Category Archives: Handicapping

$50,000 Matron Stakes looks wide open on Labour Day Monday at Downs

[caption id="attachment_3947" align="alignright" width="270"] Canada Day Stakes winner Go Go Lolo top local threat in $50,000 Matron on Monday.[/caption] by Rob Labour Day Monday at Assiniboia Downs has always been a big day on the Winnipeg racing calendar and this Monday will be no different, with the $50,000 Matron Stakes attracting some star horses. In…
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Manitoba Derby competitors have both strengths and weaknesses

[caption id="attachment_3721" align="alignright" width="270"] Manitoba Derby, Monday, August 4, 2014[/caption] by Rob The seven horses in Monday's Manitoba Derby make up a competitive field that should provide both a fast pace and a closing kick, which makes for a wonderful show! All of the competitors have strengths that make them interesting, but also have weaknesses…
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Handicapping is more than just picking winners

by Rob The process of wagering on a horse race in the modern era of gambling is much more complicated than "which horse do I like?" In outdated systems all you had to do was pick a horse. Now it takes a firm understanding of not only picking winners, but also on selecting the best…
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Royal Ascot Week: A Guide to Viewing and Betting

[caption id="attachment_3493" align="alignright" width="270"] Royal Ascot begins today![/caption] Royal Ascot begins today! by Rob In horse racing the day-to-day grind of track after track and race after race can become monotonous, but racing truly shines at the major race meets and race days offered around the world. The Saratoga and Del Mar meets, Kentucky Derby…
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Playing the 15% takeout Pick-4 at ASD

by Rob Nine race days at ASD are complete and an alarming trend has begun to occur in the highly lucrative 15% takeout Pick-4. Six of the race days have had medium sized Pick-4 payoffs between $302 and $624 for a $2 wager. The other three race days have ended with carryovers in the Pick-4…
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Betting on Breeding Part 1: Manitoba Stallions

[caption id="attachment_3383" align="alignright" width="270"] Double 2014 winner Jet Again, by Manitoba sire Going Commando.[/caption] by Rob To kick off the 2014 blog series for myself, I thought it would be great to discuss one of those topics in racing that is much talked about yet foreign to many people: the actual breeding of a race…
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Portage la Prairie farmer and partners could win Kentucky Derby

[caption id="attachment_3193" align="alignright" width="252"] Manitoban Grant Sissons and partners could win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday![/caption] "It's a dream!" When Danza exploded away from the $1 million Arkansas Derby field three weeks ago to win by 4 3/4- lengths as the longest shot in the field at 41/1 (Danza Dominates in Arkansas Derby Shocker) no…
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Manitoba proud Goldencents makes championship bid in New York Saturday, his mother’s Manitoba breeder to be honoured at ASD

  [caption id="attachment_3124" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Manitoba proud! Goldencents takes on 10 rivals in $500,000 Cigar Mile Saturday."][/caption] The world champion colt with Manitoba breeding, Goldencents, is pointed to a race this Saturday, Nov. 27 that could solidify his chances of being named the top 3-year-old male of the year. Fresh from winning the world championship…
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