Kevin Kilroy

Betting Strategies: Building tickets with the market in mind

Fri Sep 29 2023Kevin Kilroy

In terms of building multi-race tickets, we are betting into the races blindly, meaning we do not have any tote information about where the money is going and who might be underlays or overlays. Therefore, a lot of horseplayers end up writing tickets that simply reflect their opinions of who could win, forgetting about the notion of value.
Churchill Downs: Early Pick 5 for Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023

Tue Sep 26 2023Kevin Kilroy

On Wednesday, Churchill Downs fires up the final week of the September meet. Here is an early Pick 5 play that kicks off with a single in the opening leg.
Catching My Eye: Bauer and Walsh's strong weekends at Churchill Downs

Mon Sep 25 2023Kevin Kilroy

Trainer Philip Bauer had a huge weekend, scoring with three of his four entries on Saturday and Sunday.
Betting Strategy: Identifying lucrative multi-race sequences

Fri Sep 22 2023Kevin Kilroy

On Sunday, Sept. 17 at Churchill Downs, the Late Pick 5 paid $136,938.65. With a pool of $322,227, only two tickets correctly identified the winners of Races 6 through 10. Not one horse bet to favoritism in the win pools crossed the finish line first.
Churchill Downs Early Pick 5: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Wed Sep 20 2023Kevin Kilroy

One week into the Churchill Downs Fall meet and the Early Pick 5 payouts are averaging just over $10,000. This five-figure trend will likely continue on Wednesday as the sequence has several vulnerable morning line favorites, including one who will surely be singled on the majority of tickets.
Catching My Eye: Opening Week at Churchill Downs

Tue Sep 19 2023Kevin Kilroy

On Thursday the three-week Fall meet at Churchill Downs kicked off, and by Saturday, a track record for most wins at Churchill Downs was secured. Thirteen races were run for juveniles, and although opening weekend saw strong efforts from older stakes horses, all eyes were on the two-year-olds as it's never too early to start thinking about the first weekend in May.
Betting Strategy: Pursuing Opinions Worth Betting

Fri Sep 15 2023Kevin Kilroy

Kevin Kilroy discusses a unique take on betting strategy and the questions you may want to ask yourself before placing that winning bet.
Churchill Downs: Early Pick 5 Opening Night Thursday Sept. 14

Thu Sep 14 2023Kevin Kilroy

Racing at Churchill Downs is back for the next three weeks, and it all kicks off with the Twilight Thursday card on Sept. 14. First post is 5 p.m. ET and I’ll be taking a swing at the Early Pick 5 to kick this meet off.
Catching My Eye: Closing Day at Colonial Downs

Tue Sep 12 2023Kevin Kilroy

Kevin Kilroy goes over horses of interest as he analyzes closing day at Colonial Downs.
Catching My Eye: Closing Weekend at Ellis Park

Tue Aug 29 2023Kevin Kilroy

These are names we know and it’s no surprise to see them saddle a big maiden-winner over closing weekend at Ellis Park.
Betting Strategy: So you like an underlay favorite, what now?

Sat Aug 26 2023Kevin Kilroy

You’re handicapping and you see a horse you like--a form pattern, a trainer angle, speed figures, whatever the angle. This horse should win, you think. What now?
Catching My Eye: Cox Bags Five Over the Weekend at Ellis

Tue Aug 22 2023Kevin Kilroy

Cox racked up five more wins with nine starters, putting him at 18 wins and in position to win his fifth Ellis Park trainers' title since 2015.
Catching My Eye: A Perfect Day for Brian Lynch

Tue Aug 15 2023Kevin Kilroy

With a 10-race card including six stakes races on the dirt, this past Sunday at Ellis Park was set up for a great day of racing. The fields were stacked from top to bottom and the horses brought their best efforts resulting in thrilling finishes race after race. As a fan of the sport and a gambler, at one point all I could think was why is anyone watching or wagering on any other track?