Catching My Eye: Two Angles to find prices at Fair Grounds, Part One

Tue Dec 13 2022Kevin Kilroy

Four weeks in at Fair Grounds, racing analyst Kevin Kilroy has found two handicapping angles that have been key for finding price horses.
True Crime in Horse Racing: Shergar, Stallion Lost

Mon Dec 12 2022Jennifer Kelly

This month, we explore the ultimate cold case in horse racing, an international mystery that captivates to this day. Who kidnapped Shergar and why?
How sire stats and racing records can uncover winners

Wed Dec 07 2022J. Keeler Johnson

Sometimes, combining a little pedigree knowledge with the sire stats and performance data found in Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances is all you need to uncover a lucrative betting payday.
Off-the-turf races can present enticing betting opportunities

Wed Nov 30 2022J. Keeler Johnson

When races slated to take place on turf are instead transferred to dirt or synthetic, enticing betting opportunities can arise.
Fair Grounds meet horseplayer preview: Louisiana circuit insights 

Tue Nov 29 2022Kevin Kilroy

Here are some things to know about Fair Grounds and the Louisiana circuit to help sharpen your edge.
Brisnet Speed ratings can make small fields playable

Tue Nov 22 2022J. Keeler Johnson

The power of speed figures—and specifically the Brisnet Speed ratings published in Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances—came to the forefront in the 2022 Bob Hope (G3) at Del Mar.
The Science of Horse Racing: Why Do Jockeys Ride Like That?

Fri Nov 18 2022Jennifer Kelly

The race rider’s stance has gone from straight in the saddle to a balanced squat over the withers, a change that started with one legendary jockey and was soon adopted worldwide. This month’s Science of Horse Racing examines both how this change came about and why this demanding position works for both horse and rider.
Pick 5 Play Fair Grounds: Saturday, Nov. 19

Fri Nov 18 2022Kevin Kilroy

It’s important to have a strong opinion in one of the first two legs of this sequence at Fair Grounds.
The power of Brisnet Late Pace ratings

Tue Nov 08 2022J. Keeler Johnson

Among the many handicapping tools found in Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances are Brisnet Late Pace ratings. Their power was evident during 2022 Breeders' Cup week.
The Science of Horse Racing: Track Surfaces

Wed Oct 19 2022Jennifer Kelly

This month’s Science of Horse Racing considers the three types of surfaces and how weather and geography play into our understanding of how horses race over those tracks.
Exploring the effects of left-handed, right-handed, and straight racecourses

Wed Oct 19 2022J. Keeler Johnson

In the U.S., practically all Thoroughbred horse races feature at least one left-handed turn for the runners to negotiate. But racing around left-handed turns is far from standard on the global stage.
4 reasons you should bet turf races

Wed Oct 12 2022J. Keeler Johnson

Some of the most famous horse races in the United States are contested on dirt, including the Kentucky Derby (G1). But turf races often provide the best betting opportunities for horseplayers.
5 positive signs when betting on unraced horses

Wed Oct 05 2022J. Keeler Johnson

It can be tricky for inexperienced horseplayers to bet on maiden races filled with unraced horses. How is it possible to predict the performances of horses who have never run?