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Horses

How to choose the right horse for your race?

Distance, pace, and speed are very powerful in tandem. Looking at how your horse runs (and, as importantly, how she finishes) in different distances will clue you in to how she’ll perform in races of different lengths. Take into account the track and the weather.

When is the best time to watch horse racing price movements?

The most crucial time to observe horse racing price movements is during the last few minutes before post time – this is when the majority of money is traded and the best time to guage what the collective opinion of the race outcome is. “I have been caught out so many times in the past as a result of individual opinion.

What are the odds of winning a 10 horse race?

In a 10 horse race, raw math tells you that every horse has a 10% chance to win regardless of handicapping. So, if you place a single Win ticket on a horse in a 10 horse field, you have a 10% chance to win.

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Do you have a time machine to identify improving racehorses?

Now sadly I don’t have a time machine, but I do believe it is possible to identify improving racehorses that are likely to progress further. I’ve found having these type of horses on my side can prove a very potent weapon when applied to my betting. In this post, I will illustrate the steps I take to profile such horses.

Why do horse racing betting prices fluctuate?

Significant price fluctuations often indicate that something has happened to improve/reduce the chance of a horse winning. The JustStartHere price movement service allows users to easily follow where the money’s going on the betting exchanges and clearly identify the steamers and drifters in all UK and Irish horse racing betting markets.

When should I place a bet on a horse race?

The current price setting is at 20 seconds before the official start time. So as soon as the race is less that 20 seconds (before the official start time (ignore delays) place the bet). Below you can see the all green is Deolali as it is the only horse in the top 3 that is all green.

What are the signs of a horse below peak fitness?

Lack of muscle definition may be an indicator of a horse below peak fitness. Much like human athletes, equine sprinters who run over shorter distances require a more explosive, less sustainable use of their energy.

How can I tell if a horse is well-being?

A good nutrition and feed programme along with regular exercise will promote a glossy coat on a racehorse and be a sign of well-being. Horse’s are individuals and it will vary by type, rather than comparing one horse against another, if you get to see a horse regularly you will be able to track and monitor its appearance through its race cycle.

How do you assess a horse’s fitness level?

Another method of assessing a racehorses fitness level is an examination of the horse’s physical appearance and well-being. If you are on the racetrack, then there is an opportunity to view the horse’s pre-race in the parade ring.

How do you know if a horse is below peak fitness?

Lack of muscle definition may be an indicator of a horse below peak fitness. Much like human athletes, equine sprinters who run over shorter distances require a more explosive, less sustainable use of their energy. They tend to be more muscle-bound, rounded and compact than their staying counterparts.

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What if my horse’s resting vital signs are not in the normal range?

If your horse’s resting vital signs are not in the normal ranges below, call your veterinarian to see what might be wrong. Remember that very hot and humid conditions may alter these normal values, so speak with your veterinarian. Click any point on the horse to learn more about vital signs.

How do I know if my horse is fit?

To a novice racegoer, it will be difficult to distinguish one horse from the other, never mind assessing how fit they are. A good nutrition and feed programme along with regular exercise will promote a glossy coat on a racehorse and be a sign of well-being.

Can a racehorse run faster than an unfit horse?

When you are wagering cash, you want to know that a racehorse is fit and at a level where it is capable of performing to its best. Much like human athletes, I think it’s safe to assume that a fit racehorse is capable of running faster than an unfit racehorse.

How do I know if my horse needs new shoes?

Evaluate your horse and how the previous set of shoes have worn – as this can provide important information on your horse’s stride and how they are wearing their shoes.

What does it mean when a horse is below peak fitness?

Lack of muscle definition may be an indicator of a horse below peak fitness. Much like human athletes, equine sprinters who run over shorter distances require a more explosive, less sustainable use of their energy. They tend to be more muscle-bound, rounded and compact than their staying counterparts.

What is recency of a horse’s run?

From a form analysis perspective, recency of a horse’s run is one method of assessing a horses fitness. By this I mean the days since it last ran and the level of performance achieved on that run. Generally speaking, the less time that has elapsed since a horse’s last run, the more confidence you can place in its level of fitness.

Do horses need to be fit for a horse race?

It has been correctly stated that a horse race is nothing less than a contest between equine athletes. So for a horse to be capable of a flat-out effort against its own kind, it needs to be fit.

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What if a horse ran near to its best 14 days ago?

If that horse ran near to it’s best 14 days ago, you’d be fairly confident it is fit and won’t be compromised by a lack of conditioning. On the other hand, if the horse ran some level below it’s best you’d be left wondering whether the race and subsequent homework had brought the horse on to an optimum fitness level.

How far off is the average horse from its best fitness?

My own research-and it’s been endorsed by others, too-is that the average horse (not all horses!) can be considered to be between four and six lengths off its best fitness when it resumes after a spell. So we have to give a value to this aspect of things.

How fit is a low grade horse?

A low grade horse in sharp physical condition will often beat a better quality horse which isn’t in good condition. So, with this in mind, let me suggest the following: Fitness can be defined into three aspects: IMPROVEMENT, IN FORM, DECLINE. How fit is a horse resuming from a spell? This is a question punters face almost every race day.

How do I know if my horse is feeling good?

FEEL: if your horse is giving you the same feel at the end of a session as at the beginning, you know that he is feeling in tip-top shape.

What did the first horse say before he won the race?

“Yeah, before that race, I felt a pinch in my hindquarters.” The other horse says, “Funny, I felt a pinch in my hindquarters before the race that I won.” A dog walking by says, “You idiots, you’re being doped. They’re injecting you with a drug to make you faster!” The first horse turns to the other and says, “Hey, a talking dog!”

What is the fastest time a horse has run in horse racing?

This was achieved a racehorse named Winning Brew at the Penn National Race Course in Grantsville, Pennsylvania in 2008. The 2-year old filly thoroughbred, which was trained by American Francis Vitale, was able to cover the quarter mile race track in 20.57 seconds.