The Best System For Horse Racing Handicapping Winners In The 21St Century
Times have changed and so has horse racing handicapping. In order to find winners, years ago, we had to figure out everything using long math and long hours reading past performances. For instance, when trying to figure out the pace scenario of a race, we’d have to calculate the fractions the horse actually ran by making adjustments using its beaten lengths at each call.
Now we have software and computers to make those figures readily available, including speed figures that use sophisticated algorithms and track variants. Do you remember when Andy Beyer’s Speed Figures first came on the scene? That seemed to change handicapping, but since everybody started using them, how much did any of us really benefit from that new idea? Now they are in most programs in some form or another and anyone who buys a program sees them.
For that matter, how much has your win ratio or profit line changed based on all the new information that is available? If you are like most people, your own ability may have improved a little over the years, but all the information hasn’t really made you a better horse racing handicapper. If you don’t think that all the information hasn’t changed much, just take a look at the numbers.
Years ago, when I first started trying to make sense of this game, the crowd’s choice, the favorite, won about 30% of the time. Now, after all these improvements and additions and all the marvelous new gadgets and computers the crowd is still picking about 30% winners. The only people making more money from the horse races are the people selling information.
We are drowning in a sea of information and everybody seems to be looking for the best system to pick winners. Rather than trying to add more information and weighing which information is important and which bits of data are relevant, why not get back to the basics? Horse racing handicapping hasn’t really changed since horses started racing against each other. It still comes down to speed and pace.
Common sense tells us that the best system is the simplest and easiest to use. Complicated systems may impress the user, but if you want to pick winners and make money, master the basics of true handicapping with something simple and proven, like True Handicapping.
The most consistent horse racing systems have to have the basics and a handicapper must understand the basics. I have been around horse racing for 50 years including as an owner. Without the basics the rest is not going to do any good. If you want to learn how a horse owner and insider handicaps just go to http://williewins.homestead.com/truecb.html and get the truth.
Bill Peterson is a former horse race owner and professional handicapper. He comes from a horse race handicapping family and as he puts it, “Horse Racing is in my blood.” To see all Bill’s horse racing material go to http://williewins.homestead.com/handicappingstore.html , Bill’s handicapping store.