Horse Racing Handicapping Factors – Wind and How it Affects Horseracing

Laurie Macomber

Laurie Macomber

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One horse racing factor that is often overlooked is the wind. The horses ran into that wind as they rounded the turn and the second fraction of the race, the second quarter was noticeably slower. I recently visited a harness track where the wind was blowing up the backstretch at about 30 m.p.h.. If you know that when it blows down the backstretch it slows front runners, make a note of it and use it in your horse racing handicapping.

To answer that question I will refer you to an old saying about the weight that horses carry. “Enough weight will stop and elephant.” When you consider the fact that horse races are sometimes decided by as little as a nose or fraction of a second, then anything that can slow a horse down, even a little bit, is important.

In harness horse racing, horses that have cover (follow closely behind another horse) have an easier trip and save energy, thereby being able to run faster in the later stages of the race. But even thoroughbreds fare better when they are given a break by having another horse to draft along behind until the final leg of the race.

The way to apply that to your handicapping is to be aware of how the wind effects the aces at your local track and to be aware of the wind when it is blowing. There are days when the wind blows very hard and does have an effect on the outcome of the races and it is one more way you can beat the crowd to the windows to cash your share of winners.

Because horse races are run outdoors, the natural elements play an important role in horseracing results. When they rounded the second turn, the wind was at their backs and they sped up again. Horses are large and powerful and therefore, many people wonder how something like wind pressure can effect their performance.

A horse is a large animal and therefore presents enough area to encounter significant wind resistance. It was very obvious that the wind was changing the character and pace of the race.. Savvy handicappers will note horses that raced without cover and bet them if they think they will have cover in their next trip

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This is probably the most important thing to do when considering any type of betting. If you don't have a winning plan or strategy, then you might be on the verge of losing a lot of money. There are many systems out there right now, but make sure to do some extended research before you place an actual bet.
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Traveling Around – Lula, Mississippi

Laurie Macomber

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The ballroom is a large facility that can accommodate up to 1,000 people. There is a cashier’s cage that can handle transactions from the players club (called FanPlay).

The casino to the west of the atrium contains not only slot and video poker machines but many table games. They feature breakfast sandwiches and muffins as well as grab-and-go sandwiches, burgers, nachos, and chips. Specialty menus such as Catfish Fridays are more expensive.

Most days of the week have special contests or giveaways in progress that can enhance the guest’s experience.

The Food

Three restaurants are available.

Otis & Henry’s Bar & Grill opens at 5:00 PM each day for dinner and is open on Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM for breakfast. Patrons can also order sandwiches from the Otis & Henry’s Bar and Grill menu.

Entertainment

Periodically the casino sponsors name entertainment in the Flamingo Ballroom. Prices range from $10.99 for lunch to a normal $15.99 for dinner. The casino directly down the hallway behind the atrium has slot machines. The hotels also feature an outdoor swimming pool and an indoor exercise facility. In looking at the reservation website, it would appear that space is available most of the time.

The Calypso Buffet features Mississippi Delta style cooking that tries to use locally grown and produced food. There is a cashier’s cage and a window for joining and obtaining the players club (FanPlay) benefits. The dinner menu contains appetizers, soups, and salads, sandwiches, and an array of entrees. They feature Blackjack (both double deck and shoe dealt), Craps, Roulette, Mississippi Stud, and a blackjack off shoot called 21+3.

. In addition to entertainment is is used for conventions, meetings, and as a venue for weddings.

The Gambling

Two casinos are present at the facility.

The Hotels

The Palm Terrace Hotel and the Coral Reef Hotel have a combined 450 rooms. The Coral Reef Hotel features rooms with one king or two double beds, while the Palm Terrace Hotel has a king or a queen or two double beds. There are 20 plus table game. They have a Catfish Friday and a Seafood Saturday buffet every week. Holidays such as Easter call for special menus. Laundry facilities are also available for guests that have been on the road. The entrees are moderately priced (a fried chicken platter is $14.00).

The O&H Express is open from 7:00 AM till 2:00 AM every day. Several combinations of accommodations are available from regular rooms through deluxe facilities and range in price from $69 during the week to $159 on the weekends. They are all equipped with flat screen televisions and coffee makers. Together they house some 1300 slot and video poker machines

Traveling Around – Michigan – Casino Trip To The Upper Peninsula

Laurie Macomber

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This is probably the most important thing to do when considering any type of betting. If you don't have a winning plan or strategy, then you might be on the verge of losing a lot of money. There are many systems out there right now, but make sure to do some extended research before you place an actual bet.
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I had more points accumulated than the wife so I got more entries. I think that a “team of two” was playing because either that initial person or another fellow that I recognized was playing every time I went by. We probably won’t get back up there this year and hope they don’t change Sacys menu too much before we do.

Additionally, there was a once a month activity in the Conference Center that I like to at least stick my head into. We listened for a bit but were too timid to get on the dance floor.

Coming Home and some comments

After a leisurely breakfast we packed up our stuff and got on the road about 10. Pleasant and were home by 3.

The Casino

Although it wasn’t quite this crowded when we were there, lots of people were around. I usually mix my play between video poker and some blackjack, but this time I was content with the video poker. The machine that caught my eye, however, and I sat there immediately was a Quick Quad machine. It was a polka band – Richie Yurkovich and Polkarioty – that attracts an enthusiastic older crowd. They appeared from 1 to 5. They have a bar that has 25 cent full pay jacks or better and the wife spent most of her gambling time there. I’d image that by 5 PM, there were some very happy people because beer was flowing at $5 a pitcher. Perhaps next time. As normal we didn’t do very well, but I was lucky at one session and wound up in 7th place which was good for $25 free play which I put to good use at video poker.

I had intended to go to some museums in Sault Ste Marie but video poker kept calling me at the times I wanted to go so didn’t make them. I checked it over a period of about 12 hours and one or the other of them was there all the time.

Video poker was about what should be expected since I didn’t get a royal and I wound up putting about $4,000 through the machines and lost $45. My best (and most fun) hand came when it dealt me three 6′s, a five, and an ace for a dealt Quick Quads. Most of the attractions that I wanted to see were closed for the winter months (they open up later this month). Had lunch at Soaring Eagle while going through Mt. Someone had begun playing. (I got the picture from a video I took and the video play controls are at the bottom of the picture – sorry.). The wife, as usual, did better than I and was at or near even. Ran into some rain after crossing the bridge but it quit pretty quickly.

They had a Player’s Club sponsored slot tournament on Wednesday that we played in. I played for several hours on Tuesday. Hm-m-m, maybe I’ll get back again this summer.

I headed for that machine Wednesday morning but got there too late. There is a bank of 7 nickel video poker machines with lower payoffs that hover around 97 or 98 percent and we both spent some time there

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Types of Horse Races – free article courtesy of ArticleCity.com

Laurie Macomber

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This is probably the most important thing to do when considering any type of betting. If you don't have a winning plan or strategy, then you might be on the verge of losing a lot of money. There are many systems out there right now, but make sure to do some extended research before you place an actual bet.
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Many

consider the weight that a horse is carrying to be one of

the critical factors in handicapping races. Claiming is one way in which competition

between horses can be equalized. In a claiming race, each horse is entered at a

specific price, and may be purchased, or “claimed” by

another owner. Older, stronger

horses are typically allowed to carry more weight than

younger horses, and these differences are one of the many

factors savvy handicappers take into account when choosing

their winners.

Horse Races come in several types, namely, stakes,

handicap, allowance, claiming or maiden races. In

fact, it is unlikely that track officials would even allow

such discrepancies to take place.

Allowance races are essentially non-claiming races, usually

designed for horses which race infrequently.

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John Timmons is a horse racing player who lives in Florida.

His website http://www.5minuteracingsystem.com helps

people handicap horse races effectively. Each one of

these have important differences in terms of the types of

horses entered into the race, as well as how horse owners

and trainers will decide to run their horse in the race.

Lastly, Maiden races are for those horses who have never

won. However, careful handicappers will spot maiden

races which have a horse or two which has some history of

winning relative to others in the race.

. This is part of the reason why

professional handicappers tend to stick to a limited number

of tracks for their wagering. If your a horse

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Types of Horse Races

 by: John Timmons

When one is placing a bet on a horse, the better is

actually betting on the skills of the horse, the jockey,

and the trainer.

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Claiming races are far and away the most common type of

race. Other conditions may be applied to maiden races as

well, such as “Non winners in last 3 races.” Maiden races

are sometimes difficult to handicap because the entire

field may consist of horses with minimal past performance

histories. For example, an excellent

horse which is valued at $20,000 will not run in a claiming

race where the claiming price is $5,000 or less.

Conversely, a horse with a low value (e.g., due to poor

past performance) is unlikely to run in a race with a high

claiming price, simply because it will be outclassed. As they bet at particular

tracks, they become increasingly familiar with the trainers

and jockeys who work at that track, and this knowledge is

taken into account as they pick their winners.

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Stakes races are those which occur annually, offer very

large purses, and attract very high quality horses.

Examples of stakes races include the Belmont Stakes and the

Kentucky Derby.

Handicap races are such that the weights of the various

jockeys are equalized through the use of lead weights. In the hands of skilled trainers and

jockeys, horses with poor past performances can have their

careers rejuvenated, oftentimes by making changes such as

race distances, conditioning regimens, and so forth.

Similarly, jockeys with excellent records can improve the

potential of even the most mediocre of horses, under the

right conditions

How to Stop Harassing Phone Calls

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You should call the phone company’s business center first and let them know about the harassment. In this case too, you can again use your voice mail service and repeat the message above stating that you have activated call trace and the call is being recorded. You can receive harassing phone calls from a salesperson, teenagers playing pranks, credit collectors, ex-partner, etc. You can even stop these calls by activating ‘selective call block’ in your cell phone. The local phone company may have a policy to first call the phone company or may inform the police first. Many times, it may happen that someone is just trying to have some fun and your retaliation gives them an opportunity to trouble you more. Once the phone company takes note of your harassing phone calls, they will tap your phone line. The information collected by ‘Call Trace’ will be forwarded directly to the law enforcement agency handling your case.

When you receive a call from the number of the person who is harassing you, simply hang up. The Fair Debt Collection Protection Act helps you against such phone calls from creditors.

Phone is one of the most effective and useful way for instant communication. Be sure you ask the company regarding this facility and its payment. You are now supposed to keep a track of the number of times the person calls you, the time of the call, and date of the call received. You can get one such software installed on your cell phone to get rid of this annoyance.

If you are receiving harassing phone calls from creditors, you can simply disconnect the call without saying anything. You may also avail the facility of ‘Call Trace’ to trace the harassing calls. The company won’t act if you receive just one or two harassing calls. This might probably scare the caller and would make him/her stop from harassing you further.

You need to contact the local authorities if you receive any type of harassing phone calls. Therefore, one should find ways to stop such calls.

Stopping Harassing Phone Calls

Stopping Harassing Phone Calls from Creditors. You may have to pay a fee for availing this facility. They should now communicate with you in writing only. If the person calling does not leave a message, you can assume that he/she is the culprit. You may also have to file a formal complaint before the phone company can take any action to stop such calls.

You can even register yourself with the National Do Not Call Registry that will help you stop the phone calls from telemarketers. You have a law to protect you from harassing practices. You should let them know all the details, such as if you knew who was calling, whether the person was intoxicated, etc. Do not say anything in shock or express anger. When someone calls you excessively, uses obscene or threatening language, or just uses silence to intimidate you, it can be termed as a harassing phone call. These phone calls tend to take away your peace of mind and can cause stress in your life. However, many times the phone company may suggest call trace and you may not have to pay the fee. Do not worry that you maybe breaking any law by not speaking to your creditor collectors. It is an invasion of your privacy that may turn into a frightening experience. There are many softwares available for cell phones that help in stopping such phone calls. Today, we carry cell phones along with us and stay in touch with our family and friends 24/7. It should be taken seriously and you must make sure that you let everyone you trust know that someone is harassing you through phone calls.

Steps to Stop Harassing Cell Phone Calls

You need to call the local phone company and let them know that someone is repeatedly calling you to harass. In case the phone calls are obscene and your life or property is at stake, call the police immediately. If this does not work, you can activate your voice mail system and play a warning message that states that because of receiving harassing phone calls, the phone company has tapped your phone. The calls affect not only your personal life, but even those around you. Take steps to stop such calls and live your life in peace.

Harassment is a crime that is a punishable offense similar to gross misdemeanor or felony. If the number of calls is more and frequent, the company will immediately take some action. But a phone is also an annoying medium that can be used to threaten, harass, and send obscene messages. Or you can say that you have invoked your rights under the fair Debt Collection Practices Act and ask them not to call you again

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The “secret” To Picking Horse Race Winners

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How can they do this? It is because they have discovered a “secret” that no one else knows, (well no one who has not bought their system) that cannot fail to make you wealthy. Many of the most successful horse race gamblers have an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of horses, trainers, courses and all other relevant factors. They did not achieve this knowledge overnight but worked hard to acquire it. Practically every horse race meeting is covered live on TV with race replays later. This type of specialisation can give you a distinct advantage over the average punter. They often promise a fast and quick way to wealth beyond my wildest dreams. It is all there just waiting for anyone to go and access it.

The more you know about horse racing and race horses the more likely you are to find winners on a consistent basis. If this is a secret then it is one of the worst kept in the whole history of secrets. Racing has been a popular sport for over 300 years and in all that time no one has discovered an infallible way of picking winners or if they have they are not telling anyone about it. The key to finding horse race winners is simply knowledge.

Horse racing is a huge subject and it can be difficult if not impossible to be an expert in all aspects.

You will already have the advantage that you need and that is no secret.

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Practically everyday I receive a letter or email offering me a horse racing system which is going to make me rich. Therefore it makes sense top specialise in one area such as flat racing, national hunt or all weather racing. Of course you will need to send them some money, often quite a lot of money to discover the “secret”.

Of course as rational people we know there is no such thing as a “secret” method of finding horse race winners.

So if you work to build up your knowledge of horse racing and perhaps specialise you will have no need to pay for any “secrets”. There are specialist books and videos on all aspects of the sport.

There is one way that you can improve your chance of finding winners and making your horse race gambling profitable. It is even possible to delve deeper and specialise in specific types of race such as 2 year olds, hurdles or sprints.

How To Master Sports Betting

Laurie Macomber

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It is only going to place you in a difficult position and as much as you might think it won’t be, your decision making ability is going to be compromised. The weather conditions also make a difference as they do in horse racing. It doesn’t matter if it is pretty or not.

Information and doing your homework is important, but you don’t want to full into the trap of information overload. You will be better off for doing so in the long run.

Speaking of the long run, this is what you should be focused on. Upsets are always going to happen but see when it makes the most sense when to go for that and when not to. So if you suffer a bad break along the way, just remember it goes with the territory. On the flip side, you shouldn’t bet against a team because someone you don’t like roots for that team. Business is business and you need to be concentrating on who is going to win regardless of who likes and who doesn’t like which team.

Look for value bets. Also look into how sides perform the week after doing certain travel. You shouldn’t favor a team because they are the team your best friend supports. Hopefully this kind of thinking will keep you grounded. It could provide great insight as to predicting what will occur.

Because of this point, it is probably better if you steer clear from any matches involving the teams that you like. So do yourself a favor and swear off them. You want to know who trained and who didn’t. It’s all about accumulating winnings. For instance, if you are pretty certain that a side is going to win and they are getting good odds for this than take this. Anything less than this and it is going to be a disaster. You can’t let the highs and lows affect you too much.

Sports betting is an easy way to make a tough living. If you are going to do it you need to do it properly and master it, it means you are completely organized and focused. What is the point of drowning yourself in statistics and research for what you could just as easily decided with a flip of the coin? So you need to sift through it all and just take the morsels here and there which are really important and make a difference. In the case of team sports, injuries are important. Thus when you are doing well, you will still be focused and when you aren’t doing so well you won’t be thinking that it’s the end of the world. Travel is a factor such as when East Coast sides travel to the West Coast and vice versa. Over time, you will learn what it should be that you should be paying attention to.. You don’t want to lose money just because you weren’t on top of your game.

The most important thing is that you need to take emotion out of the equation. This means that when you place your bets you need to be thinking clearly and concisely