Category Archives: Handicapping

A look at the weekend’s 2-year-old races at ASD

  [caption id="attachment_2573" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Janine Smith winning the final leg of the ASD Pick-4 on Wednesday aboard Got Zip. The pool was over $29,000! A $2 ticket paid $736.90."][/caption] Rob's ASD Pick and Analysis for the July 26 weekend by Rob This weekend of racing features three races restricted to Manitoba-bred 2-year-olds. On paper…
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Rob’s take on Saratoga and Del Mar, Weekend ASD Picks and Longshots

  Del Mar and Saratoga can be lucrative with a little extra homework by Rob This week kicks off the seven week journeys that are Saratoga and Del Mar, arguably the two most popular race meets in North America. The attendance and handle at these meets is staggering, and they draw the best horses, trainers…
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Manitoba Lotteries Derby weekend stakes shaping up perfectly for fans and bettors

  [caption id="attachment_2464" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Possible Manitoba Lotteries Derby favourite Stormin Monarcho"][/caption] Rob's Picks and Analysis for July 12, 13, Preview of Derby weekend stakes by Rob I’m going to spend the next few paragraphs dealing with “what ifs” and speculating on things that could happen three weeks down the road on Manitoba Lotteries Derby…
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$6,673 Pick-4 Carryover at ASD! Rob’s Picks and Analysis

  Tricky Pick-4 could require multiple tickets, here's the strategy by Rob Friday night’s $6,673 Pick-4 carryover at Assiniboia Downs presents an opportunity where a player is guaranteed to get more value than they deserve for what could range from a very logical collection of winners, to an off the wall group of horses that…
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Golden Stripe, Balooga Bull ready for upcoming stakes

  [caption id="attachment_902" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Golden Stripe seeks repeat in July 1 Canada Day Stakes."][/caption] Golden Stripe seeks repeat in Canada Day, Balooga Bull heading for Wheat City by Rob I don’t think Balooga Bull is the same horse. Actually it’s confirmed that he’s not the same horse, but he keeps winning regardless. Golden Stripe…
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Rob’s 5 Rules for Making Money at the Races

  [caption id="attachment_2309" align="alignright" width="150" caption="This person followed Rob's rules :)"][/caption] Rob’s ASD Best Bets, Weekend Longshots for June 21-22 by Rob Picking a winner and betting are difficult tasks under any circumstances, but many people make it even more difficult by playing and thinking in ways that are counterproductive in the creation of value…
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Father’s Day Free Press Stakes brings back memories

  [caption id="attachment_2264" align="alignright" width="270" caption="2008 Free Press Stakes winner Ronaldino still winning at Woodbine."][/caption] Rob's Picks and Analysis for Father's Day Weekend at the Downs by Rob The 2013 running of the $30,000 Free Press Stakes looks like a really good horse race Sunday afternoon. Balooga Bull looks to avenge his defeat at the…
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21st Century Technology and the Pari-Mutuel Wagering Industry

  [caption id="attachment_2212" align="alignright" width="250" caption="Get Serious Handicapping Contest winner Chris Trubyk with third place finisher Bernice Patrick. Smart handicappers."][/caption] Rob’s ASD Best Bets, Weekend Longshots for June 7-8 by Rob “Adapt or die” is a phrase that is tied into so many aspects of industry and technology. The ability to innovate and change to…
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