for Quarter Horses and inspired their name. With the exception of the longer, 870-yard (800 m) distance contests, Quarter Horse races are run flat out, with the horses running at top speed for the duration. There is less jockeying for position, as turns are rare, and many races end with several contestants grouped together at the wire. The track surface is similar to that of Thoroughbred racing and usually consists of dirt.
Animal rights organizations have long criticized horse racing. Activists have sought to expose horse doping, institute a ban on horse whipping by jockeys, limit the number of races a horse (especially three years old and younger) can run in a season, and eliminate dirt tracks in favour of safer synthetic surfaces. Two notable tragedies in the early 21st century helped propel calls for reform: the shattering of bones in one of Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro’s legs just seconds after the start of the Preakness Stakes in 2006 (the horse was euthanized eight months later) and the death of three horses during production of the TV series Luck (2011–12), a drama about horse racing. (The deaths and subsequent outcry among many viewers helped lead to the abrupt cancellation of the show after just one season.) Such events—augmented by the changing interests of the global sporting public—contributed to the continuing decline in the popularity of horse racing through the first decades of the 21st century.
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Maybe you read through this and your just thinking you don’t really want to go through all this just to win consistently betting on sports. Or maybe you just want to do this for a little side change and don’t have the time need to invest to be successful. There is still a way where you can make money that requires no work on your end. What it does require is trust. Finding a good handicapper is not easy. There are a bunch of people on the internet these days that claim to make a profit betting on sports but are really just full of crap. There are also some legit people that put in the research and work necessary to be successful. They make good money betting on sports but they make even more money selling their picks. It’s no different than a financial advisor. Getting a handicapper doesn’t guarantee you will make a profit but you have a lot better chance of it with them on your side. You just have to factor in the cost of the handicapper into your profit to find out if it is worth it for you. I mentioned Rocky Sheridan above who really is the guru when it comes to finding the best odds, but there are other handicappers that are good as well and don’t make as high-risk picks. For a full list of the handicappers I use and for which sports click here.
Expected value is a term professional gamblers use on a regular basis. To explain what it means in simple terms I’ll use an example. Let’s say me and you decided to have a coin flipping contest. We flip coins and you give me $1 for each outcome of heads; I give you $1 for each outcome of tails. We could flip coins for all eternity and neither of us will ever have an advantage because on average half the time we lose $1 half the time we win $1. While there will be swings back and forth, as long as we flip the coin enough times eventually we’ll both break even. This particular bet has neutral expected value.
Individual flat races are run over distances ranging from 440 yards (400 m) up to two and a half miles (4 km), with distances between five and twelve furlongs being most common. Short races are generally referred to as "sprints", while longer races are known as "routes" in the United States or "staying races" in Europe. Although fast acceleration ("a turn of foot") is usually required to win either type of race, in general sprints are seen as a test of speed, while long distance races are seen as a test of stamina. The most prestigious flat races in the world, such as the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Melbourne Cup, Japan Cup, Epsom Derby, Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup, are run over distances in the middle of this range and are seen as tests of both speed and stamina to some extent.