Terry's Blog

 

Checking the Scoreboard

April 25, 2011

One of the fun things about the exercise of handicapping is accounting where you went right and where you went wrong. It helps you to go back and look at your mistakes, correcting them so that you don't do the same things in the future. Read More

 

Playing Simulcasting, Oaklawn Style

April 23, 2011

Yesterday I spoke of playing simulcasting by focusing on Oaklawn-raced horses. I zeroed in on two -- George Ray at Keeneland (who scratched) and Labeled at Hawthorne. The latter, after the race came off the turf and was reduced to a short field by two scratches, was no value whatsoever and finished third. Ironically there was one other race at Keeneland which involved four runners who had raced at Oaklawn. That was the best play of the day. Read More

 

Simulcast Offers "Oaklawn" Opportunities

April 22, 2011

The summer Simulcast season has opened at Oaklawn. There are lots of interesting aspects to Simulcast that many regional live racing fans miss. My personal favorite is watching the progress which is made by many horses which raced against the tough competition at Oaklawn. The second is that we play Simulcast games at Oaklawn which hone the handicapping talents of our players and give one yet another reason to attend, even though it is not the live sport. Read More

 

The Best Laid Plans Oft Go Awry

April 17, 2011

Saturday's Arkansas Derby was a shocker for fan and announcer alike. Who knew that J P's Gusto would shoot from the outside like a cannon to snatch the lead. More than that, who knew that a horse called Dance City would play such a diverse and important role in the race, both before and during the running. And who figured The Factor would not live up to his name. Read More

 

Turning For Home

April 12, 2011

Here we are in the middle of the Racing Festival of the South. Like most of us older folks, our bodies are older than our minds. Thus it's hard for me to think this is my 37th Racing Festival of the South without looking at the Media Guide list of races over those years. Read More